Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Preston

Showing times and prices for 17 May

Cheapest

£28

Average

£40

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 £ 40 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 28.

Avanti West Coast
13:15Birmingham1h36 14:51Preston
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£281One-way
Avanti West Coast
09:15Birmingham1h36 10:51Preston
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£411One-way
Avanti West Coast
14:15Birmingham1h36 15:51Preston
0 changes
£491One-way

Train schedule Birmingham to Preston

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tue, 17 May
Avanti West Coast
09:15Birmingham1h36 10:51Preston
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Avanti West Coast
13:15Birmingham1h36 14:51Preston
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Avanti West Coast
14:15Birmingham1h36 15:51Preston
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Tue
17 May
£28Avanti West Coast
£14National Express
Wed
18 May
£44Avanti West Coast
£16Megabus
Thu
19 May
£21Avanti West Coast
£16Megabus
Fri
20 May
£29Avanti West Coast
£16Megabus
Sat
21 May
£27Avanti West Coast
£16Megabus
Sun
22 May
£39Avanti West Coast
£16Megabus
Mon
23 May
£23Avanti West Coast
£14National Express

Fastest train times from Birmingham to Preston

Showing times and prices for 17 May

Fastest Journey

1 h 36 m

Average

1 h 36 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

153 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Birmingham for Preston every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 153 km distance in an average of 1 h 36 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 36 m .

The slowest trains will take 1 h 36 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.

Avanti West Coast
13:15Birmingham1h36 14:51Preston
0 changes
£281One-way
Avanti West Coast
14:15Birmingham1h36 15:51Preston
0 changes
£491One-way
Avanti West Coast
09:15Birmingham1h36 10:51Preston
0 changes
£411One-way

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Overview: Train from Birmingham to Preston

distanceDistance94 miles (152 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 36 min
priceAverage train ticket price£43 (€48)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAvanti West Coast

Trains from Birmingham to Preston cover the 94 miles (152 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 36 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £43, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £21. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Preston.

Train companies: CrossCountry trains Birmingham to Preston

For as little as £21 you can travel by train from Birmingham to Preston with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to Preston from Birmingham you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Omio helps you find the perfect Birmingham - Preston train with CrossCountry. Whether you are searching for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train from Birmingham to Preston, Omio shows you CrossCountry current train timetables, tickets, prices and other travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard) to help you find the best train ticket for your upcoming Birmingham to Preston journey. You can expect to travel around 94 miles (152 km) from Birmingham to Preston on a train with CrossCountry. Once you are ready, buy your one-way CrossCountry tickets to Preston from Birmingham starting as low as £48 if you book in advance. If you use the Omio app to book your ticket, you can check straight away to see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train instead of purchasing tickets at the train station in person. So, book your tickets with ease and comfort online and enjoy a smooth journey with CrossCountry!

  • Average Price: £48

Please follow the recommendations outlined by CrossCountry when booking your train tickets to Preston from Birmingham due to the coronavirus:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips: Trains from Birmingham to Preston

Travel by train to Preston easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Birmingham to Preston.
FAQs

How much does a cheap train between Birmingham and Preston cost?

Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Birmingham and Preston for as low as £21  for the next 7 days.

How much does the train from Birmingham to Preston cost on average?

If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Birmingham to Preston train to cost on average £43  one way.

What is the distance from Birmingham to Preston via train?

The Birmingham to Preston train distance is approximately 94 miles (152 km).

How long is the train between Birmingham and Preston?

On average the Birmingham to Preston train time is 1 h 36 min  covering the 94 miles (152 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

Which train station in Birmingham goes to Preston? Which train station do I come into Preston from Birmingham?

Omio customers book a train from Birmingham New Street   to Preston   most frequently for this route.

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

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Birmingham New Street, is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the city centre of Birmingham.

The most popular arrival train station, Preston, is located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre of Preston.

What train companies offer a service between Birmingham and Preston?

If you're looking for trains from Birmingham to Preston, you can rely on Avanti West Coast to get you to Preston. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Birmingham to Preston trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many train services per day are there between Birmingham and Preston?

On average, there are 25 trains a day from Birmingham to Preston. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

What are the first and last departure train times from Birmingham to Preston?

The earliest train departing from Birmingham to Preston leaves at 05: 15. The last train departing from Birmingham to Preston leaves at 18: 57. You can find the latest Birmingham to Preston train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

When should I book Birmingham Preston train tickets to score the best deals?

You can find a train to Preston from Birmingham to cost on average £43 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Birmingham to Preston train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Birmingham
Preston
The major railway station for departures from Birmingham is Birmingham New Street. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Birmingham New Street for your trip to Preston from Birmingham.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 15 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 30 - 23: 00
Public transport options for Birmingham New Street
Bus lines: N5, N6, N8, 4, 9, 23, 45, 50, 61, X51, X70
Train lines: West Midlands, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales