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London to Blackpool by train

It takes an average of 3h 39m to travel from London to Blackpool by train, over a distance of around 201 miles (323 km). There are normally 8 trains per day travelling from London to Blackpool and tickets for this journey start from £23.50 when you book in advance.

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Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 2h 55m


201 miles (323 km)


8 trains per day


Direct trains available


From £23.50

Train operators

Avanti West Coast

Travelling by train from London to Blackpool

Fancy a day on the beach or weekend away in Blackpool and want to get there by train? You've come to the right place!

The train from London to Blackpool usually takes 3 hours and 32 minutes, but can take just 2 hours and 45 minutes on the fastest services. You'll be travelling direct on this route with Avanti West Coast – their trains offer comfortable seating, space for luggage and, on most services, free WiFi.

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.

Ready to book? Start a search for cheap train tickets from London to Blackpool with us today, or keep reading for money-saving tips and FAQs.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from London to Blackpool? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from London to Blackpool take?

The average journey time by train between London and Blackpool is 3 hours and 39 minutes, with around 8 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.

What's the fastest journey time between London and Blackpool by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Blackpool is 2 hours and 55 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Blackpool cost?

Train ticket prices from London to Blackpool can start from as little as £23.50 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.

Is there a direct train from London to Blackpool?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Blackpool without having to change trains. There are 8 direct trains from London to Blackpool each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from London to Blackpool leave?

The first train from London to Blackpool leaves at 05:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from London to Blackpool leave?

The last train from London to Blackpool leaves at 17:05. 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.

What's the distance between London and Blackpool by train?

Trains travelling from London to Blackpool cover a distance of around 201 miles (323 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Blackpool to London. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from London to Blackpool.

Cheap train tickets from London to Blackpool

Train tickets from London to Blackpool start at £23.50 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

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Consider a Season Ticket

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.

Use your Railcard

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.

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† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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