The cheapest buses from Manchester to Blackpool

Showing times and prices for 28 Oct

Cheapest

£6

Average

£7

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.

The average ticket from Manchester to Blackpool will cost around £ 7 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 6.

Cheapest
07:15Manchester, Coach Station1h20 08:35Blackpool, Central Coach Station
0 changes
£61One-way
2nd Cheapest
10:30Manchester, Coach Station1h20 11:50Blackpool, Central Coach Station
0 changes
£71One-way
12:30Manchester, Coach Station1h20 13:50Blackpool, Central Coach Station
0 changes
£71One-way
12:00Manchester, Coach Station1h15 13:15Blackpool, Central Coach Station
0 changes
£71One-way
17:30Manchester, Coach Station1h20 18:50Blackpool, Central Coach Station
0 changes
£71One-way

Timetable Manchester to Blackpool

Showing buses for tomorrow, Thu, 28 Oct
07:15Manchester, Coach Station1h20 08:35Blackpool, Central Coach Station
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10:30Manchester, Coach Station1h20 11:50Blackpool, Central Coach Station
0 changes
12:00Manchester, Coach Station1h15 13:15Blackpool, Central Coach Station
0 changes
12:30Manchester, Coach Station1h20 13:50Blackpool, Central Coach Station
0 changes
17:30Manchester, Coach Station1h20 18:50Blackpool, Central Coach Station
0 changes

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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Thu
28 Oct
£11Northern Rail
£6National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£6Northern Rail
£5National Express
Sat
30 Oct
£9Northern Rail
£6National Express
Sun
31 Oct
£8Northern Rail
£6National Express
Mon
1 Nov
£7Northern Rail
£6National Express
Tue
2 Nov
£8Northern Rail
£6National Express
Wed
3 Nov
£7Northern Rail
£6National Express
Fri
5 Nov
£7Northern Rail
£6National Express
Sat
6 Nov
£7Northern Rail
£6National Express
Sun
7 Nov
£7Northern Rail
£6National Express
Mon
8 Nov
£6Northern Rail
£5National Express
Tue
9 Nov
£7Northern Rail
£6National Express
Wed
10 Nov
£6Northern Rail
£5National Express
Thu
11 Nov
£6Northern Rail
£5National Express
Fri
12 Nov
£6Northern Rail
£6National Express
Sat
13 Nov
£6Northern Rail
£5National Express
Sun
14 Nov
£21Northern Rail
£5National Express

The fastest buses from Manchester to Blackpool

Showing times and prices for 28 Oct

Fastest Journey

1 h 15 m

Average

1 h 19 m

Buses per day

5

Distance

65 km

Of the 5 buses that leave Manchester for Blackpool every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 65 km distance in an average of 1 h 19 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 1 h 15 m .

The slowest buses will take 1 h 20 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
12:00Manchester, Coach Station1h15 13:15Blackpool, Central Coach Station
0 changes
£71One-way
2nd Fastest
12:30Manchester, Coach Station1h20 13:50Blackpool, Central Coach Station
0 changes
£71One-way
2nd Fastest
07:15Manchester, Coach Station1h20 08:35Blackpool, Central Coach Station
0 changes
£61One-way
2nd Fastest
10:30Manchester, Coach Station1h20 11:50Blackpool, Central Coach Station
0 changes
£71One-way
2nd Fastest
17:30Manchester, Coach Station1h20 18:50Blackpool, Central Coach Station
0 changes
£71One-way

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Coach Information from Manchester to Blackpool

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

Coaches from Manchester to Blackpool 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 trip costs around £6, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £5. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Blackpool, Topping Street.

Coach companies

Travel with National Express between Manchester and Blackpool

Find the best coaches between Manchester and Blackpool 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 route.

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 Manchester to Blackpool, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

    When you buy your National Express coach tickets from Manchester to Blackpool don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

    • 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.

    Buses from Manchester to Blackpool: Journey Details

    Blackpool is a popular seaside resort in Lancashire, north-west England. The town is particularly well known for its' annual music festivals and legendary theme park. Other top attractions include Blackpool Zoo, Winter Gardens and the Grand Theatre.

    Which bus companies go from Manchester to Blackpool?

    Coach services are operated by National Express.

    How many bus services a day are there from Manchester to Blackpool?

    On average, National Express offers 2 bus services a day from Manchester to Blackpool.

    How long is the bus journey from Manchester to Blackpool?

    The average journey duration is 1 hour 35 minutes. The slowest journey time by bus from Manchester to Blackpool is 2 hour and 5 minutes.

    When is the first and last bus of the day?

    The very first bus of the day departs at 10:00 a.m and the last bus of the day departs at 18:20 p.m.

    Where do buses from Manchester to Blackpool depart from?

    Buses from Manchester to Blackpool depart from Manchester Bus Station (also known as Central Coach Station). The station is situated along Chorlton Street. Many bus companies operate connecting services that stop outside the station, and local buses stop along Portland Street, which is a couple of minutes walk to Manchester Bus Station. For those travelling by train to the bus station, Picadilly train station is a mere five-minute walk away. In addition, it's possible to travel to the bus station via taxi.

    Where do buses from Manchester to Blackpool arrive at?

    Buses from Manchester to Blackpool terminate at Blackpool Central Coach Station, which is situated off New Bonny Street. The station is within a short walking distance of Houndshill Shopping Centre, the beach, and other top attractions. Local buses, including Blackpool Transport and Stagecoach, provide connecting services outside the station to the town centre and beyond.

    Travel Tips

    Buses from Manchester to Blackpool
    Take the bus 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
    What is the cost of cheap coaches to Blackpool from Manchester?
    You can find a cheap coach from Manchester to Blackpool for some dates and times for as low as £5  one way in the next 7 days.
    What is the cost of a coach ticket from Manchester to Blackpool on average?
    If you’re looking to book tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Manchester to Blackpool coach prices are on average £6  one way.
    What is the distance by coach from Manchester to Blackpool?
    The Manchester to Blackpool coach distance is approximately 40 miles (65 km).
    What is the average Manchester to Blackpool coach duration?
    The coach time from Manchester to Blackpool is on average 1 h 20 min  for the 40 miles (65 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Manchester and Blackpool by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
    What station does the Manchester to Blackpool coach leave from? Which Blackpool coach station do I come into from Manchester?

    There are a few coach stations in Manchester to start your journey from including Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. In Blackpool you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Blackpool, Topping Street, Blackpool, Central Coach Station and Blackpool, Abingdon Street / Deansgate.

    Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Blackpool, Topping Street.

    Where is the coach station in Manchester? Where is the coach station in Blackpool?

    Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their coaches from Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this coach station.

    Passengers arriving in Blackpool most often arrive at Blackpool, Topping Street and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this coach station to the city centre.

    Which coach companies should I travel with from Manchester to Blackpool?
    Take the Manchester to Blackpool coach with National Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the route from Manchester to Blackpool as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Are there any Manchester to Blackpool direct coach services?
    Yes, you can look for direct coaches from Manchester to Blackpool with National Express  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct coach tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.
    When does the first coach depart from Manchester to Blackpool? When does the last coach depart from Manchester to Blackpool?
    If you prefer early morning coaches from Manchester to Blackpool, the first coach leaves at 06: 15. If you prefer late night coaches from Manchester to Blackpool, the last coach of the day leaves at 17: 30. Omio shows you the latest coach from Manchester to Blackpool schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
    How early should I buy coach tickets to Blackpool from Manchester to score the best deals?
    If you book a coach ticket between Manchester and Blackpool 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 Blackpool from Manchester are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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