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 Manchester to Blackpool will cost around £ 16 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 9.
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1 h 11 m
1 h 15 m
Trains per day
Of the 5 train that leave Manchester for Blackpool every day 4 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 15 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 1 h 11 m .
The slowest train will take 1 h 18 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 17 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£10|
|Trains depart from:||Manchester|
|Trains arrive in:||Blackpool|
|Train Companies:||First Transpennine Express, Northern Rail|
Travellers wishing to visit the famous Blackpool Pleasure beach will find numerous direct trains available from Manchester Piccadilly. The busiest of Manchester's five train stations, Manchester Piccadilly, sees at least two direct departures for Blackpool North per hour, with a third service available during peak travel times. The first train departs shortly after 6:00 a.m. with service spread throughout the day until 11:30 p.m.
A majority of services are offered by Northern Rail, who provide direct options. There are approximately four indirect options per day, involving one change at Preston offered by First Transpennine Express. Of the two, Northern Rail offer the faster and more regular service. Even when a change is required, journey times are competitive.
When travelling on trains from Manchester to Blackpool, passengers can expect a journey time of between one hour and one hour 30 minutes. Even routes requiring a change can complete the journey in as little as one hour 11 minutes. Passengers can find themselves strolling Blackpool Pier in not time at all.
A regular service is available from Manchester to Blackpool, with between two to three departures per hour. Services begin at approximately 6:00 a.m. and continue at regular intervals throughout the day until 11:30 p.m. Whenever passengers need to travel, they are unlikely to wait long for a direct train from Manchester to Blackpool.
Departure train station: All services begin at Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester's biggest and busiest train station. The station is well connected, with links to Manchester's extensive bus and tram routes. The Northern Quarter is a short ten-minute walk from the Northern Quarter, where passengers can enjoy numerous vintage and independent shops.
Arrival train station: Services terminate at Blackpool North, located a short five-minute walk from the seafront. Passengers are thrust into the heart of Blackpool upon arrival, with tourist attractions such as the North Pier or the SeaLife Aquarium just off the promenade. Blackpool's second station, Blackpool South, is about two miles away. Public transport around Blackpool includes buses, trams and taxi services.