Birkenhead to Preston by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 8m
  • Distance
    46 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 37m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Birkenhead to Preston by train

Fast trains from Birkenhead to Preston take around 1 hour and 8 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 46 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Birkenhead and Preston.

1. Are there direct trains from Birkenhead to Preston?

Journeys between Birkenhead and Preston usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 24 departures on the route from Birkenhead to Preston every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 27 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Birkenhead to Preston?

The Birkenhead to Preston train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 8 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Birkenhead to Preston train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Birkenhead around 05:59 and the last train is around 23:54. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Birkenhead around 06:09, and the last at 23:49.

When to book Birkenhead to Preston train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Birkenhead to Preston by train.

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Which train companies operate between Birkenhead and Preston?

More than one train company operates on the route from Birkenhead to Preston, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Merseyrail
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.