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Bradford to London by train

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.

First train

05:30

Last train

15:59

Departure station

Bradford

Arrival station

London

Journey time

From 2h 29m

Distance

172 miles (277 km)

Frequency

13 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £16.50

Train operators

London North Eastern Railway, Grand Central Railway

Travel from Bradford to London by train in 2 hours 29 minutes

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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Bradford to London? 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 Bradford to London take?

The average journey time by train between Bradford and London is 2 hours and 55 minutes, with around 13 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 Bradford and London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bradford to London is 2 hours and 29 minutes.

How much does the train from Bradford to London cost?

Train ticket prices from Bradford to London can start from as little as £16.50 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Bradford to London?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Bradford to London without having to change trains. There are 13 direct trains from Bradford to London each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Bradford to London leaves at 05:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Bradford to London leaves at 15:59. 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 Bradford and London by train?

Trains travelling from Bradford to London cover a distance of around 172 miles (277 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London to Bradford. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Bradford to London.

Cheap train tickets from Bradford to London

Train tickets from Bradford to London start at £16.50 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 Bradford to London 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.

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.

Why should I travel by train from Bradford to London?

If you want to travel from Bradford to London, choose the more sustainable option - choose train!

Go green

Taking the train instead of driving lowers your CO2 impact by a whopping 67%.* Keep it simple, keep it low-carbon.

Save time & money

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.

Bikes on board

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.

Travel in style

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.

† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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