Duration 5h 32m
Distance 236 miles
Average price £235
Frequency 13/day

Trip overview

The average train between Accrington and Braintree takes 5h 32m and the fastest train takes 4h 28m. There is a train service every few hours from Accrington to Braintree. 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. Preston
  2. London Liverpool Street
  3. Braintree
5h 27m
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£104 - £311

Accrington to Braintree train times

Trains run hourly between Accrington and Braintree. The earliest departure is at 20:12 in the evening, and the last departure from Accrington is at 23:37 which arrives into Braintree at 09:51. All services require a transfer, and take on average 5h 32m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Accrington to Braintree. However, there are services departing from Accrington and arriving at Braintree via Preston, King's Cross St. Pancras station and London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 27m.

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The distance between Accrington and Braintree is 179 miles. The road distance is 236 miles.

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Accrington to Braintree train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Preston station.

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Accrington to Braintree train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Braintree station.

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