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

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Train  •  4h 52m

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

£66 - £140

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Bus  •  7h 50m

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

£13 - £17

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Train via Birmingham  •  5h 24m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Stockport

£87 - £133

Drive  •  3h 36m

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Blackburn 213.8 miles

£35 - £55

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The cheapest way to get from Wales to Blackburn is to bus which costs £13 - £18 and takes 7h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Wales to Blackburn is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Wales station to Blackburn. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens and arriving at Blackburn via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Wales to Blackburn. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Blackburn via Crewe and Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 52m.

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The distance between Wales and Blackburn is 114 miles. The road distance is 213.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Wales to Blackburn without a car is to train which takes 4h 52m and costs £65 - £140.

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It takes approximately 4h 52m to get from Wales to Blackburn, including transfers.

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

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Wales to Blackburn train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Wales to Blackburn is to train which takes 4h 52m and costs £65 - £140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £18 and takes 7h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Wales to Blackburn.
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  • Distance: 114.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 52m

What companies run services between Wales and Blackburn, England?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Blackburn via Crewe and Preston in around 4h 52m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cardiff 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
£20 - £28
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 Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£28 - £45
Anytime Single
£40 - £70
Off-Peak Single
£35 - £55
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
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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Wales to Blackburn bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Wales to Blackburn train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Stockport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Wales to Blackburn is 214 miles. It takes approximately 3h 36m to drive from Wales to Blackburn.

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