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There are 5 ways to get from Blackburn to Chester by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Blackburn to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Warrington Bank Quay
  3. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Chester

$32 - $54

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Bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Blackburn to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Chester National Express

$14 - $21

3 alternative options

Train via Wigan Wallgate  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate

$39 - $58

Train via Liverpool Lime Street  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate
  2. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Liverpool Lime Street

$32 - $52

Drive  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Blackburn to Chester 61.2 miles

$13 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Blackburn to Chester is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Blackburn to Chester is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Blackburn to Chester. However, there are services departing from Blackburn and arriving at Chester via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Blackburn to Chester. However, there are services departing from Blackburn and arriving at Chester via Preston and Warrington Bank Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 13 min.

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The distance between Blackburn and Chester is 42 miles. The road distance is 61.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Blackburn to Chester without a car is to train which takes 2 h 13 min and costs £24 - £45.

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It takes approximately 2 h 13 min to get from Blackburn to Chester, including transfers.

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

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Blackburn to Chester train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Blackburn station.

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The best way to get from Blackburn to Chester is to train which takes 2 h 13 min and costs £24 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £16 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Blackburn to Chester.
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  • Distance: 42.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 13 min

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

You can take a train from Blackburn to Chester via Preston and Warrington Bank Quay in around 2 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Blackburn to Chester via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 3 h 30 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Blackburn to Preston
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
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
Train from Wigan North Western to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Preston to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Chester
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $12
First Anytime Day Single
$11 - $17
Bus operators
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
Bus from Blackburn to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Blackburn to Chester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Chester station.

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Blackburn to Chester train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Chester station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Blackburn to Chester is 61 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 6 min to drive from Blackburn to Chester.

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