There are 5 ways to get from Wigan to Blackburn by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Blackburn

$10 - $28

Cheapest option

Line 362 bus, bus  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Take the line 362 bus from Wigan, Mesnes St/Market to Chorley Town Centre, Bus Station (CHORLEY Bus Station Stand K) 362
  2. Take the bus from Chorley Town Centre, Bus Station (CHORLEY Bus Station Stand C) to Blackburn College 4 / ...

$8 - $11

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Wigan Wallgate to Blackburn

$19 - $29

Taxi  •  33 min

  1. Take a taxi from Wigan to Blackburn 26 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  33 min

  1. Drive from Wigan to Blackburn 26 miles

$5 - $9

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

You can take a train from Wigan to Blackburn via Preston in around 1 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Wigan to Blackburn via Chorley Town Centre, Bus Station (CHORLEY Bus Station Stand K) and Chorley Town Centre, Bus Station (CHORLEY Bus Station Stand C) in around 2 h 6 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Preston
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $21
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Preston
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$5 - $8
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $10
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Preston
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Blackburn
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Wigan Wallgate to Blackburn
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
Arriva North West
Phone
0344 800 44 11
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Wigan, Mesnes St/Market to Chorley Town Centre, Bus Station (CHORLEY Bus Station Stand K)
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
The Blackburn Bus Compan
Phone
01254 670 583
Email
hello@blackburnbus.co.uk
Website
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Chorley Town Centre, Bus Station (CHORLEY Bus Station Stand C) to Blackburn College
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.uk
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Chorley Town Centre, Bus Station (CHORLEY Bus Station Stand C) to Blackburn College
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Wigan to Blackburn
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
New City Taxis
Phone
+44 1772 824000
Website
newcityviptaxis.com
Ace Ringway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1772 200200
Website
ace-ringwaytaxis.co.uk
Taxi In Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 236 1915
Comcab Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 298 2222
Website
comcab-liverpool.co.uk
Radio Cars
Phone
+44 161 236 8033
Website
radiocarsmanchester.co.uk
Manchester Cars
Phone
+44 161 228 3355
Website
ilovemanchestercars.co.uk
Street Cars Manchester
Phone
+44 161 228 7878
Website
streetcarsmanchester.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Wigan and Blackburn is 25 km. The road distance is 42 km.

The cheapest way to get from Wigan to Blackburn is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 33 min.

The quickest way to get from Wigan to Blackburn is to taxi which takes 33 min and costs £70 - £85.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wigan Wallgate and arriving at Blackburn. Services depart every two hours. The journey takes approximately 1 h 59 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Wigan to Blackburn. However, there are services departing from Wigan, Mesnes St/Market and arriving at Blackburn College via Chorley Town Centre, Bus Station (CHORLEY Bus Station Stand C). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 6 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 25 min to get from Wigan to Blackburn, including transfers.