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

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h

  1. Take the train from Preston to Birmingham New Street

$65 - $107

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Night bus  •  4 h

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

$13 - $17

4 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  3 h

  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 6 min

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

$70 - $113

Bus  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 28) to Birmingham, Navigation Street M11

$27 - $40

Drive  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Blackburn to Birmingham 112.4 miles

$24 - $35

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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 3 h.

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

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The best way to get from Blackburn to Birmingham without a car is to train which takes 3 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h to get from Blackburn to Birmingham, including transfers.

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Blackburn to Birmingham bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Blackburn station.

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Blackburn to Birmingham train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Preston station.

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The best way to get from Blackburn to Birmingham is to train which takes 3 h and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 59 min.

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Blackburn to Birmingham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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Blackburn to Birmingham train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Birmingham New Street station.

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Map of how to get from Blackburn to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 91.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h

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, Megabus UK operates a bus from Blackburn to Birmingham once daily. Tickets cost $22 - $35 and the journey takes 3 h 30 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
$35 - $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 - $29
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 28) to Birmingham, Navigation Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Book at
uk.megabus.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Blackburn to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Blackburn to Birmingham is 112 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 54 min to drive from Blackburn to Birmingham.

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