Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Blackpool

Showing times and prices for 23 Jan

Cheapest

£11

Average

£14

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 £ 14 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 11.

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09:07Deansgate1h18 10:25Blackpool North
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£111One-way
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10:07Deansgate1h18 11:25Blackpool North
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£111One-way
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12:06Deansgate1h13 13:19Blackpool North
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£111One-way
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11:06Deansgate1h09 12:15Blackpool North
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£111One-way
09:28Manchester Oxford Road1h13 10:41Blackpool North
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£211One-way

Train schedule Manchester to Blackpool

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09:07Deansgate1h18 10:25Blackpool North
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09:28Manchester Oxford Road1h13 10:41Blackpool North
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10:07Deansgate1h18 11:25Blackpool North
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10:30Manchester Oxford Road1h16 11:46Blackpool North
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11:06Deansgate1h09 12:15Blackpool North
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12:06Deansgate1h13 13:19Blackpool North
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Sun
23 Jan
£11Northern Rail
£5National Express
Mon
24 Jan
£7Northern Rail
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Thu
27 Jan
£6Northern Rail
£6National Express
Fri
28 Jan
£8Northern Rail
£5National Express
Sat
29 Jan
£7Northern Rail
£6National Express
Sun
30 Jan
£6Northern Rail
£6National Express
Mon
31 Jan
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£6National Express
Wed
2 Feb
£6Northern Rail
£6National Express
Fri
4 Feb
£6Northern Rail
£6National Express
Sat
5 Feb
£6Northern Rail
£6National Express
Sun
6 Feb
£6Northern Rail
£6National Express
Mon
7 Feb
£21Northern Rail
£5National Express
Tue
8 Feb
£6Northern Rail
£6National Express
Fri
11 Feb
£21Northern Rail
£6National Express

Fastest train times from Manchester to Blackpool

Showing times and prices for 23 Jan

Fastest Journey

1 h 9 m

Average

1 h 14 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

65 km

Of the 6 trains 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 trains cover the 65 km distance in an average of 1 h 14 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 9 m .

The slowest trains 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.

Fastest
11:06Deansgate1h09 12:15Blackpool North
0 changes
£111One-way
09:28Manchester Oxford Road1h13 10:41Blackpool North
1 changes
£211One-way
12:06Deansgate1h13 13:19Blackpool North
0 changes
£111One-way
10:30Manchester Oxford Road1h16 11:46Blackpool North
1 changes
£211One-way
09:07Deansgate1h18 10:25Blackpool North
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£111One-way

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Blackpool

distanceDistance40 miles (65 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 16 min
priceAverage train ticket price£8 (€10)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersNorthern Rail or First Transpennine Express

Trains from Manchester to Blackpool cover the 40 miles (65 km) long route taking on average 1 h 16 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail or First Transpennine Express. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £8, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £6. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Blackpool North.

Trains from Manchester to Blackpool

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.

Which train companies travel from Manchester to Blackpool?

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.

How long is the train from Manchester to Blackpool?

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.

How many trains are there from Manchester to Blackpool?

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.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains 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.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Blackpool
Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester 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 Manchester for your journey to Blackpool.
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Public transport options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales