How to travel from Blackpool to Manchester

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from Blackpool to Manchester

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

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To get from Blackpool to Manchester on Aug 16 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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09:13AMBlackpool South1h40 10:53AMManchester Oxford Road
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08:17AMBlackpool South1h37 09:54AMManchester Oxford Road
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Travel Information to Manchester from Blackpool

distanceDistance40 miles (65 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$7 - $13
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $7 (€7) • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $13 (€12) • 1 h 8 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Northern Rail

Travel 40 miles (65 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Manchester from Blackpool. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 8 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $7 (€7). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or Northern Rail among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Blackpool to Manchester.

Travel Tips: Travel from Blackpool to Manchester

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.

There are 4 ways to travel between Blackpool and Manchester including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Manchester from Blackpool is by taking a bus, which costs on average $7 (€7).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Manchester:

A bus is generally $6 (€5) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $13 (€12) from Blackpool to Manchester.

The fastest way to get to Manchester from Blackpool is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 8 min.

Other travel options to Manchester can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 1 h 15 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Blackpool to Manchester is:

  • 4 buses a day.
  • Around 51 trains per day.

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

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Blackpool, Topping Street and tend to arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Trains mostly depart from Blackpool North and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Blackpool to Manchester, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • 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 $7 (€7).
  • Northern Rail can take you to Manchester by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Northern Rail from Blackpool to Manchester for $13 (€12).

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

  • You can travel directly by bus with National Express with 4 direct buses per day.
  • You can take a direct train with Northern Rail with 31 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 to Manchester from Blackpool.

Looking to extend your trip from Blackpool to Manchester? Many Omio customers who go from Blackpool to Manchester usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you're looking to explore London, Liverpool or Edinburgh from Manchester, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before traveling from Blackpool to Manchester, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $7 (€7) one way.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $13 (€12) one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Blackpool to Manchester tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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