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Manchester - Blackpool Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity coaches per day from Manchester to Blackpool. Traveling by coach from Manchester to Blackpool usually takes around one hour and 24 minutes, but the fastest National Express coach can make the trip in just one hour and 15 minutes.

Distance40 mi (64 km)
Shortest duration1h 15m
Cheapest price£4.95
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Coach lines1

Price trends for coaches from Manchester to Blackpool

Monthly average prices

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What coach companies travel from Manchester to Blackpool?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Manchester to Blackpool. National Express connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express41h 24m£7.79
  • National Express is probably the UK's best-known bus company, offering intercity services to London, Manchester, Southampton, and Edinburgh. Onboard the single and double-decker vehicles, travelers enjoy a good amount of legroom – roomier than airlines have in coach class – alongside WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning.

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of one hour and 24 minutes to cover the 40 miles from Manchester to Blackpool. However, the fastest coach only takes an hour and 15 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short coach trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Sunday tends to be the busiest day for coaches, as many passengers take the coach to Blackpool at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet."

The first coach leaves at 06:00 and the last coach leaves at 12:00. To see the times for all coaches from Manchester to Blackpool, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 4 scheduled coaches that travel from Manchester to Blackpool every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct coaches which you can take the entire route from Manchester to Blackpool without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Manchester to Blackpool; ticket prices start at £21.77.

City Information

Manchester

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Most recognizable for its world-famous football team, Manchester is a modern, vibrant city with a diverse range of attractions that will appeal to explorers of all kinds. Often referred to as "The Capital of the North," Manchester is also known for being the birthplace of the industrial revolution. Visitors can relive this booming era by taking a trip to the Science and Industry Museum to see how this previously small town changed the world's ideas of industry and manufacturing forever. These days, Manchester is famous for its music and art scene, with it being the birthplace of bands like The Smiths and Oasis.

Art and music-lovers may want to visit Afflecks, a vast and eclectic emporium of all things indie and grunge, to purchase records, artwork, and memorabilia, among many other things. Manchester is also home to 15 parks and gardens, with Fletcher Moss Park and Botanical Gardens among the most popular. This park provides a beautiful setting for picnics and scenic walks, perfect for when you need an escape from the bustling city.

And if you really are only here for Man U, both Old Trafford and Etihad Stadium are stops on our itinerary to visit every premier league stadium in England.

With three large train stations—Piccadilly, Oxford Road, and Victoria—Manchester is easily accessible via rail. National Express and Megabus coaches also allow access from all over the country. In addition, Manchester Airport houses three large terminals, which provide global entry to the city.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Manchester?

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Main departure station: Manchester Coach Station

A short walk from the city centre, Manchester Coach Station is located on Chorlton Street on the ground floor of a multistory car park. It has basic facilities including restrooms, food kiosks, and a small newsagent. The station's shops are open between 06:30 am and 7:00 pm each day. Neighbouring streets offer several bars and other food options. As a major hub for National Express, this station is the departing point for trips to Birmingham, London, Northern Ireland, and Ireland. Local buses depart from streetside shelters outside the station.

All coach stations in Manchester:

  • Manchester Coach Station

Where does the coach arrive in Blackpool?

Main arrival station: Central Coach Station

All coaches from Manchester arrive at one main station in Blackpool.

Coach stations in Blackpool:

  • Central Coach Station

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