Renting a car, if you can afford it, means freedom of movement and you can come and go when you please, taking peak hour traffic into consideration, of course. Be sure that you know and understand the car rental contract. Make sure you have an international drivers license – in English, it will save you a lot of hassles. Knowing the rules of road use is of utmost importance. Do not drive if you have had a drink, you may just get arrested.
Renting a mobile home or a small bus could be an attractive option if you are with your buddies and you’re travelling together and sharing costs. Check on the costs and calculate fuel costs as well.
Travelling by bus in and around countries is great and cost effective. Inter-city buses are usually well equipped and comfortable Use maps and guide books. When you are using bus-shuttles, say your destination and the driver will drop you at your location. Note transport patterns of the cities you visit it will benefit you. Circular routes will return you to the point of departure so relax and enjoy the ride.
Remember to be early, 7 in the morning, for the bus; you could end up standing for the whole trip. Ask the driver to drop you at your location and keep asking or you may end up in a different place. Always watch your luggage. Do not store your luggage in the racks above you. Have a safe pocket you can seal inside your clothes for your passport and money!
From the North: From Scotland and the North of England, join the M6 (starts at Carlisle). Travel south until you reach Junction 32 - signposted M55 for Blackpool.
From the South: From London and the South East join the M1 and travel north to Birmingham. From Wales, Bristol and the South West, take the M5 and travel North to Birmingham. Join the M6 (starts at Birmingham) and travel north until you reach Junction 32 - signposted M55 for Blackpool.
Car parking: Blackpool has many car parks within easy reach of town centre with a capacity of 10,405 cars. A new link road from the M55 will take you right into the center of town to the Central Car Park.