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from Preston to Birmingham

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£21Megabus
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4 Dec
£22Avanti West Coast
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5 Dec
£43Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
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6 Dec
£39Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
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8 Dec
£22Avanti West Coast
£19Megabus
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9 Dec
£32Avanti West Coast
£20Megabus
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£22Avanti West Coast
£19Megabus
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11 Dec
£22Avanti West Coast
£19Megabus
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£42Avanti West Coast
£19Megabus
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14 Dec
£46Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
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16 Dec
£22Avanti West Coast
£19Megabus
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18 Dec
£22Avanti West Coast
£19Megabus
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20 Dec
£14Avanti West Coast
£19Megabus
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£46Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
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23 Dec
£14Avanti West Coast
£19Megabus

Travel Information to Birmingham from Preston

distanceDistance94 miles (152 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£9 - £39
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £9 • 3 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £39 • 1 h 34 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Take a coach or train to travel 94 miles (152 km) to Birmingham from Preston. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 34 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £9. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Preston to Birmingham.

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Travel from Preston to Birmingham
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FAQs
What are my travel options from Preston to Birmingham?

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

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

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Preston to Birmingham. Tickets for a coach cost on average £9.

This is compared to other travel options to Birmingham:

A coach journey is usually £29 less than a journey to Birmingham by train, which costs on average £39 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Preston to Birmingham?

The fastest way from Preston to Birmingham is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 34 min.

Other travel options from Preston to Birmingham can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 3 h 10 min.

How far is it from Preston to Birmingham?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Preston to Birmingham is:

  • 16 trains a day.

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

When going from Preston to Birmingham, where do I depart from Preston and where do I arrive in Birmingham?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Preston to Birmingham:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Preston, Bus Station and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers board their train from Preston and arrive in Birmingham New Street.
Which travel companies can get me from Preston to Birmingham?

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

  • Travel with National Express to go to Birmingham by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Preston to Birmingham tickets on Omio for £9.
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast to go to Birmingham by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Avanti West Coast Preston to Birmingham tickets on Omio for £39.
Can I travel directly to Birmingham from Preston?

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

  • You'll find direct coach services to Birmingham with National Express or Megabus with around direct coaches every day.
  • You can find 16 direct trains per day to take to Birmingham with.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Birmingham from Preston?
Omio customers who travel from Preston to Birmingham often also extend their holiday to go to London, Manchester or Glasgow. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Birmingham and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I book my Preston to Birmingham ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets are costing £9 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £39 one way on average.

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

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