How to get from Manchester to Blackpool

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from Manchester to Blackpool

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

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To get from Manchester to Blackpool on 27 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:25Manchester, Coach Station1h20 10:45Blackpool, Central Coach Station
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09:25Manchester, Coach Station1h20 10:45Blackpool, Central Coach Station
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09:37Deansgate1h10 10:47Blackpool North
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08:37Deansgate1h09 09:46Blackpool North
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17:30Manchester, Coach Station1h20 18:50Blackpool, Central Coach Station
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Travel Information between Manchester and Blackpool

distanceDistance40 miles (65 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£7 - £10
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £7 • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £10 • 1 h 9 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Northern Rail

Travel 40 miles (65 km) by coach or train from Manchester to Blackpool. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 9 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £7. 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 Manchester to Blackpool.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester 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 Manchester to Blackpool.

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

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Manchester to Blackpool. Tickets for a coach cost on average £7.

This is compared to other travel options to Blackpool:

A coach journey is usually £3 less than a journey to Blackpool by train, which costs on average £10 for the same trip.

The fastest way from Manchester to Blackpool is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 9 min.

Other travel options from Manchester to Blackpool can usually take longer:

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

Blackpool is approximately 40 miles (65 km) away from Manchester.

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Blackpool is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Manchester to Blackpool:

  • Most travellers who buy a coach ticket from Manchester to Blackpool depart from Manchester, Coach Station to Blackpool, Topping Street.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Blackpool North.

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

  • You can travel by coach between Manchester and Blackpool with National Express, and you can find National Express Manchester to Blackpool tickets for £7 on Omio.
  • You can travel by train from Manchester to Blackpool with Northern Rail, and you can find Northern Rail Manchester to Blackpool tickets for £10 on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available to Blackpool from Manchester with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct coaches per day with National Express.
  • You can find around 25 direct trains per day and book this direct train with Northern Rail.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Blackpool as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Manchester to Blackpool.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Manchester to Blackpool often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Liverpool. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Manchester and Blackpool itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Blackpool and any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Manchester to Blackpool, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £7 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is £10 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Manchester to Blackpool tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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