Glasgow to Blackpool train

Cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Blackpool

Showing times and prices for 26 Jun

Cheapest

£71

Average

£71

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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09:34Glasgow Central3h37 13:11Blackpool South
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11:35Glasgow Central3h19 14:54Layton
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11:35Glasgow Central3h37 15:12Blackpool South
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14:35Glasgow Central3h09 17:44Blackpool North
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11:35Glasgow Central3h45 15:20Layton
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Train schedule Glasgow to Blackpool

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09:34Glasgow Central3h37 13:11Blackpool South
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09:34Glasgow Central3h19 12:53Layton
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09:34Glasgow Central3h41 13:15Layton
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09:34Glasgow Central3h10 12:44Blackpool North
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10:38Glasgow Central3h42 14:20Layton
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10:38Glasgow Central3h16 13:54Layton
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10:38Glasgow Central3h34 14:12Blackpool South
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10:38Glasgow Central3h06 13:44Blackpool North
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11:35Glasgow Central3h19 14:54Layton
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11:35Glasgow Central3h37 15:12Blackpool South
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11:35Glasgow Central3h45 15:20Layton
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11:35Glasgow Central3h09 14:44Blackpool North
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12:35Glasgow Central3h37 16:12Blackpool South
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12:35Glasgow Central3h09 15:44Blackpool North
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13:32Glasgow Central3h12 16:44Blackpool North
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13:32Glasgow Central3h40 17:12Blackpool South
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14:35Glasgow Central3h09 17:44Blackpool North
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14:35Glasgow Central3h37 18:12Blackpool South
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Fastest train times from Glasgow to Blackpool

Showing times and prices for 26 Jun

Fastest Journey

3 h 6 m

Average

3 h 25 m

Trains per day

18

Distance

241 km

It's difficult to get from Glasgow to Blackpool without changing at least once.

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10:38Glasgow Central3h06 13:44Blackpool North
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14:35Glasgow Central3h09 17:44Blackpool North
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Overview: Train from Glasgow to Blackpool

distanceDistance149 miles (240 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 6 min
priceAverage train ticket price£54 (€60)
frequencyTrain frequency11 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 11 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAvanti West Coast, Scotrail, Northern Rail or Transpennine Express

Trains from Glasgow to Blackpool cover the 149 miles (240 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 6 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast, Scotrail, Northern Rail or Transpennine Express. Normally, there are 11 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £54, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £38. Travellers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Blackpool North.

Train companies: Northern Rail (3) and ScotRail trains Glasgow to Blackpool

Buy your official Northern Rail (3) and ScotRail train tickets to Blackpool from Glasgow from £38 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable route.

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ScotRail

Northern Trains is one of many publicly owned train providers in the United Kingdom. Headquartered in York, Northern 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. Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day tickets can be purchased for Northern train journeys to Blackpool from Glasgow. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.

    Looking to travel by train to Blackpool from Glasgow? Omio can help you find that perfect route with ScotRail. Check Omio to see current ScotRail train timetables, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the Glasgow to Blackpool train and book ScotRail tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a train between Glasgow and Blackpool, you can expect to travel 149 miles (240 km) one-way with ScotRail. If you search for trains to Blackpool from Glasgow in the Omio app, you can check if the ScotRail ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train with ScotRail, we do the work for you to get you safely to Blackpool from Glasgow. Book that perfect Glasgow to Blackpool train now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with ScotRail!

      Trains from Glasgow to Blackpool

      You can easily get trains from Glasgow to Blackpool, with there being a regular service throughout the week. Up to 20 trains depart on most days, depending on the day of the week that you travel. With the first departure being early in the morning and the last one being in the evening, there should be a suitable train for you to catch. The average journey time for Glasgow to Blackpool trains is around 3 h 30 min, so it won't be long before you arrive at your destination. Most train journeys are not direct, so you will be required to make a quick change along the way.

      Glasgow to Blackpool Train Time: Daily Departures

      On weekdays, there are approximately 17 trains each day on this route. There are slightly more trains on Saturdays, with about 23 of them departing. Whilst on Sundays, the train Glasgow to Blackpool has around ten departures. The first departure on weekdays and Saturdays tends to be at about 04:20, whilst on Sundays, it's at around 09:15. The final train from Glasgow to Blackpool normally leaves at about 19:10 on weekdays, around 18:50 on Saturdays and approximately 15:35 on Sundays.

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

      When you take trains from Glasgow to Blackpool, the total journey time tends to be about 3 h 30 min on average. There is a faster train that you can take though, with travel times of approximately 3 h 7 min. Most of the trains on this route are not direct, so you'll have to transfer during your journey.

      Trains from Glasgow to Blackpool: picnics at the botanic gardens in Glasgow. Source: Shutterstock

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

      Departure train station:When you get a train to Blackpool from Glasgow, you will most likely depart from Glasgow Central, which is in the heart of the city. For instance, you can travel to the train station from popular tourist areas like People's Palace in around 16 min if you take the number 18 bus. You can use showers, toilets, and baby changing areas at the station. There are also ticket machines and places to get refreshments.

      Arrival train station:You will most likely arrive at either Blackpool North or Blackpool South. Blackpool North is around an 8 min walk from the North Pier, whilst Blackpool South is around a ten-minute journey to Sea Life Blackpool on the number 11 bus. At Blackpool North, you will find toilets, a customer service desk and ticket machines. Whilst at Blackpool South, there is a payphone, an information desk and accessible features for those with disabilities.

      Which train companies travel from Glasgow to Blackpool?

      Two train companies travel from Glasgow to Blackpool. These are TransPennine Express and Avanti West Coast, which both operate a regular service throughout the week. With TransPennine Express, you can catch about eight trains between Monday and Saturday and around four on Sundays. Avanti West Coast operates approximately nine trains on weekdays, about 15 on Saturdays and around six on Sundays. The average train time for this route is approximately 3 h 30 min, so it won't take long to arrive at the seaside resort. All trains are indirect, so you'll be required to make a transfer along the way, which is often at a station such as Preston.

      Night trains Glasgow

      You can't get any night trains from Glasgow to Blackpool; however, some trains operate this route early in the morning. The first train you can catch, for example, is at about 04:22 and arrives at Blackpool in the region of about 08:17. The last train of the day is at about 20:05 and normally arrives about 23:15.

      Avanti West Coast trains from Glasgow to Blackpool

      Avanti West Coast Glasgow to Blackpool train tends to have about nine trains on weekdays, about 15 on Saturdays and approximately six on Sundays. The first departure between Monday and Friday is normally about 11:30, with the final departure around 20:05. On Saturdays, the first train normally leaves at about 04:25, with the latest departure being around 18:40. On Sundays, you can normally catch a train as early as about 09:30, with them running until about 15:45. The average time for journeys with this provider is about 3 h 30 min, with some trains travelling slightly faster at about 3 h 7 min. Most trains require a transfer along the way, often at a station such as Preston.

      TransPennine Express trains from Glasgow to Blackpool

      TransPennine Express Glasgow to Blackpool trains also offer a great service throughout the week. With around eight trains every day between Monday to Friday, and about four trains on Sundays, there should be plenty of choices. The earliest train tends to depart at 04:20 on weekdays and Saturdays, whilst on Sundays, it's a bit later at around 09:15. The final train of the day is at about 19:10 between Monday and Friday, 18:50 on Saturdays and 15:05 on Sundays. Similarly to Avanti West Coast, this journey has an average duration of about 3 h 30 min, with some slightly faster trains too. There is also a change on this trip, most likely at Preston.

      Trains from Glasgow to Blackpool: Sustainability travel

      When you get a train from Glasgow to Blackpool, you will be opting for a sustainable mode of transport. Compared to bus and car journeys, trains tend to produce fewer carbon emissions per passenger, so you are contributing to greener travel. With less noise pollution, local wildlife populations are disturbed less and allowed to thrive.

      Train Glasgow to Blackpool: Services on Board

      When you get trains from Glasgow to Blackpool you can enjoy some great facilities. There are both First and Second Class cabins to enjoy a range of benefits such as comfier seating and extra leg space. The luggage policy for Avanti West Coast is that bags can be no larger than 30cm x 70cm x 90cm. On TransPennine trains, they must fit into the luggage rack; otherwise, they will be considered too big. You can take bikes on board, but you must reserve in advance as there is limited space. You can also take pets on the train free of charge, but you must have them under your control at all times. If you are travelling with a disability or a mobility issue and need help, you can contact the operator in advance. They will then ensure that a staff member is on hand to assist you when you get to the station.

      How to find cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Blackpool

      You can get cheap tickets if you try to buy them as early as possible. Tickets usually get more expensive close to the departure date. If you have flexibility with your trip, you can also save money, as tickets a few hours on either side of your preferred travel date may be cheaper. Railcards, like a senior railcard, can also help you make great savings on all journeys. If you want to read about more cheap destinations that you can travel to in the UK, check out the OmioMagazineas well.

      Trains from Glasgow to Blackpool: beach walk in Blackpool. Source: Shutterstock

      To Blackpool by train—travel tips

      Blackpool is a great destination to visit, with there being lots to offer families. One of the best places to begin is at Blackpool Zoo, where you can see a range of your favourite species. If you want to travel around Blackpool, you should also test out the Blackpool Tramway, which is not only practical but great fun for kids. The Blackpool Tower is also a must-see, offering unobstructed views along the coastline. If you want to get the heart pumping, then head over to Blackpool Pleasure Beach, which has a range of rides for all the family. If you want more action, then you can enjoy an afternoon at Sandcastle water park, which provides great fun for everyone. Finish off your trip to Blackpool by eating fish and chips on Blackpool Beach whilst the sun comes down.

      • Go and watch some dancing at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom
      • Enjoy an afternoon at Madame Tussauds Blackpool
      • See your favourite marine life at Sea Life Blackpool
      • Go for a stroll at Stanley Park
      • Check out Blackpool Illuminations

      Travel Tips: Trains from Glasgow 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 Glasgow to Blackpool.
      FAQs
      If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train between Glasgow and Blackpool for as little as £38  in the next 7 days.
      If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Glasgow to Blackpool train to cost on average £54  one way.
      You should expect to travel around 149 miles (240 km)  to Blackpool from Glasgow by train.
      On average the train from Glasgow to Blackpool duration is 3 h 6 min  for the 149 miles (240 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

      There are a few train stations in Glasgow to start your journey from including Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street and Charing Cross (Glasgow). In Blackpool you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Blackpool North, Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Blackpool South.

      Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Glasgow Central   and arrive in Blackpool North.

      Passengers board the train most frequently from Glasgow Central, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Blackpool North, located 0.9 miles (1.5 km) away from the city centre.

      Take the Glasgow to Blackpool train with Avanti West Coast, Scotrail, Northern Rail or Transpennine Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip between Glasgow and Blackpool as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
      On average, there are 11 trains a day from Glasgow to Blackpool. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
      The first train from Glasgow to Blackpool leaves at 07: 10   and the last train for this leaves at 20: 06. Omio shows you the latest train from Glasgow to Blackpool timetable to help you book the best departure time for this route.
      You can find a train to Blackpool from Glasgow to cost on average £54 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Glasgow to Blackpool train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

      Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

      Glasgow
      Blackpool
      Glasgow Central is the most popular Glasgow 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 Glasgow for your journey to Blackpool.
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      Mon - Sat: 05: 30 - 21: 30 | Sun: 09: 15 - 21: 30
      Public transport options for Glasgow Central
      Bus lines: 6, 7, 18, 21, 75, 263, 267, 500 Airport Express
      Train lines: West Coast Main Line, ScotRail, Avanti West Coast, LNER, TransPennine Express, CrossCountry, Caledonian Sleeper
      Location for Rail Replacement Services: Bus pick up / drop off on Gordon St.
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      Public transport options for Glasgow Queen Street
      Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the bus stop on the bridge at Cathedral Street
      Metro: Interchange station for SPT Subway
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      Public transport options for Charing Cross (Glasgow)
      Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from Elmbank Gardens to the left of the station entrance
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      Public transport options for High Street (Glasgow)
      Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off in front of the station on High Street
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      Public transport options for Queens Park (Glasgow)
      Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Victoria Road

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