There are 8 ways to get from Edinburgh 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Preston

$84 - $198

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station 900
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Blackpool National Express

$31 - $40

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Old Town, South Bridge (at 39) to Galashiels, Transport Interchange X62 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Carlisle, Irvings Travel Shop (opposite Citadel Building) X95
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Blackpool North

$74 - $99

Drive  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Blackpool 193.1 miles

$40 - $60

Fly Edinburgh to Manchester, train  •  4 h 54 min

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

$66 - $211

Train to Glasgow, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN) GLA - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Blackpool North

$90 - $332

Fly Edinburgh to Liverpool, train  •  8 h

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

$56 - $281

Fly Edinburgh to Birmingham, train  •  6 h 24 min

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

$121 - $319

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Blackpool is to bus which costs £23 - £30 and takes 7 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Blackpool is to train which costs £60 - £150 and takes 2 h 55 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Blackpool is 149 miles. The road distance is 193.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 55 min to get from Edinburgh to Blackpool, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Blackpool. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) and arriving at Blackpool via Glasgow. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Blackpool. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Blackpool North via Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 55 min.

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What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Blackpool, England?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Edinburgh to Blackpool every 4 hours. Tickets cost $110 - $180 and the journey takes 2 h 22 min. TransPennine Express also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Blackpool via Buchanan Bus Station and Glasgow in around 7 h 33 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Manchester, Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via London Luton, Jersey
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via London Luton, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via London Gatwick, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Preston
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
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
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Preston
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Blackpool North
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Blackpool North
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
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
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Old Town, South Bridge (at 39) to Galashiels, Transport Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Carlisle, Irvings Travel Shop (opposite Citadel Building)
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk

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