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Blackpool Airport Information

BLACKPOOL AIRPORT (BLK) – AIRPORT INFORMATION

Address:
Squires Gate Lane
Blackpool, br/> FY4 2QY, br/> Lancashire.

Website: www.blackpoolinternational.com/

General Information telephone: 0844 482 7171

GETTING TO THE AIRPORT

Train

There is no train station at Blackpool Airport. The nearest train station is Squires Gate Lane, a five minute walk. Getting to the airport by train is possible from throughout the UK by taking a train to Preston or Colne. Trains from Preston to Squires Gate Lane run every hour. Tickets can be bought on the train. You could also take a train from Preston to Blackpool North train station and then take a taxi. A taxi from Blackpool North to the airport takes about 10 minutes. For more details on travelling by train contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.

Bus

You can reach the airport on a local Blackpool Transport service. Numbers 1, 7, 11 and 16 all stop near the airport. The Stagecoach 68 bus also stops near the airport. Airport buses run to Fleetwood, Lytham St Annes and Preston. National Express buses connect Blackpool with towns and cities nationwide.

Driving

Blackpool Airport is easily accessed via the M6 and M55. The M55 has good connections with the M65 and M61. If you are using a satellite navigation system, the postcode is DE74 2SA. The airport is a short drive from Blackpool. Driving times are approximately: St Annes: 5 mins; Lytham: 10 mins; Preston: 20 mins; Blackburn: 30 mins; Accrington: 35 mins; Lancaster: 40 mins; Morecambe: 45 mins; Wigan: 45 mins; Bolton: 45 mins; Burnley: 50 mins; Penrith: 1hour; Manchester: 1 hour; Liverpool: 1 hour. Cars can drop off and pick up at the short stay and long-stay car parks. There is free parking at Blackpool Airport car parks for the first 15 minutes. Full details on getting to Blackpool Airport can be found at the airport website. The AA has information regarding directions, traffic conditions and road works.

CAR PARKING

Prices for Blackpool Airport parking depend on the car park and the length of stay. The cheapest parking is normally found by booking in advance or taking advantage of special offers. You may also find cheap parking at hotels and “off-site” car parks. Several Blackpool hotels offer cheap parking deals.

Drivers wishing to pick up or drop off family and friends should head for the short stay car park next to the terminal. If you are using a satellite navigation device, the postcode is FY4 2QY. You can park free at Short Stay for the first 15 minutes. There is also free parking at Long Stay for the first 15 minutes. The Blackpool Airport website has up-to-date details of official car park prices.

All official car parks are very close to the terminal building. Parking is of a good standard and well-supervised. Short stay parking is ideal for drop offs, pick ups and stays of a few hours. Short stay parking is right outside the airport terminal. Long-stay parking is the cheapest. There are two long stay car parks a short walk from the terminal building. There is free parking for the first 15 minutes in both short stay and long stay. Disabled parking is in the short stay car park.

AIRPORT AMENITIES

Facilities include cafes, bars, restaurants, shops, currency exchange and internet access. Work completed in 2006 has considerably improved Blackpool Airport shops, restaurants and parking. There is a growing choice of hotels near the airport.

Regularly updated information is available at the Blackpool Airport website. Information about flights includes live arrival and departure information, flight timetables and new routes.

 

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