Birmingham to Blackpool train
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There are 3 daily trains from Birmingham to Blackpool. Traveling by train from Birmingham to Blackpool usually takes around 2 hours and 26 minutes, but the fastest Avanti West Coast train can make the trip in 2 hours and 6 minutes.
|Distance||104 mi (167 km)|
|Fastest train||2h 6m|
|Trains per day||2|
|Most frequent service||Avanti West Coast|
Train service from Birmingham to Blackpool
- Avanti West Coast tickets: £12 one-way
- CrossCountry tickets: £52 one-way
- Northern Rail tickets: £52 one-way
- West Midlands Railway tickets: £52 one-way
What is the price of a train ticket from Birmingham to Blackpool?
In the last month, £28.06 was the average price of a train ticket from Birmingham to Blackpool. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 11 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £24.67 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
Ticket prices for the train from Birmingham to Blackpool often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in November when the average ticket price is only £20,
If you're thinking of traveling from Birmingham to Blackpool during February, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of £41 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in February, is to book your trip well in advance.
Which train should you take from Birmingham to Blackpool?
There are 4 train lines with service from Birmingham to Blackpool. Avanti West Coast is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Avanti West Coast||2||2h 16m||£30.17|
|Northern Rail||1||3h 15m||£52.45|
|West Midlands Railway||1||2h 30m||£52.69|
Avanti West Coast is one of the primary rail links between London and Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. On any given day, Avanti West Coast operates almost 300 routes and departs hourly from select destinations.
CrossCountry operates an extensive rail network in the U.K., centered in Birmingham. In standard class, passengers enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms. Trains also contain a small café or a trolley that passes through the carriages. An upgrade to first-class gives passengers more legroom and complimentary food. The journey from Birmingham to Blackpool usually takes about 3 hours and 14 minutes on a CrossCountry train. There are 2 trips on this route every day, and 2 daily trips on weekends.
Northern Rail, branded simply as 'Northern' on its trains, travels to cities such as Manchester, Blackpool, Windermere, Newcastle, and York. Complimentary WiFi is usually available in first- and standard-class carriages, plus an onboard restroom. The newer trains boast extra legroom, and all services have space for luggage at the end of carriages.
West Midlands Railway train tickets from Birmingham to Blackpool start from £52, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 West Midlands Railway schedules to Blackpool. West Midlands Railway in Birmingham leaves from Birmingham New St . And in Blackpool trains arrive at Blackpool North Station .
From Birmingham to Blackpool train travel on West Midlands Railway takes 2 hours and 30 minutes. If you are looking to get to Blackpool faster, West Midlands Railway offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 6 minutes.
If you are looking to travel to Blackpool on a weekend there is typically one West Midlands Railway scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Birmingham.
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Trains departing from Birmingham to Blackpool tend to have the most passengers on Monday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Monday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.
The earliest train departs Birmingham at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 15:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Blackpool. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Blackpool to Birmingham.
As the second-largest city in the UK, Birmingham effortlessly blends the city’s quaint vibe with modern-day high-rises. One of the top local attractions is St. Martin in the Bull Ring, the original parish church of Birmingham. Featuring remarkable Gothic Revival architecture standing in stark contrast with the futuristic-looking shopping centers, the church is a great spot for travelers looking for a bit of respite. As you stroll around the city, don’t forget to visit the famous Cadbury World, which details the long history of the brand, as well as all the products it produces. For culturally-inclined activities, head to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, which offers over 40 exhibits.
If you wish to try out authentic Indian dishes with a local twist, head over to Pushkar. For those who wish to enjoy a more upscale dining experience, Bank offers a chic menu in an elegant setting.
The principal rail station is Birmingham New Street Station, which is the busiest train station in the UK. The Birmingham Coach Station offers coach services by National Express as far as London and Dublin. The city’s main airport is the Birmingham Airport, which is located 6 miles east of the city center.
Where is the train station in Birmingham?
Main departure station: Birmingham New St
There is one train station in Birmingham.
All train stations in Birmingham:
Birmingham New St
Where is the train station in Blackpool?
Main arrival station: Blackpool North Station
Blackpool has one train station.
Train stations in Blackpool:
Blackpool North Station
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