There are 4 ways to get from Leicester to Blackpool by train, bus or car

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Preston

$102 - $176

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Bus  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Blackpool National Express

$16 - $21

2 alternative options

Train East Midlands Trains  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Nottingham
  2. Take the train from Nottingham to Manchester Oxford Road
  3. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Blackpool North

$71 - $99

Drive  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Leicester to Blackpool 145.8 miles

$30 - $45

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station station and arriving at Blackpool. Services depart twice a week, and operate Monday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leicester to Blackpool. However, there are services departing from Leicester and arriving at Blackpool North via Birmingham New Street and Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 51 min.

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The distance between Leicester and Blackpool is 114 miles. The road distance is 145.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Blackpool without a car is to train which takes 3 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Leicester to Blackpool, including transfers.

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Leicester to Blackpool bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station.

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Leicester to Blackpool train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Leicester station.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Blackpool is to train which takes 3 h 51 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 50 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Leicester to Blackpool.
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  • Distance: 114.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 51 min

What companies run services between Leicester, England and Blackpool, England?

You can take a train from Leicester to Blackpool via Birmingham New Street and Preston in around 3 h 51 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Leicester to Blackpool twice a week. Tickets cost $16 - $21 and the journey takes 4 h 50 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $9
Off-Peak Single
$12 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Single
$18 - $26
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $80
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 Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Blackpool
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Leicester to Blackpool is 146 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 29 min to drive from Leicester to Blackpool.

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