Formby travel guide

Formby Tourism | Formby Guide

You're Going to Love Formby

With a population of 24,225, Formby is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom.

When to visit Formby

Formby in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Formby in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Formby


When flying to Formby, you’ll arrive at Blackpool (BLK), which is located 15 miles from the city centre. The shortest flight to Formby from New Zealand departs from Christchurch and takes around 35h 55m.


AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Formby, followed by Avanti West Coast. The train journey from Formby to Dewsbury takes 0h 48m and costs around $46 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Leeds, expect to pay about $59 for a 1h 03m trip.


Another option to get to Formby is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 188 miles from Formby. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Hertz, among others, in London.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Formby, including National Express, FlixBus and Megabus. From Liverpool, the bus ride to Formby takes 60 miles and will cost you around $20. From Leeds, the ticket costs about $13 for a journey of 70 miles.

Airports near Formby

Airlines serving Formby

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British Airways
Good (2,039 reviews)
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,697 reviews)
Air France
Good (609 reviews)
United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
Good (1,655 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (317 reviews)
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Air Canada
Good (2,516 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (160 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Where to stay in popular areas of Formby

Most booked hotels in Formby

The Imperial Hotel
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
Travelodge Blackpool South Promenade
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
Travelodge Blackpool South Shore
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
Savoy Blackpool Hotel
Good (6.1, Good reviews)
Norbreck Castle Hotel
Okay (4.9, Okay reviews)

Hiring a car in Formby

Expect to pay $2.99 per litre in Formby (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $35.77 and $47.69. The most frequently booked car type in Formby is Mini (Fiat 500 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Kia Rio or similar) is, on average, 69% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.