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Cheap coach tickets from Glasgow to Blackpool

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Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap coach ticket from Glasgow to Blackpool is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

FlixBus
10:304h38
Glasgow
15:08Blackpool
£341One-way
1 change
Megabus UK
11:005h08
Glasgow
16:08Blackpool
£341One-way
1 change

Bus timetableGlasgow to Blackpool

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FlixBus
10:304h38
Glasgow
15:08Blackpool
1 change
Megabus UK
11:005h08
Glasgow
16:08Blackpool
1 change

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Bus times from Glasgow to Blackpool

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Fastest Journey

4 h 38 m

Average

4 h 53 m

Buses per day

2

Distance

241 km

To travel from Glasgow to Blackpool you need to make at least one change.

FlixBus
10:304h38
Glasgow
15:08Blackpool
£341One-way
1 change
Megabus UK
11:005h08
Glasgow
16:08Blackpool
£341One-way
1 change

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Overview: Coach from Glasgow to Blackpool

distanceDistance149 miles
durationAverage coach duration4 h 49 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£49 (€55)
frequencyCoach frequency1 a day
changesDirect coachNo
carriersCoach companiesFlixBus, Megabus or Virgin Trains

Coaches from Glasgow to Blackpool cover the 149 miles long journey taking on average 4 h 49 min with our travel partners like FlixBus, Megabus or Virgin Trains. Normally, there is 1 coach operating per day. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £35, but the average price of coach tickets is £49. Travellers depart most frequently from Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station and arrive in Blackpool, Talbot Road / Dickson Road.

Coach companies: FlixBus, Megabus and Virgin Trains Glasgow to Blackpool

Find the best coaches to Blackpool from Glasgow with Omio's travel partners FlixBus, Megabus and Virgin Trains from £15. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost coach operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance coach services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

Coach information from Glasgow to Blackpool with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 37 min
  • Cheapest Price: £34
  • FlixBus frequency: 1 a day

Buses from Glasgow to Blackpool

Getting to Blackpool from Glasgow by bus is easily done if you are willing to do a changeover in Preston and get another bus to Blackpool. There are two regular buses that leave Buchannan station daily, Megabus in the morning and National Express in the evening. Once you arrive in Preston you will need to get the no.61 or no.68 bus to Blackpool. Travelling from Glasgow to Blackpool by bus is roughly a 240-mile (386kms) journey and will get you to your destination in approximately 5h

Glasgow to Blackpool Bus Time: Daily Departures

There are two buses leaving Buchanan bus station every day (except Friday). You have the option of travelling to Blackpool from Glasgow with Megabus in the late morning at approximately 11:00 am or you can get the evening bus with National Express which leaves daily in the late evening (except Friday). Booking a bus ticket to Blackpool, you will need to purchase two tickets, the first ticket to Preston bus station then your onward ticket will be another bus to Blackpool North or Blackpool South. Buses from Preston to Blackpool depart every 20min and take approximately an hour.

How long is the journey by bus from Glasgow to Blackpool?

You can get to Blackpool from Glasgow by bus relatively easily in less than 5 hours. You will need to book two buses to get to your destination, the first bus to Preston will take approximately four hours to Preston Bus Station and the second bus is roughly an hour trip to Blackpool North Bus Station or Blackpool South, depending on which bus you take. Buses from Preston to Blackpool depart every 20min.

Kelvingrove Gallery in Glasgow. Source: Shutterstock

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Glasgow to Blackpool?

Buchanan Bus Station is situated on Port Dundas Place which is a short walkable distance from the city center. Buchanan Bus Station has facilities such as two cash machines, post boxes, Photo-me booths for passport photos and there are a couple of local cafes for you to get a quick snack before you depart on your journey. Buchanan Bus Station does have toilet facilities available and both coach services have toilets onboard.

Blackpool North Train Station is on the corner of Springfield and Talbot Road and is approximately 1.3 miles (2km) from the city centre of Blackpool. Blackpool North Train Station is the main hub for travelling to and from Blackpool by public transport and has many facilities such as pay phones, ATMs, refreshment facilities and toilets available. You will easily be able to get to your next destination via train, bus or taxi from the station. The taxi rank is just outside the front of the station.

Which bus companies travel from Glasgow to Blackpool?

There are two companies that travel by bus from Glasgow to Blackpool on a daily basis. Book your bus ticket with Omio and you will have the option of travelling with Megabus coaches in the late morning which will drop you off at Preston Bus Station in the late afternoon or you can travel with National Express coaches in the late evening which will drop you off in Preston on Carlisle Street in the very early hours of the morning. The first bus from Preston to Blackpool (Bus no. 61) leaves at 5:13 approx.am from the University on Fylde road and will get you to Blackpool in less than an hour.

Megabus buses from Glasgow to Blackpool

Megabus coaches leave from Buchanan Station every day in the late morning and will get you to Preston Bus Station in under 4 hours. Once you arrive in Preston you will need to get the no.68 or the no.61 bus which leaves from Preston Bus Station and gets you to Market Street in Blackpool in under an hour. The 61 bus departs every hour while the 68 bus departs every 30min from Preston Bus Station.

National Express buses from Glasgow to Blackpool

National Express coaches will depart Buchanan Station every day in the late evening and will get you to Preston in under 4 hours. Once you arrive in Preston you will need to get the no.68 or no.61 bus to Blackpool Bus Station in Market Street. The buses from Preston to Blackpool take approximately an hour and will get you to the city centre of Blackpool in no time at all.

Bus Glasgow to Blackpool: Services on Board

When travelling by bus from Glasgow to Blackpool you have the option to check-in luggage up to 20kgs per person with Megabus, enjoy spacious seating with seat belts and power outlets available. All Megabus coaches have toilet facilities on board with extra legroom available at an extra cost. Travelling with Megabus from Glasgow to Blackpool by bus means you will also enjoy free WiFi and a live coach tracker so you can keep an eye on your bus journey. National Express offers generous amounts of legroom and allows for two pieces of 20kg luggage which is great if you like to pack in a few extra changes of clothes for the holidays. For the ecofriendly traveller, National Express has vowed to be UK’s most sustainable bus company, with zero emissions by 2035.

How to find cheap bus tickets from Glasgow to Blackpool?

If you are travelling from Glasgow to Blackpool by bus you will find the best prices on Omio. If you want to get to Blackpool on a budget, getting a bus is your best option with most prices under £30 per ticket or less than £20 per ticket if you book in advance. Both Megabus and National Express offer competitive pricing for their buses from Glasgow to Blackpool and you can get the most out of your trip by using the free WiFi and power points on board. If you are looking to get the best price for your bus to Blackpool we recommend that you go with Megabus as their prices tend to be cheaper on a more regular basis. Tickets are fully exchangeable so if you need to change your plans you can rebook your ticket on our website.

tower from the old pier in Blackpool. Source: Shutterstock

To Blackpool by bus—travel tips

Blackpool is a city situated on the North West coast of England and is famously known for its entertainment and attractions. When travelling from Glasgow to Blackpool by bus you will find that this coastal city has so much to offer, from day-time activities like theme parks and the Blackpool Zoo to evening events such as comedy clubs, theatres and a casino, you will always find something exciting to do in Blackpool. Blackpool Illuminations is an annual light festival that runs for 66 days (late August to early November)across the promenade and has been going since 1879, one of the many reasons to visit this lively coastal city. Second to London, Blackpool is the secondmost visited city in the United Kingdom not only because of the famous fish and chips but also because it is home a historic amusement park, Pleasure Beach which was built in 1894. Blackpool has plenty of accommodation options available, if you are looking for cheap hostel rooms or 5-star luxury you will find it in Blackpool. For more travel tips, please check the Omio magazine Window Seat.

FAQs: Glasgow to Blackpool coach

FAQs: Take the bus from Glasgow to Blackpool with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Glasgow to Blackpool.
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Cheap coach tickets from Glasgow to Blackpool can start from as little as £35 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for Glasgow to Blackpool is £49; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Glasgow to Blackpool coach time is 4 h 49 min   covering the 149 mile long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first coach from Glasgow to Blackpool leaves at 07: 25. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from Glasgow to Blackpool leaves at 17: 20.
There is 1 coach a day from Glasgow to Blackpool which require at least one change with FlixBus, Megabus or Virgin Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer coaches.
When taking a coach from Glasgow to Blackpool, you can count on FlixBus, Megabus or Virgin Trains for the best way to get you to Blackpool. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service to Blackpool from Glasgow and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.

When departing from Glasgow, you have various coach station options to start your trip from including Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, Hampden Park and Glasgow, Bothwell Street / Blythswood Street (University). When arriving in Blackpool, you can end your route in coach stations like Blackpool, Talbot Road / Dickson Road, Blackpool, Central Coach Station and Blackpool, Abingdon Street / Deansgate.

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station, which is located around 0.7 miles (1.1 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Blackpool, Talbot Road / Dickson Road, located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Blackpool from Glasgow is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 4 h 49 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a coach from Glasgow to Blackpool is May.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Blackpool from Glasgow including taking a train or coach.

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