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Train Information between Bradford and Blackpool

distanceDistance53 miles (85 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 41 min
priceAverage train ticket price£11 (€13)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesNorthern Rail

Trains from Bradford to Blackpool cover the 53 miles (85 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 41 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £11, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £9. Travellers depart most frequently from Bradford Interchange and arrive in Blackpool North.

Trains from Bradford to Blackpool

There are usually around 16 trains from Bradford to Blackpool every weekday, with fewer services on weekends. The journey usually takes about 1 hour and 50 minutes. 

Bradford to Blackpool train times: Daily departures

The first train from Bradford to Liverpool leaves at around 6:00 a.m., and trains then leave every hour until the last train of the day departs at around 10:00 p.m. On Sundays, trains usually leave every two hours.

How long is the journey by train from Bradford to Blackpool?

The fastest train of the day usually takes around 1 hour and 45 minutes, with other services taking up to 2 hours. All of the trains on weekdays run directly. On Sundays, services may take up to 2.5 hours, as they may have one change in Manchester. 

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Bradford to Blackpool?

Departure train station: The train from Bradford to Blackpool departs from Bradford Interchange, which is a combined train, bus, and coach station. It's in the centre of Bradford and half a mile from Bradford's other train station, Forster Square. It's served by regular bus and coach services and has a taxi rank, shops, and toilets.

Arrival train station: The train from Bradford to Blackpool arrives at North Station, which is the town's main train station. It's a 5-minute walk from the seafront and famous Blackpool Tower and operates regular bus and train services to other parts of town. It has lots of facilities, including cafés, waiting areas, and information desks.

Which train companies travel from Bradford to Blackpool?

All of the trains from Bradford to Blackpool are operated by Northern Rail. 

Northern Rail Bradford to Blackpool

Northern Rail operates all of the trains from Bradford to Blackpool. Services usually run directly, but they may have one change, in Manchester. The journey time can vary from 1 hour and 45 minutes to 2.5 hours, depending on whether the train is running on a weekday or at the weekend. 

Bradford to Blackpool trains: Services on board

LNER has luggage restrictions. Travellers can bring three pieces of luggage with them: one small handbag, a carry-on bag, and one large suitcase. The suitcase cannot be any larger than 90 cm × 70 cm × 30 cm, and the carry-on bag must be able to fit in the overhead racks. If travelling with a child, passengers can bring a pushchair, but it must be folded and stored in the luggage area. If travellers would like to bring a bike on board, they'll have to make a reservation before travel, as LNER can only store 3-5 bikes on each train. Get to the station 10 minutes before the train arrives, and when boarding the train, secure the bike a rack with velcro straps. Travellers with a folding bike can bring it on any train without making a reservation.

Passengers can bring pets on any LNER train. There's a limit of two animals per person, and they must be secured on a lead or in a crate. Additional animals require a fee.

LNER offers first-class seats on many of its trains. Its first-class carriages are equipped with comfortable reclining seats, fast WiFi, and complimentary refreshments.

All of LNER's trains have wheelchair spaces and accessible toilets on board. It offers a disability assistance scheme to help passengers get on and off the train, load luggage, navigate around the station, and purchase tickets. This service can be booked at least 24 hours in advance by filling in a form online or by phoning the customer service helpline. LNER can also advise passengers on the accessibility of their departure/arrival stations, and book a seat with extra legroom if passengers are travelling with an assistance dog.

How to find cheap train tickets from Bradford to Blackpool

To get a great deal on tickets to travel by train from Bradford to Blackpool, it can help to be flexible with travel dates. Passengers can also save money by opting for a service that has at least one change. Booking tickets in advance may be cheaper than buying them just before travelling.

Travel Tips

Trains from Bradford to Blackpool
Travel by train to Blackpool 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 Bradford to Blackpool.
How much do cheap train tickets between Bradford and Blackpool cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains between Bradford and Blackpool to cost as little as £9  in the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a train from Bradford to Blackpool?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Bradford to Blackpool train price to come in at an average of £11  one way.
How far is it from Bradford to Blackpool by train?
The Bradford to Blackpool train distance is approximately 53 miles (85 km).
How long is the train to Blackpool from Bradford?
On average the Bradford to Blackpool train time is 1 h 41 min  covering the 53 miles (85 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
What station does the Bradford to Blackpool train leave from? Which Blackpool train station do I come into from Bradford?

When taking a train from Bradford, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Bradford Interchange and Bradford Forster Square. When you arrive in Blackpool, your train can arrive in train stations including Blackpool North, Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Blackpool South.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Bradford Interchange   to Blackpool North.

Where is the train station in Bradford to go to Blackpool? Where is the train station in Blackpool located?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Bradford Interchange and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Blackpool most often arrive at Blackpool North and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city centre.

Which train providers should I travel with from Bradford to Blackpool?
For the trip from Bradford to Blackpool you can take a train with Northern Rail. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Bradford to Blackpool on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many trains are there between Bradford and Blackpool a day?
On average, there are 16 trains a day from Bradford to Blackpool. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When is the earliest train from Bradford to Blackpool? When is the last train from Bradford to Blackpool?
You can take the first train from Bradford to Blackpool at 08: 16   or take the last train from Bradford to Blackpool leaving at 10: 21. Look for the latest Bradford Blackpool train timetable on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
How early should I purchase Bradford to Blackpool train tickets to get the best deals?
If you book Bradford to Blackpool train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £11. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Bradford and Blackpool. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Bradford Interchange is the most popular Bradford railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Bradford for your journey to Blackpool.