Getting there and away
Blackburn is located in Lancashire, England. The town is less than an hour’s drive from Manchester and Blackpool, and just over an hour away from Liverpool, Leeds and Chester. If you are driving, the M65 motorway will take your to Blackburn. If you are without a car, frequent bus service to the city is the best way to go.
Most people who go to Blackburn fly to either Manchester or Liverpool and then take a bus or drive to the town. Manchester International Airport is the largest airport in England outside of London. SkyEurope, Jet2.com, Flybe and other budget airlines fly to Manchester from London and from destinations throughout Europe, making it one of the more affordable places to fly in England.
Airfare to Manchester will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travelers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates. Consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. British Airways is the national airline. However, Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa, Aer Lingus and other airlines also stop in Manchester.
The most expensive air tickets to Manchester are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the summer Eurail season. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Blackburn is served by a newly redeveloped train station located in the town center next to the bus station and served by Northern Rail. The nearest train station on the West Coast Main Line is Preston (14km away). If you are planning to travel by rail in England, you can often save money by purchasing a BritRail pass.
There are no train stations serving Ewood Park so if you arrive by train you will have to take a bus or taxi from the center city train station to the stadium.
Leave the M6 at junction 29 and join the M65 and head East to Blackburn. Ewood Park is well signposted on the M65, leave at junction 4, join the A666 and head towards Blackburn. Ewood Park is about a mile away on your right.
Buses frequently run to Blackburn from Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Preston. To get to Ewood Park by bus, hop on a local line from the bus station in the city center. Buses that service the stadium include: Line 3, 3a, 3b, 46 & 346.