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Birmingham to Preston

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1 suggested route to go from Birmingham to Preston by train, car, bus

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How to travel from Birmingham to Preston ?

Trip Birmingham Preston

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance94 mi
Direct lineYes

You're planning a trip from Birmingham to Preston and like many travellers you are looking for the best and the cheapest mode of transport to travel between Birmingham Preston? Usually, this is not an easy task and you'll have to browse multiple sites to compare all deals.

You'll be able to get in a single search on Vivanoda, your multimodal travel planner in Europe, all the prices for trains, carpooling and buses to travel to Preston from Birmingham You just have to specify the departure date to Preston then let Vivanoda search for you. Finally, use the filters and sorting options to refine the results.

You'll mainly use the trains, carpooling and buses of Virgin Trains, Northern Rail, Arriva Trains Wales, CrossCountry, MegaBus, London Midland, ScotRail or First TransPennine Express to reach Preston.

If you've already chosen the mode of transport you'd like to travel with, go directly to the dedicated section:

Birmingham to Preston bus

There is a direct connection by intercity coach between Birmingham and Preston.

You may wonder whether it's worth travelling by bus between Birmingham and Preston and what the advantages of this mode of transport may be. That's why we give you some arguments that might convince you to board a bus to Preston.

  • The Birmingham Preston tickets are sold at unbeatable prices, it is unlikely that you will find better offers with the other modes of transport: rail or carpool offers.
  • It is more environmentally friendly to travel on a modern bus than to carpool. In addition, the road Birmingham Preston is shared by other vehicles and no additional infrastructure is needed to run a bus.
  • The coaches operating the Birmingham Preston line are mostly equipped with an air conditioning system, which will allow you to travel in good conditions during hot seasons.
  • Almost all coaches are equipped with a WiFi connection, which is very welcome to travel the 94 mi of the trip.

What are the bus companies operating the Birmingham Preston ?

The bus service between the city of Birmingham and Preston is operating by multiple coach companies: National Express and MegaBus.

National Express Birmingham PrestonMegaBus Birmingham Preston

Bus stops in Birmingham

You will have to arrive at your Birmingham stop between 15 minutes and 30 minutes, depending on the bus company, before the departure time indicated on your ticket. To make sure of the bus destination, look at the front, 'Preston' must be mentioned. Finally, have your ticket checked by the driver of MegaBus or National Express and get on board after having your luggage in the hold.

  • Birmingham

Arrival bus stations in Preston

When you arrive in Preston, make sure you don't forget anything at your seat and in the hold.

  • Preston

Train Birmingham to Preston

Is there a direct train for the Birmingham-Preston route?

Yes, it is possible to go from Birmingham to Preston by train without making any changes. Be careful, as this may depend on the date of your trip to Preston and there may be fewer direct trains from Birmingham on certain days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a Birmingham-Preston train ticket on Vivanoda.

Intercity train Birmingham Preston

The intercity trains served the main cities of the route between Birmingham and Preston with a reduced duration in comparison to regional trains.

Night train Birmingham Preston

Night trains are a good opportunity to save a hotel night in Preston since you can sleep whether in seat or a comfortable spleeping berth.

Birmingham Preston railways companies

There is only one rail company for this journey: Virgin Trains.
Virgin Trains Birmingham Preston

Railway stations from Birmingham

  • Birmingham New Street
  • Birmingham International

Railway stations in Preston

  • Preston

Carpool from Birmingham to Preston

Carpooling is a recent way to travel by sharing your journey Birmingham-Preston with other travellers looking for the same route. This helps reduce travel costs for both the driver and the passenger, and also reduces the impact on the environment.

Ridesharing doesn't have any scheduled timetable on the contrary to rail, bus or air industry. So, you have more probabilities to find Birmingham-Preston rides five days before your date of travel than three months. This is interesting for lastminute travel to Preston.

When you book a ride between Birmingham Preston, you'll set directly with the driver how he can pick you up. The payment is done on our partner's site; this avoids to talk about money with the driver.

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