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There are 11 ways to get from Cambridge to Blackpool by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Preston

$151 - $249

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Bus  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge, Castle Street to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway X5
  2. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Blackpool National Express

$18 - $23

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Train via Birmingham New Street  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street
  3. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Blackpool North

$120 - $175

Train East Midlands Trains  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Manchester Oxford Road
  3. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Blackpool North

$114 - $170

Drive  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Blackpool 220.3 miles

$45 - $70

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Blackpool North

$136 - $357

Fly Cambridge to Manchester, train  •  4 h 22 min

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

$66 - $254

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

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
  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

$128 - $401

Train to Norwich, fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 39 min

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

$128 - $268

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Bridge
  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

$114 - $250

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  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

$141 - $307

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Blackpool is to bus which costs £14 - £18 and takes 7 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Blackpool is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Blackpool. However, there are services departing from Cambridge, Castle Street and arriving at Blackpool via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cambridge to Blackpool. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at Blackpool North via Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 38 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Blackpool is 174 miles. The road distance is 220.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Blackpool without a car is to train which takes 3 h 56 min and costs £110 - £200.

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Cambridge to Blackpool, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Blackpool bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, depart from Cambridge, Castle Street station.

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Cambridge to Blackpool train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Cambridge station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Blackpool is to train which takes 3 h 56 min and costs £110 - £200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £18 and takes 7 h 57 min.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Blackpool.
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  • Distance: 173.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 min

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

You can take a train from Cambridge to Blackpool via London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Euston station, London Euston, and Preston in around 3 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Blackpool via Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway and Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 in around 7 h 57 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Cambridge to Manchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 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
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Virgin West Coast Trains
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $90
Train from Cambridge to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Blackpool North
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Blackpool North
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 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
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 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
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.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
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cambridge, Castle Street to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Blackpool
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com

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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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Cambridge to Blackpool bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Blackpool station.

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Cambridge to Blackpool train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Blackpool North station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Blackpool is 220 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to drive from Cambridge to Blackpool.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Cambridge Airport is to bus which takes 8 min and costs .

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