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Overview: Coach from Blackpool to Manchester

distanceDistance40 miles (65 km)
durationAverage coach duration1 h 20 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£6 (€7)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Blackpool to Manchester cover the 40 miles (65 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 20 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £6, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £5. Travellers depart most frequently from Blackpool North and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

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National Express coaches from Blackpool to Manchester

Find the best coaches between Blackpool and Manchester with Omio's travel partners National Express from £5. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

National Express

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach from Blackpool to Manchester, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

  • Average Price: £5

National Express has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by coach between Blackpool and Manchester:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Coaches from Blackpool to Manchester

With four direct departures per day and journey times as little as one hour 30 minutes, passengers will find coach travel an excellent choice. Service is offered by National Express coaches, connecting the pleasure beaches in Blackpool to the Northern hub. Services continue seven days a week, so whenever passengers decide to travel, the coach is a good option.

Which coach companies travel from Blackpool to Manchester?

A full service is offered by leading public transport operators National Express. With coaches travelling across the country, National Express has a high standard of transport. Onboard, passengers can expect comfortable seating with ample leg room, power sockets for personal devices, WiFi and air conditioning. Each passenger is entitled to two 20 kg pieces of luggage that can be stored in the hold.

How long is the coach from Blackpool to Manchester?

Journey times vary slightly, depending on when passengers depart from Blackpool. The shortest journey can be completed in as little as one hour 30 minutes. One indirect service, involving a brief layover in Preston, takes just over two hours. Whenever passengers choose to travel, a direct service will take less than two hours.

How many coaches are there from Blackpool to Manchester?

On any given day of the week, including weekends, passengers can expect four direct departures per day. Departure times are spread, giving passengers flexibility with their travel plans. The first coach leaves early in the morning to allow travellers to arrive in Manchester for the start of the working day. The last indirect service gets passengers into Manchester for just after midnight.

What are the departure and arrival stations for coaches from Blackpool to Manchester?

Departure coach station: Passengers travelling to Manchester from Blackpool must make their way to Blackpool Central Coach Station. Just a seven-minute walk from the centre of town, the coach station is close to the Northern pier on the coast. Nearby services include car parking, fast food restaurants and bathrooms.

Arrival coach station: All coaches terminate at Manchester Coach Station. Located less than half a mile from Manchester Piccadilly, passengers will find onward travel easy. With great connections around the city via tram or bus or a short walk from the Northern Quarter, passengers will find themselves in the heart of the city in no time. Station facilities include ATMs, dining options, charging sockets and car parking.

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Coach to Manchester from Blackpool
Take the bus 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.
How much do cheap coach tickets between Blackpool and Manchester cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches from Blackpool to Manchester to cost as little as £5  in the next 7 days.
How much is a coach ticket from Blackpool to Manchester?
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Blackpool to Manchester coach prices are on average £6  one way.
What is the distance from Blackpool to Manchester via coach?
The Blackpool to Manchester coach distance is approximately 40 miles (65 km).
What is the average Blackpool to Manchester coach duration?
On average the Blackpool to Manchester coach time is 1 h 20 min  covering the 40 miles (65 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
When travelling by coach from Blackpool to Manchester, which coach station in Blackpool do I depart from and which coach station in Manchester do I arrive in?

Some of the Blackpool coach stations to Manchester you can start your journey from include Blackpool, Topping Street, Blackpool, Central Coach Station and Blackpool, Abingdon Street / Deansgate. Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Manchester include Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Blackpool North   and arriving in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Where is the coach station in Blackpool to go to Manchester? Where is the coach station in Manchester located?

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their coaches from Blackpool North and need to travel around 0.4 miles (559 m) from the city centre to get to this coach station.

Passengers arriving in Manchester most often arrive at Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and need to travel around 0.3 miles (489 m) from this coach station to the city centre.

What coach companies offer a service from Blackpool to Manchester?
If you're looking for coaches from Blackpool to Manchester, you can rely on National Express to get you to Manchester. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Blackpool to Manchester route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any direct coaches between Blackpool and Manchester?
Yes, you can search for direct coaches from Blackpool to Manchester on Omio with National Express, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your coach ticket.
When should I buy Blackpool Manchester coach tickets to score the best deals?
If you purchase a coach ticket from Blackpool to Manchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £6 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets to Manchester from Blackpool are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.