Blackpool to Reading by train

  • First train
    04:46
  • Last train
    22:45
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 54m
  • Distance
    295 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    50
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 36m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Blackpool to Reading by train

Fast trains from Blackpool to Reading take around 3 hours and 54 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 295 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Blackpool and Reading.

1. Are there direct trains from Blackpool to Reading?

Journeys between Blackpool and Reading usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 45 departures on the route from Blackpool to Reading every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 58 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Blackpool to Reading?

The Blackpool to Reading train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 54 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Blackpool to Reading train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Reading is usually scheduled to depart Blackpool around 05:30 and the last train is around 22:45. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Blackpool around 04:46, and the last at 23:06.

When to book Blackpool to Reading train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Blackpool to Reading by train.

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Which train companies operate between Blackpool and Reading?

More than one train company operates on the route from Blackpool to Reading, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First Great Western
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Grand Central Railway
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • South Western Railway
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.