The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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1 h 10 m
1 h 27 m
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Of the 12 trains that leave Blackpool for Manchester every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||40 miles (65 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 12 min|
|Average train ticket price||$10 (€10)|
|Train frequency||47 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 31 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Northern Rail or Avanti West Coast|
Trains from Blackpool to Manchester cover the 40 miles (65 km) long route taking on average 1 h 12 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 47 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $7 (€7), but the average price of train tickets is $10 (€10). Travelers depart most frequently from Blackpool North and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Find the best trains between Blackpool and Manchester with Omio's travel partners Northern Rail (3) from $7 (€7). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.
Northern Trains is one of many publicly owned train operating companies in the United Kingdom. The rail network in the UK has been run by over 20 train companies, but they work together as National Rail with coordinated fares and ticketing. Headquartered in York, Northern operates local and commuter trains across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day tickets can be purchased for Northern train journeys between Blackpool and Manchester. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.
Northern Rail (3) from Blackpool to Manchester train information:
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.
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.
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.
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 Airport and Manchester Victoria.
Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Blackpool North to Manchester Piccadilly.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Blackpool North, located approximately 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from the city center of Blackpool. The most popular arrival train station in Manchester, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located around 0.6 miles (954 m) away from its city center.
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