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Croydon to Preston by train

  • First train
    05:17
  • Last train
    20:10
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 4m
  • Distance
    319 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    53
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 43m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Croydon to Preston by train

Fast trains from Croydon to Preston take around 3 hours and 4 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 319 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Croydon and Preston.

1. Are there direct trains from Croydon to Preston?

Journeys between Croydon and Preston usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 53 departures on the route from Croydon to Preston every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 55 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Croydon to Preston?

The Croydon to Preston train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 4 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Croydon to Preston train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Croydon around 05:17 and the last train is around 20:10. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Croydon around 06:10, and the last at 23:55.

When to book Croydon to Preston train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Croydon to Preston by train.

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Which train companies operate between Croydon and Preston?

More than one train company operates on the route from Croydon to Preston, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Avanti West Coast
  • Gatwick Express
  • London Underground
  • Southeastern
  • Southern
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Preston to Croydon by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.