Transport and Parking

Blackburn and Darwen is well served by public transport. The new, modern Bus Station on Ainsworth Street, in Blackburn town centre provides a network of local buses connecting local towns and villages in Lancashire/Manchester and beyond. It is convienently located close to Blackburn Market & The Mall Blackburn. 

The main Blackburn 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.

Electric Charging Points:

Fast (22kw) charge points for electric vehicles are located in Brown Street, Weir Street and Feilden Street multi-storey parks in Blackburn and Varley Street & Darwen Market Roof Top car parks in Darwen. There is a maximum stay of 4 hours.  Parking is free when charging on surface car parks.  The parking stay is chargeable for the full length of stay at Feilden St car park. The tariff is 44p/kWh plus 25p per session.

Electric Charging Points on Brown Street Car Park

Blackburn Car Park Postcodes for your Sat Navs:

Mill Lane: BB2 2AU

Brown Street BB1 6AF

Byrom Street: BB5 2LE

Barton Street: BB2 1JL

Salford: BB1 5BE (Public Car Park Evenings & Weekends Only)

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 : BB1 1EP (for Premier Inn private car park & also car park for public parking evenings & weekends only )

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 Market Hall. The friendly, knowledgeable staff are on hand 6 days a week to help with any public transport enquiry. Visitors & residents can 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.

Blackburn Town Centre Parking Map

Darwen Town Centre Parking Map

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:

If you prefer to walk to you destination you can now plot your route around Blackburn & Darwen using . 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

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