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Birmingham to Preston

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Trip Birmingham Preston

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance94 mi
Direct lineYes

How to go from Birmingham to Preston ?

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? In general, you browse several websites and spend hours without being sure that all transport solutions were considered.

Fortunately, Vivanoda is a multimodal travel planner that aggregates prices for buses, carpooling and trains in a single search. Simply enter your travel date to Preston and Vivanoda does the rest. To refine your search according to your preferences, use the filters and sorting options available.

To reach your destination from Birmingham, you will travel with Virgin Trains, Northern Rail, Arriva Trains Wales, CrossCountry, MegaBus, London Midland, ScotRail or First TransPennine Express by buses, carpooling or trains.

All modes of transport Birmingham-Preston

Read more information about each means of transport:

Birmingham to Preston bus

Are you looking for a bus from Birmingham to Preston? There is indeed a direct bus line that operates this route.

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. Here are some reasons that may encourage you to take the bus to Preston.

  • Almost all coaches are equipped with a WiFi connection, which is very welcome to travel the 94 mi of the trip.
  • Very low prices! On the Birmingham Preston line, carrier fares are often unbeatable compared to other modes of transport: carpooling or train.
  • 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.

Which coach companies to travel between Birmingham and Preston?

National Express and MegaBus are the coach companies operating the bus line Birmingham Preston with direct service.

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 avoid catching the wrong bus, check in front where the destination 'Preston' should be displayed. Before boarding, show your ticket to the driver, put your luggage in the hold and then sit at your seat.

  • 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

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 has a very positive environmental impact since it optimizes the capacity of the car and it also allows saving money.

Carpooling differs from the other means of transport because of an undefined timetable. 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.

Train Birmingham to Preston

Intercity Train Birmingham Preston

Intercity trains serve the most important cities along the Birmingham-Preston route with an improved travel duration compared to regional trains.

Night Train Birmingham Preston

Instead of arriving in Preston at night and pay a hotel room, prefer departing Birmingham in the evenning with the comfort of a sleeper train equipped with berths.

Is there a direct train bound for Preston from Birmingham?

Indeed, the cities of Preston and Birmingham are linked with a direct train connection. The schedule may vary along the week, and direct trains may only operate on certain days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a Birmingham-Preston train ticket on Vivanoda.

Birmingham Preston train companies

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

Departure train stations in Birmingham

  • Birmingham New Street
  • Birmingham International

Arrival train stations in Preston

  • Preston

Which carriers to travel between Birmingham and Preston?

Railway companies
Virgin Trains provides a rail connection Birmingham-Preston with the train from Birmingham New Street railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Preston at arrival (0.2 mi from centre)
First TransPennine Express transports passengers on a rail line from Wigan to Preston with the train which leaves Wigan North Western station to arrive at Preston railway station (England United Kingdom)
Arriva Trains Wales operates the train journey Birmingham-Crewe with the train from Birmingham New Street railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Crewe at arrival (0.6 mi from centre)
ScotRail provides a rail connection from Crewe to Preston with the train Caledonian Sleeper which leaves Crewe station to arrive at Preston railway station (England United Kingdom)
Northern Rail transports passengers on a rail line Liverpool-Preston with the train from Liverpool Lime Street railway station (0.2 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Preston at arrival (0.2 mi from centre)
London Midland operates the train journey from Birmingham to Liverpool with the train which leaves Birmingham International station to arrive at Liverpool Lime Street railway station (England United Kingdom)
CrossCountry provides a rail connection Birmingham-Crewe with the train from Birmingham New Street railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Crewe at arrival (0.6 mi from centre)
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Birmingham-Preston (94.4 mi)
Bus companies
The bus company National Express operates the intercity service from the bus station of Birmingham in Birmingham and to the one of Preston (England United Kingdom)
MegaBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Birmingham (serving Birmingham bus station at 0.5 mi from centre) and the city of Preston where the coach will drop you off at Preston station situated at about 0.9 mi from Preston city centre.
 
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