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Getting Here

Blackpool sits right in the middle of the UK, on the North West coast of England, and thanks to our great range of transport links, the resort is no further than a three-hour commute from most major cities in the UK.               

Whatever your choice of transport, train, car, or plane, getting here couldn’t be easier. In fact it’s far easier now than it’s ever been. Major works on the main train line, including the electrification of the line between Preston and Blackpool, have now been completed and are fully operational. The new line allows Blackpool to welcome direct trains into North station from all major destinations from across the UK.

And once you're here, getting around Blackpool is simple too. From private car rentals to Blackpool's public transport, it couldn't be easier to get from your conference or event venue to your accommodation and back again. With event space and networking events scattered across the town against backdrops of iconic locations like the three stunning piers, Blackpool Tower and Blackpool Pleasure Beach, there are plenty of ways to get from A to B whilst taking in some of the sites too, and our Meet Blackpool team will be more than happy to help decide which transport solutions are best for you. 

 

Train

The new electrified train line is now fully open and operational which has greatly improved travel times from across the country into Blackpool North.  The ease and accessibility of Blackpool to the business traveller has been further enhanced with a new direct London to Blackpool Avanti West Coast train service from London Euston. Direct trains now travel straight into Blackpool North - travel times are approximately 2.45hrs. The resort is also connected through the main train network to all other major towns and cities.

For more information and a full timetable go to www.thetrainline.com

Car

Blackpool remains easily accessible by car. The M6 motorway runs directly from the M1 and links Blackpool via the M55 to the main motorway network.  Driving into Blackpool couldn’t be simpler - follow the M55 right into the heart of the town centre and the resort’s largest car park.  This and our nearby town centre car parks offer a safe and welcoming place to park while in Blackpool. For further information and for details of how you can pre-book your parking space visit www.visitblackpool.com/plan-your-trip/getting-around/by-car

Fly

Situated on the Fylde Coast (just 2.5 miles from the town centre) and owned by Blackpool Council, Blackpool Airport was one of the first aviation sites in the UK. With a history dating back to 1909, all the resort’s attractions including the Winter Gardens, Blackpool Tower, Illuminations, Promenade, Zoo and Pleasure Beach are on its doorstep.
This is a new and exciting era for the airport. It is open for general aviation and can offer circuits, instrument training, night flying, aircraft parking, refuelling and a new lounge and flight briefing facility. The airport still welcomes a range of private aircraft and is open all year round. 

For our guests looking for commercial flights, the nearest airport is Manchester, accessible by direct train. The airport welcomes flights from over 200 destinations. For more information go to
www.blackpoolairport.com or telephone Operations on 01253 472525

Coach and group travel

Modern coaches are superbly equipped offering luxury, comfort, high quality and value for money.  National Express and other scheduled coach operators travel to and from the resort all year round. For more information go to www.nationalexpress.com/en or call 08717 818 181
Plan your conference & meeting in Blackpool with the Blackpool Convention Bureau.