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There are 9 ways to get from Inverness 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.

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Train  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Preston

$112 - $263

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Night train  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the night train from Inverness to Preston

$56 - $93

7 alternative options

Train, bus  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Newcastle
  2. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Coach Station to Blackpool, National Express Coach Facility B66

Bus  •  11 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station G10
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Blackpool

$62 - $84

Drive  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Inverness to Blackpool 354.2 miles

$75 - $110

Fly Inverness to Manchester, train  •  4 h 57 min

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

$89 - $251

Train to Aberdeen, fly to Manchester, train  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Dyce
  2. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Manchester (MAN) ABZ - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Blackpool North

$91 - $209

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Manchester, train  •  8 h 4 min

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

$110 - $263

Fly Inverness to Birmingham, train  •  6 h 30 min

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

$128 - $393

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The cheapest way to get from Inverness to Blackpool is to night train which costs £40 - £75 and takes 8 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Inverness to Blackpool is to fly and train which costs £65 - £200 and takes 4 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Inverness station to Blackpool. However, there are services departing from Inverness, Bus Station and arriving at Blackpool via Glasgow and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Inverness to Blackpool. However, there are services departing from Inverness and arriving at Blackpool North via Haymarket and Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 22 min.

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The distance between Inverness and Blackpool is 259 miles. The road distance is 354.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Inverness to Blackpool without a car is to train which takes 7 h 22 min and costs £85 - £210.

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It takes approximately 7 h 22 min to get from Inverness to Blackpool, including transfers.

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Inverness to Blackpool bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Inverness, Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Inverness to Blackpool is to train which takes 7 h 22 min and costs £85 - £210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £45 - £65 and takes 11 h 54 min.

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Map of how to get from Inverness to Blackpool.
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  • Distance: 258.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 22 min

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

You can take a train from Inverness to Blackpool via Haymarket and Preston in around 7 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Inverness to Blackpool via Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 11 h 54 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $260
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
Flights from Inverness to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Inverness to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
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
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
Train from Inverness to Dyce
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Train from Inverness to Edinburgh Gateway
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$55 - $85
Train from Inverness to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$45 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $140
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Preston
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Preston
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Inverness to Preston
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$198
Sleeper Seat
$45 - $70
Bus operators
Jim Hughes Coaches Ltd
Phone
+44 191 410 4107
Email
sales@jhcoaches.com
Website
jhcoaches.com
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Coach Station to Blackpool, National Express Coach Facility
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
jhcoaches.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.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 Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Blackpool
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com

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The quickest flight from Inverness Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Inverness to Blackpool bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Blackpool station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Inverness to Blackpool is 354 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to drive from Inverness to Blackpool.

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Loganair offers flights from Inverness Airport to Manchester Airport.

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The best way to get from Inverness to Inverness Airport is to bus which takes 23 min and costs .

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