Blackpool to Preston train

Tue, 23 Apr
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Cheap train tickets from Blackpool to Preston

Showing times and prices for 23 Apr

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Blackpool to Preston is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Northern Rail
05:220h26
Blackpool
05:48Preston
£41One-way
0 changes
Northern Rail
05:190h23
Blackpool
05:42Preston
£41One-way
0 changes
Northern Rail
13:050h24
Blackpool
13:29Preston
£41One-way
0 changes
Northern Rail
08:030h23
Blackpool
08:26Preston
£41One-way
0 changes
Northern Rail
08:300h40
Blackpool
09:10Preston
£41One-way
0 changes

Train timetableBlackpool to Preston

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 23 April
Northern Rail
05:190h23
Blackpool
05:42Preston
0 changes
Northern Rail
08:300h40
Blackpool
09:10Preston
0 changes
Northern Rail
05:220h26
Blackpool
05:48Preston
0 changes
Northern Rail
13:050h24
Blackpool
13:29Preston
0 changes
Northern Rail
08:030h23
Blackpool
08:26Preston
0 changes

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Train times from Blackpool to Preston

Showing times and prices for 23 Apr

Fastest Journey

23 m

Average

27 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

23 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Blackpool for Preston every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Northern Rail
05:190h23
Blackpool
05:42Preston
£41One-way
0 changes
Northern Rail
08:030h23
Blackpool
08:26Preston
£41One-way
0 changes
Northern Rail
13:050h24
Blackpool
13:29Preston
£41One-way
0 changes
Northern Rail
05:220h26
Blackpool
05:48Preston
£41One-way
0 changes
Northern Rail
08:300h40
Blackpool
09:10Preston
£41One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Blackpool to Preston

distanceDistance14 miles
durationAverage train duration21 min
priceAverage train ticket price£4 (€5)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesNorthern Rail (3) or Virgin Trains

Trains from Blackpool to Preston cover the 14 miles long journey taking on average 21 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail (3) or Virgin Trains. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £4, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £4. Travellers depart most frequently from Blackpool North and arrive in Preston.

Train companies: Northern Rail (3) and Virgin Trains trains Blackpool to Preston

You can travel by train from Blackpool to Preston with Northern Rail (3) and Virgin Trains for as low as £4. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

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.

Northern Rail (3) from Blackpool to Preston train information:

  • Average Duration: 22 min
  • Cheapest Price: £4
  • Northern Rail (3) frequency: 24 a day

Trains from Blackpool to Preston: Journey Details

Mondays to Fridays, trains from Blackpool to Preston operate at hourly intervals between 8:20 a.m. and 5:20 p.m., 10 departures in total, all provided by Northern Rail and all direct. Saturdays are essentially the same, although trains generally leave 1 minute later. On Sundays there are only two trains in the morning, then one an hour from midday until late afternoon.

Taking the Train from Blackpool

Blackpool South railway station is the point of departure for trains from Blackpool to Preston. Situated on Waterloo Road, it is just over ½ km from seafront attractions such as South Pier, Sandcastle Waterpark and Blackpool Pleasure Beach. The town centre, with its colourful tourists sights, is 1 ½ km to the north or a 5-7 minute bus ride, and Bloomfield Road (home of Blackpool FC) is a 10 minute walk via Seasider's Way. Buses from the promenade, Blackpool Tower and Blackpool Zoo and Model Village call in at the stands on Waterloo Road, and the number 7 bus from Blackpool Airport also stops nearby.

Getting into Preston by Train

Long associated with weaving and textiles, the Lancashire city of Preston is now a hub for the British aerospace industry. It's also a very nice place to visit, with its green spaces and footpaths, its revitalised​ waterfront and a town centre that has been awarded a purple flag for the quality of its nightlife. Rail passengers from Blackpool alight at the train station next to the Fishergate shopping centre. The University of Central Lancashire and Avenham Park are both just over ½ km from the station, while St George's shopping centre is a 5-7 minute stroll east. Buses for the city centre, Riversway Retail Park and Preston North End Football Club's Deepdale Football Ground can be boarded around the corner from the station entrance along Fishergate/Fishergate Hill.

FAQs: Blackpool to Preston train

FAQs: Travel by train from Blackpool to Preston easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Blackpool to Preston.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Blackpool to Preston can start from as little as £4 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Blackpool to Preston is £4; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time to Preston from Blackpool is on average 21 min   for the 14 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go to Preston from Blackpool by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Blackpool to Preston leaves at 05: 00. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Blackpool to Preston leaves at 22: 17.
There are 25 trains a day from Blackpool to Preston which require at least one change with Northern Rail (3) or Virgin Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Take the Blackpool to Preston train with Northern Rail (3) or Virgin Trains. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route between Blackpool and Preston as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 17.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Blackpool North, which is located around 0.9 miles (1.5 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Preston, located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Blackpool to Preston by train is October.
You have options as you can travel from Blackpool to Preston 2 different ways: train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Blackpool and Preston

Blackpool
Preston
The major railway station for departures from Blackpool is Blackpool North. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Blackpool North for your trip to Preston from Blackpool.
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 8002006060
Public transport options for Blackpool North
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport will pick up/drop off at the station entrance
Metro: Nearest tram stop half a mile
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stops on Burlington Road West (Outside the Henson Hotel towards Preston) & (Outside the Big Blue Hotel towards Blackpool South) approximately 120 yards from the station.
Metro: Nearest tram stop half a mile
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Blackpool South
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at Station Entrance on Waterloo Road (bridge above station)
Metro: Nearest tram stop one mile

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