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Preston to Bath by train

  • First train
    04:02
  • Last train
    23:10
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 42m
  • Distance
    266 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    26
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 11m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Preston to Bath by train

Fast trains from Preston to Bath take around 3 hours and 42 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 266 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Bath.

1. Are there direct trains from Preston to Bath?

Journeys between Preston and Bath usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 26 departures on the route from Preston to Bath 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 Preston to Bath?

The Preston to Bath train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 42 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Bath is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 04:02 and the last train is around 22:47. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Preston around 04:02, and the last at 23:10.

When to book Preston to Bath 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 Preston to Bath by train.

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Which train companies operate between Preston and Bath?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • TransPennine Express
  • Transport For Wales
  • 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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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.