Preston to Luton by train

  • First train
    05:33
  • Last train
    22:08
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 9m
  • Distance
    261 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    31
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 9m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Preston to Luton by train

Fast trains from Preston to Luton take around 3 hours and 9 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 261 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Luton.

1. Are there direct trains from Preston to Luton?

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

We usually find around 33 departures on the route from Preston to Luton 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 28 departures.

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

The Preston to Luton train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 9 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Luton is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 05:33 and the last train is around 00:57. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Preston around 05:58, and the last at 00:57.

When to book Preston to Luton 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 Luton by train.

Help with booking alerts

Which train companies operate between Preston and Luton?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

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

Luton to Preston by train

Other journeys to Luton View all journeys to Luton

Buy train and bus tickets for UK and Europe - the easy way

  • Easy, fast and cheap
  • Pay in EUR, GBP, USD or CAD
  • Cheaper UK tickets with Pricehack

Subscribe to our newsletter

Subscribe to receive top tips, train news and travel inspiration straight to your inbox

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.