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Manchester to Blackpool

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  1. on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14
    on time
    Blackpool North
    Platform 2 estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak
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    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14
    on time
    Blackpool North
    Platform 5 estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak
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    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14 estimated
    on time
    Blackpool North
    Platform 3 estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak
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    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14 estimated
    21:22
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14 estimated
    21:59
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 3 estimated
    22:22
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 1 estimated
    22:46
    Blackpool North
    Platform 4 estimated
    on time
    Blackpool North
    Platform 4 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  5. on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14 estimated
    on time
    Blackpool North
    Platform 5 estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak
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    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14 estimated
    on time
    Blackpool North
    Platform 5 estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak
  7. on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14 estimated
    22:26
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14 estimated
    23:14
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 3 estimated
    23:24
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 1 estimated
    23:47
    Blackpool North
    Platform 4 estimated
    on time
    Blackpool North
    Platform 4 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  8. on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14 estimated
    on time
    Blackpool North
    Platform 2 estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak
  9. on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14 estimated
    on time
    Blackpool North
    Platform 3 estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak

Journey information from Manchester to Blackpool

  • Train Fares from: £5
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct
  • Trains per day: Around 86
  • Distance: 40 miles (64 km)
  • Origin: Manchester
  • Destination: Blackpool

Find out more information about how to buy cheap train tickets to Blackpool.

  • How long does it take to travel from Manchester to Blackpool by train?

    The average journey time between Manchester and Blackpool is . On an average weekday, there are 86 trains travelling from Manchester to Blackpool. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • What is the fastest journey from Manchester to Blackpool by train?

    The fastest journey time by train is .

  • How much does the train from Manchester to Blackpool cost?

    Train tickets from Manchester to Blackpool can start from as little as £5 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

  • Are there direct trains from Manchester to Blackpool?

    Yes, it is possible to travel from Manchester to Blackpool without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Manchester to Blackpool.

    Direct
  • What is the distance between Manchester and Blackpool?

    The distance between Manchester and Blackpool is 40 miles.

    Distance: 40 miles
  • What time is the first train from Manchester to Blackpool?

    The first train from Manchester to Blackpool departs at .

    What time is the last train from Manchester to Blackpool?

    The last train from Manchester to Blackpool departs at .

    First train
    Last train
    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

Manchester to Blackpool timetable

Check out the next trains departing from Manchester to Blackpool for Thursday 23rd Jan 2020. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

DepartsArrivesDuration
20:0321:171h 14m, direct
20:3021:481h 18m, direct
21:0222:161h 14m, direct
21:2222:461h 24m, 1 change
21:3122:491h 18m, direct
22:0123:171h 16m, direct
22:2623:471h 21m, 1 change
22:3023:521h 22m, direct
22:5400:231h 29m, direct

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Blackpool to Manchester.

Looking for other travel options? We also sell National Express coach tickets across the UK. Check out times and tickets for Manchester to Blackpool by bus.

How to find cheap train tickets from Manchester to Blackpool

Did you know that most train companies in the UK increase their prices as the departure date approaches? Our aim is to help you save – we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

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**Average savings on Advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.
Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.