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Travel & Transport

Lancashire is easily reached from all over the UK and is well served by international airports, ferry ports and main line rail - you’re just over two hours from London on the West Coast Line with stops in the cities of Preston, Lancaster and Blackpool.

Once here, the M6 motorway along with the M55, M61 and M58 enable quick and convenient car travel to all corners of the county - in less than an hour from Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds you could be exploring our beautiful county which is 80% rural.

Local public transport is operated by a range of bus, train and tram providers across the North West and several destinations now offer bike hire on arrival.

    • By Train

      By Train

      Lancashire is very well connected by rail from all over the country. You’re just over two hours from London on the West Coast Line with stops in the cities of Preston, Lancaster and Blackpool.

    • By Car

      By Car

      The M6 runs right through Lancashire, connecting to the M61, M65, M55 and a number of major A roads. In less than an hour from Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds you could be exploring the Pennine Fells, sitting down to eat a meal in the Ribble Valley or driving along Blackpool’s promenade.

    • By Ferry

      By Ferry

      The main ports of Heysham and Fleetwood have regular services from Belfast and the Isle of Man. The near by Liverpool Port once again welcomes cruise ships from around the world.

    • By Air

      By Air

      Manchester Airport is well served with flights from North and Central America, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe; and John Lennon Liverpool Airport has frequent flights from Europe. Manchester Airport has direct trains to many Lancashire destinations every 30 minutes and driving from Manchester Airport to Preston takes approximately an hour.

    • By Coach

      By Coach

      Getting around by coach can be the best and most affordable way to discover Lancashire.

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