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Train Information from Blackpool to Manchester

distanceDistance40 miles (65 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 10 min
priceAverage train ticket price$12 (€10)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersNorthern Rail or First Transpennine Express

Trains from Blackpool to Manchester cover the 40 miles (65 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 10 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail or First Transpennine Express. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $12 (€10), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $8 (€7). Travelers depart most frequently from Blackpool North and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Trains from Blackpool to Manchester: Journey Details

Travelers can leave from either Blackpool North or South stations and will arrive at one of Manchester's three stations of Piccadilly, Victoria, or Oxford Road. The earliest train leaves before quarter to 06:00 and the last train leaves after quarter past 23:00. There is only one peak time for this connection from the first train to 8:00 a.m. Around 3-4 trains depart every hour, and the average trip takes up to an hour and a half.

There are no overnight trains for this connection, though there are two night trains; one at 3:00 a.m. and another just before 5:00 a.m. The weekend schedule does not differ much from the weekday one, except there is no peak time in the morning. Most trains are direct, but there are a few indirect trains which require one or two changes at either/both Preston or Warrington Bank Quay. Trains from Blackpool to Manchester are operated by Northern Rail.

Return trains from Manchester to Blackpool are also available.

Departing Blackpool by train

Conveniently located within 100km of both Manchester and Liverpool, Blackpool is an easily accessible seaside resort. Visitors can soak up the sun on the Golden Mile, dip their toes at the UK's largest indoor water park, Sandcastle Waterpark, or explore the huge Stanley Park.

Arriving in Manchester by train

Home to the world famous football team, Manchester United, the city can offer much more than a good game though. Possible activities include shopping on High Street, visiting the historic Albert Square, or hiking in the Prestwich Forest Park.

Travel Tips

Trains from Blackpool to Manchester
Travel by train to Manchester 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 Blackpool to Manchester.
FAQs
How much do cheap trains to Manchester from Blackpool cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Blackpool and Manchester for as low as $8 (€7)  for the next 7 days.
How much is the train to Manchester from Blackpool on average?
The Blackpool to Manchester train ticket price is on average $12 (€10)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.
How far is Manchester from Blackpool by train?
The distance from Blackpool to Manchester by train is approximately 40 miles (65 km).
How long is a train to Manchester from Blackpool on average?
The train time to Manchester from Blackpool is on average 1 h 10 min  for the 40 miles (65 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Manchester from Blackpool by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Blackpool and arrival train station in Manchester?

When taking a train from Blackpool, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Blackpool North, Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Blackpool South. When you arrive in Manchester, your train can arrive in train stations including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Blackpool North   to Manchester Piccadilly.

Where is the Blackpool train station located? Where is the Manchester train station located?

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Blackpool North and need to travel around 0.4 miles (559 m) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Manchester most often arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0.4 miles (587 m) from this train station to the city center.

Which train companies should I travel with from Blackpool to Manchester?
If you're looking for trains from Blackpool to Manchester, you can rely on Northern Rail or First Transpennine Express to get you to Manchester. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Blackpool to Manchester journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services are there between Blackpool and Manchester a day?
The average number of trains departing Blackpool for Manchester is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
How early should I purchase Blackpool to Manchester train tickets to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Blackpool to Manchester is on average $12 (€10) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets from Blackpool to Manchester available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Manchester
Blackpool North is the most popular Blackpool railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Blackpool for your trip to Manchester.