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Sunderland to Preston by train
Fastest journey3hr 17m
Trains per day37
Avg. journey time3hr 47m
Travelling from Sunderland to Preston by train
Fast trains from Sunderland to Preston take around 3 hours and 17 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 154 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Sunderland and Preston.
1. Are there direct trains from Sunderland to Preston?
Journeys between Sunderland and Preston usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 31 departures on the route from Sunderland 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 54 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Sunderland to Preston?
The Sunderland to Preston train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 17 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Sunderland to Preston train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Sunderland around 05:40 and the last train is around 20:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Sunderland around 05:52, and the last at 18:32.
When to book Sunderland 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 Sunderland to Preston by train.
Which train companies operate between Sunderland and Preston?
More than one train company operates on the route from Sunderland to Preston, 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
- 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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