There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to Blackpool by train, bus, car or plane

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Train TransPennine Express  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Preston

$83 - $195

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Bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Lancaster National Express
  2. Take the bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand 6) to Blackpool Town Centre, Talbot Road 42

$29 - $34

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Wigan North Western
  2. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Blackpool North

$132 - $220

Drive  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Blackpool 193.1 miles

$40 - $60

Fly from Edinburgh, train  •  4 h 55 min

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

$65 - $206

Train to Glasgow, fly, train  •  5 h 57 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

$89 - $328

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Blackpool. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Blackpool Town Centre, Talbot Road via Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand 6). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 50 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 3 h 3 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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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Blackpool without a car is to train which takes 3 h 3 min and costs .

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

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

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Edinburgh to Blackpool train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Blackpool is to train which takes 3 h 3 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 50 min.

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

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Edinburgh to Blackpool bus services, operated by Stagecoach Lancaster, arrive at Blackpool Town Centre, Talbot Road station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Blackpool.
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  • Distance: 148.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 3 min

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

TransPennine Express operates a train from Edinburgh to Blackpool every 4 hours. Tickets cost $75 - $110 and the journey takes 2 h 31 min. Virgin West Coast Trains also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Blackpool via Lancaster and Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand 6) in around 6 h 50 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 50 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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Train operators
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
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 Edinburgh to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
Train from Wigan North Western to Blackpool North
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Blackpool North
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
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
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
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
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 Edinburgh to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Lancaster
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand 6) to Blackpool Town Centre, Talbot Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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Edinburgh to Blackpool train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Preston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Blackpool is 193 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to drive from Edinburgh to Blackpool.

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easyJet and Flybe offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 948+ hotels available in Blackpool. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs .

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