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There are 5 ways to get from Galashiels to Blackpool by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Carlisle, Irvings Travel Shop X95
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Preston

$48 - $123

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Train  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Galashiels to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Preston

$92 - $216

Bus, line 61 bus  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Carlisle, Irvings Travel Shop X95
  2. Take the bus from Carlisle to Preston, Lancashire
  3. Take the line 61 bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station to Blackpool Town Centre, Church Street 61

Drive  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Galashiels to Blackpool 161.3 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly  •  6 h

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

$74 - $219

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The cheapest way to get from Galashiels to Blackpool is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 2 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Galashiels to Blackpool is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 2 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Galashiels to Blackpool. However, there are services departing from Galashiels, Transport Interchange and arriving at Blackpool Town Centre, Church Street via Carlisle and Preston City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Galashiels to Blackpool. However, there are services departing from Galashiels and arriving at Blackpool North via Edinburgh and Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 43 min.

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The distance between Galashiels and Blackpool is 125 miles. The road distance is 161.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Galashiels to Blackpool without a car is to bus and train which takes 3 h 58 min and costs £35 - £95.

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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from Galashiels to Blackpool, including transfers.

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Galashiels to Blackpool bus services, operated by Borders Buses, depart from Galashiels, Transport Interchange station.

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Galashiels to Blackpool train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Galashiels station.

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The best way to get from Galashiels to Blackpool is to train which takes 4 h 43 min and costs £70 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus and line 61 bus, which costs and takes 6 h 48 min.

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Map of how to get from Galashiels to Blackpool.
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  • Distance: 125.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 58 min

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

You can take a train from Galashiels to Blackpool via Edinburgh and Preston in around 4 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Galashiels to Blackpool via Carlisle, Irvings Travel Shop, Carlisle, Preston, Lancashire, and Preston City Centre, Bus Station in around 6 h 48 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
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
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $23
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
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 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Preston
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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 Galashiels to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Bus operators
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Carlisle, Irvings Travel Shop
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
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 Carlisle to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station to Blackpool Town Centre, Church Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach in Lancashire

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Galashiels to Blackpool bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Lancashire, arrive at Blackpool Town Centre, Church Street station.

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Galashiels to Blackpool train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Preston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Galashiels to Blackpool is 161 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to drive from Galashiels to Blackpool.

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

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