Trains from Birmingham to Preston

Birmingham to Preston train information

Birmingham Preston train map

Train duration 1h38m
Arrival Preston, England
Departure Birmingham, England
Distance 95 Miles
Train operators Virgin Trains, Cross Country
Lowest train price from £15.00
Average train price £31.00

There are several rail providers across the UK & Europe but the services between Birmingham in England to Preston in England are operated by Virgin Trains, Cross Country.

There are 95 miles between the two cities and the average duration between Birmingham to Preston is around 1h38m. Train travel is most of the time the quickest way to travel to Preston from Birmingham, and it's also more environmentally friendly than driving or taking the plane.

The cheapest ticket price we've found for the next 180 days is £15.00 one way.

Best prices for Birmingham to Preston train tickets

from £15.00 MORE 1h41m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £6.60 MORE 3h51m
from £5.00 MORE 3h27m

Birmingham - Preston prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Birmingham to Preston by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Megabus£10

National Express£15

Raileurope£19

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Train times Birmingham to Preston

When are the next trains to Preston?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
Birmingham New Street
17:19
Preston
19:14
1h55m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
18:19
Preston
20:14
1h55m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
19:31
Preston
21:59
2h28m Cross Country

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Based on our data, 3 trains from Birmingham to Preston are available today and 0 tomorrow. The first Birmingham Preston train leaves at 17:19 while the last train leaves the station at 19:31. The first and last departure hours can vary every day and there can be less trains during weekends as well as bank holidays. Train companies can as well adjust the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the demand.

Birmingham - Preston: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£11

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Same day

Days before Departure

The chart above illustrates the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the ticket is purchased. Purchasing your train from Birmingham to Preston in advance will enable you to pay less for your train.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £11 when purchasing your train 15 days in advance which is 65% cheaper than the best price we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Birmingham to Preston trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Birmingham and Preston by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Preston to Birmingham and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Birmingham
New Street
Preston
£20.45 12/12/2019 19:31 Cross Country 22 hours ago
Birmingham
New Street
Preston
£31.00 12/12/2019 12:15 22 hours ago
Birmingham
New Street
Preston
£31.00 12/12/2019 12:15 22 hours ago
Birmingham
New Street
Preston
£32.50 12/12/2019 16:15 22 hours ago
Birmingham
New Street
Preston
£33.50 12/12/2019 19:15 22 hours ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Birmingham Preston train

Discount Birmingham - Preston train tickets

National Railcards can offer great value for money if you're travelling by train. Depending on your age and your situation, you can get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you save money for your Birmingham Preston train ticket.

When getting a railcard, the idea is to make savings after several trips. But is it really relevant when taking the train from Birmingham to Preston? Grab your calculator, taking into account:

A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

B = average discount offered by the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average fare for a Birmingham Preston ticket (i.e.: £30.42)(1)

Start by dividing A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. Then divide that number by C. You will see the average number of trips needed per year to start saving money.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£30.42 = 2.89. Your railcard will be worth the investment after on average 3 trips from Birmingham to Preston (one way journey).

Railcards enable you to get a third off most rail fares for a year. The Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the 5 other railcards £30.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Birmingham to Preston train £30.42 £20.28 £10.14 2.9

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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