Public transport

Last Modified October 30, 2015

Blackpool is served by a great public transport network including:

  • Bus services provided by Blackpool Transport, Stagecoach Northwest, Catch 22 Bus and Lancashire County Council.
  • Train lines to the north and south of the town providing direct links to Preston, Manchester and beyond.
  • Tramway with a frequent tram service between Starr Gate and Fleetwood.

By bus

Blackpool Transport 

Is a local bus operator serving the Fylde coast with a high frequency bus network linking Lytham, St Annes, Blackpool, Bispham, Fleetwood, Cleveleys and Poulton. The network is a cost-effective way of travelling around the Fylde coast area, utilising high visibility buses and easy to follow timetables to make your journey easy and pleasurable. 

Stagecoach UK Bus

Is part of the Stagecoach Group and is one of the largest bus operators in the UK, operating express and local bus services across the country.  Stagecoach run the number 68  service which runs from Preston to Blackpool via Fylde and the number 61 services from Preston to Blackpool via Kirkham.

Catch 22 

Catch 22 operate service 6 between Blackpool town centre, Layton and Grange Park. The service 22 between Mereside, South Shore, Blackpool town centre, Bispham and Cleveleys. During the summer months they also operate the 12 along the promenade and the 21 from Blackpool town centre, Stanley Park, the Model Village and Blackpool Zoo.

Service 76

Coastal Coaches operates the service 76 (Fylde Villager) between St Annes and Blackpool via Lytham, Moss Side, Wrea Green, Kirkham, Wesham, Elswick, Great Eccleston, Poulton and the Victoria Hospital.

Bus and tram route information and timetable information is available by contacting Traveline on 0871 200 22 33. 

By tram

The frequent and reliable tram service provides an energy efficient mode of transport connecting residents and visitors to all major leisure, retail and businesses along the 11 mile stretch of coastline between Starr Gate and Fleetwood.

By rail

Blackpool is well-connected to the national railway network with regular services to Preston, with national connections, Blackburn, Manchester and Leeds.

Route and timetable information is available by contacting National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50