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Language: English | Currency: Pounds (£) | Local time: GMT | Avg. Flight time: 1 hr
Despite a long history as one of the UK’s first aviation sites, Blackpool International Airport (BLK) is tiny. Most visitors from the UK therefore choose to fly into Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport (LPL), from where it’s a quick journey by bus, rail or road to Blackpool city centre.
As far as domestic flights go, you’ll find them operated by budget airlines such as easyJet, Ryanair, Aer Lingus and Flybe, making it easy to snap up a bargain to Liverpool Airport. Flights depart daily from UK destinations including Newquay (NQY), Edinburgh (EDI) and the Isle of Man (IOM), Dublin (DUB), Cork (ORK) and Knock (NOC) in Ireland, Belfast (BFS) and Londonderry (LDY) in Northern Ireland, as well as the Channel Islands.
While flying might not be your cheapest option for getting to Blackpool, with an average flight time of just one hour between Blackpool and other UK destinations, it is often the quickest.
Transfers from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to the centre of Blackpool are also easy to find.
Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport is large and well connected to destinations in Europe and further afield, via major carriers such as Aer Lingus, Ryanair, Pegasus Airlines and easyJet. Budget airline easyJet, for example, goes to Alicante in Spain (two hours 45 minutes), Faro in Portugal (two hours 55 minutes), Amsterdam in the Netherlands (one hour 15 minutes), and Bodrum in Turkey (four hours 15 minutes).
However, flights between Liverpool and US cities, such as Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD) and Connecticut (BDL), mean catching a connecting flight at Dublin Airport.
While you’re here, why not extend your trip and use Blackpool as a launch pad to other UK destinations? Though it only serves a handful of flights, catching a short-haul flight from Blackpool International Airport means less time for the kids to grizzle and more time for fun activities.
From Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport, you can fly direct to the Isle of Man in just 45 minutes via FlyBe or easyJet, putting the island’s medieval castles, Viking and Celtic heritage and rugged coastline within easy reach. Alternatively, head to Belfast, home of the world’s biggest Titanic museum – Flybe operates daily flights to Belfast City Airport (BHD) three times a day.
You can also book a cheap flight to the Irish city of Dublin, where the cobbled streets brim with castles, cathedrals and culture. Ryanair will fly you there in 55 minutes, leaving you with the rest of the day to explore. Sightseeing highlights include the famous Guinness Storehouse and the sprawling Dublin Zoo.