Preston to Birmingham train

Cheap train tickets from Preston to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 30 May

Cheapest

£14

Average

£43

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.

Avanti West Coast
09:19Preston1h46 11:05Birmingham
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£141One-way
Avanti West Coast
07:17Preston1h48 09:05Birmingham
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£441One-way
Avanti West Coast
16:17Preston1h48 18:05Birmingham
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£491One-way
Avanti West Coast
08:19Preston1h46 10:05Birmingham
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£491One-way
Avanti West Coast
04:33Preston1h51 06:24Birmingham
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£571One-way

Train schedule Preston to Birmingham

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, 30 May
Avanti West Coast
04:33Preston1h51 06:24Birmingham
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Avanti West Coast
07:17Preston1h48 09:05Birmingham
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Avanti West Coast
08:19Preston1h46 10:05Birmingham
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Avanti West Coast
09:19Preston1h46 11:05Birmingham
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Avanti West Coast
16:17Preston1h48 18:05Birmingham
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Fastest train times from Preston to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 30 May

Fastest Journey

1 h 46 m

Average

1 h 47 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

153 km

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.

Avanti West Coast
09:19Preston1h46 11:05Birmingham
0 changes
£141One-way
Avanti West Coast
08:19Preston1h46 10:05Birmingham
0 changes
£491One-way
Avanti West Coast
07:17Preston1h48 09:05Birmingham
0 changes
£441One-way
Avanti West Coast
16:17Preston1h48 18:05Birmingham
0 changes
£491One-way
Avanti West Coast
04:33Preston1h51 06:24Birmingham
0 changes
£571One-way

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Overview: Train from Preston to Birmingham

distanceDistance94 miles (152 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 34 min
priceAverage train ticket price£20 (€23)
frequencyTrain frequency24 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 24 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross 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.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains Preston to Birmingham

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

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:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 16 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 11 a day

Trains from Preston to Birmingham

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.

Travel Tips: Trains from Preston to Birmingham

Travel by train to Birmingham 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 Preston to Birmingham.
FAQs
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Preston to Birmingham to cost as little as £18  in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Preston to Birmingham train price to come in at an average of £20  one way.
The Preston to Birmingham train distance is approximately 94 miles (152 km).
The Preston to Birmingham train duration is on average 1 h 34 min, which is to be expected when travelling 94 miles (152 km) between Preston and Birmingham. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

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.

Take the Preston to Birmingham train with Cross Country or Avanti West Coast. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route from Preston to Birmingham as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there are 24 direct trains a day from Preston to Birmingham. If you’re looking for a direct train from Preston to Birmingham, consider travelling with Avanti West Coast. Non-stop train 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 train tickets.
The average number of trains departing Preston for Birmingham is 24 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The first train from Preston to Birmingham leaves at 04: 33   and the last train for this leaves at 18: 17. Omio shows you the latest train from Preston to Birmingham timetable to help you book the best departure time for this route.
If you book a train ticket to Birmingham from Preston within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £20 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Preston and Birmingham are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Preston
Birmingham
The major railway station for departures from Preston is Preston. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Preston for your trip between Preston and Birmingham.

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