Getting-here by Car:
Getting-here by car is quite simple as Blackpool has a motorway link direct to the centre of the resort – take the M6 to Junction 32 and the M55 will lead you here. Around town a network of Matrix signs show up to date car park and road information. Also use the AA Roadworks Service for up to date roadworks information, alternatively highways England provides useful information
Getting-here by Train:
Blackpool has 3 train stations, Blackpool North, is the towns main station with electric trains and extended platforms. Blackpool South and Blackpool Pleasure Beach has an hourly service to Preston where main line services cross the country.
Superfast Virgin ‘Pendolino’ trains bring passengers to Blackpool North direct from London Euston. Week ends see direct trains to and from Birmingham again using Virgin Trains Pendolino’s. There are also direct services to Blackpool North from Manchester International Airport, Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria, Liverpool Lime Street and York. Some work continues on the Blackpool Preston line and more direct services will commence as and when possible
Our main rail operators are:
Getting-here by Coach:
Just sit back and let your Coach Driver take the stress away. These days coaches are extremely comfortable and very well equipped offering a high quality, value for money way of getting to your favourite seaside resort. Check out your local papers, travel agents or coach companies to see what trips to Blackpool are on offer.
National Express Coaches operate to and from the resort throughout the year, arriving and departing in the new Blackpool Central Coach Station in the Blackpool Central Car Park. Further details are available from any National Express Agent and the inquiry centre by calling 0121 254 7272.
Other companies also offer services to Blackpool and details of these can be found on the Coach Tourism Council’s website by clicking here.
Getting-here by Plane:
Blackpool attracts many international visitors. The nearest international airports are Manchester and Liverpool. Manchester has good train links to Blackpool, however for groups of 3 or 4 a taxi is often a cost effective option. Contact your StayBlackpool accommodation for advice on suitable taxi transfer companies. Pre-booking can provide substantial savings against picking a taxi up at the airport.