Duration 5h 55m
Distance 300.7 miles
Average price £85
Frequency 11/day

Trip overview

The average train between Aberdeen and Preston takes 5h 55m and the fastest train takes 4h 55m. The train service runs several times per day from Aberdeen to Preston. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Aberdeen
  2. Haymarket
  3. Preston
5h 45m
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£67 - £330

Aberdeen to Preston train times

Trains run every two hours between Aberdeen and Preston. The earliest departure is at 05:49 in the morning, and the last departure from Aberdeen is at 21:31 which arrives into Preston at 08:45. All services require a transfer at Haymarket and take an average of 5h 55m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Aberdeen and arriving at Preston. This train operates Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6h 16m.

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The distance between Aberdeen and Preston is 236 miles. The road distance is 300.7 miles.

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Aberdeen to Preston train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Aberdeen station.

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Aberdeen to Preston train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Preston station.

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You can take a train from Aberdeen to Preston via Haymarket in around 5h 45m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
Once a week
Estimated price
£43 - £48

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