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Best price £ 20.61
Journey duration 2 h 18 min
Connections per day 68
First departure 09:25
Last departure 23:10
Distance 95 mi

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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 £ 36.38. You might be able to find prices as low as £ 20.61, 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.

Trains from Birmingham to Preston

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 2 h 18 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 1 h 32 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 09:25, while the last journey of the day sets out at 23:10. 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 ] and Birmingham Snow Hill. At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Preston at the following stations: Preston (Lancs) and Preston (Lancs) [ PRE ]. 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 Nationalrail and Avanti West Coast. You will find a maximum number of 93 departures per day. On average, there are 68 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 12 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 56 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.