The cheapest buses from Preston to Birmingham

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Cheapest

$30

Average

$33

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.

The average ticket from Preston to Birmingham will cost around $ 33 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 30.

Cheapest
02:45PMPreston3h35 06:20PMBirmingham
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$301One-way
2nd Cheapest
03:15AMPreston, Carlisle Street3h10 06:25AMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
$361One-way

Timetable Preston to Birmingham

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03:15AMPreston, Carlisle Street3h10 06:25AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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02:45PMPreston3h35 06:20PMBirmingham
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Tue
Oct 26
$65Avanti West Coast
$27Megabus
Wed
Oct 27
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$25National Express
Thu
Oct 28
$62Avanti West Coast
$25National Express
Fri
Oct 29
$31Avanti West Coast
$25National Express
Sat
Oct 30
$31Avanti West Coast
$26National Express
Sun
Oct 31
$59Avanti West Coast
$27Megabus
Mon
Nov 1
$52Avanti West Coast
$25National Express
Tue
Nov 2
$52Avanti West Coast
$25National Express
Wed
Nov 3
$34Avanti West Coast
$27Megabus
Thu
Nov 4
$32Avanti West Coast
$25National Express
Fri
Nov 5
$64Avanti West Coast
$10National Express
Sat
Nov 6
$31Avanti West Coast
$27Megabus

The fastest buses from Preston to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Oct 26

Fastest Journey

3 h 10 m

Average

3 h 22 m

Buses per day

2

Distance

153 km

Of the 2 buses that leave Preston for Birmingham every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 153 km distance in an average of 3 h 22 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 3 h 10 m .

The slowest buses will take 3 h 35 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
03:15AMPreston, Carlisle Street3h10 06:25AMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
$361One-way
2nd Fastest
02:45PMPreston3h35 06:20PMBirmingham
0 changes
$301One-way

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Bus Information to Birmingham from Preston

distanceDistance94 miles (152 km)
durationAverage bus duration3 h 10 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$26 (€21)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express

Buses from Preston to Birmingham cover the 94 miles (152 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 10 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $25 (€20), but the average price of bus tickets is $26 (€21). Travelers depart most frequently from Preston and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.

Bus companies

Preston to Birmingham with National Express

For as little as $25 (€20) you can travel by bus from Preston to Birmingham with National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

National Express

National Express is the leading bus company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 buses a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Preston - Birmingham bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

    Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your National Express bus ticket from Preston to Birmingham:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
      • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
      • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
      • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
      • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

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    FAQs
    How much do cheap buses from Preston to Birmingham cost?
    Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus to Birmingham from Preston for the next 7 days starting from $25 (€20)  one way.
    How much is the bus from Preston to Birmingham on average?
    If you are looking to buy your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Preston to Birmingham bus to cost on average $26 (€21)  one way.
    What is the distance to Birmingham from Preston by bus?
    You should expect to travel around 94 miles (152 km)  from Preston to Birmingham by bus.
    How long is a bus from Preston to Birmingham on average?
    While the time it takes to travel 94 miles (152 km) from Preston to Birmingham can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Preston to Birmingham bus journey time is on average 3 h 10 min.
    Which bus station from Preston to Birmingham do I depart from? Which Birmingham bus station from Preston do I arrive in?

    There are a few bus stations in Preston to start your journey from including Preston, Bus Station, Preston, Bus Station (Stand 23) and Preston, Carlisle Street. In Birmingham you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Birmingham, Coach Station, Birmingham, Station Street (Stop NS13) and Birmingham, Hill St / Railway Bridge.

    Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Preston   and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.

    Where is the Preston bus station located? Where is the Birmingham bus station located?

    Passengers board the bus most frequently from Preston, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Birmingham, Coach Station, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center.

    Which bus companies should I travel with from Preston to Birmingham?
    For the best Preston to Birmingham bus to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express. However, it's always good to check all possible bus companies with services to Birmingham from Preston to compare what amenities they may offer.
    When is the earliest bus from Preston to Birmingham? When is the last bus from Preston to Birmingham?
    The earliest bus departing from Preston to Birmingham leaves at 2: 45 PM. The last bus departing from Preston to Birmingham leaves at 2: 45 PM. You can find the latest Preston to Birmingham bus schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    How far in advance should I book bus tickets from Preston to Birmingham for the best deals?
    You can find buses between Preston and Birmingham to cost on average $26 (€21) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Preston to Birmingham bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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