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Birmingham to Preston by train

The journey from Birmingham to Preston by train is 95.15 mi and takes 2 hrs 10 mins. There are 19 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:30 and the last at 21:34. It is possible to travel from Birmingham to Preston by train for as little as £11.99 or as much as £53.53. The best price for this journey is £11.99.

Lowest Price£11.99
Journey Duration2 hrs 10 mins
Connection per Day19
Lowest Price£11.99
Highest Price£53.53
First Departure05:30
Last Departure21:34
Distance95.15 mi
DepartureBirmingham
ArrivalPreston
CarriersCrossCountry, TransPennine ExpressMore

Birmingham to Preston Train Times

Departure date
Thursday, 25 Jul 2024

Traveling from Birmingham to Preston with Virail

Virail's search tool will provide you with the options you need when you want to go from Birmingham to Preston. All you need to do is enter the dates of your planned journey, and let us take care of everything else. Our engine does the hard work, searching through thousands of routes offered by our trusted travel partners to show you options for traveling by train, bus, plane, or carpool. You can filter the results to suit your needs. There are a number of filtering options, including price, one-way or round trip, departure or arrival time, duration of journey, or number of connections. Soon you'll find the best choice for your journey. When you're ready, Virail will transfer you to the provider's website to complete the booking. No matter where you're going, get there with Virail.

How much does it cost to get from Birmingham to Preston by train?

When you're traveling from Birmingham to Preston, you can expect to pay an average of approximately £37.51. You might be able to find prices as low as £11.99, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.
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On average, you can expect to spend around £37.51 for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Birmingham to Preston.

How long does it take to get from Birmingham to Preston by train?

Traveling from Birmingham to Preston by train will usually take 2 hrs 10 mins. This journey covers a distance of 95.15 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 2 hrs 10 mins is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The distance between Birmingham and Preston is around 95.15 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 2 hrs 10 mins. However, the fastest routes between Birmingham and Preston take 1 hr 43 mins. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

What time are the first and last departures from Birmingham to Preston?

The first daily departure from Birmingham to Preston leaves at 05:30, while the last journey of the day sets out at 21:34. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Birmingham and Preston. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking. The first journey of the night departs from Birmingham at 05:30. If you prefer to travel later in that night, the last departure will leave at 21:34. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Birmingham and Preston. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side.

Which stations can I use to travel from Birmingham to Preston?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Birmingham and Preston. You can start your journey in Birmingham at stations such as Birmingham moor street,Five ways,Birmingham new street,Birmingham, Coach Station. These connect to stations including Preston Station,Preston (lancs) in Preston. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Birmingham to Preston.

How many journeys from Birmingham to Preston take place each day?

The exact number of journeys from Birmingham to Preston can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 19 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Birmingham to Preston. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Birmingham to Preston varies, but in general, you can expect to find 8 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 11 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Birmingham to Preston. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Preston
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Preston.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Birmingham to Preston, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Birmingham to Preston.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Best time to book cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Preston

The cheapest Birmingham - Preston train tickets can be found for as low as £11.78 if you’re lucky, or £23.49 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £62.69.

Find the best day to travel to Preston by train

When travelling to Preston by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

TransPennine Express is a train operating company in the United Kingdom that provides intercity train services across the North of England and Scotland. The company operates services between major cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. Transpennine Express offers a range of ticket options, including advance purchase tickets, out-of-season tickets, and flexible tickets. The company also provides onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and refreshments.

West Midlands Railway is a train operating company that provides passenger services across the West Midlands region of England.The West Midlands Trains consortium, composed of Abellio, JR East, and Mitsui, won the franchise for the region, leading to the establishment of the service in 2017. The West Midlands Railway offers a variety of services, including longer distance services to cities like London and Liverpool as well as local and regional trains.

Services on board West Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast and Northern Rail from Birmingham to Preston
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Birmingham to Preston CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
10.72kg
Bus
11.48kg
Flight
30.62kg
Car
24.5kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Birmingham to Preston by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Birmingham and Preston are 10.72kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Birmingham and Preston? By taking the train between Birmingham and Preston you will save 19.9kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.76kg compared to a bus and 13.78kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Birmingham to Preston?
A train ticket from Birmingham to Preston is £37.51. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as £11.99.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Birmingham to Preston?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Birmingham to Preston is £11.99. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Birmingham and Preston by train?
Birmingham to Preston is 95.15 mi.
How long does the train between Birmingham and Preston take?
Birmingham to Preston is on average 2 hrs 10 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 43 mins.
Which companies operate from Birmingham to Preston?
The train journey from Birmingham to Preston is covered by 4 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: CrossCountry, TransPennine Express, West Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast and Northern Rail.
How many train connections per day go from Birmingham to Preston?
Birmingham to Preston has 19 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Birmingham to Preston leave?
The earliest train from Birmingham to Preston departs at 05:30. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Birmingham to Preston depart?
The latest train from Birmingham to Preston departs at 21:34. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Birmingham to Preston in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is £11.99 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Birmingham to Preston?
There are on average 8 direct connection(s) from Birmingham to go to Preston.
What's the fastest journey time between Birmingham to Preston by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Birmingham and Preston is 1 hr 43 mins.
Is there a direct train from Birmingham to Preston?
Yes, there is a direct train between Birmingham and Preston.
What are the CO2 emissions for Birmingham to Preston by train?
The train journey from Birmingham to Preston creates 10.72kg of CO2 emissions.

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