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Best price 16.91 £
Journey duration 3 h 43 min
Connections per day 34
First departure 01:07
Last departure 23:51
Distance 164 km

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Virail's search tool will provide you with the options you need when you want to go from Leicester to Preston. All you need to do is enter the dates of your planned journey, and let us take care of everything else. Our engine does the hard work, searching through thousands of routes offered by our trusted travel partners to show you options for traveling by train, bus, plane, or carpool. You can filter the results to suit your needs. There are a number of filtering options, including price, one-way or round trip, departure or arrival time, duration of journey, or number of connections. Soon you'll find the best choice for your journey. When you're ready, Virail will transfer you to the provider's website to complete the booking. No matter where you're going, get there with Virail.

How much will I pay for train tickets from Leicester to Preston?

On average, a train ticket from Leicester to Preston will cost you 63.99 £. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as 16.91 £. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

Trains from Leicester to Preston

How long will it take me to travel from Leicester to Preston by train?

The journey between Leicester and Preston by train usually takes 3 h 43 min to cover a distance of 164. The shortest journey from Leicester to Preston will take you 2 h 33 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Preston quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

When do departures from Leicester to Preston leave?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Leicester to Preston, which usually leaves at 01:07. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 23:51. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

What are the stations on the Leicester to Preston route?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Leicester from the following stations: Leicester [ LEI ]. Arriving at Preston, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: Preston (Lancs) [ PRE ]. Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Preston.

How many journeys from Leicester to Preston take place each day?

The exact number of journeys from Leicester to Preston can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 34 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including Nationalrail. On particularly busy days, there can be up to 35 departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Leicester to Preston. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Leicester to Preston varies, but in general, you can expect to find direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 34 journeys with one change or more.