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Train Information between Manchester and Blackpool

distanceDistance40 miles (65 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 15 min
priceAverage train ticket price£8 (€9)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesNorthern 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.

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.

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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.
FAQs
What is the cost of cheap trains to Blackpool from Manchester?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Manchester and Blackpool for as low as £6  for the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a train from Manchester to Blackpool?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Manchester to Blackpool train price to come in at an average of £8  one way.
What is the distance from Manchester to Blackpool by train?
The train distance from Manchester to Blackpool is around 40 miles (65 km).
What is the average Manchester to Blackpool train duration?
On average the train from Manchester to Blackpool duration is 1 h 15 min  for the 40 miles (65 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
Which train station in Manchester goes to Blackpool? Which train station do I come into Blackpool from Manchester?

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.

Where is the Manchester train station located? Where is the Blackpool train station located?

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.

Which train providers can take me between Manchester and Blackpool?
If you're looking for trains from Manchester to Blackpool, you can rely on Northern Rail or First Transpennine Express to get you to Blackpool. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Manchester to Blackpool journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any direct trains to Blackpool from Manchester?
Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day from Manchester to 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.
How many train services per day are there to Blackpool from Manchester?
On average, there are 25 trains a day from Manchester to Blackpool. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When can I take the first train from Manchester to Blackpool? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train departing from Manchester to Blackpool leaves at 07: 31. The last train departing from Manchester to Blackpool leaves at 09: 30. 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.
How far in advance should I book a train ticket between Manchester and Blackpool to get the best deals?
You can find a train from Manchester to Blackpool to cost on average £8 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 trip. 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.
Amenities at station
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LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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TaxiTaxi
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Ticket office hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales