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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train via Sheffield  •  3 h 48 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

$40 - $83

Cheapest option

Bus High Peak  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station to Derby, Bus Station Transpeak / ...
  2. Take the bus from Derby, Bus Station to St Margaret's Bus Station Skylink Leicester Derby / ...

$22 - $30

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 20 min

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

$58 - $92

Bus National Express  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to Birmingham National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham to Leicester National Express

$23 - $34

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 £16 - £23 and takes 8 h 14 min.

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

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The distance between Blackburn and Leicester is 153 km. The road distance is 209 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Blackburn to Leicester, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Blackburn to Leicester. However, there are services departing from Blackburn Town Centre, Town Hall (Town Hall B) and arriving at Leicester via Preston, Lancashire and Birmingham. 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 48 min.

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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 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Blackburn to Leicester via Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 6), Preston, Lancashire, and Birmingham 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
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
Hourly
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
$29 - $40
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $20
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
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 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$12 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Single
$18 - $26
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
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
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 Nottingham to Leicester
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Preston, Lancashire to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to Leicester
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station to Derby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
New Bharat Coaches
Website
newbharat.co.uk
Bus from Derby, Morledge (Bus Station) to St Margaret's Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
newbharat.co.uk

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