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

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Recommended option

Train via Sheffield  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Blackburn to Salford Crescent
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
  3. Take the train from Sheffield to Leicester

$33 - $83

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station National Express

$24 - $33

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Blackburn to Manchester Victoria
  2. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Nottingham
  3. Take the train from Nottingham to Leicester

$36 - $96

Line 1 bus, line 37 bus, line 42 bus, bus  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the line 1 bus from Blackburn Town Centre, Interchange to Bolton Interchange 1
  2. Take the line 37 bus from Bolton Interchange to Manchester City Centre, Mosley St (Toni & Guy) 37
  3. Take the line 42 bus from Piccadilly Gardens (Plaza) to Stockport Bus Station 42
  4. Take the bus from Stockport Bus Station to Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station)
  5. Take the bus from Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Derby, Bus Station
  6. Take the bus from Derby, Bus Station to Abbey Park, St Margaret's Pastures (Asha Print)

$27 - $30

Drive  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Blackburn to Leicester 130.7 miles

$28 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Blackburn to Leicester is to line 1 bus and line 37 bus and line 42 bus and bus which costs £20 - £23 and takes 8 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Blackburn to Leicester is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Blackburn to Leicester station. However, there are services departing from Blackburn Town Centre, Town Hall (Town Hall B) and arriving at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station via Preston, Lancashire and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Blackburn to Leicester. However, there are services departing from Blackburn and arriving at Leicester via Salford Crescent, Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

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The distance between Blackburn and Leicester is 96 miles. The road distance is 130.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Blackburn to Leicester without a car is to train which takes 3 h 50 min and costs £25 - £65.

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It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to get from Blackburn to Leicester, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Blackburn to Leicester.
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  • Distance: 95.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min

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

You can take a train from Blackburn to Leicester via Salford Crescent, Manchester Piccadilly, and Sheffield in around 3 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Blackburn to Leicester via Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand, Preston, Lancashire, and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 6 h 9 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Blackburn to Salford Crescent
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Blackburn to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $25
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Single
$19 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Single
$28 - $40
Train from Sheffield to Leicester
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $20
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $80
Train from Nottingham to Leicester
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $9
Off-Peak Single
$12 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Single
$18 - $26
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Sheffield to Leicester
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Nottingham to Leicester
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
The Blackburn Bus Compan
Phone
01254 670 583
Email
hello@blackburnbus.co.uk
Website
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Blackburn Town Centre, Interchange to Bolton Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.uk
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Piccadilly Gardens (Plaza) to Stockport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Stockport Bus Station to Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Derby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to Abbey Park, St Margaret's Pastures (Asha Print)
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk

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