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Hereford to Preston by train

  • First train
    05:47
  • Last train
    23:08
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 27m
  • Distance
    189 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    26
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 6m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Hereford to Preston by train

Fast trains from Hereford to Preston take around 2 hours and 27 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 189 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Hereford and Preston.

1. Are there direct trains from Hereford to Preston?

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

We usually find around 25 departures on the route from Hereford 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 31 departures.

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

The Hereford to Preston train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 27 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Hereford around 05:47 and the last train is around 23:08. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Hereford around 06:48, and the last at 22:21.

When to book Hereford 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 Hereford to Preston by train.

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Which train companies operate between Hereford and Preston?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Avanti West Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London Midland
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Transport For Wales
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands Trains

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

Preston to Hereford 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.