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from Cardiff to Blackpool

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

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25 Oct
£94Arriva Trains Wales
£52National Express
27 Oct
£94Arriva Trains Wales
£35National Express
28 Oct
£32Arriva Trains Wales
£32National Express
29 Oct
£32Arriva Trains Wales
£52National Express
30 Oct
£93Arriva Trains Wales
£46National Express
1 Nov
£94Arriva Trains Wales
£26National Express
3 Nov
£92Arriva Trains Wales
£23National Express
5 Nov
£93Arriva Trains Wales
£24National Express
6 Nov
£93Arriva Trains Wales
£46National Express

Travel Information to Blackpool from Cardiff

distanceDistance161 miles (259 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£19 - £93
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £19 • 8 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £93 • 4 h 28 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Arriva Trains Wales

Take a coach or train to travel 161 miles (259 km) to Blackpool from Cardiff. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 28 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £19. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Arriva Trains Wales among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Cardiff to Blackpool.

Travel Tips

Travel from Cardiff to Blackpool
Travel 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 Cardiff to Blackpool.
How do I go from Cardiff to Blackpool?

There are 2 ways to get from Cardiff to Blackpool: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Blackpool from Cardiff?

The cheapest way from Cardiff to Blackpool is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £19 compared to other travel options to Blackpool:

A coach is generally £74 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £93 from Cardiff to Blackpool.

What is the fastest way to Blackpool from Cardiff?

The fastest way to get to Blackpool from Cardiff is by train with an average travel time of 4 h 28 min.

There are alternative travel options to Blackpool that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Blackpool by coach can take on average 8 h 5 min.

How many miles from Cardiff to Blackpool would I travel?

The distance between Cardiff and Blackpool is around 161 miles (259 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Cardiff to Blackpool?

The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Blackpool is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Cardiff? Where do I arrive in Blackpool?

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

  • Coaches mostly leave from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and tend to arrive in Blackpool, Topping Street.
  • Trains mostly leave from Cardiff Central and tend to arrive in Blackpool North.
Which travel companies can get me from Cardiff to Blackpool?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cardiff to Blackpool, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can take you to Blackpool by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for National Express from Cardiff to Blackpool for £19.
  • Arriva Trains Wales can get you to Blackpool by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Arriva Trains Wales from Cardiff to Blackpool for £93 on Omio.
What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Cardiff to Blackpool?
Your journey from Cardiff to Blackpool doesn't have to end in Blackpool. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Manchester, London or Glasgow. If you’d like to add Manchester, London or Glasgow to your Cardiff to Blackpool trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Blackpool today!
How far in advance should I buy my Cardiff to Blackpool ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets cost £19 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £93 one way.

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

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