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Trains Bradford to Preston: Times, Prices and Tickets

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How much does it cost to get from Bradford to Preston by train?

Prices will vary when you travel from Bradford to Preston. On average, though, you'll pay about £ 32.93 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as £ 24.40, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.

Bradford to Preston by train

Best price £ 24.40
Journey duration 49 min
Connections per day 63
First departure 20:58
Last departure 13:46
Distance 39.1 mi
Departure Bradford
Arrival Preston
Carriers Nationalrail, Northern rail, First transpennine express, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast

Route Summary by Train

Minimum price
£ 24.40
Maximum price
£ 54.35

Bradford - Preston


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By Train

£ 24.40

Sunday, May 29th 2022
Northern Rail-logo
Bradford Interchange - Preston
16:17 - 17:41
Northern Rail
1h 24min
CO2: 0.18kg
By Bus

£ 52.20

Monday, May 30th 2022
Northern Rail-logo
Preston - Manchester Piccadilly
03:57 - 04:52
Northern Rail
CO2: 2.23kg

How long does the journey from Bradford to Preston take by train?

The distance between Bradford and Preston is around 39.8 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 49 min. However, the fastest routes between Bradford and Preston take 5 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

At what time of the day can I travel from Bradford to Preston?

The first departure of the night from Bradford to Preston leaves at 20:58, while the last journey sets out at 13:46. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Bradford and Preston. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

When traveling from Bradford to Preston by train, which stations can I use?

You will be able to leave Bradford by using stations such as Bradford Interchange [ BDI ], Leeds Railway Station, Preston, Bamber Bridge, Lostock Hall, Salford Crescent, Bradford Interchange, Blackburn, Manchester Victoria and Bolton. These connect you to stations including Preston (Lancs) [ PRE ], Preston, Bradford Interchange, Bamber Bridge, Blackburn, Manchester Victoria, Manchester Piccadilly, Leeds Railway Station, Lostock Hall and Salford Crescent in Preston. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Bradford or in Preston, for your convenience while traveling.

How many times a day do departures from Bradford leave for Preston?

You will be able to travel from Bradford to Preston using companies such as Northern rail, First transpennine express, TransPennine Express and Avanti West Coast. Combined, these providers offer an average of 63 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to 81 departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Bradford to Preston using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 63 direct connections from Bradford to Preston each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 0 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week.


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