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London to Bradford by train

It takes an average of 2h 55m to travel from London to Bradford by train, over a distance of around 172 miles (277 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from London to Bradford and tickets for this journey start from £16.50 when you book in advance.

First train

09:48

Last train

19:57

Departure station

London

Arrival station

Bradford

Journey time

From 2h 36m

Distance

172 miles (277 km)

Frequency

12 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £16.50

Train operators

London North Eastern Railway, Grand Central Railway

Travel from London to Bradford by train in 2 hours 36 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from London to Bradford by train, look no further!

The average journey time from London to Bradford by train is 2 hours 55 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 2 hours 36 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 Bradford. You'll probably be travelling with London North Eastern Railway to get to Bradford, as they are the main operators of services on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from London to Bradford 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 Bradford, 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 London to Bradford? 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 Bradford take?

The average journey time by train between London and Bradford is 2 hours and 55 minutes, with around 12 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 Bradford by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Bradford is 2 hours and 36 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Bradford cost?

Train ticket prices from London to Bradford 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 London to Bradford?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Bradford without having to change trains. There are 12 direct trains from London to Bradford 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 Bradford leave?

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

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

The last train from London to Bradford 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 Bradford by train?

Trains travelling from London to Bradford 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 Bradford to London. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from London to Bradford.

Cheap train tickets from London to Bradford

Train tickets from London to Bradford 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 London to Bradford 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 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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