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Journey details

Best price 18.98£
Journey duration 1 h 48 min
Connections per day 18
First departure: 13:17
Last departure: 22:45
Distance 153km

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Virail helps you to find the best train ticket from Preston to Birmingham. You can compare many different offers at the same time, all you need to do is to enter the date of your trip and we will find all the possibilities for you. On our platform you can also filter the results by departure and arrival time, number of changes, duration, price and you can also decide if you want a one-way or a round-trip ticket. Once you chose the best option for you, we will redirect you automatically to the provider’s website and you will be able to book your ticket. Virail is a travel transportation portal with customers across more than 30 countries. We help more than 60 million users yearly to find the best option for their trip. Our comparison tool works with more than 2000 transportation companies and makes it possible to find the perfect travel solution, regardless of your needs.

Which companies serve the route from Preston to Birmingham?

Among all virail partners, you will also be able to travel with Nationalrail, serving the train route between Preston and Birmingham.

National Rail belongs to the Rail Delivery group, the British company managing passenger services. National Rail covers not only long and medium-distance routes, but also local networks, for instance part of the London underground.

How much is the cheapest train ticket from Preston to Birmingham?

By booking in advance, you can find cheap train tickets from Preston to Birmingham from 22,00 £. However, train tickets for this route cost on average around 34,75 £.

Trains from Preston to Birmingham


For short distances like between Preston and Birmingham, busses and carpooling are good alternatives to the train, thanks to their low costs. Also, busses have the advantage of getting to the smallest towns where the is no train station.

What are the departure and arrival stations in Preston and Birmingham?

The trains to Birmingham can leave from Preston (Lancs) [ PRE ] and arrive at Birmingham New Street [ BHM ].

How long to you need to get to Birmingham by train?

The first train to Birmingham leaves at 15:04, whereas the last one at 21:04. On average, the journey lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes, but with the fastest connections you will be in Birmingham in 1 hour and 35 minutes.

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