Trains to Blackpool

With attractions like Pleasure Beach and Comedy Carpet, you can already tell what to expect from this popular seaside town. 

A favoured tourist destination in the Summer, there is still plenty to keep you occupied throughout the year with a regular roster of events and shows in Blackpool Tower and the magical Blackpool Illuminations in the darker months.

Popular Routes to Blackpool

There are two stations that operate in Blackpool, Blackpool North and Blackpool South.

Blackpool North is the main station that has regular services to a number of major stations around the UK including a daily service to London and is only a 10-minute walk to the North Pier. The station has step-free access, with wheelchairs and ramps available, toilets as well as a well-stocked cafe.

Blackpool South is a much smaller station that serves the more suburban areas south of Blackpool. The station has very limited facilities for customer use but is situated near the town centre. 

The most popular routes to and from Blackpool operate from the following stations:  



Average Travel Time*



2 h 15 min



3 h 35 min



2 h 35 min



4 h 15 min



2 h 45 min



1 h 20 min



2 h



4 h 25 min

* Please note journey times are based on average and may vary depending on the rail provider and time of travel.

Cheap Tickets to Blackpool

Railcards offer value for money if you travel by train, saving you at least 1/3 on most rail fares. With a bit of planning, buying tickets in advance can save you a pretty pound, and if the travel bug has you travelling a lot then a Railcard might be worth your while!

The Railcards available include:


·         16-25 Railcard

·         Two Together Railcard

·         Family & Friends Railcard

·         Senior Railcard

·         Veterans Railcard

·         Disabled Persons Railcard

·         26-30 Railcard

Visit the Railcard Website and buy a Railcard Now!

You may also want to check out our Regional Railcards to see if there are discounts for travelling to and from where you are.


Under 5 Travel free, accompanied by a fare-paying passenger.
5-15 Are eligible for a 50% discount on most tickets, though proof of age will need to be carried where appropriate.
16-17 Saver Like a Railcard but with bigger discounts for anyone aged 16 or 17.

When in Blackpool 

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is an amusement park that has many awards and accolades, being one of the most visited attractions in the UK and one of the top 20 most visited in the world. With an impressive 10 rollercoasters in the park, it may be a thrill seekers paradise, but there is also plenty of fun to be had for the family too.

The Blackpool Tower takes you 158 metres high and gives you views of the Lancashire coast. Step onto the Skywalk, a clear glass floor, for a more daring and beautiful view under your feet. The Ballroom in the tower is where you can watch a show or participate in a tea dance alongside the Wurtilizer organ.

Visiting the seaside is never complete without fish and chips, and Blackpool is one of the best. There is also a great selection of restaurants and cuisines to choose from.

If you’re travelling between September and November, don’t miss Blackpool Illuminations - an annual festival that has been running over 100 years using all forms of lighting from lightbulbs, lasers to searchlights and floodlights to create stunning and magical displays for quite literally miles!

Explore and save 

Interested in exploring more of what Blackpool and North West England have to offer? Check out our Days Out Guide for great deals on attractions and activities.

Ready to go? 

Use our Journey Planner and book your tickets now!

Last updated:   11 October 2021