Blackpool Tramway

Blackpool Tramway: Hours, Address, Blackpool Tramway Reviews: 4.5/5

Blackpool Tramway
4.5
5:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday
5:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
5:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Sunday
5:00 AM - 1:00 AM
About
Blackpool Transport is the proud operator of Blackpool's £100 million tramway. The four year project, which concluded in April 2012, saw the replacement of 11 miles of track, creation of a new depot and introduction of a fleet of 16 state-of-the-art trams. It has never been easier to travel across Blackpool and the Fylde coast, with faster journey times, easy access and integrated Blackpool1 tickets that give you unlimited use of the trams and Blackpool Transport bus network (excluding Heritage Trams). Our frequent and reliable tram service provides an energy efficient mode of transport connecting residents and visitors to all major leisure, retail and businesses along the 11 mile stretch of coastline between Starr Gate and Fleetwood. The trams have level boarding and step-free interiors and designated disabled/pushchair areas making them accessible to all. Our frequent and reliable service connects passengers to all major leisure, retail and businesses along the 11 mile stretch of coastline. Heritage Tram Tours operate on Public and School Holidays, most weekends during Spring/Summer/Autumn and on special events. Heritage Day tickets are available that allow unlimited use of both heritage and modern trams plus Blackpool Transport buses. Heritage Trams stop only at the specially marked Heritage Tram Stops at Pleasure Beach, North Pier/Tower, Cabin, Bispham*, Cleveleys* and Fleetwood Ferry* (*special event days only). Blackpool has the oldest electric street tramway in the world with records dating back to 1884 when track plans were produced for an electric tramway that would connect North and South Shore. Blackpool Corporation paid for and maintained the infrastructure, whilst the Blackpool Electric Tramway Company, formed in January 1885 provided the electrical equipment, depot and tramcars. The tramway opened on the 29th September 1885. After the second world war, there was gradual consolidation and by 1962, the trams were confined to the 11 mile route from Starr Gate to Fleetwood which still operates today. The bus services expanded along with the town throughout the sixties, seventies and eighties. Since bus deregulation in 1986, the trams and buses have been operated by Blackpool Transport Services Ltd, a Blackpool Council Company. While the trams themselves are owned and run by Blackpool Transport, the tramway infrastructure is currently owned by Blackpool Council and leased to the Company, which pays an annual track rental fee for the privilege.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Popular mentions

4.5
8,987 reviews
Excellent
6,542
Very good
1,656
Average
471
Poor
165
Terrible
153

Gary W
Grimsby, UK39 contributions
dont always run, or late !
Nov 2021
many runs are cancelled without notice, many late journeys and only take unhygienic cash , no card payment.
Written 3 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Les Marshall
5 contributions
You cannot use your free travel pass on the trams
Nov 2021
The trams run about every 15 minutes along the seafront. free travel passes are not accepted, the adult fare is a reasonable £2.20 single, you can get return fares and day/weekly passes. The trams are always busy, and very few people were wearing face masks, which is a concern in such close contact with people.
Written 26 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Derek F
5 contributions
Disabled Friendly
Nov 2021
Best way to see Blackpool. The 24hr ticket is by far the best value even for a day tripper. Hop on and off as often as you like. Buy your ticket online for best price.
Written 25 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kelly G
Llandudno, UK2 contributions
Excellent
Nov 2021 • Family
Great and fun way to get about. Excellent price for a family of 4 24hr ticket. Can use it as many times just hop on and off. Really friendly efficient staff. Very clean and tidy trams. We loved them.
Written 22 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Krystal
4 contributions
Christmas lights
Nov 2021
This is a great way to see the christmas lights. Took our grandchildren on the tram and travelled up and down the front. Managed to see all the lights and it is so reasonable
Written 22 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Fishker82
Oxford, UK147 contributions
Bad luck with cancelled services
Nov 2021
I don't know if I was just unlucky - but I had a lot of cancelled trams during my recent weekend to Blackpool. Not too bad if it is summertime, but in the wind and rain, and when alternatives are limited, it was a bit annoying. When they did turn up though, they were fine, but got pretty full. One annoying thing was the 'vintage' trams that you think you might be able to get on, but just go past the stop as they are specific tours or events. Having a live ETA board as well would reduce the anxiety about if and when one is going to turn up.
Written 22 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

pauldazemorr
Ludlow, UK26 contributions
great trams
Nov 2021
All the trams we took the onboard ticket collectors were so friendly and helpful and trams were very clean
Written 17 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JAMS51
Helensburgh, UK756 contributions
A must do in Blackpool
Oct 2021
Everone must ride a tram in Blackpool sadly they are very modern ones the old double deckers were great fun to ride. If you are doing more than 3 trips in a day it's best to get day passes then you can ride the trams and buses all day cheaply.
Written 17 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

John T
Luton,65 contributions
£5.50 for 24h travel
Nov 2021
Cannot complain.

Clean, tidy and quick. Hotel to town in 10 mins. Travel on busses and trams as much as you want for only pennies more than a fiver.

Amazing value!
Written 14 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DintyS
Accrington, UK352 contributions
Value And reliable
Nov 2021 • Family
Great transport system . Value for money with the 24 hour ticket. Mobile payments And tickets . Clean carriages . I’d still wear a mask as they do get crowder at present
Written 13 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 8,946
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing