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

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Train  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Preston to Edinburgh

$80 - $187

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Bus  •  6 h 54 min

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

$25 - $31

4 alternative options

Night train  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the night train from Preston to Edinburgh

$35 - $52

Drive  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Blackburn to Edinburgh 188.9 miles

$40 - $60

Train, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 14 min

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

$57 - $197

Train, fly to Glasgow  •  5 h 14 min

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

$81 - $318

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The cheapest way to get from Blackburn to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £18 - £24 and takes 6 h 54 min.

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

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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 (Town Hall B) and arriving at Edinburgh via Preston, Lancashire. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 54 min.

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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 3 h 46 min.

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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 3 h 46 min and costs £60 - £150.

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It takes approximately 3 h 46 min 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 3 h 46 min and costs £60 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £24 and takes 6 h 54 min.

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Map of how to get from Blackburn to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 155.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 46 min

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

TransPennine Express operates a train from Blackburn to Edinburgh every 4 hours. Tickets cost $75 - $110 and the journey takes 2 h 31 min. Virgin West Coast Trains also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Blackburn to Edinburgh twice daily. Tickets cost $20 - $26 and the journey takes 5 h 25 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
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
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Virgin West Coast Trains
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Preston to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$194
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
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $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
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com

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

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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 3 h 26 min to drive from Blackburn to Edinburgh.

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Flybe offers flights from Manchester Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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