Don't forget to buy food and drinks in advance if you need them: train stations do not always have shops, while onboard cafés are not always available and often very expensive.
When it comes to short distances, bus and carpooling represent a good alternative to the train journey, especially if you are travelling with a limited budget.
Which stations are served by the trains travelling from Blackpool to Manchester?
You can take the train to Manchester at Blackpool North [ BPN ], which arrives at Manchester Victoria [ MCV ], Manchester Oxford Road [ MCO ] or Manchester Piccadilly [ MAN ].
How many train connections exist to go from Blackpool to Manchester per day?
If you want to travel from Blackpool to Manchester by train, there are 187 available connections per day. The main part of these connections, that is to say 110 routes, include one or many changes and the rest, that is to say 77 routes, are direct lines. Thus, selecting a ticket with an indirect line could be more efficient if you want to reach Manchester at the last minute especially if there are too few connections even though the trip is longer. Despite that, please take a ticket for a direct line if you do not want any change
How long do you need to get to Manchester by train?
With the fastest connections you will be in Manchester in 1 hour and 15 minutes, but on average it takes 1 hour and 31 minutes. The first train headed to Manchester is at 06:04, while the last one leaves Blackpool at 23:04.