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from Manchester to Blackpool

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Thu
Oct 21
$15Northern Rail
$8National Express
Fri
Oct 22
$13Northern Rail
$8National Express
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Oct 23
$12Northern Rail
$8National Express
Sun
Oct 24
$12Northern Rail
$8National Express
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Oct 25
$11Northern Rail
$8National Express
Tue
Oct 26
$10Northern Rail
$8National Express
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Oct 27
$11Northern Rail
$8National Express
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Oct 28
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$8National Express
Fri
Oct 29
$8Northern Rail
$8National Express
Sat
Oct 30
$9Northern Rail
$8National Express
Sun
Oct 31
$9Northern Rail
$8National Express
Mon
Nov 1
$9Northern Rail
$8National Express
Tue
Nov 2
$9Northern Rail
$8National Express
Wed
Nov 3
$30Northern Rail
$8National Express
Fri
Nov 5
$9Northern Rail
$8National Express
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Nov 6
$29Northern Rail
$8National Express
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Nov 7
$8Northern Rail
$8National Express
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Nov 8
$9Northern Rail
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Nov 10
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$7National Express

Travel Information from Manchester to Blackpool

distanceDistance40 miles (65 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$7 - $11
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $7 (€6) • 1 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $11 (€9) • 1 h 13 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Northern Rail

Take a bus 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 13 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 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 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
How do I travel from Manchester to Blackpool?

There are 2 ways to get from Manchester to Blackpool: bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Blackpool is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $7 (€6) compared to other travel options to Blackpool:

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

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

The fastest way to get to Blackpool from Manchester is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 13 min.

Other travel options to Blackpool can usually take longer:

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

What is the distance from Manchester to Blackpool?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Manchester to Blackpool?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Blackpool is:

  • 25 trains a day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Manchester and in Blackpool?

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Blackpool, Topping Street.
  • Most travelers take a train from Manchester Piccadilly to Blackpool North.
Which travel companies can take me from Manchester to Blackpool?

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 $7 (€6) on Omio.
  • Travel with Northern Rail for trains to Blackpool. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Northern Rail Manchester to Blackpool tickets on Omio for $11 (€9).
Can I find a direct route between Manchester and Blackpool?

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

  • You can check for a direct train to Blackpool with Northern Rail with 25 direct trains per day.

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.

Where should I go next after I travel between Manchester and Blackpool?
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!
How far in advance should I purchase tickets from Manchester to Blackpool online to get the best deals?

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

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

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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