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from Blackpool to Manchester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Blackpool to Manchester on Oct 21 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:30AMBlackpool, Central Coach Station1h20 10:50AMManchester, Coach Station
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$91One-way
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08:00PMBlackpool, Central Coach Station1h20 09:20PMManchester, Coach Station
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$81One-way
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09:29AMBlackpool North1h16 10:45AMManchester Piccadilly
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$151One-way
08:59AMBlackpool North1h16 10:15AMManchester Piccadilly
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$161One-way
09:59AMBlackpool North1h16 11:15AMManchester Piccadilly
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$151One-way

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Wed
Oct 20
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$8National Express
Thu
Oct 21
$14Northern Rail
$8National Express
Fri
Oct 22
$11Northern Rail
$8National Express
Sat
Oct 23
$12Northern Rail
$8National Express
Sun
Oct 24
$12Northern Rail
$8National Express
Mon
Oct 25
$11Northern Rail
$8National Express
Tue
Oct 26
$12Northern Rail
$8National Express
Wed
Oct 27
$10Northern Rail
$8National Express
Thu
Oct 28
$10Northern Rail
$8National Express
Fri
Oct 29
$10Northern Rail
$8National Express
Sat
Oct 30
$9Northern Rail
$8National Express
Sun
Oct 31
$9Northern Rail
$8National Express
Mon
Nov 1
$9Northern Rail
$8National Express
Fri
Nov 5
$8Northern Rail
$8National Express
Sat
Nov 6
$9Northern Rail
$8National Express
Sun
Nov 7
$29Northern Rail
$9National Express
Tue
Nov 9
Find prices
$8National Express

Travel Information from Blackpool to Manchester

distanceDistance40 miles (65 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$7 - $11
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $7 (€6) • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $7 (€6) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Northern Rail

Take a bus or train to travel 40 miles (65 km) to Manchester from Blackpool. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $7 (€6). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or Northern Rail among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Blackpool to Manchester.

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FAQs
How do I go from Blackpool to Manchester?

There are 2 ways to travel from Blackpool to Manchester including taking a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Blackpool to Manchester?

The cheapest way to go to Manchester from Blackpool is by taking a bus, which costs on average $7 (€6).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Manchester:

Taking a bus is about $4 (€3) less than taking a train, which costs on average $11 (€9) for this route.

What is the fastest way to get from Blackpool to Manchester?

The fastest way from Blackpool to Manchester is by bus with an average journey time of 1 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to Manchester that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by train can take 1 h 16 min   on average.

What is the distance between Blackpool and Manchester?

You should expect to travel around 40 miles (65 km) between Blackpool and Manchester.

How many services a day are there to Manchester from Blackpool?

The average frequency per day from Blackpool to Manchester is:

  • 16 trains a day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Blackpool to Manchester?

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Blackpool, Topping Street and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Trains mostly depart from Blackpool North and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Which travel companies can get me from Blackpool to Manchester?

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:

  • National Express can take you to Manchester by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for National Express from Blackpool to Manchester for $7 (€6).
  • 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 $11 (€9).
Is there a way to travel directly from Blackpool to Manchester?

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

  • You can take a direct bus with National Express.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Blackpool to Manchester?
Omio customers who travel from Blackpool to Manchester often also extend their vacation to go to London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Manchester and these popular destinations at a great price.
When should I book a ticket from Blackpool to Manchester online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Blackpool to Manchester, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $7 (€6) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $11 (€9) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Blackpool to Manchester online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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