Planning a sunny day out and want to know more about the journey from London to Blackpool by train, look no further!
The train from London to Blackpool usually takes around 3h 1m but can take just 2h 44m on the fastest Avanti West Coast and Grand Central Railway services, with around 12 trains running on this popular route per day. Trains are direct, so once you’re on board you can sit back, relax and stay connected with free WiFi available on most services.
Whether you’re heading for a day out at the beach or racing around the attractions at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices – we’ll show you how much you can save on your train tickets if you travel Off-Peak or use a Railcard.
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The average journey time by train between London and Blackpool is 3 hours and 1 minute, with around 12 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from London to Blackpool is 2 hours and 44 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London to Blackpool can start from as little as £24.50 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Blackpool without having to change trains. There are 12 direct trains from London to Blackpool each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from London to Blackpool leaves at 05:46. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London to Blackpool leaves at 20:28. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from London to Blackpool cover a distance of around 201 miles (323 km) during the journey.
If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for London to Blackpool is right for you.
National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.
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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.