There are 6 ways to get from Blackburn to Birmingham by train, bus, night bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Preston to Birmingham New Street

$65 - $107

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the night bus from Blackburn to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express

$12 - $17

4 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Blackburn to Manchester Victoria
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street

$56 - $90

Train via Wigan North Western  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate
  2. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Birmingham New Street

$69 - $113

Bus  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express

$15 - $21

Drive  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Blackburn to Birmingham 112.4 miles

$24 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Blackburn to Birmingham is to night bus which costs £9 - £13 and takes 4 h.

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The quickest way to get from Blackburn to Birmingham is to drive which costs £18 - £27 and takes 1 h 54 min.

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The distance between Blackburn and Birmingham is 91 miles. The road distance is 112.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to get from Blackburn to Birmingham, including transfers.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Blackburn and arriving at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth station. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Blackburn to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from Blackburn and arriving at Birmingham New Street via Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 59 min.

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What companies run services between Blackburn, England and Birmingham, England?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Blackburn to Birmingham hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $100 and the journey takes 1 h 48 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Blackburn to Birmingham 4 times a day. Tickets cost $12 - $16 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Preston to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
Train from Wigan North Western to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $85
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Blackburn to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Preston, Lancashire to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Blackburn to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com

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