There are 9 ways to get from Glasgow 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Preston

$121 - $199

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Blackpool National Express

$19 - $24

7 alternative options

Bus, line 42 bus  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Lancaster University, University Underpass (LANCASTER University Underpass) M11
  2. Take the line 42 bus from Lancaster University, University Underpass (LANCASTER University Underpass) to Blackpool Town Centre, Talbot Road 42

$31 - $51

Night train, bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the night train from Glasgow Central to Lancaster
  2. Take the bus from Lancaster City Centre, Common Garden Street to Blackpool Town Centre, Abingdon Street 42

$75 - $103

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Blackpool 196.8 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Glasgow to Manchester, train  •  4 h 49 min

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

$75 - $314

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

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

$72 - $220

Fly Glasgow to Liverpool, train  •  6 h 55 min

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

$60 - $284

Fly Glasgow to Birmingham, train  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Birmingham (BHX) GLA - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to Preston

$120 - $302

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 2 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Blackpool via Lancaster University, University Underpass (LANCASTER University Underpass) in around 4 h 54 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
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
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Manchester, Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
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 Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via London Luton, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via London Stansted, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Derry
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Preston
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Train from Birmingham International to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Night train from Glasgow Central to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$28 - $40
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $100
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Blackpool North
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Blackpool North
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Lancaster University, University Underpass (LANCASTER University Underpass)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lancaster University, University Underpass (LANCASTER University Underpass) to Blackpool Town Centre, Talbot Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lancaster City Centre, Common Garden Street to Blackpool Town Centre, Abingdon Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (Airport)
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Glasgow and Blackpool is 241 km. The road distance is 315 km.

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Blackpool is to bus which costs £14 - £18 and takes 5 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Blackpool is to train which takes 2 h 51 min and costs £90 - £150.

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 2 h 51 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Glasgow and arriving at Blackpool. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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