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Trains to Blackpool

Blackpool set the standard for what seaside resorts should aspire to be. Dominated by the famous Blackpool Tower, which can be seen for miles around, the town attracts some 13 million tourists annually. The opening of the railway station in the 19th century saw trains to Blackpool develop the local tourism industry. Now, The Golden Mile runs from North to South Piers with hundreds of family attractions and on the western side, Blackpool's long, sandy beach.

Popular train routes to Blackpool

Manchester to Blackpool
London to Blackpool
Glasgow to Blackpool
Leeds to Blackpool
Edinburgh to Blackpool

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Visiting Blackpool

As a seaside resort Blackpool offers a huge array of entertainment, including the Tower with five attractions that incorporate a circus, the Dungeon, a huge play gym, a 4D cinema experience and the world-famous ballroom. Visitors with a head for heights can take an exhilarating lift ride right to the top where, as might be expected, the views over the Irish Sea are sensational.

Fans of white-knuckle rides can head for the Pleasure Beach for rollercoaster rides of a lifetime, including the iconic Pepsi Max Big One. Water lovers can get a taste of more thrills at Sandcastle Waterpark, which boasts the longest indoor rollercoaster waterslide in the world.

A more sedate time can be had at Blackpool Zoo. With 32 acres of park and spacious natural enclosures there are opportunities to see over 1,000 animals, from birds and mammals to reptiles and invertebrates.

Being by the sea means that an obvious attraction will be marine related, and SEA LIFE Blackpool does the job. There are over 50 fascinating displays showcasing the underwater world and with over 1,000 aquatic creatures visitors can get up close with sharks, turtles, colourful reef fish, sea horses and rays.

How to find the cheapest train tickets to Blackpool

Getting to Blackpool is easy when you travel by train. There are a number of ways in which you can find cheap train tickets to Blackpool to help you save money and explore the resort. Whether you are getting a train to Blackpool for work or leisure, our journey planner can help you find the cheapest available tickets on the days you want to travel.

The first way you can get your hands on cheaper train tickets to Blackpool is by using a national railcard. If you travel more than a few times a year, buying an eligible railcard can allow you to save up to 1/3 off the price of your train tickets*, meaning you can spend more on things to see and do. To see out the different types of railcards, eligibility requirements and to buy a card online, check out our railcards page.

Another way to save money on train tickets to Blackpool is by purchasing an Advanced ticket. In most cases, the earlier you book Advanced tickets, the cheaper your tickets to Blackpool will be. Advance tickets typically go on sale 12 weeks in advance, so if you are off to hit the shops or a night out with friends pencilled in the calendar, simply look out for the “Advanced ticket” type when your search for tickets using our Journey Planner, or sign up to our Ticket alert to find out as soon as your tickets go on sale. Make sure you book these tickets as early as possible, because the longer you wait, the more the price can go up.

Want more handy hints on how to save money on train tickets? Check out our cheap train tickets page.

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