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Best price 12.68 £
Journey duration 2 h 19 min
Connections per day 35
First departure 03:57
Last departure 22:25
Distance 93 km

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What's the best way to get from Preston to Sheffield? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from Preston to Sheffield, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

How can I get the cheapest train tickets to travel from Preston to Sheffield?

The cheapest train tickets from Preston to Sheffield cost 12.68 £. On average, you can expect to spend around 29.79 £ for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Preston to Sheffield.

Trains from Preston to Sheffield

How long does it take to get from Preston to Sheffield by train?

The distance between Preston and Sheffield is around 93. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 2 h 19 min. However, the fastest routes between Preston and Sheffield take 1 h 47 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.

What time are the departures from Preston to Sheffield?

If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Preston to Sheffield leaving at 03:57. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 22:25.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 to travel from Preston to Sheffield?

You will be able to leave Preston by using stations such as Preston (Lancs) [ PRE ]. These connect you to stations including Sheffield [ SHF ] in Sheffield. 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 Preston or in Sheffield, for your convenience while traveling.

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

If you want to get from Preston to Sheffield, you can travel with providers such as Nationalrail. You will find a maximum number of 35 departures per day. On average, there are 35 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are direct journeys between Preston and Sheffield. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 35 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you.