There are 8 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  7 h 25 min

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

$113 - $263

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station G10
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Blackpool National Express

$53 - $72

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  12 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to West End, Queensferry Street (after Charlotte Lane at 43) M90
  2. Take the bus from Kaimes, Balmwell Terrace (at 62) to Galashiels, Transport Interchange X62
  3. Take the bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Carlisle, Irvings Travel Shop (opposite Citadel Building) X95
  4. Take the train from Carlisle to Blackpool North

$108 - $145

Night train  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the night train from Inverness to Preston

$56 - $93

Drive  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Inverness to Blackpool 354.2 miles

$75 - $110

Fly Inverness to Manchester, train  •  4 h 58 min

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

$89 - $264

Fly Inverness to Birmingham, train  •  6 h 28 min

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

$129 - $397

Train to Aberdeen, fly to Manchester, train  •  7 h 10 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

$95 - $213

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Inverness to Blackpool is to bus which costs £40 - £55 and takes 9 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Inverness to Blackpool is to fly and train which costs £65 - £210 and takes 4 h 58 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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It takes approximately 7 h 25 min to get from Inverness to Blackpool, including transfers.

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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 39 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 25 min.

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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 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Inverness to Blackpool via Buchanan Bus Station and Glasgow in around 9 h 39 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Inverness to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Inverness to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Inverness to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Aberdeen to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Flights from Aberdeen to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
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 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Train from Inverness to Dyce
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
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
$50 - $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
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Blackpool North
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
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
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Inverness to Preston
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$199
Sleeper Seat
$50 - $75
Bus operators
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to West End, Queensferry Street (after Charlotte Lane at 43)
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Kaimes, Balmwell Terrace (at 62) to Galashiels, Transport Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Carlisle, Irvings Travel Shop (opposite Citadel Building)
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk

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