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Cheap Trains to Preston
“From historical links to Thomas Arkwright and the Industrial Revolution to those involving Preston North End, Sir Tom Finney and the Football League, there’s plenty to savour in Preston” VisitLancashire.
The city has a major port and is an industrial centre in Lancashire. Textiles have been produced here since the mid-13th century when people wove locally produced wool in their house; however, the industry fell into decline during the mid-20th century. Nowadays, the town’s economy has soared mainly because of the retail sector. It is home to two major shopping centres and shops, restaurants, and bars are found across the town, many of them are tucked away down the side streets.
Tip 1: Buy in advance for cheap train tickets to Preston
A great way to ensure you get the best deal when booking your train journey is to buy an advance ticket. These tickets are cheaper because they involve travelling on a specific train and are none refundable. They are made available by the train operating companies 12 weeks before departure. It is worth booking early as advance tickets can sell out very quickly. If you can't plan ahead, you may find some of these tickets available on the day of travel up to 1 hr before departing.
Tip 2: Be aware of booking fees when buying train tickets
We get you the cheapest train tickets and don't charge you booking fees or for using your credit card. Other train ticket retailers can charge up to £1.50 per booking. The only charge we make is if we manage to split your fare when we take only 10% of what we have saved for you. If we don't get you a split ticket, you won't have to pay any fee.
Tip 3: When your train is late, claim a refund
Your train might not depart on time, or could arrive late to your destination. If so, you can claim a refund with the Delay Repay scheme. It is worth checking the Train Operating Company's policy you travelled with to see what compensation you are eligible for. Sometimes when your train is delayed by 15 minutes, you can get a full or partial refund. You can claim through them directly.
Tip 4: Travelling to popular places at busy times can be more expensive
To get cheap train fares you will want to travel on less popular journeys at quieter times. If demand is low, the train companies will reduce prices, but you may find it very expensive to travel when demand is higher. You can make savings by staying away from busy routes and travelling at off-peak hours, usually running from late morning to late afternoon on weekdays and late at night. Travelling at weekends and during holiday times can also be more expensive.
Preston Train Station is a crucial location on the West Coast Main Line, with services to and from most major cities all over the UK. You will find long-distance train routes coming North here from London Euston and South from Edinburgh and Glasgow. There is also an extensive local bus network to help get around town.
The city has many cultural attractions, including Preston Minster. It is also worth visiting the Church of St Walburge, close to the university it contains one of the tallest church spires in the world.
As an original town established during the industrial revolution, Preston is a member of the “red cities” where the Labour Party dominates politics.
The Martyrs Monument is a must-see, featuring a remarkable Goya-inspired monument built in honour of those killed during the final confrontation at Lune Street.
Tip 5: If going as a group, book together to get cheap train tickets to Preston
Travelling with friends or colleagues can cost less if you book together. When 3-9 passengers travel on the same train at an off-peak time, they can save 1/3 off the price of the tickets with a groupsave discount. Split My Fare will automatically apply this reduction for you. To avoid passing out lots of paper tickets at the station, use e-Tickets and forward them to each passenger.
As a city that’s rich in culture and history, Preston is home to several museums. The Queens Regiment Museum is dedicated to the military history of the County. The Museum of Lancashire features the country’s colourful history housed in an old courthouse building.
Frequently Asked Questions
What train line is Preston on?
Preston is a key station on the West Coast Main Line.
What is Preston famous for?
Preston is the birthplace of Sir Tom Finney CBE, one of the best footballers ever.
Is Preston a nice place to live?
Preston is an excellent place to live situated near the sea and the Forest of Bowland.