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Blackpool is one of the premier seaside destinations in the UK and as such, visitors can be assured that travelling to Blackpool couldn’t be simpler. 

Millions of visitors head to Blackpool each year and this number has increased over the past few months as more and more holidaymakers decide to take their vacations in this country. Travellers to Blackpool have various options at their disposal, the seaside town enjoying excellent connections to the rest of the UK.


Blackpool enjoys excellent road connections to the rest of the UK. Whether travelling from the north or the south, visitors can travel to Blackpool on the M6 and the M55 motorways, the latter ending on the outskirts of town.


Visitors travelling to Blackpool by rail are well catered for with stations to the north and south of the town centre. Direct trains connect Preston (on the West Coast main line) with Blackpool North and Blackpool South, the journey time to both being under 30 minutes. 


There is a regular scheduled bus service linking Preston and Blackpool. National Express provide a service from Preston Bus Station which takes roughly 40 minutes while Stagecoach operate from both Preston Bus Station and Preston Railway Station at regular intervals.


Blackpool Airport is a busy general aviation facility just to the south of the town and connected by a direct tram to all points along the sea front and as far as Fleetwood. At the time of writing there are no scheduled services into the airport but it is open for charter traffic.


Blackpool’s tram is connects the south end of the town (Airport) to Fleetwood using modern user-friendly trams. Fares can be paid using contactless once boarded and a flat fare covers all journeys irrespective of distance.