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Wakefield to Preston by train

  • First train
    06:12
  • Last train
    00:10
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 48m
  • Distance
    80 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    35
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 25m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Wakefield to Preston by train

Fast trains from Wakefield to Preston take around 1 hour and 48 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 80 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Wakefield and Preston.

1. Are there direct trains from Wakefield to Preston?

Journeys between Wakefield and Preston usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 34 departures on the route from Wakefield to Preston every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 49 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Wakefield to Preston?

The Wakefield to Preston train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 48 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Wakefield to Preston train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Wakefield around 06:12 and the last train is around 00:10. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Wakefield around 06:12, and the last at 00:07.

When to book Wakefield to Preston train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Wakefield to Preston by train.

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Which train companies operate between Wakefield and Preston?

More than one train company operates on the route from Wakefield to Preston, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Grand Central Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Preston to Wakefield by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.