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Duration 2h 55m
Distance 53.5 miles
Average price £33
Frequency 16/day

Trip overview

The average train between Formby and Burnley takes 2h 55m and the fastest train takes 1h 55m. There is a train service every few hours from Formby to Burnley. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Southport
  2. Preston
  3. Burnley
2h 54m
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£24 - £57

Formby to Burnley train times

Trains run hourly between Formby and Burnley. The earliest departure is at 18:07 in the evening, and the last departure from Formby is at 22:22 which arrives into Burnley at 06:19. All services require a transfer, and take on average 2h 55m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Formby to Burnley. However, there are services departing from Formby and arriving at Burnley Manchester Road via Southport, Wigan North Western and Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 54m.

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The distance between Formby and Burnley is 38 miles. The road distance is 53.5 miles.

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Formby to Burnley train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Southport station.

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Formby to Burnley train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Burnley Manchester Road station.

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There are 471+ hotels available in Burnley. Prices start at £75 per night.

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What companies run services between Formby and Burnley?

You can take a train from Formby to Burnley via Southport, Wigan Wallgate, Wigan North Western, and Preston in around 2h 54m.
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