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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Blackpool

distanceDistance147 miles (237 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 53 min
priceAverage train ticket price£51 (€59)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAvanti West Coast or First Transpennine Express

Trains from Edinburgh to Blackpool cover the 147 miles (237 km) long route taking on average 2 h 53 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast or First Transpennine Express. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £43, but the average price of train tickets is £51. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Blackpool North.

Trains from Edinburgh to Blackpool

Trains from Edinburgh to Blackpool are provided by TransPennine Express and Virgin trains. There are no direct services as all journeys require one change. The first train of the day leaves just after 6:00 a.m. with several other services in the morning. Trains then leave throughout the day at irregular intervals- every 30 to 90 minutes depending on the provider. The last train of the day leaves just before 8:15 p.m. The journey generally lasts around 3-3.5 hours.

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

Departure Station: Trains from Edinburgh to Blackpool leave from Waverley station. It is located in the centre of the city beside the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh bus station, and a 10-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle. Local bus services stop at the station regularly during the day and evening.

Arrival Station: Trains from Edinburgh to Blackpool arrive at both Blackpool North and Blackpool South stations. Both are in the heart of the city and a short walk from the waterfront, and can be reached easily by car.

Travel Tips: Trains from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Blackpool.
FAQs

What is the price of the cheapest train between Edinburgh and Blackpool?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train from Edinburgh to Blackpool for as little as £43  in the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train ticket from Edinburgh to Blackpool on average?

The Edinburgh to Blackpool train ticket price is on average £51  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next week.

How far is it from Edinburgh to Blackpool by train?

When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Edinburgh and Blackpool via train to be approximately 147 miles (237 km).

How many hours does it take from Edinburgh to Blackpool by train?

While the time it takes to travel 147 miles (237 km) between Edinburgh and Blackpool can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Edinburgh to Blackpool is on average 2 h 53 min.

What station does the Edinburgh to Blackpool train leave from? Which Blackpool train station do I come into from Edinburgh?

Some of the Edinburgh train stations to Blackpool you can start your journey from include Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Haymarket and Edinburgh Gateway. 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 Edinburgh Waverley   and arriving in Blackpool North.

Where do I find the Edinburgh train station to Blackpool? Where is the Blackpool train station?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0.2 miles (429 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Blackpool North, located 0.4 miles (559 m) away from the city centre.

Which train providers can take me from Edinburgh to Blackpool?

Take the Edinburgh to Blackpool train with Avanti West Coast or First Transpennine Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey to Blackpool from Edinburgh as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many trains per day are there from Edinburgh to Blackpool?

The average number of trains departing Edinburgh for Blackpool is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

What are the first and last departure train times from Edinburgh to Blackpool?

The first Edinburgh to Blackpool train departs at 08: 52   and the last train from Edinburgh to Blackpool leaves at 18: 52. Check out the most up-to-date Edinburgh to Blackpool train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How early should I purchase train tickets between Edinburgh and Blackpool to score the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey and save money. If you book train tickets to Blackpool from Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £51 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Edinburgh to Blackpool a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh
Blackpool
Edinburgh Waverley is the most popular Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh for your journey to Blackpool.
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LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
Public transport options for Edinburgh Waverley
Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express