It takes an average of 2h 55m to travel from Bradford to London by train, over a distance of around 172 miles (277 km). There are normally 13 trains per day travelling from Bradford to London and tickets for this journey start from £16.50 when you book in advance.
From 2h 29m
172 miles (277 km)
13 trains per day
Direct trains available
If you want to know more about the journey from Bradford to London by train, look no further!
The average journey time from Bradford to London by train is 2 hours 53 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 2 hours 29 minutes. You'll usually find 12 trains per day travelling the 172 miles (277 km) between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to London. You'll probably be travelling with London North Eastern Railway to get to London, as they are the main operators of services on this route.
Train travel is significantly better for the environment than other modes of transport, such as car and plane. In fact, you save 67% on CO2 emissions when you choose train over car*.
Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Bradford to London start from £16.50 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices. Travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard are also great ways to save.
Keep reading for more information about the train journey to London, including FAQs, and tips on booking cheap train tickets. Check the timetable above for live train times or if you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.
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 Bradford to London is right for you.
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.
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.
If you want to travel from Bradford to London, choose the more sustainable option - choose train!
Taking the train instead of driving lowers your CO2 impact by a whopping 67%.* Keep it simple, keep it low-carbon.
What's faster or cheaper than driving from Bradford to London? Ah yes, that'd be the train. Cheaper even without a Railcard, too. Win for you. Win for the planet.
In the UK, you can take your bike on the train, for free! Cool, huh? And, thanks to our bike reservation feature, travelling with your bike has never been easier.
Unlike flying or driving, going by train means no extra luggage charges or parking costs. Plus, you step off the train, right into the city-centre. Aaaand relax.
* Calculations are based on CO2 / passenger km, comparing an average petrol car, using statistics and conversion factors published in the government’s greenhouse gas reporting conversion factors published 7 June 2023 and revised 28 June 2023. See here for more.
Between Bradford and London, 77% of journeys sold on Trainline from May 2022 to May 2023 were cheaper and faster by rail vs car.