Trains from Cardiff to Preston

Cardiff to Preston train information

Cardiff Preston train map

Train duration 4h39m
Arrival Preston, England
Departure Cardiff, Wales
Distance 160 Miles
Lowest train price from £68.60
Average train price £72.00

Which operators can I use?

There are several train providers across the UK & Europe. By searching for your ticket using our travel search engine, you will be able to see the trains connecting Cardiff in Wales to Preston in England as well as the train operator for this journey.

How long is the train?

On average, the journey takes around 4h39m by train because of the 160 miles to travel to Preston from Cardiff. The journey time will vary depending if your train is direct or with stops.

What is the price of a train ticket for this journey?

We found tickets from £68.60 to travel in the next month. Prices may vary depending on the travel date as well as how much time in advance you book your ticket.

Best prices for Cardiff to Preston train tickets

from £68.60 MORE 3h56m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £11.70 MORE 7h30m

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Best prices for Cardiff to Preston trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Cardiff and Preston by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Preston to Cardiff and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Cardiff
Central
Preston
£68.60 25/06/2020 17:49 4 months ago
Cardiff
Central
Preston
£70.70 25/06/2020 11:55 4 months ago
Cardiff
Central
Preston
£70.70 25/06/2020 07:50 4 months ago
Cardiff
Central
Preston
£70.70 25/06/2020 11:55 4 months ago
Cardiff
Central
Preston
£70.70 25/06/2020 12:49 4 months ago
Cardiff
Central
Preston
£70.70 25/06/2020 10:51 4 months ago
Cardiff
Central
Preston
£70.70 25/06/2020 18:55 4 months ago
Cardiff
Central
Preston
£70.70 25/06/2020 08:50 4 months ago
Cardiff
Central
Preston
£71.80 25/06/2020 14:49 4 months ago
Cardiff
Central
Preston
£74.40 25/06/2020 10:05 4 months ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Cardiff Preston train

Discount Cardiff - Preston train tickets

National Railcards can save you a lot if you're using the train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you are able to get one of the 5 different railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can enable you to pay less for your Cardiff Preston train ticket.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

The main benefit of getting a railcard is that it only takes a couple of trips to earn as much money as you spent.

You will need to pay at least £88 of train tickets across the whole year for the card to be worthwile. This number corresponds to the cost of the railcard, £30, divided by the discount, 34%. On every ticket that you book afterwards, you will make savings.

As an example, train tickets from Cardiff to Preston cost on average £71.34 (1). By dividing £88 by £71.34 (£88/£71.34 = 1.23), it appears that after only 2 one way journeys from Preston to Cardiff, the railcard will have paid for itself.

How much do I need to pay for a railcard?

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most adult fares, hence you will save 1/3 on most train tickets.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Cardiff to Preston train £71.34 £47.56 £23.78 1.24

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare