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Train  •  37 min

  1. Take the train from Nelson to Blackburn

£6 - £11

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Nelson, Bus Station to Burnley, Bus Station M5 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Burnley, Bus Station to Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station 152 / ...

Taxi  •  18 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nelson to Blackburn 15.7 miles

£35 - £45

Drive  •  18 min

  1. Drive from Nelson to Blackburn 15.7 miles

£2 - £4

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The cheapest way to get from Nelson to Blackburn is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nelson to Blackburn is to taxi which costs £35 - £45 and takes 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nelson station to Blackburn station. However, there are services departing from Nelson, Bus Station and arriving at Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station via Burnley, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 36m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Nelson and arriving at Blackburn. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 37 min.

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The distance between Nelson and Blackburn is 13 miles. The road distance is 15.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Nelson to Blackburn without a car is to train which takes 37 min and costs £6 - £11.

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The train from Nelson to Blackburn takes 37 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Nelson to Blackburn bus services, operated by Transdev Burnley & Pendly, depart from Nelson, Bus Station.

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Nelson to Blackburn train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Nelson station.

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The best way to get from Nelson to Blackburn is to train which takes 37 min and costs £6 - £11. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1h 36m.

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  • Distance: 13 miles
  • Duration: 37 min

What companies run services between Nelson, Lancashire, England and Blackburn, England?

Northern Rail operates a train from Nelson to Blackburn hourly. Tickets cost £6 - £11 and the journey takes 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nelson to Blackburn via Burnley, Bus Station in around 1h 36m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Transdev Burnley & Pendly
Phone
03456 040 110
Email
hello@burnleybuses.co.uk
Website
transdevbus.co.uk
Bus from Nelson, Bus Station to Burnley, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
Transdev Burnley & Pendly
Bus from Burnley, Bus Station to Blackburn Town Centre, School Stand
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Transdev Burnley & Pendly
Transdev Lancashire Unit
Phone
01254 670 583
Email
hello@blackburnbus.co.uk
Website
transdevbus.co.uk
Bus from Burnley, Bus Station to Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev Lancashire Unit
Other operators
Taxi from Nelson to Blackburn
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
£35 - £45
Greenline Taxis
Phone
+44 1282 860 011
Escort Taxis
Phone
+44 1282 868 788
BCN Private Hire
Phone
+44 1282 866 660
Town Taxis
Phone
+44 1282 838 882
Doubletop Taxis
Phone
+44 1282 420 028
Burnley & Crown Taxis
Phone
+44 1282 455 555
Website
burnleytaxis.co.uk
Alan's 1st Choice Taxis
Phone
+44 1282 778 833
Website
minibusespadiham.co.uk

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Nelson to Blackburn bus services, operated by Transdev Lancashire Unit, arrive at Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Nelson to Blackburn is 16 miles. It takes approximately 18 min to drive from Nelson to Blackburn.

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