Rail strikes will impact travel this summer. See here for details.

lneravantiwestcoastgwrscotraillumoeastmidlandsrailwayswrgreateranglianorthernsoutherngreatnortherntransportforwalescrosscountrytpexpresswestmidlandsrailway
Avanti West Coast
London North Eastern Railway

Prices from hundreds of train and coach companies

Go contactless with digital tickets on your phone

Travel to thousands of destinations in 45 countries

Bradford to York by train

It takes an average of 53m to travel from Bradford to York by train, over a distance of around 29 miles (47 km). There are normally 18 trains per day travelling from Bradford to York and tickets for this journey start from £5.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 49m
PriceFrom £5.50
Distance29 miles (47 km)
Frequency18 trains per day
First train06:09
Last train23:05
Departure stationBradford
Arrival stationYork
ChangesDirect trains available

Bradford to York train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bradford to York for Tuesday 23rd August 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:30 12:30 1h 0m, 1 change
12:08 13:02 54m, direct
12:31 13:30 59m, 1 change
13:07 14:00 53m, direct
13:30 14:30 1h 0m, 1 change
14:08 15:00 52m, direct
14:31 15:30 59m, 1 change
15:07 16:00 53m, direct
15:30 16:30 1h 0m, 1 change
16:07 17:00 53m, direct

About the train journey from Bradford to York

Want to travel from Bradford to York by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Bradford to York usually takes 1 hour 53 minutes on average to travel 29 miles (47 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 49 minutes. You can expect to find 18 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to York, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. During your journey, you're likely to be travelling with London North Eastern Railway, TransPennine Express or CrossCountry, as these are the main train operators on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Bradford to York if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from £5.50. You can also travel Off-Peak – tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends – or get a Railcard and save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

If you want to know more about the journey, scroll up for timetables and live train times, or keep reading for tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Bradford and York is 53 minutes, with around 18 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 York by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bradford to York is 49 minutes.

How much does the train from Bradford to York cost?

Train ticket prices from Bradford to York can start from as little as £5.50 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 York?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Bradford to York without having to change trains. There are 18 direct trains from Bradford to York 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 York leave?

The first train from Bradford to York leaves at 06:09. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Bradford to York leaves at 23:05. 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 York by train?

Trains travelling from Bradford to York cover a distance of around 29 miles (47 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Bradford to York

Train tickets from Bradford to York start at £5.50 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 York 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.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in the UK. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

Europe’s leading train and coach app

We help customers across Europe make more than 172,000 smarter journeys every day.