The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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2 h 42 m
3 h 14 m
Trains per day
Of the 15 trains that leave Blackpool for London every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||200 miles (323 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 26 min|
|Average train ticket price||£74 (€82)|
|Train frequency||15 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 4 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Avanti West Coast or Northern Rail|
Trains from Blackpool to London cover the 200 miles (323 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 26 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast or Northern Rail. Normally, there are 15 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £74, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £40. Travellers depart most frequently from Blackpool North and arrive in London Victoria.
Find the best trains from Blackpool to London with Omio's travel partners Northern Rail (3) from £40. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.
Northern Trains is a publicly owned train operator in the United Kingdom, headquartered in York. The train provider operates local and regional trains across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. Tickets such as Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day are available to purchase for routes with Northern. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.
Blackpool to London train information with Northern Rail (3):
Trains travel from Blackpool to London very frequently, departing from either Blackpool North or South, every few minutes. The roughly 201 mile (324 km) distance can be covered in 2h 46min to 3h 52min. Most commonly, you will have one change during your journey. You will very rarely find a direct train to London; however, it is possible.
Travelling from Blackpool North, you will find on average 16 trains connecting you to London Euston daily. When departing from Blackpool South, there are around 13 trains you can catch throughout the day in order to arrive in London. This is consistent throughout the week, with trains running the connection on average two times an hour. On Sundays, the earliest train leaves at around 08:00, landing you in London sometime near 12:00.
Travel time between Blackpool and London can vary by over an hour. The quickest you can reach your destination is approximately 2h 52min. The journey can also sometimes be up to 4h 8min, however, and it is required to change trains at least once during this journey. This is most commonly at Preston Station, and from here, you can reach London Euston in approximately 2h 45min. However, your changeover time may vary, influencing your total travel time.
Tower and Ferris wheel on the pier in Blackpool. Source: Shutterstock
Departure train station: You’ll leave from Blackpool North or Blackpool South Station. Located in the north and south of Blackpool, the two stations are both an option for your departure when travelling to London by rail. Blackpool North is an approximately 10min walk from the city centre and has car park facilities for around 30 cars. Other amenities found at the station are public toilets and payphones. Blackpool South Station does not have any public toilets or baby changing facilities; however, there are seating areas and public payphones.
Arrival train station: You’ll arrive at London Euston Station. It is located in Camden, in north central London. From here, you’re connected to the London Overground, or you can catch a public bus or taxi into the city centre. In the station, you can find cash machines, toilets, ticket halls and other basic station facilities.
Northern Rail and Avanti West Coast both service your travel from Blackpool to London. Northern Rail takes you from Blackpool to Preston, where you will board the Avanti West Coast train to either your next connecting train or straight to London Euston Station. Though most trains do require a changeover in Preston, you can occasionally catch a direct train from Blackpool North; this train is serviced by the Avanti West Coast train company.
Unfortunately, if you are hoping to travel from Blackpool to London at night, this will not be possible. The last train runs at about 16:30 from Blackpool South Station and lands you at London Euston sometime before or around 23:00. You can catch the earliest train, which runs at roughly 06:30, and this will arrive in London at about 09:00.
Avanti West Coast trains serve the stretch from Preston to London Euston. They also supply the less common train that runs direct from Blackpool to London. The stretch from Preston ranges from 2h 22min to 3 hours. Avanti West Coast is one of the primary rail operators of the UK with services stemming from London Euston.
Northern Rail services over 500 stations, which covers approximately 20% of railway stations in the UK. You will be using the Northern Rail service for the first leg of your journey, carrying you from Blackpool to Preston Station. The Northern Rail commuter train covers this distance in about 25 to 40min.
Travelling by train is a more sustainable form of travel, emitting far less carbon than travelling by car yourself. If you want to lower your carbon footprint, converting to travel by train is a good, as well as simple, way to start. Travel by train is also quicker than by car or bus, so it’s not only sustainable but faster, too. Avanti West Coast, the rail company connecting Preston to London, has aims to constantly increase their sustainability, by working and listening to their customers, with the aim of lowering their carbon emissions.
Avanti West Coast offers many premium services on their rail, such as Avanti Media, where you can connect to the train’s free wifi and stream the films, TV shows, books and daily newspapers from their collection. On board you will find overhead luggage compartments for small luggage. You can also make a reservation for free if you require to bring your bike on board the train with you. As for pets, you are allowed to bring two domestic pets with you on your journey, for no extra charge. Additional pets may be added for an extra cost, and all pets should be kept either on a leash or in a carrier for the duration of the journey. If you require assistance during your travels, Avanti West Coast offers a service for passengers with specific travel requirements. This includes assisting with getting on or off the train, reserving wheelchair spaces and seats, assisting with any animals you may have with you and providing detailed information about the journey.
When looking for cheap train tickets from Blackpool to London, you will likely find better deals if you book online and in advance. The cost of your train ticket can vary by a large margin, depending on times and dates, so being flexible with your departure will help you save the most on your journey. You can find cheap tickets through the Omio website. On the site, you will be informed on which train is the cheaper option as well as which trains are faster.
Young woman waiting at the station in London. Source: Shutterstock
London city, the capital of England, is certainly not short of activities to do and places to see. Upon arriving at London Euston Station, you have the option to take the London Overground into the city centre. From here, take a ride on the London Eye to get panoramic views of the busy city or try out the views from the Emirates Air Line cable car. If heights aren’t your thing, there is plenty to see on the ground. Visit the queen’s official residence, Buckingham Palace, where you can also take a tour of the grounds. For food and drink, there are many options. If you’re feeling adventurous, give the restaurant Dans le Noir ? a go. This restaurant serves your food in complete darkness, and the servers are blind or visually impaired waiters. Or you could take a chance with any local London pub for a beer or two.
When departing from Blackpool, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Blackpool North, Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Blackpool South. When arriving in London, you can end your trip in train stations like London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.
Omio customers book a train from Blackpool North to London Victoria most frequently for this route.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Blackpool North, located approximately 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from the city centre of Blackpool. The most popular arrival train station in London, called London Victoria, is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from its city centre.
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