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

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Preston to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley

$147 - $243

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Bus  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Blackpool to Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station to Stansted Airport London National Express / ...

$40 - $67

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Train via Peterborough  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Blackpool North to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Peterborough
  3. Take the train from Peterborough to Stansted Airport

$129 - $197

Drive  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Blackpool to Essex 264.3 miles

$55 - $85

Train to Manchester, fly to Southend  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Blackpool North to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southend (SEN) MAN - SEN

$100 - $349

Train to Manchester, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Blackpool North to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAN - LHR
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley

$134 - $351

Train to Manchester, fly to Norwich, train  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Blackpool North to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Norwich (NWI) MAN - NWI
  3. Take the train from Norwich to Colchester

$132 - $275

Train to Manchester, fly to Southampton, train  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Blackpool North to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southampton (SOU) MAN - SOU
  3. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo
  4. Take the train from Stratford (London) to White Notley

$106 - $240

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Preston to Bradford Interchange
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to London Heathrow (LHR) LBA - LHR
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley

$126 - $298

Train to Manchester, fly to Cambridge, train  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Blackpool North to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Cambridge (CBG) MAN - CBG
  3. Take the train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
  4. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley

$127 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from Blackpool to Essex is to bus which costs £30 - £55 and takes 10 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Blackpool to Essex is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 4 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Blackpool to Essex. However, there are services departing from Blackpool and arriving at Black Notley, Bulford Lane via Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station, Stansted Airport, Coach Station and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 31 min.

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The distance between Blackpool and Essex is 206 miles. The road distance is 264.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Blackpool to Essex without a car is to train which takes 4 h 55 min and costs £110 - £190.

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It takes approximately 4 h 55 min to get from Blackpool to Essex, including transfers.

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Blackpool to Essex bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Blackpool station.

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The best way to get from Blackpool to Essex is to train which takes 4 h 55 min and costs £110 - £190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £55 and takes 10 h 31 min.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Southend Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Blackpool to Essex bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Stansted Airport London station.

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Map of how to get from Blackpool to Essex.
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  • Distance: 205.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 55 min

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

You can take a train from Blackpool to Essex via Preston, London Euston, Euston station, Moorgate station, and London Liverpool Street in around 4 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Blackpool to Essex via Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station, Stansted Airport London, Stansted Airport, Coach Station, and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park in around 10 h 31 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Manchester to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Flights from Leeds Bradford to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Manchester to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Norwich to Colchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to White Notley
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Blackpool North to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Blackpool North to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Bradford Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Single
$85 - $130
CrossCountry
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Blackpool to Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Blackpool to Essex is 264 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to drive from Blackpool to Essex.

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Flybe offers flights from Manchester Airport to Southend Airport.

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There are 197+ hotels available in Essex. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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