There are 8 ways to get from London to Blackburn by train, bus, car or plane

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 Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 41 min

$121 - $186

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. National Express

$20 - $26

6 alternative options

Train Virgin Trains East Coast  •  4 h 36 min

$51 - $75

Drive  •  3 h 49 min

  1. 225.2 miles

$45 - $70

Fly London Heathrow to Manchester, train  •  4 h 26 min

  1. LHR - MAN

$104 - $309

Train to Southend, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. SEN - MAN

$96 - $358

Fly London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford, train  •  5 h 20 min

  1. LHR - LBA

$104 - $247

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 20 min

  1. SOU - MAN

$78 - $201

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

You can take a train from London to Blackburn via Manchester Piccadilly, Piccadilly (Manchester Metrolink), Victoria (Manchester Metrolink), and Manchester Victoria in around 3 h 41 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Blackburn 4 times a day. Tickets cost $20 - $26 and the journey takes 5 h 55 min.

Airlines
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 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
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 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Victoria to Blackburn
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Blackburn
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between London and Blackburn is 296 km. The road distance is 360 km.

The cheapest way to get from London to Blackburn is to bus which costs £15 - £20 and takes 5 h 55 min.

The quickest way to get from London to Blackburn is to train which takes 3 h 41 min and costs £90 - £140.

No, there is no direct train from London to Blackburn. However, there are services departing from London Kings Cross and arriving at Blackburn via Leeds. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 36 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Blackburn. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to get from London to Blackburn, including transfers.