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Preston to Reading by train
Fastest journey3hr 19m
Trains per day48
Avg. journey time3hr 59m
Travelling from Preston to Reading by train
Fast trains from Preston to Reading take around 3 hours and 19 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 281 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Reading.
1. Are there direct trains from Preston to Reading?
Journeys between Preston and Reading usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 52 departures on the route from Preston to Reading 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 37 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Preston to Reading?
The Preston to Reading train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 19 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Preston to Reading train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Reading is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 04:02 and the last train is around 00:57. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Preston around 04:02, and the last at 21:22.
What's the Preston to Reading train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Preston to Reading are $51.63.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $118, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.
When to book Preston to Reading 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 Reading by train.
Which train companies operate between Preston and Reading?
More than one train company operates on the route from Preston to Reading, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Avanti West Coast
- First Great Western
- First TransPennine Express
- Great Western Railway
- London Underground
- Northern Rail
- 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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