Manchester to Blackpool train

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Blackpool

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Cheapest

£11

Average

£12

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.

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13:07Deansgate1h14 14:21Layton
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10:37Deansgate1h08 11:45Blackpool North
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11:37Deansgate1h32 13:09Blackpool South
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09:07Deansgate1h12 10:19Layton
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08:37Deansgate1h32 10:09Blackpool South
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Train schedule Manchester to Blackpool

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08:06Deansgate1h11 09:17Blackpool North
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08:06Deansgate1h06 09:12Layton
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08:37Deansgate1h32 10:09Blackpool South
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08:37Deansgate1h09 09:46Blackpool North
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09:07Deansgate1h12 10:19Layton
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09:07Deansgate1h16 10:23Blackpool North
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09:37Deansgate1h32 11:09Blackpool South
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09:37Deansgate1h10 10:47Blackpool North
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10:07Deansgate1h05 11:12Layton
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10:07Deansgate1h10 11:17Blackpool North
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10:37Deansgate1h08 11:45Blackpool North
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10:37Deansgate1h32 12:09Blackpool South
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11:07Deansgate1h13 12:20Layton
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11:37Deansgate1h32 13:09Blackpool South
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12:07Deansgate1h04 13:11Layton
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12:37Deansgate1h32 14:09Blackpool South
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13:07Deansgate1h14 14:21Layton
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13:37Deansgate1h32 15:09Blackpool South
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Fastest train times from Manchester to Blackpool

Showing times and prices for 11 Aug

Fastest Journey

1 h 4 m

Average

1 h 17 m

Trains per day

18

Distance

65 km

Of the 18 trains that leave Manchester for Blackpool every day 12 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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12:07Deansgate1h04 13:11Layton
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10:37Deansgate1h08 11:45Blackpool North
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Overview: Train from Manchester to Blackpool

distanceDistance40 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 5 min
priceAverage train ticket price£10 (€11)
frequencyTrain frequency38 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 29 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesNorthern Rail, Transpennine Express or TransPennine Express Service

Trains from Manchester to Blackpool cover the 40 miles long trip taking on average 1 h 5 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail, Transpennine Express or TransPennine Express Service. Normally, there are 38 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £8, but the average price of train tickets is £10. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Blackpool North.

Train companies: Northern Rail (3) trains Manchester to Blackpool

Find the best trains between Manchester and Blackpool with Omio's travel partners Northern Rail (3) from £8. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

Northern Rail (3)

Northern Trains is a publicly owned train operator in the United Kingdom, headquartered in York. The train provider operates local and regional trains across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. Tickets such as Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day are available to purchase for routes with Northern. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.

Manchester to Blackpool train information with Northern Rail (3):

  • Average Duration: 1 h 11 min
  • Average Price: £8
  • Northern Rail (3) frequency: 24 a day

Trains from Manchester to Blackpool

Trains from Manchester to Blackpool are available several times a day, seven days a week, with frequent trains departing on average every half hour. Direct trains from Manchester to Blackpool North take about 1h 15min, while services from Manchester that involve at least one change to Blackpool North and Blackpool South have a total time of about 1h 30min.

Manchester to Blackpool Train Time: Daily Departures

From Monday to Friday, the first trains from Manchester to Blackpool normally depart at around 05:00. From about 06:00 onwards, trains generally leave every 25min. The last departures to Blackpool tend to be between 23:00 and 24:00, depending on the day. At the weekends, services begin around 06:00 and run hourly until about 22:00.

How long is the journey by train from Manchester to Blackpool?

Direct services from Manchester Deansgate and Oxford Road to Blackpool North station take about 1h 15min. From Manchester Piccadilly, you will need to change trains in Preston, and the total journey will take around 1h 30min. From all stations except Manchester Victoria, services to Blackpool South station take roughly 1h 30min with at least one change in Kirkham & Wesham. Trains from Manchester Victoria to Blackpool take about 2-3h in total, with a change in Bolton or Preston.

old couple on a train from Manchester. Source: Shutterstock

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Manchester to Blackpool?

Departure train stations: Trains depart from Manchester Deansgate, Oxford Road, Piccadilly and Victoria. While Deansgate and Oxford Road stations are located in the city centre, only a 10-min walk apart, Piccadilly Station is located 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city centre, a short 7-min train ride or 15min by bus from Deansgate. Victoria Station is 2 miles (3.2 km) from the centre, roughly 15min by train and 20min by bus. All stations offer accessible toilets, seating areas and food & drink options.

Arrival train stations:Trains arrive in Blackpool North station and Blackpool South. Blackpool North is located near the city centre, roughly a 10-min walk, and facilities include a coffee shop with food & drink options, accessible toilets, step-free access throughout, telephones and a ticket office. Blackpool South is located 2 miles (3.2km) from the city centre, a 30-min bus journey or 20min by train to the North Pier. This station offers step-free access and has open and covered seating areas.

Which train companies travel from Manchester to Blackpool?

Trains to Blackpool are operated by Northern Rail and First Transpennine Express. Northern Rail trains tend to be faster, as they operate both direct and one-stop services, while First Transpennine Express trains always require at least one change, with waiting times to be considered as well.

Night trains Manchester

There are no night trains from Manchester to Blackpool, with weekday services finishing no later than midnight (latest trains arriving in Blackpool around 01:00) and weekend services finishing around 22:00. After the last trains, services resume in the early morning (around 05:00 on weekdays and between 06:00-07:00 at weekends.

Northern Rail trains from Manchester to Blackpool

Northern Rail is the main provider for trains from Manchester to Blackpool, with services departing roughly every 20min on weekdays and every hour at weekends. Direct trains reach Blackpool in 1h 10min, while trains with at least one change take on average 1h 30min.

First Transpennine Express trains from Manchester to Blackpool

Trains run by First Transpennine Express are most frequent at weekends, with departures every hour from Manchester Oxford Road. These trains require at least one change in Preston and take about 1h 30min to Blackpool North. There aren't any direct services with this provider.

Trains from Manchester to Blackpool : Sustainability travel

Trains are one of the most environmentally-friendly and efficient ways to travel. Not only are there drastically reduced carbon emissions when compared with cars and buses, but they tend to be faster and more comfortable, too. Avoid getting stuck in traffic on your way to Blackpool and enjoy your train journey to relax, read a book or watch an episode of your favourite series - all without worrying about keeping your eyes on the road. Browse for all available deals on Omio and find affordable fares to Blackpool. Looking for your next destination? Read our online magazine, The Window Seat, and get inspired by our carefully-crafted travel advice.

Train Manchester to Blackpool: Services on Board

Northern Rail offers standard and first-class seating on their services. Animals and bikes are permitted on board, with a limit of two animals per passenger and two bicycles per service, on a first-come, first-served basis. There isn't a limit on how much luggage you can take, although there are limited spaces in the overhead luggage racks and luggage compartments. Northern Rail also features Assist Travel, a dedicated service equipped to help passengers with mobility and accessibility requirements. First Transpennine Express trains also offer first-class areas, with catering available on most services. You will also be able to take your bike on board, though it is necessary to reserve in advance. There are luggage racks available on all trains and overhead racks for smaller pieces of luggage. First Transpennine Express also features Passenger Assist, a service in which the elderly, disabled and passengers with mobility needs can request assistance on their journey before they travel. Passengers can take up to two animals each on board with them.

How to find cheap train tickets from Manchester to Blackpool?

Save on train fares from Manchester to Blackpool by booking your tickets in advance and being flexible with your travel dates. Another way to find a good bargain while looking for trains to Blackpool is opting for off-peak travel, which is normally after 10:00 and before 16:00. Direct trains tend to be more expensive, so choosing trains with connections or opting for slower journeys is a useful hack to guarantee a good price. Midweek journeys tend to be cheaper than travelling on Mondays, Fridays, weekends and bank holidays.

Areal view of the tower in Blackpool. Source: Shutterstock

To Blackpool by train—travel tips

A traditional tourist city on the English seaside, Blackpool is particularly popular in the summer, with visitors flocking to Blackpool Beach and the traditional North Pier in great numbers. About half a mile (800m) from Blackpool North station, the beach is easily accessible on foot, only a 10-minute walk. Those with reduced mobility or disabilities can also catch the many buses that go to the beach from Talbot Road. Blackpool is also popular with families who want to visit its many amusement parks, such as Blackpool Pleasure Beach, The Big One and Sandcastle Waterpark. Despite being well-known as a summer destination, Blackpool has a lot to offer throughout the year, even when temperatures drop. In addition to family-friendly theme parks, the city is home to Blackpool Zoo and Sea Life Blackpool, a huge success with the little ones. If you are looking for green spaces, don't miss visiting Stanley Park, the main attraction for anyone seeking some peace and quiet surrounded by nature. For more outdoor activities that get you close to nature, you should visit the Marton Mere Local Nature Reserve, home to hundreds of local species of wildlife. Are you looking for more things to do? Here are five more points of interest you should not miss on your trip:

  • Blackpool Tower;
  • Blackpool Tower Ballroom;
  • Madame Tussauds Blackpool;
  • Comedy Carpet;
  • Winter Gardens Blackpool;

Travel Tips: Trains from Manchester to Blackpool

Travel by train to Blackpool 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 Manchester to Blackpool.
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If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train from Manchester to Blackpool for as little as £8  in the next 7 days.
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Manchester to Blackpool train to cost on average £10  one way.
The train distance from Manchester to Blackpool is around 40 miles.
On average the train from Manchester to Blackpool duration is 1 h 5 min  for the 40 miles long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

There are a few train stations in Manchester to start your route from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. In Blackpool you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Blackpool North, Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Blackpool South.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Blackpool North.

Passengers board their train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and travel around 0.6 miles (954 m) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Blackpool North and need to travel approximately 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from the train station to the city centre in Blackpool.

If you're looking for trains from Manchester to Blackpool, you can rely on Northern Rail, Transpennine Express or TransPennine Express Service to get you to Blackpool. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Manchester to Blackpool journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there are 29 direct trains a day between Manchester and Blackpool. If you’re looking for a direct train from Manchester to Blackpool, consider travelling with Northern Rail. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
The average number of trains departing Manchester for Blackpool is 38 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train departing from Manchester to Blackpool leaves at 04: 47. The last train departing from Manchester to Blackpool leaves at 23: 09. You can find the latest Manchester to Blackpool train times on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
You can find a train from Manchester to Blackpool to cost on average £10 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 journey. You’ll see tickets for the Manchester to Blackpool train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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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+44 3457114141
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Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
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
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Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
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Public transport options for Manchester Victoria
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.
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Public transport options for Manchester Oxford Road
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stops on Whitworth St West (200 yards from station) (station side for Liverpool, opposite side for Piccadilly)

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