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Visit Blackpool by Train

Find out about trains to Blackpool, how to get great discounts on your travel, and top offers on things to do when you get there

Welcome to Blackpool

The Lancashire seaside town of Blackpool is famous for many things, including its beautiful sandy beaches and 3 piers, the Pleasure Beach amusement park, the seafront prom and the Blackpool Illuminations, and of course the Blackpool Tower, built back in 1894 and still going strong.

Find out more about travelling to Blackpool by train below, along with everything you need to know about the town. Discover all the best things to do and places to visit in Blackpool – and don’t forget you can save money on your train travel with a Railcard(external link, opens in a new tab). And by taking the train you are also helping to lower carbon emissions.

If you fancy travelling a bit further afield, you can also visit our Day Trips from Blackpool by Train page.

How to get to Blackpool by train

Blackpool has 3 stations:

  • Blackpool North: This is Blackpool’s main station. There are regular direct trains to and from many destinations, including Preston, Wigan, Manchester, Liverpool, Bolton, Blackburn, Leeds and York. If you’re coming from or going to London Euston you can change at Preston or Crewe, and there are also some direct services each day

  • Blackpool South: For trains to and from Preston via St Annes-on-the sea and Lytham

  • Blackpool Pleasure Beach: The next station from Blackpool South, adjacent to the Pleasure Beach Resort

You can plan your Blackpool train journey, find the cheapest fares and book tickets online with our Journey Planner.

Fastest journey times to Blackpool by train

From

To

Journey time from*

London

Blackpool

2 hr 51 min

Edinburgh

Blackpool

2 hr 58 min

Birmingham

Blackpool

2 hr 7 min

Bristol

Blackpool

3 hr 39 min

Leeds

Blackpool

2 hr 6 min

Liverpool

Blackpool

1 hr 18 min

Manchester

Blackpool

1 hr 14 min

Newcastle

Blackpool

4 hr 3 min

* Please note, some journeys will take longer and you may have to change trains

More attractions in Blackpool

Free things to do in Blackpool

Accessible Blackpool

Theatre and shows in Blackpool

LGBTQI+ Blackpool

Blackpool in film and TV

Blackpool is a popular shooting location for many films and TV shows, including:

  • Strictly Come Dancing‘s annual special from The Blackpool Tower Ballroom

  • Star Wars spin-off Andor

  • Tim Burton‘s movie, Miss Peregrine‘s Home for Peculiar Children

  • Murder on the Blackpool Express, starring Johnny Vegas and Sian Gibson

Find out more about Blackpool

Go to the Visit Blackpool website(external link, opens in a new tab).

Plan Your Journey

Get 1/3 off train fares with a Railcard

  • Save up to 1/3 off your trips when you travel by train with a Railcard

  • From children to seniors, over 20 million people in Great Britain can save with a Railcard. See which one is right for you

  • Buy yours today for just £30 and you’ll make the cost back in 1 or 2 trips! 

Journey times and offers are correct at time of publication but subject to change.

Main image credit: © Visit Blackpool

Blackpool Pleasure Beach image credit: © Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Illuminations image credit: © Visit Blackpool

Winter Gardens image credit: © Winter Gardens

LGBTQI+ Blackpool image credit: © Jill Reidy

The Blackpool Tower Ballroom image credit: © Merlin