It takes an average of 2h 57m to travel from London to Bradford Interchange by train, over a distance of around 172 miles (276 km). There are normally 8 trains per day travelling from London to Bradford Interchange and tickets for this journey start from £16.50 when you book in advance.
From 2h 36m
172 miles (276 km)
8 trains per day
Direct trains available
Want to find out more about taking the train from London to Bradford Interchange? Look no further.
You'll usually find 8 trains per day running between London and Bradford Interchange, which usually take 2 hours 57 minutes to complete the 172 miles (276 km) journey. It can take as little as 2 hours 37 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available.
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*.
Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from London to Bradford Interchange start from £16.50 when you book in advance. Travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard can also help you save.
Keen to book your train tickets to Bradford Interchange? 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 timetable with live train times above, and tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs further down the page.
The average journey time by train between London and Bradford Interchange is 2 hours and 57 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.
The fastest journey time by train from London to Bradford Interchange is 2 hours and 36 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London to Bradford Interchange 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Bradford Interchange without having to change trains. There are 8 direct trains from London to Bradford Interchange each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from London to Bradford Interchange leaves at 09:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London to Bradford Interchange 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.
Trains travelling from London to Bradford Interchange cover a distance of around 172 miles (276 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bradford Interchange to London.
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 Interchange 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.
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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.
If you want to travel from London to Bradford, 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 London to Bradford? 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 London and Bradford, 77% of journeys sold on Trainline from May 2022 to May 2023 were cheaper and faster by rail vs car.