Car Hire from Blackpool Airport
Blackpool has been one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations for more than a century due to the number of family friendly attractions in the seaside town. Skyscanner can help you get the best car hire from Blackpool Airport deal available.
Where to hire a car at Blackpool Airport
Car hire desks for Budget, Avis and Europcar are located in the airport’s terminal building and the desks are open between 9.00am and 5:00pm. Alamo and Enterprise also offer car hire from Blackpool Airport, with collection/drop-off available at the terminal.
Petrol Stations near Blackpool Airport
If you hire a car from Blackpool Airport with a “full to full” fuel policy you will need to refuel the car before returning it to avoid any excess charges.
The closest petrol station to Blackpool Airport is a Shell station located on Heyhouses Lane, around a five minute drive on the B5261 from the terminal building.
Driving around Blackpool Airport
When leaving Blackpool Airport you will be on the A5230 which you follow for 1 km to the junction of the M55 motorway. Blackpool city centre is a short drive to the west and access to the M6 to the west.
Getting to your destination
Here are some of the popular destinations for visitors to Blackpool which can easily be reached from Blackpool Airport after you have hired a car.
The Pleasure Beach Resort
Blackpool, Lancashire has a long history as a popular holiday destination due to the resorts range of year-round attractions. The Pleasure Beach Resort covers 42 acres and offers roller coasters, 125 themed rides and the UK’s only Nickelodeon Land.
Blackpool Airport is just a 20-minute drive from The Pleasure Beach Resort. Following the A5230 from the terminal building, join the M55 driving east towards the city centre.
Opening times for the resort vary depending upon the time of year and should be confirmed prior to your visit. For the main season (February to November), opening hours are 10:00 to 20:00 Monday to Sunday.
Preston is Lancashire’s shopping destination offering two large shopping centres with plenty of high street brands. Preston’s nightlife is well-worth experiencing with restaurants, cosmopolitan bars, theatres, dance, comedy and live music creating a family-friendly vibe.
Preston is just over 25km and 30 minutes’ drive from Blackpool Airport. From the terminal building follow the A5230 for around 1km, joining the M55 east to Preston city centre.
Street and indoor parking is widely available in Preston and clearly indicated where time restrictions are in place.
Manchester is a vibrant city with plenty of events and attractions throughout the year. A cultural hub, there are several museums, galleries and theatres in Manchester. Manchester is well-connected to the rest of the UK via motorway links.
Manchester is 82.5km and one hour’s drive from Blackpool Airport. Join the A5230 for 1km from the terminal to the junction of the M55 and drive east towards Manchester.
Manchester city centre is well-served with parking. There are NCP multi-storey car parks in several locations together with pay and display parking bays throughout the city. It is recommended that you check the opening times for any NCP car park you use.