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

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4h 31m

  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  •  9h 14m

  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  •  6h 57m

  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 East Midlands Trains  •  8h 27m

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly

$113 - $170

Drive  •  4h 6m

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Blackburn 243.3 miles

$50 - $80

Train, subway to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the subway from Stratford station to Lancaster Gate station
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  4. Take the train from Bolton to Blackburn

$118 - $333

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  6h 24m

  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 Bradford Interchange to Blackburn

$109 - $262

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  6h 19m

  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  •  6h 30m

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

$128 - $269

Bus, train to Cambridge, fly to Manchester, train  •  6h 4m

  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 Bolton to Blackburn

$75 - $306

Train to London City, fly to Newcastle, train  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Newcastle (NCL) LCY - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Leeds
  4. Take the train from Leeds to Blackburn

$145 - $456

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

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

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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 9h 14m.

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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 4h 31m and costs £100 - £170.

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It takes approximately 4h 31m 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 4h 31m and costs £100 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £35 and takes 9h 14m.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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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: 4h 31m

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 4h 31m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chelmsford to Blackburn via Stansted Airport London and Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 in around 9h 14m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Cambridge to Manchester
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from London City to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
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
35m
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
26m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
29m
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
1h 22m
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
29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $23
Train from Newcastle to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Blackburn
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Bolton to Blackburn
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Bradford Interchange to Blackburn
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Single
$85 - $130
London Underground (Tube)
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
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
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
National Express
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Blackburn
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
National Express
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
34m
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 4h 6m to drive from Chelmsford to Blackburn.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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