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from Preston to Birmingham

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Travel Information to Birmingham from Preston

distanceDistance94 miles (152 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£16 - £20
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £16 • 3 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £20 • 1 h 34 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Travel 94 miles (152 km) by coach or train between Preston and Birmingham. 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 £16. 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 Preston to Birmingham.

Travel Tips: Travel from Preston to Birmingham

Travel 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.

How do I go from Preston to Birmingham?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Preston and Birmingham. You can take a coach or train.

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

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Preston to Birmingham. Tickets for a coach cost on average £16.

This is compared to other travel options to Birmingham:

A coach is £4 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Preston to Birmingham costing on average £20.

What is the fastest way to get to Birmingham from Preston?

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

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

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 3 h 10 min   of travel time.

How far is Birmingham from Preston?

The distance between Preston and Birmingham is around 94 miles (152 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Preston to Birmingham is:

  • Around 24 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Preston to Birmingham?

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

  • Coaches mostly depart from Preston, Bus Station (Stand 5) and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Trains mostly leave from Preston and tend to arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Preston to Birmingham?

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

  • You can travel by coach between Preston and Birmingham with National Express, and you can find National Express Preston to Birmingham tickets for £16 on Omio.
  • You can travel by train to Birmingham from Preston with Avanti West Coast, and you can find Avanti West Coast Preston to Birmingham tickets for £20 on Omio.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Preston to Birmingham?

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 tickets from Preston to Birmingham online to get the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets are costing £16 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £20 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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