Preston Train Station

Preston Train Station is a busy station in Preston, Lancashire. The city centre station is an important stop on the West Coast Mainline. It offers both intercity and regional rail services.

Platforms at Preston Train Station

Station Facilities – Ticket Office

Preston is a major station with good facilities for passengers.

The ticket office is open every day of the week. Staff can advise on journey times, how to book the cheapest tickets and more. Train tickets can also be bought at ticket machines. An information kiosk on Platform 3 also offers passenger assistance. Station staff on the platforms can also provide help and advice.

Food and drink outlets include a coffee kiosk, a bar, and a cafe. A convenience store provides a selection of everyday items.

Shop at Preston Train Station

Electronic displays on the concourse and platforms show train times. Live departure and arrival times are also given below.

Comfortable waiting rooms and ample seating areas allow passengers to rest while waiting for their train. Clean, well-maintained restrooms are also available.

The station has seven platforms. The main entrance on Fishergate leads to the station concourse and the central platforms (3 and 4). A footbridge at the northern end of the station connects the central platforms to platforms 1, 2, 5, 6, and 7. The platforms are also linked by a subway at the southern end of the station.

Train to Windermere at Preston Train Station
Train to Windermere


Significant efforts have been made to ensure the station is accessible to all. Both long and short-term car parks have accessible parking spaces. Furthermore, a drop-off point near the main entrance allows easy access to the station for those with mobility issues.

The station provides step-free access to all platforms via ramps or lifts, allowing passengers with limited mobility to access every platform. Accessible toilets are also provided.


Preston Railway Station is located at the western end of Fishergate, the main street in Preston city centre. It is right next to the Fishergate Shopping Centre.

For those using satellite navigation systems, the postcode PR1 8AP can be used to find the station.

Parking Options at Preston Train Station

Preston Station offers a range of parking solutions to meet the needs of passengers.

The short-stay car park is perfect for dropping off or picking up passengers. Parking is free for up to 20 minutes,

A long-stay multi-storey car park offers more than 1000 spaces for those requiring extended stays. The secure space provides peace of mind to passengers leaving their vehicles for an extended period.

Long-stay car park at Preston Train Station
Car Park

Parking charges can be found on the Avanti West Coast website, providing transparency and allowing passengers to plan. Rates are cheaper on weekends.

The short-stay and long-stay car parks are on Butler Street on the station’s east side.

Preston Train Station, Short-Stay Car Park, and Fishergate Shopping Centre.
Preston Train Station, Short-Stay Car Park, and Fishergate Shopping Centre.

Taxi Rank and Drop-Off Point

There’s a taxi rank just outside the front entrance on Fishergate. Cars can also drop passengers here, but no waiting is permitted.

Cycle Hub

Preston Train Station also houses a cycle hub facility. The cycle hub provides secure bike parking spots for over 200 bicycles and is the largest facility on the West Coast Mainline. 

Leisure Lakes Bikes operates a cycle hire service from the cycle hub. A wide variety of bikes are available for rent, including electric, hybrid and mountain bikes. This service makes cycling to and from the station a convenient and attractive option.

The cycle hub is near the car parks and Butler Street entrance.

Attractions Near Preston Station

The station’s central location places it near several key attractions and facilities. Travellers with spare time can explore nearby attractions or indulge in some retail therapy.

The Fishergate Shopping Centre is right next to the station and offers a variety of retail and dining options.

Avenham Park and Miller Park are just a short walk away. These adjacent parks lie on the bank of the River Ribble and are ideal for a stroll. The St George’s Shopping Centre and the Harris Museum are also nearby.

Preston Bus Station, another important transport link, is roughly half a mile away. It offers bus and coach services to local, regional, and national destinations.


Map showing location of Preston Train Station.

Map showing location of Preston Train Station


Preston Train Station

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