The cheapest buses from Birmingham to Preston

Showing times and prices for 20 Oct

Cheapest

£18

Average

£18

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Birmingham to Preston will cost around £ 18 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 18.

Cheapest
11:00Birmingham3h35 14:35Preston
0 changes
£181One-way
2nd Cheapest
23:00Birmingham, Coach Station3h25 02:25Preston, Carlisle Street
0 changes
£181One-way

Timetable Birmingham to Preston

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11:00Birmingham3h35 14:35Preston
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23:00Birmingham, Coach Station3h25 02:25Preston, Carlisle Street
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Wed
20 Oct
£22Avanti West Coast
£16Megabus
Thu
21 Oct
£14Avanti West Coast
£16Megabus
Fri
22 Oct
£46Avanti West Coast
£16Megabus
Sat
23 Oct
£22Avanti West Coast
£16Megabus
Sun
24 Oct
£42Avanti West Coast
£16Megabus
Wed
27 Oct
£11Avanti West Coast
£9National Express
Thu
28 Oct
£22Avanti West Coast
£16Megabus
Fri
29 Oct
£32Avanti West Coast
£16Megabus
Sat
30 Oct
£22Avanti West Coast
£16Megabus
Sun
31 Oct
£42Avanti West Coast
£16Megabus
Mon
1 Nov
£14Avanti West Coast
£16Megabus

The fastest buses from Birmingham to Preston

Showing times and prices for 20 Oct

Fastest Journey

3 h 25 m

Average

3 h 30 m

Buses per day

2

Distance

153 km

Of the 2 buses that leave Birmingham for Preston every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 153 km distance in an average of 3 h 30 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 3 h 25 m .

The slowest buses will take 3 h 35 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
23:00Birmingham, Coach Station3h25 02:25Preston, Carlisle Street
0 changes
£181One-way
2nd Fastest
11:00Birmingham3h35 14:35Preston
0 changes
£181One-way

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Coach Information from Birmingham to Preston

distanceDistance94 miles (152 km)
durationAverage coach duration3 h 35 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£16 (€18)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Birmingham to Preston cover the 94 miles (152 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 35 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £16, but the average price of coach tickets is £16. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Preston, Bus Station.

Coach companies

Coach from Birmingham to Preston with National Express

For as little as £16 you can travel by coach between Birmingham and Preston with National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

National Express

National Express is a great way to travel comfortably and affordably between Birmingham and Preston. As the UK’s leading long-distance coach operator, National Express offers hundreds of routes to cities, towns and major airports throughout the country with maximum savings and comfort in mind for each passenger. Omio shows you National Express coach timetables and ticket options for the Birmingham to Preston route, so you can find the cheapest deals to travel by coach. On a National Express coach, you can expect to travel 94 miles (152 km) from Birmingham to Preston.

All coaches from National Express provide air conditioning, free WiFi and onboard entertainment to keep you feeling comfortable and entertained during a long route. Most coaches have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, perfect if you need to charge your phone or laptop. There are three different tickets that you can pick for the Birmingham to Preston coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. If you’re looking for more flexibility on cancelling or changing your coach ticket easily, we recommend booking the Fully Flexible Fare option.

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

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FAQs
How much do cheap coach tickets from Birmingham to Preston cost?
You can find a cheap coach from Birmingham to Preston for some dates and times for as low as £16  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the average price of coach tickets to Preston from Birmingham?
If you’re looking to book tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Birmingham to Preston coach prices are on average £16  one way.
What is the distance between Birmingham and Preston by coach?
The coach distance from Birmingham to Preston is around 94 miles (152 km).
How many hours does it take from Birmingham to Preston by coach?
The coach time to Preston from Birmingham is on average 3 h 35 min  for the 94 miles (152 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Birmingham and Preston by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
When travelling by coach from Birmingham to Preston, which coach station in Birmingham do I depart from and which coach station in Preston do I arrive in?

There are a few coach stations in Birmingham to start your route from including Birmingham, Coach Station, Birmingham, Station Street (Stop NS13) and Birmingham, Hill St / Railway Bridge. In Preston you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Preston, Bus Station, Preston, Bus Station (Stand 23) and Preston, Carlisle Street.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street   and arrive in Preston, Bus Station.

Where is the Birmingham coach station located? Where is the Preston coach station located?

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Birmingham New Street, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Preston, Bus Station, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre.

Which coach companies should I travel with from Birmingham to Preston?
For the trip from Birmingham to Preston you can take a coach with National Express. Be sure to check out all possible coach companies that offer services from Birmingham to Preston on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Are there any Birmingham to Preston direct coaches?
If you’re looking for a direct coach from Birmingham to Preston, consider travelling with National Express or Megabus. Non-stop coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your coach tickets.
What time is the earliest coach from Birmingham to Preston? What time is the last coach from Birmingham to Preston?
The earliest coach departing from Birmingham to Preston leaves at 10: 00. The last coach departing from Birmingham to Preston leaves at 11: 00. You can find the latest Birmingham to Preston coach timetable on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
When should I buy Birmingham Preston coach tickets to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for coaches in advance to score the best deals from all possible coach companies offering this journey and save money. If you purchase coach tickets to Preston from Birmingham within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £16 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your coach ticket from Birmingham to Preston a few months in advance.

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