Public transport

Last Modified January 13, 2015

Blackpool is served by a great public transport network including:

  • Bus services provided by Blackpool Transport, Stagecoach Northwest, Classic Bus Northwest and Lancashire County Council.
  • Train  lines to the north and south of the town providing direct links to Preston, Manchester and beyond.
  • New £100 million tramway with a frequent tram service stretching along 11 miles of coastline 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 & 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 

Is operated by Classic Bus North West, an independent bus operator based in Blackpool. Service 22 links the south shore areas of Blackpool with the town centre, Claremont, Bispham and Cleveleys which runs every 20 minutes.  This services covers six out of Blackpool's eight high schools, serves the Bispham campus of Blackpool & Fylde College and also links Cleveleys, Blackpool town centre and the Clifton Retail Park. 

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

By tram

Blackpool Transport is the operator of Blackpool’s new £100 million tramway. The 4 year project, which concluded in April 2012, saw the replacement of 11 miles of track, creation of a new depot and introduction of a fleet of 16 state-of-the-art trams. 

It has never been easier to travel across Blackpool and the Fylde coast, with faster journey times, easy access and integrated saver tickets that give you unlimited use of the trams (excluding heritage trams) and Blackpool Transport bus network. 

Our 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