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Manchester to Blackpool bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$8.03
Shortest Duration1h 30m
Trips per day7
bus carriers1
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from Manchester to Blackpool cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Manchester to Blackpool were $9.48.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Blackpool is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches.

How long is the bus ride from Manchester to Blackpool?

The distance between Manchester and Blackpool is approximately 39.97 miles, or 64.32 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 2 hours and 26 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Manchester to Blackpool?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Manchester to Blackpool by bus is usually on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Wednesday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Manchester to Blackpool?

On average there are 7 scheduled bus trips per day. National Express has the most regularly scheduled departures from Manchester to Blackpool, with an average of 7 trips per day and 36 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Manchester to Blackpool. Of the 7 trips there are 3 trips that are direct connections to Blackpool.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Manchester to Blackpool start at $23.99.

1 carriers offer Manchester to Blackpool bus trips

National Express

Book National Express from Manchester to Blackpool from $8.03. There are 7 trips per day offered by National Express from Manchester to Blackpool and you can expect on average to pay $10.66 for a National Express ticket to Blackpool. In Manchester, National Express departs to Blackpool from Manchester Coach Station and 4 other stations. In Blackpool, National Express arrives at Central Coach Station,

An average trip on National Express from Manchester to Blackpool takes 2 hours and 26 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Blackpool in 1 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 20 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $11.66 for a weekend trip to Blackpool.

Avg. Time
2h 26m
Avg. Price
$10.66

Plan your next adventure

There are 5 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Blackpool will depart from these stations in Manchester:
  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Broadway
  • Manchester (Miles Platting)
  • Manchester Airport
  • Failsworth
Buses from Manchester arrive in Blackpool at one main station:
  • Central Coach Station

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