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from Preston to Blackpool

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Travel Information between Preston and Blackpool

distanceDistance14 miles (22 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • £4 • 34 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNorthern Rail

Travel 14 miles (22 km) by train to Blackpool from Preston. Northern Rail is the main travel provider operating this trip. Travellers can even take a direct train from Preston to Blackpool.

Travel Tips

Travel from Preston to Blackpool
Travel 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 Preston to Blackpool.
What are my Preston to Blackpool travel options?

Travel Preston to Blackpool by train.

What is the fastest way to get from Preston to Blackpool?

Travelling by train is also the quickest way from Preston to Blackpool. It takes on average 34 min   to travel this journey.

What is the distance from Preston to Blackpool?

Blackpool is approximately 14 miles (22 km) away from Preston.

How many services a day are there to Blackpool from Preston?

The average frequency per day from Preston to Blackpool is:

  • 50 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Preston to Blackpool as scheduled services by train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Preston? Where do I arrive in Blackpool?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Preston to Blackpool:

  • Most travellers board their train from Preston and arrive in Blackpool North.
Which travel operators can get me from Preston to Blackpool?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Preston to Blackpool, then we'll help you find the best value travel company for you:

  • Northern Rail can take you to Blackpool by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Northern Rail from Preston to Blackpool for £4.
Can I find a direct route from Preston to Blackpool?

Yes, there is a direct route available to Blackpool from Preston:

  • You can take a direct train with Northern Rail or Avanti West Coast with 50 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Blackpool as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Preston and Blackpool.

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Preston to Blackpool ends?
Looking to extend your trip from Preston to Blackpool? Many Omio customers who go from Preston to Blackpool usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Manchester, London or Glasgow. If you're looking to explore Manchester, London or Glasgow from Blackpool, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
When should I book a ticket to Blackpool from Preston online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip between Preston and Blackpool, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Train tickets cost on average £4 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Preston and Blackpool online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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