Trains from Edinburgh to Blackpool

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Edinburgh to Blackpool train information

Edinburgh Blackpool train map

Train duration 3h34m
Arrival Blackpool, England
Departure Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 148 Miles
Train operators Virgin Trains, ScotRail, Cross Country, TransPennine Express
Lowest train price from £12.20
Average train price £40.00

Which operators can I use?

All trains between Edinburgh (Eastern Scotland) to Blackpool (North West England) are operated by Virgin Trains, ScotRail, Cross Country, TransPennine Express. The services on board may vary depending on the rail operator.

How long is the train?

Travelling by train is a quick and easy option to go to Blackpool from Edinburgh. The average travel time from Edinburgh to Blackpool is 3h34m to cover the 148 miles.

What is the price of the train?

We found tickets from £12.20 to travel in the next month. Prices will vary depending on the day and hour of travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Blackpool train tickets

from £12.20 MORE 4h10m
Other modes of transport available
from £31.10 MORE 7h17m

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Edinburgh - Blackpool: the best time to book cheap trains

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Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Edinburgh to Blackpool tend to increase the closer you get to your departure day. Based on our data, if you purchase your ticket 1 month in advance, the price of the ticket starts at £14 whereas when booking on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £29 for your trip. Thus, you will save 53% on the price of your ticket by buying your ticket 1 month in advance as opposed to on the day you're travelling.

The data are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Blackpool trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Edinburgh and Blackpool by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Blackpool to Edinburgh and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
(Waverley, city centre)
£12.20 11/05/2019 13:30 5 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Edinburgh Blackpool train

Discount Edinburgh - Blackpool train tickets

The most efficient way to spend less on your Edinburgh Blackpool train ticket may be to get a railcard. While regional railcards can be obtained in some areas, National railcards enable you to save money on most rail fares across the country. Everyone is eligible to at least 1 of the railcard, even non-UK citizens. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior discount card, Two together railcard, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.

  • When buying a railcard, you aim to break even after several journeys. But is it really profitable when travelling from Edinburgh to Blackpool? Use your calculator, considering:

    A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)

    B = average price cut with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

    C = average cost for a Edinburgh Blackpool ticket (i.e.: £39.07)(1)

    The first step is to divide A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be efficient. You can now divide that number by C. It will give you the approximate number of journeys needed across the year to be profitable.

    In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£39.07 = 2.25. Your railcard will be profitable if you're doing around 3 trips from Edinburgh to Blackpool (one way trip).

  • All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most rail fares, thus you will save 1/3 on most train fares.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Edinburgh to Blackpool train £39.07 £26.05 £13.02 2.26

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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