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London to Halifax by train

It takes an average of 2h 40m to travel from London to Halifax by train, over a distance of around 169 miles (272 km). There are normally 8 trains per day traveling from London to Halifax and tickets for this journey start from $24.52 when you book in advance.

First train

09:48

Last train

19:57

Departure station

London

Arrival station

Halifax

Journey time

From 2h 21m

Distance

169 miles (272 km)

Frequency

8 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $24.52

Train operators

Grand Central Railway

Taking the train from London to Halifax in 2 hours 21 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from London to Halifax? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 2 hours 40 minutes to travel the 272 km from London to Halifax by train, although you can get there in as little as 2 hours 21 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 8 trains per day running on this route. You won't need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available.

Train tickets from London to Halifax start from $24.52 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Halifax? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

FAQs for London to Halifax

Want to know more about your journey from London to Halifax? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from London to Halifax take?

The average journey time by train between London and Halifax is 2 hours and 40 minutes, with around 8 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between London and Halifax by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Halifax is 2 hours and 21 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Halifax cost?

Train tickets from London to Halifax can start from as little as $24.52 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from London to Halifax?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Halifax without having to change trains. There are 8 direct trains from London to Halifax each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from London to Halifax leave?

The first train from London to Halifax leaves at 09:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from London to Halifax leave?

The last train from London to Halifax leaves at 19:57. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between London and Halifax by train?

Trains travelling from London to Halifax cover a distance of around 169 miles (272 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Halifax to London.

Cheap train tickets from London to Halifax

Train tickets from London to Halifax start at $24.52 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for London to Halifax is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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What are my ticket options for this journey?

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