Blackpool extends a warm welcome to all its visitors - we hope that you enjoy your stay. While you're here we'd like you to use non-car transport. Blackpool Council runs a "Hire A Bike" system with over 600 pick up / drop off points around the promenade and town center areas.
For more info see http://www.hourbike.com/mysitecaddy/site3/locukblackpool.htm or call 01253 320094
Why are we encouraging people to use non-car transport?
- A safer and more relaxed atmosphere for visitors
- Reduced congestion and driver stress
- Better air quality and reduced greenhouse gas emissions
- Less competition for parking spaces
The information below contains details of Blackpool's transport services. The resort is compact helping people to walk or cycle. There are high quality buses and the legendary trams.
Bus services connect most hotels to all the attractions. StayBlackpool's Tower Information Centre (under the Tower on Bank Hey Street - opposite Primark and HMV) have timetables and discounted fare passes. Get yourself a Metroguide bus map, which is also a convenient street map.
Here's the bus services to the major attractions:
- Pleasure Beach 1,2,16
- Sandcastle Waterpark 1,2,2c
- George Bancroft Park and climbing walls 2,2c,5
- Blackpool Tower and circus 1,5,6,7,10,11,14,16,68
- Stanley Park 4, 16,20
- Model Village and Zoo 16,20
- Solaris Centre & Great Promenade Show 2,16,20
Watch out for the open top buses when the weather's nice.
The resort is flat making it easy to cycle around. There is town centre cycle parking and at many attractions and shops.
Cycling is permitted on the South Promenade, ideal to view the Great Promenade Show, and between North Pier and Anchorsholme, ideal for spectacular sea views. Follow the National Cycle Network signs from outside the Town Hall, through Stanley Park to the village of Staining and the Lancashire countryside.
The newly rebuilt central seafront area will provide cycling opportunities when it is complete.
The resort's principal Blackpool North railway station offers direct services to Liverpool, Buxton, York and Manchester Airport. Change at Preston for other inter-city destinations.
There are taxis and bus services convenient for this station.
Blackpool is supporting the South Fylde Line Community Rail partnership so watch out for promotions for trips to St Annes, Lytham, Preston from Blackpool South railway station sited on Waterloo Road (line 2 and 5 bus).
Stroll on the Promenade and take in the contemporary sculpture collection, visit the resort's three magnificent piers, check out the Sandcastle waterpark, or just catch the sea views and Blackpool's famously bracing breeze.
Walking in Blackpool is getting more pleasurable as pedestrian areas and improved crossings are provided.
The following areas are fully pedestrianised:
- Bank Hey Street
- Birley Street
- Church Street (w)/Adelaide Street West
There is pedestrian priority in Abingdon Street/Church Street.