Travel options
from Preston to Birmingham

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

Our recommendation

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

02:45PMPreston3h35 06:20PMBirmingham
0 changes
02:45PMPreston3h35 06:20PMBirmingham
0 changes
Other options
03:15AMPreston, Carlisle Street3h10 06:25AMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
08:32AMBamber Bridge2h33 11:05AMBirmingham New Street
1 changes
09:09AMBamber Bridge2h50 11:59AMBirmingham New Street
2 changes

Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .

These companies trust us. We sell their tickets all in one place.

Deutsche Bahn

COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Oct 26
$65Avanti West Coast
Oct 27
Find prices
$25National Express
Oct 28
$62Avanti West Coast
$25National Express
Oct 29
$31Avanti West Coast
$25National Express
Oct 30
$31Avanti West Coast
$26National Express
Oct 31
$59Avanti West Coast
Nov 1
$52Avanti West Coast
$25National Express
Nov 2
$52Avanti West Coast
$25National Express
Nov 3
$34Avanti West Coast
Nov 4
$32Avanti West Coast
$25National Express
Nov 5
$64Avanti West Coast
$10National Express
Nov 6
$31Avanti West Coast

Travel Information between Preston and Birmingham

distanceDistance94 miles (152 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$13 - $53
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $13 (€11) • 3 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $53 (€43) • 1 h 34 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Travel 94 miles (152 km) by bus or train 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 bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $13 (€11). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train 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 travel from Preston to Birmingham?

There are 2 ways to travel from Preston to Birmingham including taking a bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to travel between Preston and Birmingham is by taking a bus with an average price of $13 (€11).

This is compared to other travel options to Birmingham:

A bus is $40 (€33) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Preston to Birmingham costing on average $53 (€43).

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.

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

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

How far is Birmingham from Preston?

The distance is approximately 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 per day.

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

Where do I depart from Preston? Where do I arrive in Birmingham?

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

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Preston to Birmingham depart from Preston, Bus Station to Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Most travelers take a train from Preston to Birmingham New Street.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get 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 for buses to Birmingham. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Preston to Birmingham tickets on Omio for $13 (€11).
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast for trains to Birmingham. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Avanti West Coast Preston to Birmingham tickets on Omio for $53 (€43).
Is there a way to travel directly from Preston to Birmingham?

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

  • You can find 16 direct trains per day to Birmingham with.

Direct services to Birmingham tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Preston to Birmingham?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Preston to Birmingham often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Glasgow. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Preston and Birmingham itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Birmingham and any of these top destinations today!
When should I buy a ticket from Preston to Birmingham online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Preston to Birmingham, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $13 (€11) one way.
  • A train ticket costs $53 (€43) one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Preston to Birmingham tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Travelling from Preston to Birmingham: related information

Here are some other resources that might have the information you need