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1 h 26 m
1 h 26 m
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Of the 2 trains that leave Blackburn for Liverpool every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||30 miles (49 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 26 min|
|Average train ticket price||£8 (€9)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Northern Rail|
Trains from Blackburn to Liverpool cover the 30 miles (49 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 26 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £8, but the average price of train tickets is £8. Travellers depart most frequently from Blackburn and arrive in Liverpool Lime Street.
There are more than 30 daily trains from Blackburn to Liverpool, and most of these are operated by train company Northern Rail. All journeys require at least one change, and the fastest trips take around one hour 25 minutes. It's just over 40 miles from Blackburn to Liverpool, and spacious trains with roomy seats are the most relaxing travel solution for all travellers. Getting to John Lennon Airport is simple from Liverpool Lime Street station, and there are no restrictions on the amount of luggage that can be carried on trains.
Although the first train of the day to Liverpool is operated by First Transpennine Express, all others are Northern Rail services. The first train departs from Blackburn at around 06:13 a.m. and arrives at Liverpool Lime Street station at around 8:00 a.m. There are then two Northern Rail trains per hour until the last train of the day at just before 10:00 p.m., which requires two changes.
The fastest trains from Blackburn to Liverpool require one change at Preston and journeys take around one hour 25 minutes. Average journey times are slightly longer at around two hours and five minutes and may require two changes.
What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Blackburn to Liverpool?
Departure train station: Trains for Liverpool leave from Bradford Railway Station which is within easy walking distance of the Blackburn Cathedral and all local shops. Public buses stop outside the station, and there is also an 80-space car park. The station has a lift so elderly or disabled passengers can access platforms and services include station payphones, refreshment services, and accessible toilets.
Arrival train station: Trains from Blackburn arrive at Liverpool Lime Street station, a modern structure just a short walk from city centre shopping and all major tourist attractions. Buses serving all routes in the city can be found just outside on Lime Street, and passengers travelling onwards to the John Lennon Airport will need to take the 500 bus which leaves from Liverpool One Bus Terminal. There are no charges to use any of the station toilets and baby change facilities are also available. Cafes, shops, left-luggage stores and trolleys are all available at Liverpool Lime Street Station.
Trains from Blackburn to Liverpool are provided by Northern Rail, although the first train of the day is operated by Transpennine Express.
Northern Rail provide the vast majority of trains from Blackburn to Liverpool, and there are generally two services per hour from just after 6:00 a.m. until late in the evening. There are no direct services to Liverpool, and most trains require one or two changes.
Northern Rail travellers with mobility issues or disabilities can get in touch with Passenger Support for any help required during before and during travel. Electric and manual wheelchairs can be taken on any Northern Rail service, but it is not possible to take mobility scooters on journeys from Blackburn to Liverpool at this moment in time. Bikes can be taken on board any trains just so long as there is enough room, but space cannot be booked in advance. All trains can take up to two bikes and there is no charge for this service. Pets and small animals can also be taken on board trains, subject to being under control of their owners at all times and meeting all operator regulations. There is no limit to the amount of luggage that can be taken on board, just so long as passengers can stow it away, so it does not cause hazards to other rail users. There are no First Class compartments on Northern Rail trains, and trolley catering services are only provided at peak times of day.
Booking trains from Blackburn to Liverpool in advance is the best way to save money on any ticket. It's a good idea to use the Omio app to find all the best prices for rail travel from Blackburn to Liverpool and opting for slower journeys is often another good way to find the cheapest train tickets.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Blackburn and arrive in Liverpool Lime Street.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Blackburn, is located 0.9 miles (1.4 km) from the city centre of Blackburn.
The most popular arrival train station, Liverpool Lime Street, is located 0.4 miles (692 m) away from the city centre of Liverpool.
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