The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 1 buses that leave Glasgow for Blackpool every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Average coach duration||3 h 50 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£23 (€26)|
|Coach frequency||2 a day|
|Coach companies||National Express, Northern Rail, Megabus UK or FlixBus|
Coaches from Glasgow to Blackpool cover the 149 miles long route taking on average 3 h 50 min with our travel partners like National Express, Northern Rail, Megabus UK or FlixBus. Normally, there are 2 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £23, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £18. Travellers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Blackpool, Topping Street.
Find the best coaches from Glasgow to Blackpool with Omio's travel partners National Express, FlixBus and Northern Rail (3) from £18. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.
National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Glasgow - Blackpool coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost coach providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance coach at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
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Northern Trains is one of many publicly owned coach providers in the United Kingdom. Headquartered in York, Northern operates local and regional coaches across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day tickets can be purchased for Northern coach journeys between Glasgow and Blackpool. There is only one class option on Northern coaches: Standard.
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
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.
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
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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
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.
Some of the Glasgow coach stations to Blackpool you can start your journey from include Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, Hampden Park and Glasgow. Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Blackpool include Blackpool, Topping Street, Blackpool, Talbot Road / Dickson Road and Blackpool, Abingdon Street / Deansgate.
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Glasgow Central and arriving in Blackpool, Topping Street.
Passengers board the coach most frequently from Glasgow Central, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Blackpool, Topping Street, located 0.1 miles (213 m) away from the city centre.
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