|Distance||40 miles (65 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 15 min|
|Average train ticket price||£8 (€9)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Northern Rail or First Transpennine Express|
Trains from Manchester to Blackpool cover the 40 miles (65 km) long route taking on average 1 h 15 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail or First Transpennine Express. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £6, but the average price of train tickets is £8. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Blackpool North.
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.
When taking a train from Manchester, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. When you arrive in Blackpool, your train can arrive in train stations including Blackpool North, Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Blackpool South.
Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Manchester Piccadilly to Blackpool North.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Blackpool North and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Blackpool.
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