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Preston to Sunderland by train
Fastest journey3hr 7m
Trains per day62
Avg. journey time4hr 2m
Travelling from Preston to Sunderland by train
Fast trains from Preston to Sunderland take around 3 hours and 7 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 154 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Sunderland.
1. Are there direct trains from Preston to Sunderland?
Journeys between Preston and Sunderland usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 63 departures on the route from Preston to Sunderland 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 57 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Preston to Sunderland?
The Preston to Sunderland train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 7 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Preston to Sunderland train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Sunderland is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 05:42 and the last train is around 00:37. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Preston around 06:13, and the last at 19:41.
When to book Preston to Sunderland 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 Sunderland by train.
Which train companies operate between Preston and Sunderland?
More than one train company operates on the route from Preston to Sunderland, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Avanti West Coast
- East Coast
- First TransPennine Express
- Grand Central
- Grand Central Railway
- London North Eastern Railway
- Northern Rail
- Serco Caledonian Sleeper
- TransPennine Express
- Tyne And Wear Metro
- 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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