Preston to Birkenhead by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 8m
  • Distance
    46 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 42m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Preston to Birkenhead by train

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

1. Are there direct trains from Preston to Birkenhead?

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

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Preston to Birkenhead 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 18 departures.

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

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

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Birkenhead is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 04:02 and the last train is around 00:57. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Preston around 06:44, and the last at 23:10.

When to book Preston to Birkenhead 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 Preston to Birkenhead by train.

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Which train companies operate between Preston and Birkenhead?

More than one train company operates on the route from Preston to Birkenhead, 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.