The Harry Potter train will travel through Preston Station between May and September

Posted on - 12th March, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Kid's stuff, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Preston Railway Station, Recreation, Transport, What's On in Preston
Platform 9 3/4. Pic: mmdexe
Platform 9 3/4. Pic: mmdexe

The Pendle Dalesman, also known as the Hogwarts Express, will be running through Preston as part of its trip through the Dales.


The train will be travelling along the Settle and Carlisle line, going through the Dales, Lancashire and Cumbria.

There will be 13 dates where the train travels along the route between May and September.

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Preston is included in the departure stations as well as Lancaster, Blackburn, Clitheroe and Long Preston.

In the afternoon of the journey the train will arrive at Carlisle train station where passengers will be able to explore the city for a couple of hours.

After that the passengers will return along the Settle to Carlisle line.

Passenger will have the opportunity to have breakfast on the train including champagne however this will cost £249 per adult.

But this will also include a full-English breakfast, Buck’s fizz, canapés followed by a four course meal with a quarter bottle of wine on the return journey.

Harry Potter Train Hogwarts Express. Pic: Javipolinario
Harry Potter Train Hogwarts Express. Pic: Javipolinario

Premier First Class tickets cost £155 where you will get a breakfast roll on the outward journey and sandwiches, scone, jam and butter on the return journey.

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This also includes complimentary tea and coffee.

First class tickets will cost £135 for adults and £69 for children with access to the buffet carriage to buy light refreshments.

Standard tickets cost £85 for adults and £42 for kids. 

The trips will be on the following dates:

  • May 18 & 25
  • June 8, 15 & 29
  • July 6, 20 & 27
  • August 10, 17 & 31
  • September 21

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