There are 7 ways to get from Elgin to Blackpool by train, bus, night train, 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.

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Train  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Elgin to Aberdeen
  2. Take the train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Preston

$118 - $277

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station G10
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Blackpool National Express

$63 - $88

5 alternative options

Night train, train  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the night train from Elgin to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Preston

$136 - $260

Night train  •  10 h 53 min

  1. Take the night train from Inverness to Preston

$66 - $107

Drive  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Elgin to Blackpool 371 miles

$75 - $120

Fly from Inverness, train  •  6 h

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

$98 - $273

Train to Aberdeen, fly, train  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Elgin to Dyce
  2. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Manchester (MAN) ABZ - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Blackpool North

$84 - $199

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Elgin to Blackpool is to bus which costs £45 - £70 and takes 12 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Elgin to Blackpool is to fly and train which costs £75 - £220 and takes 6 h.

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The distance between Elgin and Blackpool is 267 miles. The road distance is 371 miles.

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It takes approximately 8 h 17 min to get from Elgin to Blackpool, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Elgin station to Blackpool. However, there are services departing from Elgin, Bus Station and arriving at Blackpool via Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter), Inverness, Bus Station and Glasgow. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Elgin to Blackpool. However, there are services departing from Elgin and arriving at Blackpool North via Aberdeen, Haymarket and Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 17 min.

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The quickest flight from Inverness Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Elgin to Blackpool.
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  • Distance: 266.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 17 min

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

You can take a train from Elgin to Blackpool via Aberdeen, Haymarket, and Preston in around 8 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Elgin to Blackpool via Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter), Inverness, Marks and Spencer, Inverness, Bus Station, Buchanan Bus Station, and Glasgow in around 12 h 15 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Inverness to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Aberdeen to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Flights from Aberdeen to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Elgin to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $26
Train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Night train from Elgin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $70
Train from Elgin to Dyce
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $24
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Preston
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $170
Train from Edinburgh to Preston
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $170
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Preston
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
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
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Inverness to Preston
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $150
Sleeper Berth Solo
$194
Sleeper Seat
$45 - $70
Bus operators

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