Birmingham to Preston train

Sun, 19 May
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Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Preston

Showing times and prices for 19 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Birmingham to Preston is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
09:071h45
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
10:52Preston station (PRE)
£171One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
08:451h37
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
10:22Preston station (PRE)
£171One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
11:071h46
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
12:53Preston station (PRE)
£181One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
10:071h46
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
11:53Preston station (PRE)
£181One-way
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
10:342h06
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
12:40Preston station (PRE)
£581One-way
1 change

Train timetableBirmingham to Preston

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, 19 May
Avanti West Coast
08:451h37
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
10:22Preston station (PRE)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:071h45
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
10:52Preston station (PRE)
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
09:322h08
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
11:40Preston station (PRE)
1 change
Avanti West Coast
10:071h46
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
11:53Preston station (PRE)
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
10:342h06
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
12:40Preston station (PRE)
1 change
Avanti West Coast
11:071h46
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
12:53Preston station (PRE)
0 changes

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Train times from Birmingham to Preston

Showing times and prices for 19 May

Fastest Journey

1 h 37 m

Average

1 h 51 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

153 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Birmingham for Preston every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Avanti West Coast
08:451h37
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
10:22Preston station (PRE)
£171One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:071h45
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
10:52Preston station (PRE)
£171One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
11:071h46
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
12:53Preston station (PRE)
£181One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
10:071h46
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
11:53Preston station (PRE)
£181One-way
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
10:342h06
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
12:40Preston station (PRE)
£581One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from Birmingham to Preston

distanceDistance94 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 37 min
priceAverage train ticket price£28 (€31)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersVirgin Trains, West Midlands Trains or CrossCountry

Trains from Birmingham to Preston cover the 94 miles long trip taking on average 1 h 37 min with our travel partners like Virgin Trains, West Midlands Trains or CrossCountry. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £28, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £8. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Preston.

FAQs: Birmingham to Preston train

FAQs: Travel by train from Birmingham 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
Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Preston can start from as little as £8 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Birmingham to Preston is £28; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time from Birmingham to Preston is on average 1 h 37 min   for the 94 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go from Birmingham to Preston by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Birmingham to Preston leaves at 05: 05. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Birmingham to Preston leaves at 22: 01.
Yes, there are 10 direct trains a day from Birmingham to Preston with Virgin Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
When taking a train from Birmingham to Preston, you can count on Virgin Trains, West Midlands Trains or CrossCountry for the best way to get you to Preston. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Birmingham and Preston and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 01.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Birmingham New Street, which is located around 1.7 miles (2.7 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Preston, located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Preston from Birmingham is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 37 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Birmingham to Preston is December.
You have options as you can travel between Birmingham and Preston 2 different ways: train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Birmingham and Preston

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
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
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TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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
Onward travel information: There are nearby bus stops on Smallbrook Queensway and Hill Street Most buses are wheelchair accessible. ********************************************************************************************************** For information go to the local travel information office by the Stephenson Street entrance. Alternatively, visit Transport for West Midlands, or call 0121 214 7214.
Amenities at station
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ParkingParking
ATMATM
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Public transport options for Birmingham International
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement coach services can be found at the front of the station opposite the entrance to the long stay car park.
Amenities at station
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ParkingParking
ATMATM
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Public transport options for Birmingham Moor Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: This station is not usually served by rail replacement buses, due to difficult road access. Replacement buses stop at Birmingham Snow Hill station.
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Birmingham Snow Hill
Location for Rail Replacement Services: In the event of engineering the bus/coach will collect from: Bus Stop SH4, at the front of the station on Colmore Row.
Birmingham New Street, Moor Street or Snow HillAccessibility
Amenities at station
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