Blackpool enjoys the distinction of having a motorway link direct to the heart of the resort – take junction 32 off the M6, and the M55 will lead you almost to the beach!
Comprehensive information on current roadworks in Blackpool can be found by using the AA Roadworks Service.
Modern coaches are superbly equipped and comfortable, offering a high quality, value for money way of getting to your favourite beach location Coach operators will often drop you and your family at your target attraction or hotel for maximum convenience. 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’s heart throughout the year. Arriving and departing in the new Blackpool Central Coach Station located at the rear of Coral Island in the Blackpool Central Car Park. Click here for a location map. Further details are available from any National Express Agent and the enquiry centre by calling 08705 808080.
Other companies offering summer schedules services to Blackpool include Classic Coaches, operating from the North East. A number of companies also offer coach holidays to the resort and details of these can be found on the Coach Tourism Council’s website by clicking here.
Plan your visit to Blackpool by coach and use the National Express using the form below:
Blackpool is well-connected to the national railway network.
Superfast Virgin ‘Pendolino’ trains bring passengers to Preston; with four services an hour for the onward journey to Blackpool North. Hourly services connect Blackpool South station to East Lancashire, again stopping at Preston.
There are also direct services to Blackpool North from Manchester International Airport, Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria, Liverpool Lime Street and York.
Preston Station has direct services to all major cities including: London Euston, Birmingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Blackpool is within easy reach of a number of ferry ports covering crossings from Ireland, Isle of Man and the Netherlands. A full list of ferry crossings is detailed below.
- From Larne – Cairn Ryan (211 miles)
- From Dublin – Liverpool (57 miles), Holyhead (155 miles)
- From Douglas – Liverpool (57 miles), Heysham (43 miles)
- From Belfast – Stranraer (333miles), Liverpool (57 miles)
- From Dun Laoghaire – Holyhead (155 miles)
- From Hook of Holland – Harwich (294 miles)