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How to Reach Blackpool from India

There are no direct flights between India and Blackpool and one needs to reach the major cities like London or Manchester first and then visit Blackpool by train or bus.

Visa Policy for Indians

One needs to apply for a Standard Visitor Visa if they want to visit the UK for leisure, business or any medical treatment. One can stay in UK for 6 months with this visa. The standard cost of visa is GBP 87. There are various Visa application centres where the Indians can apply for getting a tourist visa for Blackpool. One can apply for their Visa at http://www.vfsglobal.co.uk/india/

How to reach Blackpool by flight

Blackpool International Airport is the main airport in the town which is located at a close distance of about three miles from the city. There are regular charter services throughout the UK and Europe.

How to reach Blackpool by road

The town is linked to the national motorway network by M55 motorway and it is also linked to other cities like Kirkha, Preston, Fleetwood, Poulton-le-Flyde, Garstang and Lancaster. There are various cabs available across the city which is an affordable affair. There are also trams which are the cheapest option.

How to reach Blackpool by train

There are two main railway stations in Blackpool, Blackpool North and Blackpool South. Other stations include Blackpool pleasure beach, Layton, Blackpool Central and Burlington Road Halt. The main train operators are Northern and TransPennine Express. The Blackpool North station connects the city to other major cities in UK while the South station helps in the transportation between local destination. There are daily services from London and Manchester.

Local transport in Blackpool

The Blackpool Tramway is the most preferred option for getting around. It is an antique tramway that runs along the complete length of the sea from Starr Gate to Fleetwood. The town is also well connected by different buses and major operators within the town are Stagecoach and Blackpool Transport. There are also horse drawn landaus and modern taxis for travelling along the seafront.

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