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Trains Birmingham to Preston: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Do you know the best way to get from Birmingham to Preston? No? Don't worry, Virail knows. Our search tool uses data from thousands of travel providers to show you all the available routes for your chosen travel dates. Whether you want to travel by train, bus, plane, or carpool, we can help. Filter your results to suit your personal needs: decide whether you want a one-way or round trip ticket, look for a direct journey or one with connections, and choose the time of day that you prefer to travel. Take a look at all the information and find the transport option that's right for you. When you've selected your ideal journey, Virail will transfer you to the website of your chosen travel provider, where you can complete your booking. Your adventure is waiting - let Virail help you today.

How much will I pay for train tickets from Birmingham to Preston?

When you're traveling from Birmingham to Preston, you can expect to pay an average of approximately £ 134.60. You might be able to find prices as low as £ 59.80, 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.

Birmingham to Preston by train

Best price £ 59.80
Journey duration 35 min
Connections per day 110
First departure 05:57
Last departure 20:35
Distance 95 mi
Departure Birmingham
Arrival Preston
Carriers Nationalrail, Avanti West Coast, Cross country, Northern rail, West midlands railway, TransPennine Express

Route Summary by Train

Minimum price
£ 59.80
Maximum price
£ 46,051.81

Birmingham - Preston


Best prices for the month

Cheapest tickets for

By Train

£ 62.10

Tuesday, June 14th 2022
West Midlands Railway-logo
Birmingham New Street - Sutton Coldfield
14:35 - 14:55
West Midlands Railway
CO2: 0.44kg
By Bus

£ 26.73

Sunday, June 26th 2022
Birmingham Brunel Street - Preston Coach Station
10:45 - 14:10
3h 25min
CO2: 5.38kg

How long does the journey from Birmingham to Preston take by train?

The journey from Birmingham to Preston covers a distance of 95 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 35 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 6 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Birmingham to Preston faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

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

The first daily departure from Birmingham to Preston leaves at 05:57, while the last journey of the day sets out at 20:35. 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.

Which stations can I use on the Birmingham to Preston route?

You can depart from Birmingham at stations such as Birmingham New Street, Birmingham New Street [ BHM ], Preston, Crewe, Wolverhampton, Lichfield Trent Valley, Smethwick Galton Bridge, Manchester Piccadilly, Stafford and Sutton Coldfield. At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Preston at the following stations: Preston (Lancs), Preston (Lancs) [ PRE ], Manchester Piccadilly, Crewe, Birmingham New Street, Sutton Coldfield, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Preston and Lichfield Trent Valley. Some of these stations may only be served by particular travel providers. Because of this, there may not be a direct connection between all the stations in Birmingham and Preston. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

How many daily journeys are there from Birmingham to Preston?

If you want to get from Birmingham to Preston, you can travel with providers such as Avanti West Coast, Cross country, Northern rail, West midlands railway and TransPennine Express. You will find a maximum number of 124 departures per day. On average, there are 110 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 110 direct journeys between Birmingham and Preston. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 0 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you.


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