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

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Train  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Preston

$119 - $196

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Bus, line 61 bus  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Preston, Lancashire National Express / ...
  2. Take the line 61 bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 5) to Blackpool Town Centre, Church St (Cookson St / Church St) 61

$25 - $54

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Bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Lancaster National Express
  2. Take the bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand 6) to Blackpool Town Centre, Abingdon Street 42

$26 - $31

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Blackpool 196.8 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Glasgow to Manchester, train  •  4 h 42 min

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

$75 - $309

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 20 min

  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

$72 - $215

Fly Glasgow to Liverpool, train  •  6 h 43 min

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

$60 - $283

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Blackpool is to bus which costs £20 - £24 and takes 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Blackpool is to train which costs £90 - £150 and takes 2 h 50 min.

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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 Town Centre, Church St (Cookson St / Church St) via Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 5). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 22 min.

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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 2 h 50 min.

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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 2 h 50 min and costs £90 - £150.

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It takes approximately 2 h 50 min 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 2 h 50 min and costs £90 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus and line 61 bus, which costs £19 - £45 and takes 5 h 22 min.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Blackpool.
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  • Distance: 150.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 50 min

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 Preston, Lancashire and Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 5) in around 5 h 22 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 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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Manchester, Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
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 Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via London Stansted, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
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
Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Blackpool North
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Blackpool North
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
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
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 28)
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 5) to Blackpool Town Centre, Church St (Cookson St / Church St)
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Lancaster
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand 6) to Blackpool Town Centre, Abingdon Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Website
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, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Glasgow to Blackpool bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Lancashire, arrive at Blackpool Town Centre, Church St (Cookson St / Church St) 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 3 h 13 min 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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The best way to get from Glasgow to Glasgow Airport is to line 500 bus which takes 19 min and costs £7.

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