Blackpool Transportation

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  • I drove in a rental. It was...

    by stuffitinme Updated Sep 2, 2002

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    I drove in a rental. It was about 2-3 hrs from Wolverhampton (outside of Birmingham). There is a main car park right by the amusment park. I know there are trains, but you'll have to look at someone else's transportation recommendations
    Walking!

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    Blackpool Trams

    by bugalugs Written Oct 29, 2002

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    Everyone visiting Blackpool must have a trip on a tram. They travel 12 miles along the promenade and its wonderful to see them all lit up at night, either looking like a sailing ship or a steam engine. As a child I remember we had walked that much up Blackpool's promenade that we needed to get a tram back, and no matter how tired out legs and feet were, we wanted to wait for the 'best looking' tram. The trams were started in Blackpool in September 1885. It was the first electric street tramway in Britain. I have heard recently that Blackpool Council is to spend at lot of money (millions) on investing in new trams, tracks and also additional lines.

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    Obviously this depends where...

    by nsalah Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Obviously this depends where you are coming from. If abroad then plane as there is an airport in Blackpool. However if you live in the UK you could come by car, train or even bus!
    If you haven't brought a car it's a good idea to catch the bus. They go practically everywhere and are very cheap. If not you could get a taxi which you would have to ring up for and they are usually very expensive but they take you direct to the place you want to go.

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    The main train station in...

    by hayward68 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The main train station in Blackpool is Blackpool North. I was traveling from London and had to change trains at Preston for the final short bit to Blackpool. The station is a fairly short walk from the seafront and it is really close to the B&B that I was staying at.
    I took the train on a bank holiday and decided to upgrade my travel pass to first class as it was only £15 that day. As you can see it was an empty car aside from me. It was worth it to upgrade for that amount of money as I ate that amount of food in the train ride up. The woman serving kept bringing me two of everything I ordered, except for my hot breakfast. Two colas, two orange juice, two bags of crisps, etc.

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    To get around town you can...

    by hayward68 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    To get around town you can easily walk or take the trams up and down the the promenade. I believe you can buy travel cards which give unlimited use of the trams and buses. I liked the various trams on the lines. This pic is of one of my favourites, done up as a boat because its sponser was Fisherman’s Friend ;-)
    A one day travelcard will set you back about £4.50

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    Trams

    by DUNK67 Updated Aug 23, 2004

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    Take a trip on one of Blackpools famous trams, the track runs the length of the seafront and beyond, to Fleetwood at one end, I'm not quite sure about the other end though. There are quite a few stops and the trams run frequently. When the Blackpool Illuminations are on some of the trams are decorated in thousands of colourful lightbulbs to form the shape of things like spacerockets and boats.

    Beware though, always look both ways when crossing the tracks as the trams wont stop.

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    Donkey Rides

    by DUNK67 Updated Aug 15, 2004

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    The traditional seaside donkey ride. This is the equivalent of camel rides in Egypt and I have only seen it in England, although it probably does go on in other countries. The difference with this is that you only go for about a ten minute ride up and down the beach. It is usually for children only and is a must do, because I have fond memories of donkey rides from when I was a child.

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  • If you are coming by car it...

    by phil27uk2005 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    If you are coming by car it really would be easier coming on the M6 and then looking for the M55 and you carry on right to the end of them M55 and then onto Yeadon way that takes you into one of the biggest car parks in europe. Just find a parking spot and you are away.
    The best way of getting around blackpool is by bus. There are loads of bus service which are run by blackpool transport and they go all over the fylde coast. There are day and weekly tickets which are called Travel cards and they are valid for 1, 3, 5 and 7 days you are better getting the 7 day travel card as they are better value for money. They can be used on any tram or blackpool transport bus. Also there is a city sight seeing tour which is a good way to see blackpool the prices are £3.00 for a child and £5.00 for an adult. You are better getting a city sight seeing ticket during the illuminations as it is valid for the illuminations as well which you are taken through the illuminations on an open top bus and i recommend you do this it is the best way to see the illuminations.

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  • I found the cheapest way was...

    by SusanneBeck Written Aug 25, 2002

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    I found the cheapest way was to fly with easyjet from Belfast to Liverpool and then get a train to Blackpool. There's also the ferry and coach.
    Most places of interest are within walking distance of each other. For those that aren't, there's regular buses and plenty of taxis. There's also the tram.

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    Plane

    by Martin_B Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Use the bus. There's bus with two floor it's very cool when you are in the second level in the front. There's too the tramway who is very cool just near the ocean. It's not very expensive to take the bus or the tramway.

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    North Country Rover

    by Britannia2 Written May 20, 2014

    This ticket is available at Blackpool North and is fantastic value. It allows unlimited travel across the north of England and you travel any 4 days in an 8 day period.
    Bounded by - Newcastle - Carlisle , Hull - Selby - Leeds - Halifax - Preston - Morecambe - BLACKPOOL - Southport (via Burscough stations) and the North Sea Coast.
    Not valid on Hull Trains or Grand Central trains and travel must be after 08.45.
    Any 4 days in 8 - adult £88, with a railcard £58.10 and child £44. 2014 prices.

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    Lancashire Day Ranger ticket

    by Britannia2 Updated May 20, 2014

    To explore the Lancashire area by train the railway station sells a ticket for a days unlimited travel on the trains. Bounded by the Irish Sea coast , Silverdale, Wennington, Clitheroe, Burnley, Hebden Bridge, Littleborough, Manchester Victoria, Earlestown, Liverpool Lime Street, James Street in Liverpool (but not valid on the Wirral) plus Eccles and Manchester Picadilly. After 08.45.
    Adult £22.00, child £11.00 and with a railcard £14.50. 2014 prices.

    Northern Train
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    Airport

    by bonio Written Nov 5, 2008

    Travelled through Blackpool airport on our way to the Isle of Man in Oct '08. A little surprised how busy it was, saw international flights operated by Ryanair and Jet2 while we were there, I guess there are others too.
    It's easy to get to by car, follow signs from the M55 but, if you intend to leave your car in the airport capark be sure to pre book, prices are very high otherwise.

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    Blackpool Trams

    by Alicja1 Written Aug 15, 2006

    Officially opened on September 29 1885, Blackpool's World famous trams stretch for over 12 miles along the Promenade. Blackpool's electric trams are a main attraction in the Illumination season ranging from Rockets to antique cars.

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    Blackpool Trams

    by Alicja1 Written Aug 15, 2006

    Officially opened on September 29 1885, Blackpool's World famous trams stretch for over 12 miles along the Promenade. Blackpool's electric trams are a main attraction in the Illumination season ranging from Rockets to antique cars.

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