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There are 11 ways to get from Chelmsford to Blackburn by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Preston

$140 - $220

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Bus  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Blackburn National Express

$30 - $45

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Train via Peterborough  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Leeds
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Blackburn

$85 - $127

Train, night bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the night bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Manchester City Centre, Victoria M11a

$53 - $85

Drive  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Blackburn 243.3 miles

$50 - $80

Fly Southend to Manchester, train  •  5 h 19 min

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

$91 - $353

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Blackburn

$118 - $333

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Blackburn

$113 - $267

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN

$92 - $223

Train to Norwich, fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Norwich
  2. Fly from Norwich (NWI) to Manchester (MAN) NWI - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Blackburn

$128 - $269

Bus, train to Cambridge, fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
  2. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
  3. Fly from Cambridge (CBG) to Manchester (MAN) CBG - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Blackburn

$69 - $296

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The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Blackburn is to bus which costs £22 - £35 and takes 9 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Blackburn is to drive which costs £40 - £60 and takes 4 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford station to Blackburn. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station and arriving at Blackburn via Stansted Airport London and Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 14 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Blackburn is 187 miles. The road distance is 243.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Blackburn without a car is to train which takes 4 h 33 min and costs £100 - £170.

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It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to get from Chelmsford to Blackburn, including transfers.

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Chelmsford to Blackburn bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Stansted Airport London station.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Blackburn is to train which takes 4 h 33 min and costs £100 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £35 and takes 9 h 14 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Blackburn.
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  • Distance: 187.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 33 min

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

You can take a train from Chelmsford to Blackburn via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street station, Euston Square station, London Euston, and Preston in around 4 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chelmsford to Blackburn via Stansted Airport, Coach Station, Stansted Airport London, and Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 in around 9 h 14 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Cambridge to Manchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $23
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Blackburn
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Victoria to Blackburn
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
northernrailway.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 Stansted Airport London to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Blackburn
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Chelmsford to Blackburn is 243 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to drive from Chelmsford to Blackburn.

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Flybe offers flights from Southend Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 255+ hotels available in Blackburn. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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