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Colchester to Blackpool by train

  • First train
    05:34
  • Last train
    00:26
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 25m
  • Distance
    340 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    29
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 29m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Colchester to Blackpool by train

Fast trains from Colchester to Blackpool take around 4 hours and 25 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 340 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Colchester and Blackpool.

1. Are there direct trains from Colchester to Blackpool?

Journeys between Colchester and Blackpool usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 26 departures on the route from Colchester to Blackpool 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 35 departures.

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

The Colchester to Blackpool train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 25 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Blackpool is usually scheduled to depart Colchester around 05:34 and the last train is around 00:26. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Colchester around 05:40, and the last at 00:23.

When to book Colchester to Blackpool 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 Colchester to Blackpool by train.

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Which train companies operate between Colchester and Blackpool?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Trains
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • UK Rail Connections
  • 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.