There are 5 ways to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Blackburn by bus, tram, train or car

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Bus, tram, train  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park to Clifton P&R
  2. Take the tram from Clifton South Tram Stop to Nottingham Station Tram Stop
  3. Take the train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
  4. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Bolton
  5. Take the train from Bolton to Blackburn

£43 - £63

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Bus  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Derby to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Blackburn National Express

£13 - £17

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Train  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the train from Derby to Leeds
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Blackburn

£43 - £76

Bus, tram, train via Buxton  •  7h 52m

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building to Derby, Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Derby, Bus Station to Buxton, Market Place
  3. Take the bus from Buxton, Market Place to Manchester Airport The Station
  4. Take the tram from Manchester Airport to Manchester City Centre, Victoria
  5. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Blackburn

£26 - £30

Drive  •  2h

  1. Drive from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Blackburn 114.3 miles

£19 - £28

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The cheapest way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Blackburn is to bus which costs £12 - £18 and takes 6h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Blackburn is to drive which costs £19 - £28 and takes 2h.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Blackburn. However, there are services departing from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building and arriving at Blackburn via Derby and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 12m.

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The distance between East Midlands Airport (EMA) and Blackburn is 80 miles. The road distance is 114.3 miles.

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The best way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Blackburn without a car is to bus and tram and train which takes 4h 43m and costs £40 - £65.

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It takes approximately 4h 43m to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Blackburn, including transfers.

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East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Blackburn bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Derby station.

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The best way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Blackburn is to train which takes 4h 56m and costs £40 - £80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £18 and takes 6h 12m.

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East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Blackburn bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Blackburn station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Blackburn is 114 miles. It takes approximately 2h to drive from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Blackburn.

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Map of how to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Blackburn.
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  • Distance: 80.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 43m

What companies run services between East Midlands Airport (EMA), England and Blackburn, England?

You can take a train from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Blackburn via Derby, Railway Station, Derby, and Leeds in around 4h 56m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Blackburn via Derby, Bus Station, Derby, and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 6h 12m.

Train operators
Nottingham Express Transit
Phone
0115 824 6060
Email
info@thetram.net
Website
thetram.net
Tram from Clifton South Tram Stop to Nottingham Station Tram Stop
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£3
Website
Nottingham Express Transit
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£14 - £21
Off-Peak Single
£29 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Single
£40 - £60
Train from Derby to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£27 - £40
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£13 - £19
Off-Peak Single
£25 - £40
Anytime Day Single
£27 - £40
Anytime Single
£35 - £55
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Bolton
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Bolton to Blackburn
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Blackburn
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £18
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Victoria to Blackburn
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£7 - £11
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 Bolton
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£3 - £6
Off-Peak Day Single
£7 - £10
Anytime Day Single
£4 - £6
CrossCountry
Metrolink
Phone
0161 205 2000
Email
customerservices@metrolink.co.uk
Website
tfgm.com
Tram from Manchester Airport to Manchester City Centre, Victoria
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£4
Schedules at
tfgm.com
Bus operators
Trent Barton
Phone
01773 712265
Email
talk@trentbarton.co.uk
Website
trentbarton.co.uk
Bus from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park to Clifton P&R
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
Trent Barton
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 Derby to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £8
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National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Blackburn
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£4 - £6
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National Express
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building to Derby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Kinchbus
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to Buxton, Market Place
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£6
Website
High Peak
Bus from Buxton, Market Place to Manchester Airport The Station
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6
Website
High Peak

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