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29 Oct
£94Arriva Trains Wales
£63National Express
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£92Arriva Trains Wales
£46National Express
1 Nov
£93Arriva Trains Wales
£25National Express
3 Nov
£92Arriva Trains Wales
£23National Express

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Train Information from Cardiff to Blackpool

distanceDistance161 miles (259 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 28 min
priceAverage train ticket price£93 (€106)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesArriva Trains Wales

Trains from Cardiff to Blackpool cover the 161 miles (259 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 28 min with our travel partners like Arriva Trains Wales. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £93, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £92. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Blackpool North.

Travel Tips

Trains from Cardiff 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 Cardiff to Blackpool.
What is the price of the cheapest train to Blackpool from Cardiff?
You can find a cheap train from Cardiff to Blackpool for some dates and times for as low as £92  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Cardiff to Blackpool cost on average?
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Cardiff to Blackpool train to cost on average £93  one way.
How many miles is it from Cardiff to Blackpool by train?
You should expect to travel around 161 miles (259 km)  from Cardiff to Blackpool by train.
How long is the train from Cardiff to Blackpool?
While the time it takes to travel 161 miles (259 km) between Cardiff and Blackpool can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Cardiff to Blackpool is on average 4 h 28 min.
What station does the Cardiff to Blackpool train leave from? Which Blackpool train station do I come into from Cardiff?

Some of the Cardiff train stations to Blackpool you can start your journey from include Cardiff Central, Cardiff (Queen Street) and Cardiff (Cathays). Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Blackpool include Blackpool North, Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Blackpool South.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Cardiff Central   and arriving in Blackpool North.

Where is the departure train station in Cardiff located? Where is the arrival train station in Blackpool located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Cardiff Central, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Cardiff. The most popular arrival train station in Blackpool, called Blackpool North, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

Which train providers should I travel with from Cardiff to Blackpool?
When taking a train from Cardiff to Blackpool, you can count on Arriva Trains Wales for the best way to get you to Blackpool. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Cardiff to Blackpool and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many train services are there from Cardiff to Blackpool a day?
On average, there are 25 trains a day from Cardiff to Blackpool. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When is the earliest train from Cardiff to Blackpool? When is the last train from Cardiff to Blackpool?
If you prefer early morning trains from Cardiff to Blackpool, the first train leaves at 08: 51. If you prefer late night trains from Cardiff to Blackpool, the last train of the day leaves at 11: 56. Omio shows you the latest train from Cardiff to Blackpool times to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets to Blackpool from Cardiff for the best deals?
If you book Cardiff to Blackpool train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £93. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Blackpool from Cardiff. 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

Cardiff Central is the most popular Cardiff 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 Cardiff for your journey to Blackpool.
Amenities at station
Ticket office hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Connections to/from station
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway