Rental companies may charge extra for drivers aged under 25, normally payable when you pick up your car. Age restrictions may apply in certain locations. Check the rental company's website before booking.

Car Hire from Blackpool Airport

Car hire from Blackpool Airport

This information is correct as of August 2015

Blackpool is a popular holiday resort in the northwest of England, known for the Pier, the Illuminations and the Pleasure Beach. It’s also close by to the Lake District and an hour away from Manchester.

Blackpool Airport was forced to close in October 2014, however it currently operates as a small UK airfield for smaller aircraft and helicopters.

Check flights to Manchester here.

Where to hire a car in Blackpool Airport

There aren’t currently any options for car rental directly form Blackpool airport. However, there are buses and trams that run frequently between Cocker Street and the centre of Blackpool’s beach and town.

Petrol stations close to Blackpool Airport

Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.

There is a petrol station to the left of the airport. Exit the airport, turning left towards the sea, past Squires Gate Station and you’ll see the petrol station on your left.

Driving around Blackpool Airport

Blackpool Airport is situated at the bottom of Blackpool Pleasure Beach. It’s easy to reach Blackpool and Lytham St Annes from the airport, as well as Preston using the A583.

Blackpool Town Centre
The town centre is just a 10 minute drive north of the airport. This is where you can find a place to stay for the evening, as well as a number of restaurants, shops and bars.

Turn right when exiting the airport onto Squires Gate Laneway, and then turn left onto St Anne’s road. Follow the signs for the city centre – however you will find that the main ‘buzz’ is all along the beach.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

The Pleasure Beach is known for it’s pier and it’s illuminations, having been a popular British seaside resort since the 1920s.

To reach the beach, turn left as you exit the airport then turn right onto the main promenade. You will find that this can become extremely busy during summer, and there are often horse and carts on the road too. It can be difficult to find a parking space along the seafront, there are a number of secure car parks around Blackpool Tower and the North Shore.

Lytham St Annes

This is a smaller seaside resort to the south of Blackpool. Turn left when you leave the airport, then turn left again to reach Lytham St Annes. You can find a cosy B&B or affordable hotel to stay in here, right by the beach!

Manchester

The capital of the north is an industrial hub, a University city and an up-and-coming place to live in the UK, as it’s so much more affordable than London.

Manchester is an hours drive away from Blackpool via the M61, however, the city does have it’s own airport. Follow the A587 out of Blackpool, then merge onto the M55, and continue onto the M61. There is on street Pay & Display parking available in the centre, but your vehicle will be safer in a multi-story car park.

Car Hire with Skyscanner

Welcome to Skyscanner comprehensive car hire search. We search hundreds of destinations and compare thousands of car hire deals to help you find your perfect drive at a low price. We'll help you make your trip as cheap as possible, so you're sure to hit the road smiling. Come drive with us.

Free Car Hire Comparison

With Skyscanner you'll find some of the lowest car hire prices available on the web. Once you find the car hire deal that's right for you, we'll transfer you directly to the car rental company to make your booking. We never add commission, so you'll always get the best price.

Search with Skyscanner

Need to rent a car? Look no further. Wherever you want to go, whatever car you need, we've got the keys. Just enter your destination, pick-up and drop-off dates and we'll get you all the deals from the top car rental companies, so you can compare and book your car in seconds.