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Rental car options at Blackpool Airport

The following car rental companies received the highest ratings in Blackpool Airport. Compare the ratings and prices of these rental companies with a single search.

  • Avis

    8.6 (4864)
  • Hertz

    8.2 (5686)
  • Budget

    8.1 (8462)
  • Easirent

    6.2 (487)

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Car rental location Blackpool Airport

Blackpool Airport Guide

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Blackpool International Airport is located on the stunning Fylde coast of Lancashire. Found just outside of Blackpool, this airport was one of the first aviation sites in the UK and now serves over two million passengers a year. From the airport, the lights of Blackpool are only a short drive away, as are other cities such as nearby Blackburn. Even Manchester is accessible as the road network leads directly to the city from the airport.

Who to Book With
Car hire is easy to arrange as international companies Europcar and Avis have representatives at the airport. Both companies rent a variety of vehicles that can be booked either on the day or prior to arrival. Vehicles can be picked up from directly outside the terminal.

Need to Know Essentials
In order to collect a pre-booked vehicle, you will need to present the following documentation:

- Both parts of a valid UK driver’s licence
- The credit card used when making the reservation
- A passport and utility bill
- The booking confirmation number or email

For more info read our FAQ's.

Driving
As a rule, rental cars tend to be manual; however, all rental companies can provide automatic vehicles upon request. Driving is on the left in England and motorways are toll free and well signposted. Coastal roads make for a beautiful drive but a road map can come in handy. Speed cameras are common on English roads, with fines for anyone driving over the limit. Always be aware of your speed and of any changes in the limit, particularly when entering a built-up area. Traffic in the main cities can add time to a journey, but generally traffic is manageable.

See our guide to the UK for more information on driving here.

Transport

There is no train station at the airport; however, Squires Gate Railway Station is a five-minute walk away. A number of bus and local taxi services serve the airport. However, self-driving to the town centre is quick and easy no matter what time you arrive.

Trains
Squires Gate Railway Station is a five-minute walk from the airport. From here, Northern Rail trains run directly to Blackpool South, Preston and Colne in East Lancashire. Services run hourly and from the larger stations, it is possible to reach other destinations in the country. It is much cheaper to book tickets in advance.

Taxis
Although there is no taxi rank at the airport, there is a free telephone located inside of the terminal building which visitors can use to call a number of local taxi operators, such as Whiteside Taxis.

Taxi prices:
Blackpool Airport to Blackpool town centre is about £20
Blackpool Airport to Preston is about £30
Blackpool Airport to Blackburn is about £50
Blackpool Airport to Manchester is about £85

Buses
The Blackpool Transport bus numbers 7 and 11 and the Stagecoach service X61 all run directly from the airport to Blackpool town centre, Cleveleys, Lytham St Annes, Preston and Manchester. Services finish at around 22:00 and prices start at around £1.25 for one-way service. There is no luggage section on the buses.

Facilities

Terminals
Blackpool Airport operates from one same level terminal. The airport applies an airport development fee, which is used to develop and ensure the future of the airport. This costs £10 per person (over the age of 16) and although it is sometimes included in the ticket fare, it is best to check.

Parking
Free car parking is offered for all departing passengers for up to a period of 15 days. This is available in car parks P1 and P2 and does not need to be booked in advance; passengers can simply turn up on the day. After 15 days, parking is charged at £10 per day.

Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport free of charge.

Information Services
There is one information service centre located directly between the entrance and exit of the main terminal. Here, customers can get local information, book hotels and make general enquiries. The information service centre is open 08:00 until 18:00 every day.

Useful Numbers
Service Centre: +44 844 482 7171

Accessibility
Blackpool Airport is completely accessible for passengers with reduced mobility. There are a number of disabled persons’ parking spaces, disabled persons’ bathrooms and ramps throughout the terminal. There is also priority boarding and wheelchairs are available for those who require them. Simply ask at the help desk on arrival.

Restaurants and Bars
Although there are no restaurants, there are a number of places that offer snacks and refreshments for passengers. These venues are widely available throughout the terminal, including a Bar Icon in Departures selling drinks, including alcoholic beverages, hot and cold foods, and snacks.

VIP Lounges
Executive Lounge

Money and ATMs
There are no money exchange facilities within the airport; however, there is one ATM located between the entrance and exit of the main terminal. This cash machine only dispenses pounds sterling.

Shopping
In the Departures lounge, there is a large airport boutique offering perfume and skin care products by a number of brands such as Gucci, Hugo Boss, L’Oreal and Giorgio Armani. There are also shops where passengers can stock up on travel items along with duty-free wines and spirits.

Practical information

  • Currency
    British pound
  • Driving direction
    Left
  • City speed limit
    48 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    96 km/h
  • Language
    English
  • Popular car category
    economy

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk at this location?
  • Avis
  • Hertz
  • Budget
  • Easirent
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