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How to get to and from Manchester Airport from Blackpool

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Manchester Airport to Blackpool

Around 60 miles northwest of Manchester Airport, Blackpool is easily within reach for travellers. When you’re planning your journey to Manchester Airport or Blackpool it’s worth considering coming by car, coach or train.


By Train

With regular services operating every day, it’s super-easy to get to and from Manchester Airport and Blackpool by train. Most direct routes take around 1 hour 45 minutes, but it can take longer moving through Manchester at rush-hour so make sure to plan accordingly.

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By Coach

With some buses running directly between Blackpool and Manchester Airport, travelling by coach is a great option to keep costs low. There are services running daily and with some clever booking you can make the journey in 2 hours 40 minutes.

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By Car

It’s a straightforward drive between Blackpool and Manchester Airport via the M61, with the option to take the M6 if Manchester becomes too congested. You can also rent a car from Manchester Airport if you don’t have your own and you can book a hotel room near the airport for the night before your flight to avoid worrying about traffic.

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