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Preston (Lancs) Station Information

Arrivals, departures, timetables and accessibility.

Ticket Office:

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Saturday -
Sunday -

Preston station, Fishergate, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8AP

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The timetables for Preston (Lancs) are displayed below, click on the Download Timetable link to view the PDF timetable for the route.

Preston to Blackpool

Detailed station information
Ticket Machine
Penalty Fares
Applicable Operators: Northern, TransPennine Express
Left Luggage
Left luggage contact
Lost Property
Lost property contact
The National key toilets are located on Platform 3; these toilets are operated by a radar key.
Baby change facilities
Cycle storage
Spaces:  246
Shelter:  Yes
CTV:  Yes
Additional information:  Cycle hub by the Butler Street entrance 200 spaces 9 hoops on platform 3 (Only 1 x cycles per hoop = 9 spaces)
Storage type:  Compound
Car Park
Station Car Park
Opening times:  Monday-Sunday 24h
Spaces:  1025
Off peak charges:  N/A
Hourly charge:  N/A
Daily charge:  £12.00
Weekly charge:  N/A
Monthly charge:  £166.00
3 monthly charge:  £374.00
6 monthly charge:  N/A
Annual charge:  £1200.00
Operator:  Avanti West Coast
Address:  Fishergate
Postcode:  PR1 8AP
For information on how to get to the car park, plus work out the cost of your stay visit the Avanti West Coast website

Different rates apply to non rail users, please speak to a member of staff. 
Taxi rank
Available outside the entrance. A freephone line is available in the ticket office area.
Bus service
Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here
Metro service
No Metro services
Station alerts
Temporary changes to ticket office opening hours at Preston station during Coronavirus: Weekday 06:45-20:00, Saturday 06:45-20:00, Sunday 08:15-18:45. Assistance and information is available from staff whilst trains are running.
Detailed station information
Help points
Information Kiosk on Platform 3
Staff help
Monday-Friday 24h
Saturday 24h
Sunday 24h
Induction loop
Accessible ticket machines
Accessible booking office counter
Ramp for train access
National key toilets
Step free access
Whole station
Step free access note
This station has step-free access to all platforms / the platform
Impaired mobility set down
Wheelchairs available

During the era of coaches, Preston had become an important centre for postal traffic travelling from London to Scotland, which helped fuel the Lancashire economy, and this importance contributed to the development of the rail network around Preston. Passengers soon followed and the station, opened in 1838, became a popular rest-stop for those heading to the Highlands of Scotland. As a result, the station’s restaurant grew increasingly busy, and during both World Wars provided free meals for servicemen. The subscription funded Free Buffet Association served over 12 million cups of tea between 1939 and 1945 alone!

Preston has numerous places of interest just outside the station for you to explore, all within walking distance.

How far is the walk From Preston Station to Preston city centre?

From Preston Railway Station to Preston city centre, it’s approximately a 7-minute walk via Butler Street and Fishergate.

Does Preston Station have car park facilities?

Preston Station has 1000 spaces, including blue badge spaces.

Are There Secure Bike Storage Facilities at Preston Station?

Preston Station has 46 bike spaces available, including shelter and CCTV

What Facilities are Available at Preston Station?

  • Toilets, including baby-changing facilities
  • Station Buffet
  • Shops
  • ATM
  • Postbox
  • Telephones
  • Disabled Access, step-free access throughout, ramps, wheelchairs, and an induction loop system

What popular destinations are available from Preston Station?

Having a day out in Preston? We’ve created the following guide to tell you all the amazing activities and places to see while you’re there.