Trains from Preston to Edinburgh

Preston to Edinburgh train information

Preston Edinburgh train map

Train duration 2h35m
Arrival Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure Preston, England
Distance 152 Miles
Lowest train price from £10.50
Average train price £27.00

Which operators can I use?

Find your ticket on gopili to identify the different operators for your train from Preston (North West England) to Edinburgh (Eastern Scotland). The services on board will vary depending on the rail provider.

How long is the train?

On average, it takes approximately 2h35m by train covering a distance of 152 miles to get to Edinburgh from Preston. The duration may change depending if the train is direct or if you need to make a change.

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

We found trains from £10.50 to travel in the next 180 days. Fares may change depending on the travel date as well as how much time in advance you book your ticket.

Best prices for Preston to Edinburgh train tickets

from £10.50 MORE 2h30m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £28.10 MORE 5h52m

Preston - Edinburgh prices calendar

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Preston - Edinburgh: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

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Days before Departure

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

The cheapest tickets we found were from £12 when purchasing your train 1 month in advance which is 60% cheaper than the best price we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Preston to Edinburgh trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Preston
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£10.50 23/06/2020 17:53 1 month ago
Preston
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£10.50 23/06/2020 17:53 1 month ago
Preston
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£10.50 15/06/2020 17:53 2 months ago
Preston
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£10.50 15/06/2020 17:53 2 months ago
Preston
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£13.00 15/06/2020 07:53 2 months ago
Preston
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£13.00 23/06/2020 07:53 1 month ago
Preston
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£13.00 15/05/2020 07:53 1 month ago
Preston
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£14.50 23/06/2020 09:53 1 month ago
Preston
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£14.50 15/05/2020 15:53 1 month ago
Preston
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£14.50 15/06/2020 09:53 2 months ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Preston Edinburgh train

Discount Preston - Edinburgh train tickets

Do you want to travel at the lowest fares? Many railcards and tricks can be obtained to pay less for your Preston Edinburgh train ticket and make even more savings on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are different types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

  • If you want to understand how much you can save with a railcard, you have to assess the number of journeys you need to save money. You will see that most of the time, only a few trips are needed.

    For your evaluation, you need to include the cost of your railcard, i.e £30, how much you're saving on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a Preston Edinburgh ticket is £26.40 (1).

    Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £26.40: £88/£26.40 = 3.33. You will need to make approximately 4 trips from Edinburgh to Preston (one way trip) with your railcard to be profitable.

  • Railcards enable you to save 34% off most adult fares for 12 months. A Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the five other ones £30.

(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
Preston to Edinburgh train £26.40 £17.60 £8.80 3.34

(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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