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Duration 32 min
Distance 20.5 miles
Average price £9
Frequency Hourly

Trip overview

The average train between Accrington and Preston takes 32 min and the fastest train takes 25 min. There is an hourly train service from Accrington 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. Accrington
  2. Preston
40 min
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£7 - £13

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Accrington and arriving at Preston. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 40 min.

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The distance between Accrington and Preston is 14 miles. The road distance is 20.5 miles.

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Accrington to Preston train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Accrington station.

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Accrington to Preston train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Preston station.

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What companies run services between Accrington and Preston?

Northern Rail operates a train from Accrington to Preston hourly. Tickets cost £7 - £13 and the journey takes 40 min.
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