How to travel from Blackpool to Manchester

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Travel Information to Manchester from Blackpool

distanceDistance40 miles (65 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$8 - $8
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $8 (€7) • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $8 (€7) • 1 h 7 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Northern Rail (3)

Take a train or bus to travel 40 miles (65 km) to Manchester from Blackpool. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or Northern Rail (3) among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Blackpool to Manchester.

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from Blackpool to Manchester

How to get from Blackpool to Manchester by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from Blackpool to Manchester is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

National Express
Blackpool, Central Coach Station
11:05AMManchester, Coach Station
0 transfers
National Express
Blackpool, Central Coach Station
09:45AMManchester, Coach Station
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
Blackpool North (BPN)
10:22AMManchester Oxford Road (MCO)
1 transfer
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Northern Rail
Layton (LAY)
11:39AMDeansgate (DGT)
0 transfers
Northern Rail
Layton (LAY)
10:39AMDeansgate (DGT)
0 transfers
Northern Rail
Layton (LAY)
12:39PMDeansgate (DGT)
0 transfers
National Express
Blackpool, Central Coach Station
02:15PMManchester, Coach Station
0 transfers
National Express
Blackpool, Central Coach Station
03:35PMManchester, Coach Station
0 transfers
National Express
Blackpool, Central Coach Station
09:35PMManchester, Coach Station
0 transfers

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Travel on National Express and Northern Rail (3) travel between Blackpool and Manchester at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Northern Trains is one of many publicly owned travel operating companies in the United Kingdom. The rail network in the UK has been run by over 20 travel companies, but they work together as National Rail with coordinated fares and ticketing. Headquartered in York, Northern operates local and commuter travel 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 travel journeys to Manchester from Blackpool. There is only one class option on Northern travel: Standard.

    FAQs: Travel from Blackpool to Manchester

    FAQs: Travel 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.

    You can get from Blackpool to Manchester 2 different ways: train or bus.

    The cheapest way to travel between Blackpool and Manchester is a bus with an average price of $8 (€7).

    This is compared to other travel options from Blackpool to Manchester:

    A bus is $1 (€1) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Blackpool to Manchester costing on average $8 (€7).

    The quickest way to travel between Blackpool and Manchester is by train, which takes on average 1 h 7 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

    Getting to Manchester by bus takes 1 h 15 min on average.

    The Blackpool to Manchester distance is around 40 miles (65 km).

    The average frequency per day from Blackpool to Manchester is:

    • 5 buses a day.
    • 25 trains per day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Blackpool to Manchester as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

    These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Blackpool to Manchester:

    • Most travelers take a bus from Blackpool, Talbot Road / Dickson Road to Manchester, Coach Station.
    • Most travelers take a train from Blackpool North to Manchester Piccadilly.

    The following travel companies offer services from Blackpool to Manchester:

    • Travel with National Express for buses to Manchester. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Blackpool to Manchester tickets on Omio for $8 (€7).
    • Travel with Northern Rail (3), TransPennine Express or Virgin Trains to go to Manchester by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Northern Rail (3) Blackpool to Manchester tickets on Omio for $8 (€7).

    Yes, there are direct services available from Blackpool to Manchester with the following travel companies:

    • Direct buses with National Express with 5 direct buses per day.
    • Direct trains with Northern Rail (3) with 18 direct trains per day.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Manchester as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Blackpool to Manchester.

    Your trip from Blackpool to Manchester doesn't have to end in Manchester. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool, Paris, Edinburgh or Glasgow. If you’d like to add London, Liverpool, Paris, Edinburgh or Glasgow to your Blackpool to Manchester tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Manchester today!
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