How to travel from Manchester to Blackburn

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Travel Information between Manchester and Blackburn

distanceDistance21 miles (34 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$4 - $7
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $4 (€4) • 1 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $7 (€6) • 48 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNorthern Rail

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 21 miles (34 km) from Manchester to Blackburn. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 48 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $4 (€4). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Northern Rail among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Manchester to Blackburn.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Blackburn

Travel to Blackburn easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Blackburn.

You can travel to Blackburn from Manchester 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Blackburn from Manchester is by taking a bus, which costs on average $4 (€4).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Blackburn:

Taking a bus is usually $3 (€2) less than taking a train to Blackburn, which costs on average $7 (€6) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Blackburn from Manchester is by train with an average travel time of 48 min.

Other travel options to Blackburn can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Blackburn by bus can take on average 1 h 10 min.

Blackburn is approximately 21 miles (34 km) away from Manchester.

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Blackburn is:

  • 2 buses a day.
  • 33 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Blackburn from Manchester as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Manchester to Blackburn:

  • Buses mostly leave from Manchester, Coach Station and tend to arrive in Blackburn, Penny Street.
  • Trains mostly leave from Manchester Piccadilly and tend to arrive in Blackburn.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Manchester to Blackburn:

  • You can take a train from Manchester to Blackburn with Northern Rail. Cheap tickets can be found for $7 (€6) with Northern Rail from Manchester to Blackburn.

Yes, there are direct routes from Manchester to Blackburn with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 33 direct trains per day to take to Blackburn with Northern Rail.

Direct services to Blackburn tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

Many of our customers traveling from Manchester to Blackburn don't make Blackburn their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Blackburn are London, Birmingham or Leicester, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Blackburn to any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Manchester to Blackburn, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $4 (€4) one way on average.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $7 (€6) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Manchester to Blackburn tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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