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Duration 4h 5m
Distance 245.4 miles
Average price £113
Frequency 13/day

Trip overview

The average train between Essex and Preston takes 4h 5m and the fastest train takes 3h 30m. There is a train service every few hours from Essex 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. White Notley
  2. London Euston
  3. Preston
3h 52m
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£60 - £299

Essex to Preston train times

Trains run hourly between Essex and Preston. The earliest departure is at 19:33 in the evening, and the last departure from Essex is at 22:08 which arrives into Preston at 08:13. All services require a transfer, and take on average 4h 5m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Essex to Preston. However, there are services departing from White Notley and arriving at Preston via Liverpool Street station and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 52m.

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The distance between Essex and Preston is 192 miles. The road distance is 245.4 miles.

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Essex to Preston train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from White Notley station.

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Essex to Preston train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Preston station.

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There are 1351+ hotels available in Preston. Prices start at £75 per night.

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