There are 8 ways to get from Stirling 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 Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Stirling to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Preston

$128 - $218

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Preston, Lancashire National Express / ...

$29 - $69

6 alternative options

Train TransPennine Express  •  4 h 40 min

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

$93 - $223

Bus via Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand 6)  •  7 h 44 min

  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

$31 - $43

Night train  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the night train from Stirling to Preston

$42 - $73

Drive  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Stirling to Blackpool 211.2 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Edinburgh, fly, train  •  5 h 23 min

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

$74 - $223

Train to Glasgow, fly, train  •  5 h 27 min

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

$85 - $326

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stirling to Blackpool is to bus which costs £23 - £35 and takes 7 h 44 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Stirling to Blackpool is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 27 min.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Stirling station to Blackpool. However, there are services departing from Stirling, Bus Station and arriving at Blackpool Town Centre, Church St (Cookson St / Church St) via Glasgow and Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 5). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 6 min.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Stirling to Blackpool. However, there are services departing from Stirling and arriving at Blackpool North via Haymarket and Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

More details

The distance between Stirling and Blackpool is 164 miles. The road distance is 211.2 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Stirling to Blackpool without a car is to train which takes 4 h 16 min and costs £95 - £170.

More details

It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to get from Stirling to Blackpool, including transfers.

More details

Stirling to Blackpool bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

More details

Map of how to get from Stirling to Blackpool.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 163.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 16 min

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

You can take a train from Stirling to Blackpool via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow, North Court (Buchanan Street), Glasgow, Central Station, Glasgow Central, and Preston in around 4 h 16 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Stirling to Blackpool twice daily. Tickets cost $17 - $22 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min. Megabus UK also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
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 Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
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 Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stirling to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $13
Train from Stirling to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $15
Train from Stirling to Edinburgh Park
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $13
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 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
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
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Stirling to Preston
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$196
Sleeper Seat
$35 - $50
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 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
$11
Website
stagecoachbus.com

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.