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.
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1 h 46 m
1 h 47 m
Trains per day
Of the 5 trains that leave Preston for Birmingham every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||94 miles (152 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 34 min|
|Average train ticket price||£20 (€23)|
|Train frequency||24 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 24 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Cross Country or Avanti West Coast|
Trains from Preston to Birmingham cover the 94 miles (152 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 34 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 24 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £18, but the average price of train tickets is £20. Travellers depart most frequently from Preston and arrive in Birmingham New Street.
For as little as £18 you can travel by train between Preston and Birmingham with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Preston and Birmingham you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
CrossCountry tickets to Birmingham from Preston are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect journey with CrossCountry to Birmingham from Preston all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train, you can find all the current CrossCountry train timetables and train tickets available on Omio for the 94 miles (152 km) journey. You can also see relevant travel information for the CrossCountry train, such as luggage policy and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this train, compare the fastest Preston to Birmingham routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best CrossCountry Preston to Birmingham train ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry train ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Birmingham with CrossCountry!
Preston to Birmingham train information with CrossCountry:
Trains from Preston to Birmingham are provided by Virgin trains and London Midland. Most services run direct, but some may have one change at Tamworth or Crewe. Both direct and indirect services generally last around 1.5-2 hours. The first train of the day leaves Preston around 5:00 a.m., with services continuing every hour or so until the last train of the day which leaves before midnight. Trains from Preston to Birmingham depart from Preston Train Station on Fishergate, which is next to the Fishergate Shopping Centre. Trains arrive at Birmingham New Street station, off Navigation Street. It is situated right in the middle of the large city centre.
Omio customers book a train from Preston to Birmingham New Street most frequently for this route.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Preston, is located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city centre of Preston.
The most popular arrival train station, Birmingham New Street, is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away from the city centre of Birmingham.
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