There are 6 ways to get from Liverpool to Blackburn by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Blackburn

$16 - $24

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Liverpool to Blackburn 41.3 miles

$7

4 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand X2

$18

Train via Wigan North Western  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Wigan North Western
  2. Take the train from Wigan Wallgate to Blackburn

$26 - $39

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Liverpool to Blackburn 41.1 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Blackburn 41.1 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Blackburn is to rideshare which costs £5 and takes 1 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Blackburn is to taxi which costs £110 - £140 and takes 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool to Blackburn. However, there are services departing from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) and arriving at Blackburn, Barbara Castle Way via Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 39). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Liverpool to Blackburn. However, there are services departing from Liverpool Lime Street and arriving at Blackburn via Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 38 min.

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The distance between Liverpool and Blackburn is 31 miles. The road distance is 41.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Blackburn without a car is to train which takes 1 h 38 min and costs £12 - £18.

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It takes approximately 1 h 38 min to get from Liverpool to Blackburn, including transfers.

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Liverpool to Blackburn bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Lancashire, depart from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) station.

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Liverpool to Blackburn train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Liverpool Lime Street station.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Blackburn is to train which takes 1 h 38 min and costs £12 - £18. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 and takes 2 h 49 min.

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Liverpool to Blackburn bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Lancashire, arrive at Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand station.

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Liverpool to Blackburn train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Blackburn station.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Blackburn.
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  • Distance: 31.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 38 min

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

You can take a train from Liverpool to Blackburn via Preston in around 1 h 38 min. Alternatively, Stagecoach in Lancashire operates a bus from Liverpool to Blackburn every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $13 and the journey takes 2 h 9 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Blackburn
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Wigan Wallgate to Blackburn
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Liverpool to Blackburn
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Liverpool to Blackburn
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Comcab Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 298 2222
Website
comcab-liverpool.co.uk
Taxi In Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 236 1915

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