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Bournemouth to Preston by train
Fastest journey4hr 51m
Trains per day32
Avg. journey time6hr 56m
Travelling from Bournemouth to Preston by train
Fast trains from Bournemouth to Preston take around 4 hours and 51 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 342 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bournemouth and Preston.
1. Are there direct trains from Bournemouth to Preston?
Journeys between Bournemouth and Preston usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 32 departures on the route from Bournemouth to Preston every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 31 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Bournemouth to Preston?
The Bournemouth to Preston train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 51 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Bournemouth to Preston train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Bournemouth around 05:12 and the last train is around 23:12. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bournemouth around 05:42, and the last at 23:12.
When to book Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth to Preston by train.
Which train companies operate between Bournemouth and Preston?
More than one train company operates on the route from Bournemouth to Preston, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Avanti West Coast
- London Underground
- Northern Rail
- South West Trains
- South Western Railway
- TransPennine Express
- UK Rail Connections
- Virgin Trains
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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