Reading to Blackpool by train

  • First train
    06:15
  • Last train
    21:45
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 56m
  • Distance
    295 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    20
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 42m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Reading to Blackpool by train

Fast trains from Reading to Blackpool take around 3 hours and 56 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 295 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Reading and Blackpool.

1. Are there direct trains from Reading to Blackpool?

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

We usually find around 44 departures on the route from Reading 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 55 departures.

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

The Reading to Blackpool train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 56 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Blackpool is usually scheduled to depart Reading around 06:02 and the last train is around 21:27. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Reading around 06:15, and the last at 21:45.

When to book Reading 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 Reading to Blackpool by train.

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Which train companies operate between Reading and Blackpool?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • 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.