How to get from Blackpool to Manchester

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from Blackpool to Manchester

You can get from Blackpool to Manchester by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Blackpool to Manchester on 18 Aug we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

20:10Blackpool, Central Coach Station1h20 21:30Manchester, Coach Station
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20:10Blackpool, Central Coach Station1h20 21:30Manchester, Coach Station
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16:30Blackpool, Central Coach Station1h20 17:50Manchester, Coach Station
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13:00Blackpool, Central Coach Station1h20 14:20Manchester, Coach Station
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12:00Blackpool, Central Coach Station1h15 13:15Manchester, Coach Station
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Travel Information to Manchester from Blackpool

distanceDistance40 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£6 - £10
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £6 • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £10 • 1 h 8 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Northern Rail

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 40 miles to Manchester from Blackpool. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 8 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £6. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or Northern Rail among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Blackpool to Manchester.

Travel Tips: Travel from Blackpool to Manchester

Travel to Manchester 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 Blackpool to Manchester.

There are 4 ways that you can travel to Manchester from Blackpool. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Blackpool to Manchester is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £6 compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A coach is generally £4 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £10 from Blackpool to Manchester.

The fastest way from Blackpool to Manchester is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 8 min.

Other travel options between Blackpool and Manchester can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Manchester by coach can take on average 1 h 15 min.

You should expect to travel around 40 miles from Blackpool to Manchester.

The average frequency per day from Blackpool to Manchester is:

  • 4 coaches per day.
  • Around 51 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Blackpool to Manchester as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Blackpool to Manchester:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Blackpool, Topping Street and tend to arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Trains mostly leave from Blackpool North and tend to arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Blackpool to Manchester:

  • You can travel between Blackpool and Manchester by coach with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £6 with National Express from Blackpool to Manchester.
  • You can travel by train from Blackpool to Manchester with Northern Rail, and you can find Northern Rail Blackpool to Manchester tickets for £10 on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Blackpool to Manchester with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct coach services to Manchester with National Express with around 4 direct coaches every day.
  • You can check for a direct train to Manchester with Northern Rail with 31 direct trains per day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Manchester tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this route.

Your journey from Blackpool to Manchester doesn't have to end in Manchester. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you’d like to add London, Liverpool or Edinburgh to your Blackpool to Manchester trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Manchester today!

When planning your trip to Manchester from Blackpool, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £6 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £10 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Blackpool to Manchester online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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