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Getting to Lytham by Public Transport
Travelling by bus
Lytham has a good bus service provided by Blackpool Transport. There are stops right in the centre of town, making it easy to get around for both locals and visitors.
You can also use the Blackpool tramway service as far as Squires Gate at the southern edge of Blackpool. From there you can pick up the bus service to travel through St Annes to Lytham.
Travelling by train
Lytham is served by two railway stations. Ballam Road is at Lytham (not far from Lytham Hall). Ansdell and Fairhaven station is next to the Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club. From here frequent trains run to Blackpool North, along with a service to Kirkham, Preston and Colne.
Getting to Lytham by Car
It’s a direct route straight into town from the main motorway network. This makes Lytham easily accessible from Blackpool and from Preston. There are three main ways in. Travel along the promenade from Blackpool. From the M55 main motorway network or from Warton/Preston.
Along the promenade from Blackpool
Just drive in a straight line along Blackpool Promenade heading south with the sea on your right. You can continue to hug the coast as you pass through St Annes, or take the main road which runs parallel to the coast. Either way you’ll eventually come to Lytham Green.
From North Pier at Blackpool to Clifton Street at Lytham is about a half-an-hour drive (depending on the traffic and time of year). It’s almost 9 miles.
From the M55 main motorway network
The quickest way to Lytham is from junction 4 of the M55. Head west at the exit, take the first exit at the roundabout onto the A583/Preston New Road, go through one roundabout. Turn right onto Whitehill Road, take the first left onto Peel Road, turn right onto Ballam Road, go through one roundabout, then turn left onto Clifton Street where you have reached the town centre. This route is 4.5 miles, just over 10 minutes
Or, follow the M55 to its end and it brings you to a main roundabout with car dealerships against it. Here, you can turn left along a main bypass road which is the A5230/Progress Way. You can then turn left at the main junction sign posted for the A5261/Lytham and follow the signs. This takes you through the countryside and you’ll reach the town at the end of the main shopping street. It’s about 15 minutes along this route, just short of 6 miles.
Or you can continue along Progress Way, then Squires Gate Lane, without turning off until you get to the coast. Turn left and follow the roads through St Annes and/or along the seafront, until you reach Lytham Green and the windmill on the seafront. This is a longer route, about 25 minutes and just over 8 miles.
Lytham can be approached from the A583 and Preston/Kirkham and Wesham. Turn off the A583/Blackpool Road onto the A584/Preston New Road. Follow the main road through Freckleton and Warton until you reach Lytham Green from the south (with the sea on your left). From the junction of the A583/584 it’s a 7 mile route to Lytham, taking just under 20 minutes.
Once you’re in town there’s plenty of on-street parking in Lytham, in and around the main shopping area.
Additional Pay and Display car parks can be found near to the town centre. There are also Pay and Display car parks on Lytham Green, just a very short walk from the town centre. Directly behind the main shopping street (Clifton Street) is another Pay and Display car park.
Turn left at the small roundabout at the windmill and the road brings you straight to the new Booths supermarket and Stringers Home Store, where you’ll find free parking for users of the two stores.
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