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from Birmingham to Preston

You can get from Birmingham to Preston by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Birmingham to Preston on 26 Oct we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:15Birmingham New Street1h40 10:55Preston
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£221One-way
Cheapest
11:00Birmingham3h35 14:35Preston
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£181One-way
Other options
11:15Birmingham New Street1h36 12:51Preston
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£421One-way
10:15Birmingham New Street1h36 11:51Preston
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£461One-way
08:15Birmingham New Street1h36 09:51Preston
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£561One-way

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Mon
25 Oct
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£23National Express
Tue
26 Oct
£22Avanti West Coast
£16Megabus
Wed
27 Oct
£22Avanti West Coast
£16Megabus
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

Travel Information from Birmingham to Preston

distanceDistance94 miles (152 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£12 - £22
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £12 • 3 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £22 • 1 h 36 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Travel 94 miles (152 km) by coach or train to Preston from Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 36 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £12. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Birmingham to Preston.

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FAQs
How do I travel between Birmingham and Preston?

There are 2 travel options from Birmingham to Preston: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Preston from Birmingham?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Birmingham to Preston, which costs on average £12.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Preston:

A coach is about £10 less than a train, which costs on average £22 for this trip.

What is the fastest way to Preston from Birmingham?

The fastest way to get to Preston from Birmingham is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 36 min.

There are alternative travel options to Preston that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 3 h 25 min   on average.

How far is Preston from Birmingham?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Birmingham to Preston?

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Preston is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Birmingham to Preston as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Birmingham to Preston?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Birmingham to Preston:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Birmingham, Coach Station and arrive in Preston, Bus Station.
  • Trains most often depart from Birmingham at Birmingham New Street and arrive in Preston at Preston.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Birmingham to Preston?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Birmingham to Preston:

  • You can travel to Preston from Birmingham by coach with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £12 with National Express from Birmingham to Preston.
  • You can take a train from Birmingham to Preston with Avanti West Coast. Cheap tickets can be found for £22 with Avanti West Coast from Birmingham to Preston.
What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Birmingham to Preston?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Birmingham to Preston often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Glasgow. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Birmingham and Preston itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Preston and any of these top destinations today!
When should I buy a ticket from Birmingham to Preston online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip to Preston from Birmingham, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing £12 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £22 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Preston from Birmingham online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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