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Southampton to Preston by train
Fastest journey4hr 18m
Trains per day39
Avg. journey time5hr 39m
Travelling from Southampton to Preston by train
Fast trains from Southampton to Preston take around 4 hours and 18 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 325 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Southampton and Preston.
1. Are there direct trains from Southampton to Preston?
Journeys between Southampton and Preston usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 38 departures on the route from Southampton 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 41 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Southampton to Preston?
The Southampton to Preston train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 18 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Southampton to Preston train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Southampton around 04:52 and the last train is around 23:08. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Southampton around 04:42, and the last at 23:00.
What's the Southampton to Preston train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Southampton to Preston are $52.98.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $145, 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 Southampton 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 Southampton to Preston by train.
Which train companies operate between Southampton and Preston?
More than one train company operates on the route from Southampton to Preston, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Avanti West Coast
- First TransPennine Express
- London Underground
- Northern Rail
- South West Trains
- 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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