The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Blackpool to Manchester will cost around £ 19 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 9.
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1 h 17 m
1 h 19 m
Trains per day
Of the 5 train that leave Blackpool for Manchester every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 65 km distance in an average of 1 h 19 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 1 h 17 m .
The slowest train will take 1 h 22 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.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
1 hours 18 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£10|
|Trains depart from:||Blackpool|
|Trains arrive in:||Manchester|
|Train Companies:||First Transpennine Express, Northern Rail|
Trains from Blackpool to Manchester depart early in the morning, with the first service leaving just after 5:00 a.m. Trains leave roughly every hour, until when the last service leaves just before midnight. Most services have one change; others have two or three changes. Journeys can last between 1:20-2:15, depending on the number of changes. Train services between Blackpool and Manchester are provided by Northern Trains and First TransPennine Express.
Blackpool South station is located in the centre of Blackpool, a short distance from the city's famous illuminations. There is no taxi rank at Blackpool South station, so prior booking is essential. The city centre can easily be reached on foot or by bicycle. The nearest bus stop is Royal Oak, which is a few meters from the station. The bus services 5 and 15 arrive and depart from the station, running from early in the morning until early evening. The number 15 runs until midnight.
Manchester is a city that has quickly become one of the top tourist destinations in the U.K. It is characterized by its red brick buildings and its location as the media hub of the north. Trains from Blackpool to Manchester arrive at four stations; Deansgate, Oxford Road, Victoria and Piccadilly. Piccadilly is the nearest station to Manchester coach station, where national and local bus services arrive. All of the stations are served by bus services that run throughout the day and evening. Taxi ranks are located adjacent to all of the stations.