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

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 12 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

$30 - $48

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the night bus from Preston, Lancashire to Chester National Express

$11 - $17

3 alternative options

Train via Wigan Wallgate  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate

$37 - $56

Bus  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 23) to Queen Square Bus Station X2

$14 - $27

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 night bus which costs £8 - £13 and takes 3 h 24 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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The distance between Blackburn and Chester is 42 miles. The road distance is 61.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 12 min to get from Blackburn to Chester, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Blackburn to Chester. However, there are services departing from Blackburn Town Centre, Town Hall (Town Hall B) and arriving at Chester via Preston, Lancashire. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 24 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 12 min.

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The best way to get from Blackburn to Chester without a car is to train which takes 2 h 12 min and costs £24 - £40.

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

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Map of how to get from Blackburn to Chester.
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  • Distance: 42.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 12 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 12 min. Alternatively, Stagecoach UK operates a bus from Blackburn to Chester every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 2 h 17 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
$18 - $28
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 - $30
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $30
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
$7 - $12
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $12
First Anytime Day Single
$11 - $17
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 23) to Queen Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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