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Manchester to Blackpool

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1 suggested route to go from Manchester to Blackpool by train, car, bus

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How to travel from Manchester to Blackpool ?

Trip Manchester Blackpool

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance41 mi
Direct lineYes

Blackpool is your next holiday destination but you're wondering how to go there and how it is possible to get the cheapest Manchester to Blackpool transport offers? Usually, this is not an easy task and you'll have to browse multiple sites to compare all deals.

Thanks to your multimodal search engine Vivanoda, you'll find on the same site all fares for buses, carpooling and trains to get to Blackpool. You just have to specify the departure date to Blackpool then let Vivanoda search for you. To refine your search according to your preferences, use the filters and sorting options available.

To reach your destination from Manchester, you will travel with National Express, Blablacar, First TransPennine Express or Northern Rail by buses, carpooling or trains.

If you have any preferences for a particular mode of transport, get more information on these sections:

Manchester to Blackpool bus

Are you looking for a bus from Manchester to Blackpool? There is indeed a direct bus line that operates this route.

You may wonder whether it's worth travelling by bus between Manchester and Blackpool and what the advantages of this mode of transport may be. To encourage you to take the bus to Blackpool, here are some arguments that will convince you.

  • Unbeatable prices! On the Manchester Blackpool route, coach companies offer fares that are often much lower than train or carpooling.
  • The new buses used by National Express are greener than the use of carpooling and even more than your personal car. The road Manchester Blackpool is an already existing infrastructure shared with other vehicles. The landscape balance sheet is therefore neutral.
  • During the summer, forget the heat wave thanks to the air-conditioning almost all of the Manchester Blackpool coaches are equipped with.
  • A Wi-Fi connection is available to travellers in most coaches, which is an important asset for a 41 mi trip.

Coach companies on the Manchester Blackpool trip

Only the coach company National Express operates the direct line Manchester Blackpool.

National Express Manchester Blackpool

Departure bus stations in Manchester

You will have to arrive at your Manchester stop between 15 minutes and 30 minutes, depending on the bus company, before the departure time indicated on your ticket. The name of the destination 'Blackpool' is always mentioned on the front of the bus. Before boarding, show your ticket to the driver, put your luggage in the hold and then sit at your seat.

  • Manchester

Bus stops at arrival in Blackpool

In Blackpool, make sure you leave nothing in your seat or in the trunk of the coach.

  • Blackpool

Train Manchester to Blackpool

Is there a direct train bound for Blackpool from Manchester?

Indeed, the cities of Blackpool and Manchester are linked with a direct train connection. Be aware that depending the day of the week, the schedule can change and direct trains may not operate every days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a Manchester-Blackpool train ticket on Vivanoda.

Intercity train Manchester Blackpool

The intercity trains served the main cities of the route between Manchester and Blackpool with a reduced duration in comparison to regional trains.

Manchester Blackpool train companies

The railways Northern Rail and First TransPennine Express are the companies that you may travel with for your trip to Blackpool.
Northern Rail Manchester BlackpoolFirst TransPennine Express Manchester Blackpool

Railway stations from Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Railway stations in Blackpool

  • Blackpool North

Carpool from Manchester to Blackpool

Ridesharing is a new way of travelling allowing people to share Manchester-Blackpool car journeys with others. Instead of driving alone the car from Manchester to Blackpool, it allows drivers to share the travel costs with other passengers.

The important difference between carsharing and the other modes of transport is that it has not a scheduled timetable. So, you surely have better chances to get Manchester-Blackpool rides searching three days in advance than one month. This is interesting for lastminute travel to Blackpool.

Before you book your Manchester-Blackpool ride, you have the possibility to get in touch with the driver to set all the details and conditions of the journey. You can pay online, so you don't need to give any money to your driver.

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