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Trains from Blackpool to Manchester: Journey Details

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.

Taking the Train from Blackpool

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.

Getting into Manchester by Train

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.

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Trains from Blackpool to Manchester
Travel by train to Manchester 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 Blackpool to Manchester.
FAQs
What is the cost of cheap trains to Manchester from Blackpool?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Manchester from Blackpool for the next 7 days starting from £7  one way.
How much is a train ticket from Blackpool to Manchester?
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Blackpool to Manchester train price to come in at an average of £9  one way.
How many miles is it from Blackpool to Manchester by train?
The Blackpool to Manchester train distance is approximately 40 miles (65 km).
How long does it take from Blackpool to Manchester by train?
While the time it takes to travel 40 miles (65 km) from Blackpool to Manchester can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Blackpool to Manchester is on average 1 h 10 min.
When travelling by train from Blackpool to Manchester, which train station in Blackpool do I depart from and which train station in Manchester do I arrive in?

When departing from Blackpool, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Blackpool North, Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Blackpool South. When arriving in Manchester, you can end your journey in train stations like Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road.

Omio customers book a train from Blackpool North   to Manchester Piccadilly   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Blackpool to go to Manchester? Where is the train station in Manchester located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Blackpool North, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Blackpool.

The most popular arrival train station, Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Manchester.

What train providers offer a service from Blackpool to Manchester?
For the best Blackpool to Manchester train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Northern Rail or First Transpennine Express. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Blackpool to Manchester to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many trains are there to Manchester from Blackpool a day?
The average number of trains departing Blackpool for Manchester is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets between Blackpool and Manchester for the best deals?
You can find a train from Blackpool to Manchester to cost on average £9 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Blackpool to Manchester train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Blackpool North is the most popular Blackpool railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Blackpool for your journey to Manchester.