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from Manchester to Blackpool

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Fri
22 Oct
£9Northern Rail
£5National Express
Sat
23 Oct
£9Northern Rail
£6National Express
Sun
24 Oct
£8Northern Rail
£5National Express
Mon
25 Oct
£8Northern Rail
£5National Express
Tue
26 Oct
£7Northern Rail
£5National Express
Wed
27 Oct
£8Northern Rail
£5National Express
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28 Oct
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£5National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£6Northern Rail
£5National Express
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30 Oct
£6Northern Rail
£5National Express
Sun
31 Oct
£7Northern Rail
£5National Express
Mon
1 Nov
£6Northern Rail
£5National Express
Tue
2 Nov
£7Northern Rail
£5National Express
Wed
3 Nov
£21Northern Rail
£5National Express
Fri
5 Nov
£6Northern Rail
£5National Express
Sat
6 Nov
£21Northern Rail
£6National Express
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7 Nov
£6Northern Rail
£5National Express
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8 Nov
£6Northern Rail
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£5National Express

Travel Information between Manchester and Blackpool

distanceDistance40 miles (65 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£5 - £8
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £5 • 1 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £8 • 1 h 13 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Northern Rail

Take a coach or train to travel 40 miles (65 km) from Manchester to Blackpool. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 13 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £5. 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.
FAQs
What are my Manchester to Blackpool travel options?

There are 2 travel options from Manchester to Blackpool: coach or train.

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

The cheapest way from Manchester to Blackpool is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £5 compared to other travel options to Blackpool:

A coach is £3 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Manchester to Blackpool costing on average £8.

What is the fastest way to get from Manchester to Blackpool?

The fastest way to get to Blackpool from Manchester is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 13 min.

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 1 h 20 min.

What is the distance from Manchester to Blackpool?

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

How many services a day are there to Blackpool from Manchester?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Blackpool is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Blackpool, Topping Street.
  • Most travellers who book a train ticket from Manchester to Blackpool depart from Manchester Piccadilly to Blackpool North.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Manchester to Blackpool?

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

  • You can travel between Manchester and Blackpool by coach with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £5 with National Express from Manchester to Blackpool.
  • You can travel between Manchester and Blackpool by train with Northern Rail. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £8 with Northern Rail from Manchester to Blackpool.
Can I find a direct route to Blackpool from Manchester?

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

  • You can travel directly by coach with National Express with direct coaches per day.
  • You can take a direct train with Northern Rail with 25 direct trains per day.

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.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Manchester to Blackpool?
Looking to extend your trip from Manchester to Blackpool? Many Omio customers who go from Manchester to Blackpool usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Liverpool. If you're looking to explore London, Glasgow or Liverpool from Blackpool, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I purchase tickets between Manchester and Blackpool online to get the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is on average £5 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is £8 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.