Getting the train to Blackpool Pleasure Beach

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4 min read | April 26, 2023

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is one of the most popular seaside destinations in the UK. Here are some reasons why you should consider visiting and how to catch trains to the beach.

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Why visit Blackpool Pleasure Beach?

From big thrill rides to traditional seaside fun and some truly fabulous shows, you’re spoilt for things to do at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. There are three piers, over 100 rides and of course the iconic Blackpool Tower, which you can climb to enjoy views of the town and, on clear days, the Lake District and even the Isle of Man. One visit just isn’t enough!

Whether you fancy taking in the sea air with a stroll along the promenade, exploring the traditional attractions or making the most of the town’s lively nightlife, check out our recommendations for making the most of your trip.

Thrilling rides

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is home to some of the most thrilling rides in the UK, including the iconic Big One roller coaster, the Infusion and the Valhalla. With rides suitable for both thrill seekers and children, including Nickelodeon Land, a Ferris Wheel, and a Ghost Train, you won't be disappointed by the selection of attractions available at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Seaside family fun

From exploring the three piers to being captivated by magic shows and taking a dip in the sea, Blackpool Pleasure Beach has lots for children to enjoy. With plenty of affordable places to stay and everything you could need right on the seafront, Blackpool is ideal for an exciting weekend away with kids of all ages.

Plenty of entertainment

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is not just about rides and attractions. The park also has a range of entertainment and events, including magic shows, musical performances and comedy acts. Its resident circus is one of the oldest in the world and features spectacular acrobatics and clowning.

Visitors can also catch the park's famous Hot Ice Show, which features world-class ice skaters performing in a stunning theatre.

Lots of history

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has a rich history dating back to the late 19th century. Since then, the park has undergone many changes and developments, but it has always remained a beloved attraction for visitors to Blackpool.

Plus, you can still experience some of the park's history by riding the Grand National and the Big Dipper, which have been operating since the early 1900s.


Getting the train to Blackpool Pleasure Beach

To get the train to Pleasure Beach, you need to catch a service to Blackpool North, Blackpool South or Blackpool Pleasure Beach train stations. From Blackpool North, visitors can catch the tram from North Pier directly to Pleasure Beach, allowing them to catch their first glimpse of the town’s famous promenade.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Blackpool South train stations can be reached from towns and cities in the north of England including Preston, Chester, Stoke on Trent and Newcastle. Trains to Blackpool North run regularly from cities across the UK, including London, Manchester, Liverpool, and Birmingham.

London to Blackpool

The train journey from London Euston to Blackpool North is direct and takes approximately three hours. Services run regularly between 9 am and 11 pm on weekends.

Manchester to Blackpool

Trains run directly between Manchester Piccadilly and Blackpool North, with the journey taking around one hour and 20 minutes.

Liverpool to Blackpool

The direct train journey from Liverpool to Blackpool North takes around one hour and 20 minutes. Trains depart regularly from Liverpool Lime Street station.

Birmingham to Blackpool

The journey from Birmingham New Street to Blackpool North takes approximately two hours and 40 minutes by direct train.

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Closest train station to Blackpool Pleasure Beach

The closest train station to Blackpool Pleasure Beach is Blackpool Pleasure Beach train station. The station is just a short walk from the park entrance, making it a convenient option for visitors who want to take a train to the beach from the north of England. Blackpool South train station is on the same train line and can be reached directly from Preston.

If you’re travelling from other parts of the UK, the best option is to take the train to Blackpool North, which is around three miles away from Blackpool Pleasure Beach. In this case, you can catch a tram or bus from the station to the park, or take a taxi.

To find the best option for trains to the beach, be sure to download the Avanti West Coast app. This will show you all the available times, help you find the cheapest fares and pay for your train tickets to Blackpool all in one convenient place.

Getting the train to Blackpool?

You can buy your tickets through Avanti West Coast. Buy your tickets directly to save on fees. You can save even more by booking as a group, booking in advance or buying a Railcard.

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