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Enjoy the Christmas Markets with Blackpool Transport

1 month ago Fri 18th Oct 2019

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Fancy visiting some wonderful Christmas Markets this year but don't fancy the drive and finding somewhere to park? (We don't blame you!)

Let us take the stress away and do the driving for you! We're going to be running some festive trips throughout November and December to some wonderful markets around the North West and we'd love it if you joined us for the ride.

With trips planned to Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Windermere and Garstang there's something for the whole family to enjoy! What's more, we'll be taking you onboard our Palladium buses with comfy e-leather seats, mobile device charging, free WiFi and did we mention? No parking required!

Work all week? We've got trips at the weekend! Work all weekend? We're running some during the week too so there's plenty of opportunities to enjoy a day out this festive season. 

We even have some exclusive discounts for shoppers! Check the individual trips below for details.

How to book

The easiest way to book is with our mobile app. Search Blackpool Transport on the App Store or Google Play. Simply go to the ‘mobile tickets’ section, select which trip you want to book and choose your ticket. Once booked, simply activate your ticket on the day of travel and show your driver as you board.

Haven’t got mobile ticketing? You can purchase a ticket from our Customer Centre on Market Street, Blackpool.

Where are we going?

Manchester Christmas Markets

Join us on:

· Sunday 10th November

· Saturday 16th November

· Wednesday 20th November

· Saturday 23rd November

· Wednesday 27th November

· Sunday 1st December SOLD OUT

· Sunday 8th December

· Wednesday 11th December

· Saturday 14th December

· Wednesday 18th December

· Sunday 22nd December

Tickets are priced at just £13 for adults, £7 for children (15 and under) or £30 for a family ticket (2 adults & up to 3 children or 1 adult and up to 4 children).

Departures

Trips will depart from New Bonny Street, opposite Coral Island at 9:30am prompt on Wednesdays and Sundays, Saturday trips will depart at 10:00am. The journey is expected to take a maximum of 1 hour & 30 minutes but will likely be quicker traffic dependent.

The return trip will depart at 5pm prompt on Wednesdays and Sundays, and at 6:30pm on Saturdays, from Blackfriars Street (M3 2FE) on Deansgate, opposite the Renaissance Hotel. This is also the drop-off location. View a map of the return pickup location.

We will make a short 10-minute comfort stop on the return journey.

Find out more about Manchester's Christmas Market here.

Liverpool Christmas Markets

Join us on:

· Sunday 17th November

· Saturday 7th December SOLD OUT

· Friday 20th December

Tickets are priced at just £13 for adults and £7 for children (15 and under), or £30 for a family ticket (2 adults & 3 children or 1 adult and 4 children).

Departures

This trip departs from New Bonny Street, opposite Coral Island at 9:30am prompt. The journey is expected to take a maximum of 1 hour 45 minutes.

The return trip will depart at 5pm prompt from St John's Lane, next to St George's Hall. This is also the drop-off location. View a map of the return pickup location.

Find out more about Liverpool's Christmas Market here.

Chester Christmas Markets 

Join us on:

· Sunday 24th November SOLD OUT

· Thursday 28th November SOLD OUT

· Sunday 15th December SOLD OUT

Tickets are priced at just £13 for adults and £7 for children (15 and under), or £30 for a family ticket (2 adults & 3 children or 1 adult and 4 children).

Departures

This trip departs from New Bonny Street, opposite Coral Island at 9:30am prompt. The journey is expected to take a maximum of  1 hour 45 minutes.

The return trip will depart at 5pm prompt from Little Roodee Car Park. This is also the drop-off location. View a map of the return pickup location.

Find out more about Chester's Christmas Market here.

Windermere Christmas Markets SOLD OUT

Join us for one day trip to Windermere Christmas Markets on Sunday 15th December.

Tickets are priced at just £10 for adults and £5 for children (15 and under), or £25 for a family ticket (2 adults & 3 children or 1 adult and 4 children).

Departures

This trip departs from New Bonny Street, opposite Coral Island at 10am prompt. The journey is expected to take a maximum of 1hr 35 minutes.

The return trip will depart at 4pm prompt from Windermere Train Station. This is also the drop-off location. View a map of the return pickup location.

Find out more about Windemere's Christmas Market here. 

Garstang Christmas Markets

Join us for an evening at Garstang Christmas Markets on Tuesday 10th December.

Tickets are priced at just £6 for adults and £4 for children (15 and under), or £15 for a family ticket (2 adults & 3 children or 1 adult and 4 children).

Departures

This trip departs from New Bonny Street, opposite Coral Island at 5pm prompt. The journey is expected to take a maximum of 45 minutes. The return trip will depart at 9:15pm prompt from High Street, outside the council office. This is also the drop-off location. View a map of the return pickup location.

Find out more about Garstang's Christmas Markets here.

Further information and Terms & Conditions

Wheelchair Users – If you are boarding with a wheelchair, please contact us and let us know before booking so we can ensure availability.

Pushchairs – Please ensure you contact us and let us know you want to bring a pushchair so we can ensure availability as there is limited space. (All pushchairs must be folded and secured safely onboard)

Seats are limited on all trips so book early to avoid disappointment. Got any questions? Talk to us on Twitter or Facebook, speak to us on 01253 473001 or email [email protected]

Terms & Conditions

Due to the nature of each trip and limited availability, all children 15 and under must purchase a child ticket.

Tickets are non-transferrable and valid for the date purchased only. By booking you accept that it is your responsibility to ensure you are on the bus 5 minutes before departure and understand that we will be unable to delay departure in the event that you are not on board the bus at the planned departure time. 

We reserve the right to refuse travel to any person under the influence of excessive alcohol. You are expected to observe other customers on board and remain respectful at all times.

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