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Flights to Blackpool

Blackpool International Airport (BLK) is just a short transfer from Blackpool city centre, and it offers a wide selection of flights to the UK and Europe, serving Lancashire, the Lake District and beyond. Its nearest neighbouring airports are Liverpool Airport, which is 35 miles away, and Manchester Airport, which is 47 miles away.

Which is the main airport in Blackpool?

There is only one airport in Blackpool: Blackpool International Airport. It benefits from its central location, just 3 miles away from Blackpool itself, and compact size. Onward travel is made easy by car rental services being available as well as taxis and regular bus services. There are plenty of useful amenities on-site, such as retail outlets, waiting areas and accessible toilets.

Which airlines offer flights to Blackpool?

Flights to Blackpool are operated by Citywing and Aer Lingus Regional, along with various charter services. Scheduled flights run between Blackpool and Dublin, Belfast, Donegal and Galway along with Ibiza, Tenerife, Faro, Alicante, Palma and other popular tourist destinations in Europe.

Why travel by plane to Blackpool?

Blackpool airport is only small, so it's far quicker and easier to navigate than some of the bigger alternatives in the area. Transport links are easy, too. From the airport, you can catch the 7 or 11 bus into Blackpool town or a tram that heads to the promenade. Alternatively, take a short 5-minute walk to Squire's Gate train station for a very short transfer to the Pleasure Beach train station in the heart of Blackpool. For a taxi to Blackpool city centre, expect to pay around £15, or head just outside the terminal doors to hire a car from Europcar or Avis.

Before you travel to Blackpool by plane - good to know!

Blackpool may be famous worldwide for its Pleasure Beach and waterfront, but there are plenty of other attractions to discover in this part of the world. Families will love the spacious zoo, couples will adore the huge range of restaurants  (from classic curry houses through to the finest dining) and nature lovers will enjoy the Marton Mere Reserve and the various stately homes with extensive gardens in the vicinity. Blackpool is also a fantastic gateway for visiting other local tourist hotspots such as Morecambe and the Forest of Bowland. The beautiful Lake District is also within reach.

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