Blackburn and Darwen is well served by Public transport. The Bus Station, on Brown Street, in Blackburn town centre provides a network of local buses connecting local towns and villages in Lancashire/Manchester and beyond. The main railway station is located off Railway Road and has undergone a major refurbishment to improve the comfort and convenience of train travellers. Smaller local railway stations at Darwen, Pleasington, Entwistle, Cherry Tree and Wilpshire make the town and countryside around Blackburn and Darwen easily accessible to public transport users.
Travel by car is just as convenient, with good access from the national motorway network, visiting Blackburn and Darwen couldn't be easier. A short drive from the M6 and M65 motorway, Blackburn and Darwen are easy to reach and an ideal base for exploring further afield. Blackpool, the Ribble Valley, the Yorkshire Dales, the Lakes, Liverpool and Manchester are all within an hours drive.
Blackburn Town Centre has free parking on Saturdays & Sundays. The offer applies to council car parks highlighted on the map including the new Feilden Street Multi-storey car park. Please note The Mall & other privately opperated car parks are not included. (Please note: From 1st April 2016 parking charges will apply all day Monday to Friday on Council Car Parks in Blackburn)
Blackburn Car Park Postcodes for your Sat Navs:
Mill Lane: BB2 2AU
Byrom Street: BB5 2LE
Barton Street: BB2 1JL
Salford: BB1 5BE
Starkie Street: BB1 5BE
Feilden Street: BB2 1LQ
Simmons Street: BB2 1AU
Flemming Square: BB2 2DG
King Street: BB2 2DH
Paradise Lane: BB2 1LY
Weir Street: BB2 2AN
Jubilee Street (for Premier Inn): BB1 1EP
Darwen Town Centre has free parking on all it's town centre car parks both short and long stay, 7 days a week!
For futher information about public transport and parking please contact Blackburn Visitor Centre. Blackburn Visitor Centre is situated in Blackburn’s new Market Hall. The friendly, knowledgeable staff are on hand 6 days a week to help with any public transport enquiry. Visitors & residents can purchase monthly Spot On, Silver & Gold bus tickets & access our comprehensive range of timetables - not just for Blackburn & Darwen but Lancashire, Manchester & beyond. So whether you need to know how to get to work, a hospital appointment, that important interview or to go shopping, Blackburn Visitor Centre will help plan your journey. If you are travelling by car they will help with directions & parking.
The Centre is also an agent for National Express Coaches. These depart from Blackburn to connect to destinations across the UK & Europe.
There are also 1,300 parking spaces over 3 multi-storey blocks on The Mall shopping centre car park. The main entrances are at Exchange Street and Church Street. There are 38 disabled and 23 family first bays located near to entrance / exit doors to The Mall Blackburn. From 18th March 2016 the car park will be open 24 hours. For more information & tariffs see: http://www.themall.co.uk/blackburn/visiting/getting-here/
If you prefer to walk to you destination you can now plot your route around Blackburn & Darwen using www.walkit.com . This site will map out your best route, tell you how far it is & how many calories you can burn !
There are Taxi Ranks situated outside the Rail Station on Railway Road (01254 690101)& on Ainsworth Street near the Bus Station. Here are a few town centre Private Hire Companies if you prefer a door to door service:
Arcade Taxis, 94 Darwen Street, Blackburn BB2 2AJ (7 day/24 hour) 01254 54555
B&B Taxis, 4 France Street, Blackburn BB2 1LX 01254 679327
Mill Hill Private Hire, Unit 15, Hamilton St, Blackburn BB2 4AJ 01254 696910
Silverline Taxis, 34A Darwen St, Blackburn BB2 2BH 01254 51079