There are 4 ways to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Blackburn by train, bus or car

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Train  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Preston

£71 - £154

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Bus  •  10h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express

£21 - £29

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station to Hereford, station T14
  2. Take the train from Hereford to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Stockport

£67 - £101

Drive  •  3h 34m

  1. Drive from Merthyr Tydfil to Blackburn 211.4 miles

£30 - £50

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The cheapest way to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Blackburn is to bus which costs £21 - £29 and takes 10h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Blackburn is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Merthyr Tydfil station to Blackburn. However, there are services departing from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station and arriving at Blackburn via Cardiff, Philharmonic JP, Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 21m.

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No, there is no direct train from Merthyr Tydfil to Blackburn. However, there are services departing from Merthyr Tydfil and arriving at Blackburn via Cardiff Central, Crewe and Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 31m.

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The distance between Merthyr Tydfil and Blackburn is 144 miles. The road distance is 211.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Blackburn without a car is to train which takes 6h 31m and costs £70 - £160.

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It takes approximately 6h 31m to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Blackburn, including transfers.

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Merthyr Tydfil to Blackburn bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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Merthyr Tydfil to Blackburn train services, operated by Transport for Wales, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Blackburn is to train which takes 6h 31m and costs £70 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £21 - £29 and takes 10h 21m.

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Map of how to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Blackburn.
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  • Distance: 144.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 31m

What companies run services between Merthyr Tydfil, Wales and Blackburn, England?

You can take a train from Merthyr Tydfil to Blackburn via Cardiff Central, Crewe, and Preston in around 6h 31m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Merthyr Tydfil to Blackburn once daily. Tickets cost £9 - £12 and the journey takes 5h 50m.

Train operators
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Cardiff Central to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £65
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Advanced Single
£19 - £26
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £65
First Anytime Day Single
£65 - £100
Virgin Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Preston
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£19 - £70
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£19 - £25
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £70
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Stockport
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£24 - £40
Anytime Single
£35 - £55
Off-Peak Single
£28 - £45
Bus operators
Stagecoach in South Wales
Phone
01633 485118
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station to Hereford, station
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
Stagecoach in South Wales
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 Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
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National Express

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Merthyr Tydfil to Blackburn bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Merthyr Tydfil to Blackburn train services, operated by Virgin Trains, arrive at Preston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Merthyr Tydfil to Blackburn is 211 miles. It takes approximately 3h 34m to drive from Merthyr Tydfil to Blackburn.

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