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from Manchester to Blackburn

You can get from Manchester to Blackburn by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Manchester to Blackburn on 29 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:45Manchester Victoria0h48 10:33Blackburn
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09:45Manchester Victoria0h48 10:33Blackburn
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10:48Manchester Victoria0h48 11:36Blackburn
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08:58Manchester Victoria1h20 10:18Blackburn
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10:59Manchester Victoria1h19 12:18Blackburn
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29 May
£8Northern Rail
31 May
£6Northern Rail
1 Jun
£6Northern Rail
3 Jun
£13Northern Rail

Travel Information to Blackburn from Manchester

distanceDistance21 miles (34 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • £6 • 51 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNorthern Rail

Travel 21 miles (34 km) by train between Manchester and Blackburn. Northern Rail is the main travel provider operating this trip. Travellers 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.

How do you get from Manchester to Blackburn?

Your travel option from Manchester to Blackburn includes taking a train.

What is the fastest way to get to Blackburn from Manchester?

The fastest way to travel from Manchester to Blackburn is by train with an average journey time of 51 min.

How far is it from Manchester to Blackburn?

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

How many services a day are there between Manchester and Blackburn?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Blackburn is:

  • 25 trains a day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Manchester to Blackburn?

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

  • Trains from Manchester to Blackburn most often leave from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Blackburn.

Which travel companies can take me from Manchester to Blackburn?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with between Manchester and Blackburn:

  • You can take a train from Manchester to Blackburn with Northern Rail. Cheap tickets can be found for £6 with Northern Rail from Manchester to Blackburn.

Can I travel directly between Manchester and Blackburn?

Yes, there is a direct route available between Manchester and Blackburn:

  • You can take a direct train with Northern Rail with 25 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Blackburn as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Manchester to Blackburn.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Blackburn from Manchester?

Your journey from Manchester to Blackburn doesn't have to end in Blackburn. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Birmingham or Leicester. If you’d like to add London, Birmingham or Leicester to your Manchester to Blackburn trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Blackburn today!

How far in advance should I book tickets to Blackburn from Manchester online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip between Manchester and Blackburn, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Train tickets are costing £6 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Blackburn from Manchester online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.