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There are 5 ways to get from Falkirk to Blackpool by train, bus, night train or car

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Train  •  4h 19m

  1. Take the train from Haymarket to Preston

£64 - £335

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Bus  •  7h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Bus Station M11

£26 - £40

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Night train  •  4h 32m

  1. Take the night train from Falkirk Grahamston to Preston

£48 - £72

Bus, night train  •  5h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Falkirk, Weir Street to Haymarket Station X38
  2. Take the night train from Haymarket to Preston

£82 - £282

Drive  •  3h 27m

  1. Drive from Falkirk to Blackpool 207.9 miles

£30 - £50

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The cheapest way to get from Falkirk to Blackpool is to bus which costs £25 - £40 and takes 7h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Falkirk to Blackpool is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Falkirk to Blackpool. However, there are services departing from Falkirk, St Andrew`s Church and arriving at Central, Buchanan Street via Larbert, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Buchanan Bus Station and Preston City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 16m.

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No, there is no direct train from Falkirk to Blackpool. However, there are services departing from Falkirk Grahamston and arriving at Blackpool North via Haymarket and Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 19m.

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The distance between Falkirk and Blackpool is 155 miles. The road distance is 207.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Falkirk to Blackpool without a car is to train which takes 4h 19m and costs £60 - £340.

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It takes approximately 4h 19m to get from Falkirk to Blackpool, including transfers.

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Falkirk to Blackpool bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Falkirk to Blackpool is to train which takes 4h 19m and costs £60 - £340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £25 - £40 and takes 7h 16m.

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Map of how to get from Falkirk to Blackpool.
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  • Distance: 154.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 19m

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

TransPennine Express operates a train from Haymarket to Preston every 4 hours. Tickets cost £55 - £90 and the journey takes 2h 29m. Avanti West Coast also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Bus Station once daily. Tickets cost £13 - £22 and the journey takes 3h 45m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Preston
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £90
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£22 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £90
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£13 - £22
Website
Megabus UK
First Scotland East
Phone
+44 345 646 0707
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Falkirk, Weir Street to Haymarket Station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£6
Website
First Scotland East
All Day Pass
£6

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Falkirk to Blackpool bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Preston City Centre, Bus Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Falkirk to Blackpool is 208 miles. It takes approximately 3h 27m to drive from Falkirk to Blackpool.

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