How to get from Birmingham to Preston

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from Birmingham to Preston

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

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To get from Birmingham to Preston on 28 Jun 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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10:45Birmingham3h25 14:10Preston, Carlisle Street
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07:15Birmingham New Street1h37 08:52Preston
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08:15Birmingham New Street1h35 09:50Preston
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05:30Birmingham New Street1h40 07:10Preston
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Travel Information between Birmingham and Preston

distanceDistance94 miles (152 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £27 • 1 h 32 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Avanti West Coast

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 94 miles (152 km) between Birmingham and Preston. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Megabus or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Birmingham to Preston.

Travel Tips: Travel from Birmingham to Preston

Travel 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.

There are 4 ways to travel from Birmingham to Preston including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Birmingham to Preston, which costs on average £1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Preston:

A flight is about £22 less than a coach, which costs on average £22 for this route.

A flight is generally £1 less than a ferry for the same trip. A ferry costs on average £1 from Birmingham to Preston.

A flight is £27 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Birmingham to Preston costing on average £27.

The quickest way to travel from Birmingham to Preston is by train, which takes on average 1 h 32 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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You should expect to travel around 94 miles (152 km) from Birmingham to Preston.

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Preston is:

  • 1 coach per day.
  • Around 23 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Birmingham and Preston as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Coaches mostly leave from Birmingham, Coach Station and tend to arrive in Preston.
  • Trains from Birmingham to Preston most often leave from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Preston.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Birmingham to Preston, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Megabus can take you to Preston by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Megabus from Birmingham to Preston for £22.
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast for trains to Preston. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Avanti West Coast Birmingham to Preston tickets on Omio for £27.

Yes, there are direct routes from Birmingham to Preston with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct coach to Preston with Flixbus or Megabus with 1 direct coach per day.
  • You can check for a direct train to Preston with Avanti West Coast with 14 direct trains per day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Preston tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this trip.

Looking to extend your trip from Birmingham to Preston? Many Omio customers who go from Birmingham to Preston usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Glasgow. If you're looking to explore London, Manchester or Glasgow from Preston, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • Coach tickets cost £22 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost £1 one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets are costing on average £1 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £27 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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