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Preston to Swindon by train

  • First train
    04:02
  • Last train
    22:40
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 14m
  • Distance
    252 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    21
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 38m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Preston to Swindon by train

Fast trains from Preston to Swindon take around 3 hours and 14 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 252 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Swindon.

1. Are there direct trains from Preston to Swindon?

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

We usually find around 28 departures on the route from Preston to Swindon 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 23 departures.

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

The Preston to Swindon train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 14 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Swindon is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 04:02 and the last train is around 22:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Preston around 04:02, and the last at 22:39.

When to book Preston to Swindon 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 Swindon by train.

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Which train companies operate between Preston and Swindon?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • First TransPennine Express
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Midland
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains

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

Swindon to Preston 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.