London, Liverpool & Manchester to Blackpool by train, bus and plane

Detailed travel guide on how to get to Blackpool from London, Liverpool and Manchester by bus, train, car and even boat. Remember to arrive on Sunday only. Book well in advance to save money and search for bargains.

LONDON TO BLACKPOOL

TRAIN

London to Blackpool by train is the easiest way to get here from London. It’s on average 3hrs from Euston Station to Blackpool North Station. To check train times and to book your ticket I suggest you use nationalrail.co.uk  it does not charge a £1.50 booking fee as thetrainline.com does. Trainline’s UX is better. Up to you. 

Sunday is one of the cheapest days of the week to travel up to and down from Blackpool and one of the reasons it’s our change over a day. Please remember this is the only day you can check-in and out. The thing is not what time and date you get your train, there are several on a Sunday.  It’s all about when you book your ticket. A month in advance and you will get £25 one way deals. Leave it to the same day and its £91 one way.   

You have two options: 1

Fast train direct to Blackpool North direct from Euston London. You can do the journey in 2.45hrs. Wifi all the way so get some quality work time in and boom you are here. It’s a 25 min walk from Blackpool North to Somewhere Different Blackpool. The main Blackpool taxi company will pick you up 24/7 and charge you a few pounds to get here or walk along the beach, it’s easy to find. 

option: 2

Get the train to Blackpool South via Preston from Euston London, is the same price, same ticket ‘ Euston to Blackpool’, more trains per hour. Just change trains at Preston to get a train to Blackpool South train station. Takes maybe 20 mins longer and is older rolling stock travelling through some nice countryside from Preston to Blackpool. Once at Blackpool South Station it’s only a 6-minute walk to Somewhere Different. 

BUS

National Express from Victoria Station in London is often more than 50% cheaper than getting the train, around £15. It takes 50% longer too, over 6 hours. If you are on a budget, have time and what to see a lot of England on your way up the bus is a good option. Most buses now have good wifi and large seats o you can work on the way. the train is easier to work on and a lot quicker. It’s up to you. 

It’s also a lot cheaper than the train if you are booking at short notice. 

LIVERPOOL TO BLACKPOOL

TRAIN

Liverpool to Blackpool by train is 1hrs 18 mins from Lime St Station to Blackpool North Station. To check train times and to book your ticket I suggest you use nationalrail.co.uk  it does not charge a £1.50 booking fee as thetrainline.com does. 

If you have landed at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA)  there is a train station 3 miles away at Liverpool South Parkway where you can get a train to Lime St and then on to Blackpool. There are direct bus connections from the airport to the station. Or get a taxi to Lime St as its only 7 miles away. 

BUS

Liverpool to Blackpool by bus is 3hrs 30 mins with National Express  from  LIVERPOOL One Bus Station, Canning Place to BLACKPOOL (Central Coach Station) . The bus goes via Manchester and is not recommended. get the train, it is around the same price. 

PLANE

Flights to Liverpool  can be a great way to come to Somewhere Different from Europe. Stay a few days in Liverpool and arriving at the end of the week and on Sunday get the train from Liverpool to Blackpool for check-in after 2.00 pm 

MANCHESTER TO BLACKPOOL

TRAIN

Manchester to Blackpool by train is 1hrs 20 mins with no changes from Piccadilly Station to Blackpool North Station from as little as £5. To check train times and to book your ticket I suggest you use nationalrail.co.uk  it does not charge a £1.50 booking fee as thetrainline.com does.

If you have landed at Manchester Airport there is a train station in the airport where most direct routes take around 1 hrs 45 mins Manchester airport to Blackpool North Station and easier than getting here that Liverpool’s airport.

BUS

Manchester to Blackpool by bus is 1hrs 35 mins from £4.30 with National Express from  Manchester Chorlton Street coach station to BLACKPOOL (Central Coach Station). The bus is much quicker from Manchester than Liverpool to Blackpool

PLANE

Flights to Manchester  can be a great way to come to Somewhere Different from abroad.  Stay a few days in Manchester arriving at the end of the week and on Sunday get the train from Manchester to Blackpool for check-in after 2.00 pm 

CAR HIRE

When you land in the Uk, you can hire a car for a week from as little as £100 a week. Tour around and arrive in Blackpool on Sunday and drop it off locally or back where you picked it up depending on what you organise. It is cheaper to drop it off where you hired it. 

Take the time to search for a bargain and makes sure you check all the small print for extra costs. 

 

HITCH HIKING

I used to hitch everywhere in the UK. My sister lived in Blackpool and I have done London to Blackpool hitchhiking several times. Once in 4 hours. It’s easy from London as its only 2 turnings from the beginning of the M1 motorway in London. 

Get the tube to Brent Cross, walk to the beginning of the M1 and I suggest a sign saying M6 as you need to go up the M6 before turning off on the M55. If your lift is not going down the M55 its short walk to the first slip road up to the motorway where you can catch a lift into Blackpool. We are 15 min walk from the end of the motorway in Blackpool. You can easily do it in a day. 

BOATS & FERRIES

Getting to Blackpool by ferry from Ireland, Isle of Man and the Netherlands is possible. It’s not the norm but it is possible. 

Larne – Cairnryan
Dublin – Liverpool
Dublin – Holyhead
Douglas – Liverpool
Douglas – Heysham
Belfast – Stranraer
Belfast – Liverpool
Dun Laoghaire – Holyhead

Ifr any one does make this trip please make a video and will will post it here 🙂

BLA BLA CAR

Blabla car in the UK is not as popular in the Uk as Eastern Europe in my experience, but there is a lot of Eastern Europeans living here now so it is growing. 

If you are planning to arrive at Somewhere Different Blackpool from other parts of the country, it’s always worth checking to see if a car is coming to Blackpool that day.