Trains from London to Blackpool North

Find out more about how to travel from the nation’s capital to Blackpool, the seaside resort bursting with character and atmosphere.


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Getting from London to Blackpool by train

Blackpool is a vibrant seaside town in the northwest of England. It’s a popular location for travellers all over the country looking for an easy, exciting break.

The town offers a host of attractions. These include the famous Blackpool Tower, which has a circus, ballroom, and an observation deck made of glass.

Pleasure Beach is perhaps the most well-known attraction. With over 100 rides and attractions, it’s another popular destination. However, Blackpool isn’t just thrills and rides. You can also enjoy culture, exploring museums such as the Blackpool Illuminations Museum and Grundy Art Gallery.

Blackpool is also famous for its beach and promenade, stretching for miles along the British west coast. Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the seafront, or find a comfortable place to sit and read on the sand.

The town’s active atmosphere and wide range of activities for all ages make it a great destination for a day trip or long weekend. Whether you’re interested in theatre, British culture, or just having fun, Blackpool is certainly worth a visit.

You can get from London to Blackpool easily in under three hours. The route passes through other historic Lancashire towns, such as Crewe, Warrington, Wigan North Western, and Preston.

Some trains may have additional stops, so the average journey takes just under three hours.

Find the cheapest train tickets from London to Blackpool

You don’t want to spend all your budget on getting from point A to B. To help you get the most out of your money, we offer a range of cheap train tickets and discounts to Railcard holders, senior travellers, and groups.

Whether you’re travelling in Peak, Off-Peak, or Super Off-Peak hours, our Best Fare Finder will help you to find a ticket at the right price at a departure time that suits you.

Plus, if you’re heading away for a short break, we offer a range of 2 For 1 offers to attractions and events. This way, you can find a deal to make your visit special.

Travelling in comfort with Avanti

Answer your emails or scroll through the news with our fast, reliable Wifi. Then arrive thoroughly recharged and refreshed with our onboard power sockets and onboard snacks, drinks and refreshments

Make your journey even more relaxing by booking advance tickets. This way, you’ll get the cheapest ticket with a departure time that’s ideal for you. Or, if you’re making a last-minute trip, you can use our Live Train Journey Tracker. This helps you easily book a ticket for the next train up to your arrival at the station.

Travelling from London?

London is a city with countless must-see attractions and highlights. This includes iconic landmarks like the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and the London Eye.

You can also explore the city's many parks and gardens, or take a trip to a world-class museum in South Kensington.

London Euston train station offers a range of facilities for passengers, including food and drink outlets, toilets, and bookshops. If you want some fresh air, there’s searing outside where you can enjoy a coffee on one of the outdoor benches.

Travellers can choose from a range of methods of travel to get to the train station in the departure city. These include the underground, bus, taxis, or cycling, as well as getting around on foot.

Whether you’re emerging from the tube or hopping off a bus, you can get a direct train from London Euston to arrive at Blackpool in just a few hours.

Travelling to Blackpool?

Arrive in Blackpool and step out into the heart of the city centre. The train station is just around the corner from lots of iconic sights and sounds.

There are plenty of reasons to visit Blackpool, from its vibrant atmosphere to its rich history and culture. Visitors can take a stroll along the seafront, enjoy the town’s restaurants and cafes, or experience the thrill of the many rides at Pleasure Beach.

The best time to visit Blackpool is during the summer months. It’s this time when the town is bustling with visitors and there are numerous events and festivals taking place. The town is also great to visit in the winter when the famous Blackpool Illuminations light up the seafront.

Blackpool North train station is very central, with Blackpool Tower being a 12-minute walk away. However, if you want to get to Pleasure Beach, this will be a long walk of around 50 minutes. If you fancy a stroll down the beach, you’re in for a pleasant walk. But if you’d prefer a quicker route, you can easily get a taxi, or tram via the South Pier.

First Class service

Before your trip up north, take some time to relax in the First Class lounge, avoiding the potentially hectic departure area. This space includes free refreshments, WiFi, and dedicated charging points.

Complimentary snacks and drinks, a wider seat, a guaranteed table and socket and more leg-stretching room – these are the benefits of upgrading to First Class with Avanti West Coast. You can also start as you mean to go on by chilling in the First Class Lounge at Euston as you wait to board your train. All this can be yours for much less than you might think. Find out everything about First Class here.

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