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Best price £ 9.79
Journey duration 3 h 25 min
Connections per day 34
First departure 05:23
Last departure 22:33
Distance 85.7 mi

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Do you know the best way to get from Nottingham to Preston? No? Don't worry, Virail knows. Our search tool uses data from thousands of travel providers to show you all the available routes for your chosen travel dates. Whether you want to travel by train, bus, plane, or carpool, we can help. Filter your results to suit your personal needs: decide whether you want a one-way or round trip ticket, look for a direct journey or one with connections, and choose the time of day that you prefer to travel. Take a look at all the information and find the transport option that's right for you. When you've selected your ideal journey, Virail will transfer you to the website of your chosen travel provider, where you can complete your booking. Your adventure is waiting - let Virail help you today.

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

On average, a train ticket from Nottingham to Preston will cost you £ 34.68. 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 £ 9.79. 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 Nottingham to Preston

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

The distance between Nottingham and Preston is around 85.7 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 3 h 25 min. However, the fastest routes between Nottingham and Preston take 2 h 33 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.

When do departures from Nottingham to Preston leave?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Nottingham to Preston leaving at 05:23. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 22:33.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

Which stations can I use on the Nottingham to Preston route?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Nottingham and Preston. You can start your journey in Nottingham at stations such as Nottingham [ NOT ]. These connect to stations including Preston (Lancs) [ PRE ] in Preston. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Nottingham to Preston.

How many times a day do journeys run from Nottingham to Preston?

On average, there are 34 daily departures from Nottingham to Preston. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to 48 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include Nationalrail, and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of departures from Nottingham which travel directly to Preston. There are 34 journeys with one change or more.