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There are 7 ways to get from Blackburn to Edinburgh by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 44m

  1. Take the train from Preston to Edinburgh

$80 - $187

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6h 55m

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

$20 - $26

5 alternative options

Night train  •  4h 22m

  1. Take the night train from Preston to Edinburgh

$35 - $52

Drive  •  3h 26m

  1. Drive from Blackburn to Edinburgh 188.9 miles

$40 - $60

Train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the train from Blackburn to Bolton
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI

$56 - $197

Fly Manchester to Glasgow, train  •  5h 33m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Glasgow (GLA) MAN - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$81 - $318

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the train from Preston to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHX - EDI

$119 - $304

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The cheapest way to get from Blackburn to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £15 - £20 and takes 6h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Blackburn to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Blackburn to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Blackburn Town Centre, Town Hall and arriving at Edinburgh via Preston, Lancashire. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Blackburn to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Blackburn and arriving at Edinburgh via Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 44m.

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The distance between Blackburn and Edinburgh is 156 miles. The road distance is 188.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Blackburn to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 3h 44m and costs £60 - £150.

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It takes approximately 3h 44m to get from Blackburn to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Blackburn to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Preston, Lancashire station.

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Blackburn to Edinburgh train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Preston station.

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The best way to get from Blackburn to Edinburgh is to train which takes 3h 44m and costs £60 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £20 and takes 6h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Blackburn to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 155.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 44m

What companies run services between Blackburn, England and Edinburgh, Scotland?

TransPennine Express operates a train from Blackburn to Edinburgh hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $110 and the journey takes 2h 32m. Virgin West Coast Trains also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Blackburn to Edinburgh twice daily. Tickets cost $20 - $26 and the journey takes 5h 25m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Preston to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Train from Preston to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Preston to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$193
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $45
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
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 Preston, Lancashire to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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Blackburn to Edinburgh train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Blackburn to Edinburgh is 189 miles. It takes approximately 3h 26m to drive from Blackburn to Edinburgh.

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Flybe offers flights from Manchester Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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