Trains from Edinburgh to Preston

Edinburgh to Preston train information

Edinburgh Preston train map

Train duration 2h26m
Arrival Preston, England
Departure Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 152 Miles
Lowest train price from £11.60
Average train price £12.00
  • Find your ticket on gopili to identify the different operators for your train from Edinburgh (Eastern Scotland) to Preston (North West England). The services on board will vary depending on the rail provider.
  • On average, it takes approximately 2h26m by train covering a distance of 152 miles to get to Preston from Edinburgh. The duration may change depending if the train is direct or if you need to make a change.
  • According to our data, the starting fare to take the train in the next month is £11.60. This price is based on an adult ticket and does not include the money you can save with a railcard.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Preston train tickets

from £11.60 MORE 2h32m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £19.30 MORE 6h43m

Edinburgh - Preston prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Edinburgh to Preston by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Edinburgh - Preston: the best time to book cheap trains

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The chart above illustrates the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the ticket is purchased. Buying your train from Edinburgh to Preston in advance will enable you to pay less for your train.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £10 when purchasing your train 1 day in advance which is 58% cheaper than the best price we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Preston trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Edinburgh
Waverley
Preston
£11.60 21/11/2021 10:13 5 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Edinburgh Preston train

Discount Edinburgh - Preston train tickets

National Railcards can bring you great savings if you're taking the train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you might want 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 make great savings for your Edinburgh Preston train ticket.

The main benefit of using a railcard is that you only need a few trips to be profitable.

You will need to purchase at least £88 of train tickets throughout the duration of the railcard's validity for the railcard to pay for itsfel. It corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the saving, thirty four percent. On every train that you buy after that, you will save money.

For instance, train tickets from Edinburgh to Preston cost on average £11.60 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £11.60 (£88/£11.60 = 7.59), it turns out that after only 8 one way trips from Preston to Edinburgh, the card will have paid for itself.

The price to get a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to buy the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most rail fares for an entire year.

(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
Edinburgh to Preston train £11.60 £7.73 £3.87 7.61

(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

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