There are 8 ways to get from Dublin to Blackpool by car ferry, car, train, bus, bus and ferry 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.

Recommended option

Car ferry, drive  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Drive from Holyhead to Blackpool

$69 - $93

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  2. Take the bus from Manchester to Blackpool National Express

$26 - $35

6 alternative options

Car ferry, train via Warrington Bank Quay  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  3. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Preston

$107 - $197

Car ferry, train  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  3. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Blackpool North

$98 - $168

Car ferry, bus  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Douglas, Isle of Man
  2. Take the car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Heysham
  3. Take the bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand 6) to Blackpool Town Centre, Abingdon Street 42

$43 - $140

Fly to Manchester, train  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Manchester (MAN) DUB - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Preston

$47 - $191

Fly to Liverpool, train  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Liverpool (LPL) DUB - LPL
  2. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Blackpool North

$48 - $258

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Birmingham (BHX) DUB - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to Preston

$98 - $286

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Blackpool is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 22€ - 30€ and takes 12 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Blackpool is to fly and train which takes 3 h 57 min and costs 40€ - 170€.

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The distance between Dublin and Blackpool is 218 km.

It takes approximately 5 h 54 min to get from Dublin to Blackpool, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Blackpool. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Blackpool via Manchester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 15 min.

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What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Blackpool, England?

There is no direct connection from Dublin to Blackpool. However, you can take the car ferry to Holyhead then take the drive to Blackpool. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Dublin to Blackpool via Holyhead, Holyhead, Chester, Warrington Bank Quay, and Preston in around 8 h 4 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $220
Flights from Dublin to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $250
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $230
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $85
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Preston
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $35
Train from Birmingham International to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
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 - $27
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Preston
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $25
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand 6) to Blackpool Town Centre, Abingdon Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester to Blackpool
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $43
car
$117
Passenger
$41
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Single offer
$35
Standard fare
$63
Car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Heysham
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com

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