There are 10 ways to get from Bedford to Blackpool by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Bedford to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Preston

$128 - $245

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Blackpool National Express

$23 - $29

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Bus, train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Bedford, St Paul's Square (Corn Exchange) to Central Railway Station C1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Blackpool North

$98 - $153

Train via Nottingham  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Bedford to Nottingham
  2. Take the train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Blackpool North

$88 - $129

Drive  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Bedford to Blackpool 204.7 miles

$40 - $65

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Bedford to London St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Blackpool North

$125 - $357

Train, train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Bedford to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Blackpool North

$116 - $402

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Bedford to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Blackpool North

$98 - $247

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Bedford to London St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Oxford Road
  4. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Blackpool North

$134 - $312

Bus, bus to Cambridge, fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road) to St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road)
  2. Take the bus from St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece)
  3. Fly from Cambridge (CBG) to Manchester (MAN) CBG - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Blackpool North

$81 - $276

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bedford to Blackpool is to bus which costs £17 - £23 and takes 6 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bedford to Blackpool is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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The distance between Bedford and Blackpool is 159 miles. The road distance is 204.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to get from Bedford to Blackpool, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bedford station to Blackpool. However, there are services departing from Bedford, Bus Station (Bedford Bus Station) and arriving at Blackpool via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bedford to Blackpool. However, there are services departing from Bedford and arriving at Blackpool North via London Euston and Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 21 min.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Map of how to get from Bedford to Blackpool.
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  • Distance: 159.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 21 min

What companies run services between Bedford, England and Blackpool, England?

You can take a train from Bedford to Blackpool via London St Pancras International, London Euston, and Preston in around 4 h 21 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Bedford to Blackpool 4 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $23 and the journey takes 4 h 40 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Cambridge to Manchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Southampton to Manchester via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Bedford to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Train from Bedford to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $27
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Thameslink
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Preston
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $190
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Blackpool North
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Blackpool North
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Blackpool North
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $25
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Bedford, St Paul's Square (Corn Exchange) to Central Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
National Express
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road) to St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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