Away days: Blackburn

4th May 2019

If you are heading to Lancashire to cheer on Swansea City in their final game of the season at Blackburn on Sunday (12.30pm), here is a travel guide to make your journey that much easier.

Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City

Date: Sunday, May 5

Kick-off: 12.30pm

Address: Ewood Park, Blackburn, BB2 4JF

Distance from the Liberty: 205.5 miles


Away fans are housed in the Bryan Douglas Darwen End, where the facilities provided are good although space is tight. Food on the concourse includes a selection of pies, burgers, hot dogs and sausage rolls.


There are various car parks in the area around Ewood Park (especially along Branch Road), where you can leave your vehicle for £5. However, it is worth noting that the roads immediately around the stadium are closed for around 30 minutes after the game.

Therefore, it you want to get away reasonably quickly, there are several industrial units opposite the BP Petrol Garage on the A666 that you can use for the same price.


From Swansea, the journey to Blackburn takes roughly five-and-a-half to six hours.

The nearest station is Mill Hill, which is around a 15-minute walk from Ewood Park and is served by trains from Blackburn with the journey only taking a few minutes.

Alternatively, you can take a bus (the number 1 or number 3 services from stand N outside the station) or get a taxi to the ground.

No trains leave Swansea in time to get to the ground for kick-off but the return journeys depart from Mill Hill at 3.07pm, 3.23pm, 4.07pm and 4.23pm. Please note these return journeys include a minimum of three changes.


Beer Festival at Blackburn Rugby Club – All weekend

In Loyal Company at Darwen Library Theatre – May 3

Hello Dolly at the Empire Theatre – May 6


Fernhurst Lodge (BB2 4JP) – 0.3 miles from Ewood Park

Navigation Inn (BB2 4DL) – 0.7 miles

The Golden Cup (BB3 0AJ) – 0.9 miles

The Anchor Hotel (BB3 0AB) – 1.3 miles

The Postal Order (BB2 2BY) – 1.5 miles


Fernhurst Lodge (BB2 4JP) – 0.3 miles from Ewood Park

Blakewater Hotel (BB2 2BX) – 1.5 miles

Premier Inn Blackburn Town Centre (BB1 1EP) – 1.5 miles

The Willows (BB1 2NG) – 2.3 miles

Hill View Hotel & Guest House (BB2 6BH) – 2.7 miles