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

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Train via Sheffield  •  3 h 40 min

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

$55 - $89

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Bus  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station National Express

$11 - $16

3 alternative options

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Preston to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Leicester

$100 - $162

Line 481 bus, line 4 tram, train, bus  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the line 481 bus from Blackburn Town Centre, Interchange to Bury Interchange 481
  2. Take the line 4 tram from Bury to Piccadilly 4
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton
  4. Take the bus from Buxton, Railway Station to Derby, Bus Station
  5. Take the bus from Derby, Bus Station to St Margaret's Bus Station

$25 - $33

Drive  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Blackburn to Leicester 130.7 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Blackburn to Leicester is to bus which costs £8 - £12 and takes 6 h 19 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, Interchange and arriving at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station via Rawtenstall, Bank Street and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 19 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 Preston and Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 25 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 40 min and costs £40 - £70.

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It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from Blackburn to Leicester, including transfers.

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Blackburn to Leicester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Blackburn to Leicester train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Preston station.

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The best way to get from Blackburn to Leicester is to train which takes 3 h 40 min and costs £40 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £8 - £12 and takes 6 h 19 min.

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Map of how to get from Blackburn to Leicester.
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  • Distance: 95.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 40 min

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

You can take a train from Blackburn to Leicester via Manchester Victoria, Manchester City Centre, Victoria Station, Manchester City Centre, Piccadilly Rail Stn, Manchester Piccadilly, and Sheffield in around 3 h 40 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Blackburn to Leicester twice daily. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 3 h 35 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Blackburn to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton
Ave. Duration
59 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 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Single
$19 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Single
$27 - $40
Train from Sheffield to Leicester
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $22
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Virgin West Coast Trains
Metrolink
Phone
0161 205 2000
Email
customerservices@metrolink.co.uk
Website
metrolink.co.uk
Tram from Bury to Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
metrolink.co.uk
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Rossendale Transport
Phone
01706 390520
Email
getintouch@rossobus.com
Website
rossobus.com
Bus from Blackburn Town Centre, Interchange to Bury Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
rossobus.com
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Buxton, Railway Station to Derby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to St Margaret's Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk

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Blackburn to Leicester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station.

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Blackburn to Leicester train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Leicester station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Blackburn to Leicester is 131 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 18 min to drive from Blackburn to Leicester.

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