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Coach travel from Manchester to Blackpool

From £4.70 one-way*

Duration: 1 hr 20 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 2 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Coach from Manchester to Blackpool in 1 hour 20 mins (fastest journey)

If the sights and sounds of Blackpool's beach and resorts are calling to you, there's no better way to arrive than by coach. 

You can be leaving Manchester from just £4.70 one-way* and arriving in Blackpool in only 1 hour 20 mins on our 121 service. Simply fill in the blue journey planner above and book your tickets now!

Please note: We are currently running a reduced network, with plans to add to it regularly as demand grows. Because of this, the information on this page may differ depending on your travel dates and any regional restrictions.

For the most up to date information on active services and more, please visit our Route Map page or our timetables page.

Departing from Manchester Coach Station

Travelling to the station? Taxis can drop you at a dedicated taxi rank outside the station, which is also served by a city-wide tram service and the Metroshuttle, ferrying you for free between the cities' rail stations.

The coach station features an eatery, newsagents, coffee shop and more to ensure you're well fuelled up and comfortable prior to your journey.

For more information, take a look at our Manchester Central Coach Station facilities page.

Arriving in Blackpool

Blackpool Central Coach Station is conveniently located in the heart of the town, allowing you to experience this brilliant slice of English culture with ease.

Just a short walk will bring you to the beach and central pier, so you'll soon be able to find all of Blackpool's famous spots, as well as plenty of places to stop and have a bite to eat after your journey.

 

Manchester to Blackpool route stops

Popular stops are listed below. Please use the journey planner above to plan your trip.
  • Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
  • Preston, Lancashire
  • Blackpool (Central Coach Station)

Routes to Blackpool

*Limited Availability. No booking fee when logged into My Account and purchasing on the National Express website or app, otherwise £1 booking fee applies. Fares correct 17th May 2021 for travel between 17 May and 13 Sep 2021
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