Two trains from Manchester arrive every hour (trip time: 1 1/2 hr.), and one every 2 hours from Liverpool (trip time: 1 1/2 hr.). For information, call tel. 0845/748-4950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.
National Express buses arrive from Chester at the rate of three per day (trip time: 4 hr.); from Liverpool at the rate of six per day (trip time: 3 1/2 hr.); from Manchester, five per day (trip time: 2 hr.); and from London, six per day (trip time: 6 1/2 hr.). For schedules and information, call tel. 0871/781-81-81 or visit www.nationalexpress.com.
If you're driving from Manchester, take the M61 north to the M6 then the M55 toward Blackpool. The trip takes about 1 hour.
The helpful Tourist Office, located at 1 Clifton St. (tel. 01253/478222; www.blackpooltourism.com), is open November to March Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 5pm; April to October, it's Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.