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There are 7 ways to get from Glasgow to Blackpool by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 51m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Preston

$83 - $194

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Bus  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Preston, Lancashire National Express / ...

$23 - $54

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Line 240 bus, night train  •  5h 58m

  1. Take the line 240 bus from Glasgow, Bath Lane to Motherwell, Milton Street 240
  2. Take the night train from Motherwell to Preston

$39 - $91

Drive  •  3h 13m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Blackpool 196.8 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Glasgow to Manchester, train  •  4h 52m

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

$73 - $308

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Manchester, train  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Manchester (MAN) EDI - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Blackpool North

$71 - $214

Fly Glasgow to Liverpool, train  •  7h 17m

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

$59 - $283

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Blackpool is to bus which costs £17 - £45 and takes 5h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Blackpool is to train which costs £60 - £150 and takes 2h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Blackpool. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Blackpool via Preston, Lancashire. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow to Blackpool. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Blackpool North via Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 51m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Blackpool is 150 miles. The road distance is 196.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Blackpool without a car is to train which takes 2h 51m and costs £60 - £150.

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It takes approximately 2h 51m to get from Glasgow to Blackpool, including transfers.

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

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Glasgow to Blackpool train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Blackpool is to train which takes 2h 51m and costs £60 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £45 and takes 5h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Blackpool.
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  • Distance: 150.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 51m

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

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Glasgow to Blackpool hourly. Tickets cost $110 - $180 and the journey takes 2h 16m. TransPennine Express also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Glasgow to Blackpool twice daily. Tickets cost $17 - $22 and the journey takes 4h 10m. Megabus UK also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Newquay
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Manchester, Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Birmingham, Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Bristol, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Preston
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Motherwell to Preston
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$193
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $45
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Night train from Motherwell to Preston
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Blackpool North
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Blackpool North
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
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 Glasgow to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Glasgow to Blackpool bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Preston, Lancashire station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Blackpool is 197 miles. It takes approximately 3h 13m to drive from Glasgow to Blackpool.

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

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There are 916+ hotels available in Blackpool. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Glasgow Airport is to line 500 bus which takes 18m and costs £7.

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