How to travel from Manchester to Blackpool

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from Manchester to Blackpool

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

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To get from Manchester to Blackpool on Oct 06 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Manchester and Blackpool

distanceDistance40 miles (65 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$8 - $14
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $8 (€8) • 1 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • $8 (€8) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Northern Rail

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

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Blackpool

Travel Tips: Travel to Blackpool 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 Manchester to Blackpool.
FAQs

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

The cheapest way to travel to Blackpool from Manchester is by taking a train with an average price of $8 (€8).

This is compared to other travel options to Blackpool:

A train is $7 (€6) less than a bus for this trip with tickets for a bus from Manchester to Blackpool costing on average $14 (€14).

The quickest way to travel between Manchester and Blackpool is by train, which takes on average 1 h   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 1 h 20 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Blackpool is:

  • 4 buses a day.
  • 41 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Manchester to 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 Manchester to Blackpool:

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

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

  • National Express can get you to Blackpool by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with National Express from Manchester to Blackpool for $14 (€14) on Omio.
  • Northern Rail can get you to Blackpool by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Northern Rail from Manchester to Blackpool for $8 (€8) on Omio.

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

  • You'll find 4 direct buses a day to Blackpool with National Express.
  • You can find 31 direct trains per day to Blackpool with Northern Rail.

Direct services to Blackpool 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.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Manchester to Blackpool often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Liverpool. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Manchester and Blackpool itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Blackpool and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets cost $14 (€14) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $8 (€8) one way on average.

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

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