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Coach travel from Manchester to Blackpool

From £4.40 one-way*

Duration: 1hr 20mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 7 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 £4.40 one-way* and arriving in Blackpool in only 1 hour 20 mins on our 121 and 173 services. Simply fill in the blue journey planner above and book your tickets now!

Manchester to Blackpool journey information
Fastest journey time 1hr 20mins
Cheapest price From £4.40 *
Distance (approx) 89km
No. of stops 0
First & last journey daily 7:40am/17:45pm from Manchester Coach Station

Our Manchester to Blackpool services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

121 coach towards Blackpool

Our 121 service travels up to 4 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Birmingham Coach Station
  • Manchester Airport
  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Blackpool Central Coach Station

173 coach towards Blackpool

Our 173 service travels up to 3 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Hull
  • Leeds Coach Station
  • Bradford
  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Blackpool Central Coach Station

Manchester to Blackpool route map

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.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Manchester to Blackpool?

The first coach leaves from Manchester Coach Station at 7.40am, arriving at Blackpool Central Coach Station at 9.00am.

When is the last coach from Manchester to Blackpool?

The last coach departs from Manchester Coach Station at 17.45pm, arriving at Blackpool Central Coach Station at 19.10pm

How much is the coach from Manchester to Blackpool?

A one-way journey from Manchester to Blackpool is available from £4.40*.

How long does the coach take from Manchester to Blackpool?

Our fastest coach from Manchester to Blackpool will arrive in 1hr 20mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from Manchester to Blackpool?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.

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*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 5 May 2023 for travel between 5 May 2023 and 1 September 2023.

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