Cheap train tickets from Bradford to London

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Cheapest

£45

Average

£107

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Bradford to London will cost around £ 107 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 45.

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09:30Bradford Forster Square3h00 12:30London Kings Cross
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£451One-way
08:43Bradford Forster Square2h48 11:31London Kings Cross
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£651One-way
09:33Bradford Interchange3h47 13:20London Euston
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£981One-way
10:07Bradford Interchange2h54 13:01London Kings Cross
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£1391One-way
09:07Bradford Interchange2h52 11:59London Kings Cross
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£1391One-way

Train schedule Bradford to London

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08:07Bradford Interchange2h54 11:01London Kings Cross
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08:43Bradford Forster Square2h48 11:31London Kings Cross
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09:07Bradford Interchange2h52 11:59London Kings Cross
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09:30Bradford Forster Square3h00 12:30London Kings Cross
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09:33Bradford Interchange3h47 13:20London Euston
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10:07Bradford Interchange2h54 13:01London Kings Cross
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Tue
17 May
£45London North Eastern Railway
£8National Express
£102British Airways
Wed
18 May
£45London North Eastern Railway
£6Flixbus
£167British Airways
Thu
19 May
£39Grand Central Trains
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Fri
20 May
£59Grand Central Trains
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Sat
21 May
£32London North Eastern Railway
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Sun
22 May
£47Grand Central Trains
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Mon
23 May
£39Grand Central Trains
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Tue
24 May
£45London North Eastern Railway
£6Flixbus
£127British Airways
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25 May
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Thu
26 May
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Fri
27 May
£39London North Eastern Railway
£9Flixbus
£100British Airways
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28 May
£33London North Eastern Railway
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29 May
£63London North Eastern Railway
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Fastest train times from Bradford to London

Showing times and prices for 17 May

Fastest Journey

2 h 48 m

Average

3 h 2 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

277 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Bradford for London every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 277 km distance in an average of 3 h 2 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 48 m .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 47 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
08:43Bradford Forster Square2h48 11:31London Kings Cross
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£651One-way
09:07Bradford Interchange2h52 11:59London Kings Cross
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£1391One-way
10:07Bradford Interchange2h54 13:01London Kings Cross
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£1391One-way
08:07Bradford Interchange2h54 11:01London Kings Cross
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£1581One-way
09:30Bradford Forster Square3h00 12:30London Kings Cross
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£451One-way

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Overview: Train from Bradford to London

distanceDistance171 miles (276 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 48 min
priceAverage train ticket price£47 (€53)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesNorthern Rail, London North Eastern Railway, Thameslink, Grand Central Trains or Cross Country

Trains from Bradford to London cover the 171 miles (276 km) long route taking on average 2 h 48 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail, London North Eastern Railway, Thameslink, Grand Central Trains or Cross Country. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £32, but the average price of train tickets is £47. Travellers depart most frequently from Bradford Interchange and arrive in London Victoria.

Train companies: CrossCountry trains Bradford to London

Find the best trains to London from Bradford with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry from £32. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Bradford to London you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Looking for trains between Bradford and London? CrossCountry is one of the best companies to travel with on the 171 miles (276 km) route from Bradford to London. As an official travel partner of CrossCountry, Omio quickly shows you the latest CrossCountry train timetables, tickets and offers (such as luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Bradford to London routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains to London from Bradford, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Bradford - London train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with CrossCountry!

    When you buy your CrossCountry train tickets from Bradford to London don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

    • Refund or voucher policy
    • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Trains from Bradford to London

    Trains to London from Bradford depart multiple times a day. Trains from Bradford to London depart from either Bradford Forster Square or Bradford Interchange train station. All trains arriving into London from Bradford arrive at London King’s Cross train station. Two rail providers have routes from Bradford to London: London North Eastern Railway (LNER) and Grand Central. There are both direct and indirect routes on offer.

    Bradford to London Train Time: Daily Departures

    On average, trains depart from Bradford for London two to three times an hour, between roughly 06:00 and 19:00. The number of trains may differ on bank holidays and Sundays. The first train departs at around 06:30 from Bradford Forster Square train station and arrives at London King’s Cross train station at around 08:59. The last train departs from Bradford Interchange train station at approximately 19:07 and arrives in London at around 22:00.

    How long is the journey by train from Bradford to London?

    The travel time for trains to London from Bradford ranges between 2h 29min and 3h 22min. On average, trains from Bradford to London take around 2h 50min. The quickest train of the day departs at approximately 06:30 from Bradford Forster Square train station and takes around 2h 29min to reach London King’s Cross train station. This train does not include any changes on route.

    church in Bradford. Source: Shutterstock

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Bradford to London?

    Departure train station: Bradford Forster Square and Bradford Interchange train stations are the departure stations for trains to London from Bradford. Bradford Forster Square train station is approximately 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from the city centre, so you can walk or take a taxi. If you are to walk, it will take you around 12min. Amenities at this train station include waiting areas, disability access, bathrooms and a car park. Bradford Interchange train station is also located around 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from the city centre, accessible by walking or using a taxi service. Amenities and services at Bradford Interchange include disability access, a cafe, bathrooms, waiting areas and ticket offices.

    Arrival train station: London King's Cross is your arrival train station for trains from Bradford to London. London King's Cross train station is located around 2.7 miles (4.3 km) from the city centre. One of the best ways to get there from this train station is by taking the train. You can take the Piccadilly or Victoria line from London King's Cross train station to Green Lane and then change to the Jubilee line. You will need to get off at Westminster for the city centre. At King's Cross train station, you can enjoy many services and facilities, including bathrooms, cafes, convenience shops, waiting areas, restaurants, a chemist and disability assistance.

    Which train companies travel from Bradford to London?

    Two train companies run trains from Bradford to London: London North Eastern Railway (LNER) and Grand Central. LNER runs the most daily trains, with around two trains every hour from roughly 06:00 to 19:00. Grand Central has three to four daily journeys to London from Bradford. LNER offers indirect and direct routes and faster trains, while Grand Central only offers direct routes.

    Night trains London

    There are no overnight trains from Bradford to London. The last train departs from Bradford at around 19:07 and arrives in London at approximately 22:00. This route also includes a change, in Leeds, and is run by LNER.

    London North Eastern Railway trains from Bradford to London

    London North Eastern Railway (LNER) offers many daily trains to London from Bradford. On average, there are two trains an hour. The first LNER train departs at around 06:30 from Bradford Forster Square train station and arrives at London King's Cross train station at approximately 08:59. The last LNER train departs from Bradford Interchange train station at around 19:07 and arrives in London at around 22:00. LNER runs trains that are direct and indirect, and if your train is indirect, your changeover will be in Leeds. Most LNER trains depart from Bradford Interchange train station.

    Grand Central trains from Bradford to London

    Grand Central has around three to four daily routes to London from Bradford. The first Grand Central route runs at around 06:56 from Bradford Interchange train station and arrives at London King's Cross at approximately 10:08. The last daily Grand Central route departs from Bradford Interchange train station at around 14:50 and arrives in London at approximately 18:08. All Grand Central routes are direct to London from Bradford and depart from Bradford Interchange train station.

    Trains from Bradford to London: Sustainability travel

    Travelling for the environment is easily done with LNER. This rail provider replaced all of its trains with high-speed diesel trains in 2019. These trains use less fuel than previous models and have an electric mode that doesn’t use diesel. This train company is driving towards the UK government's goal of zero net emissions by 2050. Trains are also a more sustainable form of travel as they allow many passengers to get to one place while using the same means of transport.

    Trains Bradford to London: Services on Board

    If you are travelling on a London North Eastern Railway train service, facilities you can use include food ordering at your seat, bathrooms, table-seating options and disability assistance. These trains also have access to first-class and business-class tickets. Booking first-class means you will have access to bigger seats, a private lounge, special meals and more table space. For pets, up to two can travel free of charge. These pets will need to be properly secured for the whole journey. On Grand Central trains, you will have access to bathrooms, onboard food, table-seating areas and luggage storage. When travelling with a bike, you should reserve a space when you book your ticket. Luggage allowance for both train providers lets you bring three luggage items with you. Your luggage allowance can include one small bag, one large bag and one personal item. Staff will help you to and from the train if you require any assistance, and there are also dedicated spots on the trains for people in wheelchairs. While on board, you should check out our online magazine The Window Seat.

    How to find cheap train tickets from Bradford to London

    Finding cheap train tickets for your journey from Bradford to London is generally an easy job. One of the most recommended ways to find an affordable ticket is to book well in advance. Train tickets most often become more expensive closer to your date of departure. Another thing you can do is book a train that has a changeover or is slower. Trains with changeovers or a longer duration tend to be more affordable than those which are direct. Being flexible with your travel dates is another great idea for finding cheaper tickets. Some days and times will be cheaper than others, so choose the cheapest option if you are not tied to a specific time.

    Trains from Bradford to London: rooftop of the cathedral in London. Source: Shutterstock

    To London by train—travel tips

    London is one of Europe’s and the world’s most popular tourist destinations. The city is filled with attractions for every sort of traveller. If you are in London to see some of its historical attractions, you will not be disappointed. One of London’s most iconic attractions is Big Ben. This clocktower, attached to the Houses of Parliament, is an attraction London is often associated with. Another popular site to see is the London Eye. Taking a ride on this Ferris wheel gives you a fantastic view of London and many of its attractions. While in London, you may also want to go on a riverboat cruise. You can travel down the River Thames and see much of this famous city on this cruise. Other popular day trips in London include:

    • Enjoy a picnic lunch at Hyde Park
    • Take royal tour of Buckingham Palace
    • Get some fish and chips along the River Thames
    • Check out the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London
    • Learn all about London’s dark history at The London Dungeons

    Travel Tips: Trains from Bradford to London

    Travel by train to London easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Bradford to London.
    FAQs

    What is the cost of cheap trains to London from Bradford?

    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to London from Bradford for as little as £32  in the next 7 days.

    What is the average cost of a train from Bradford to London?

    In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket from Bradford to London is £47  one way.

    What is the distance by train from Bradford to London?

    The Bradford to London train distance is approximately 171 miles (276 km).

    How many hours does it take from Bradford to London by train?

    The Bradford to London train duration is on average 2 h 48 min, which is to be expected when travelling 171 miles (276 km) to London from Bradford. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

    What station does the Bradford to London train leave from? Which London train station do I come into from Bradford?

    When taking a train from Bradford, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Bradford Interchange and Bradford Forster Square. When you arrive in London, your train can arrive in train stations including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.

    Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Bradford Interchange   to London Victoria.

    Where is the train station in Bradford? Where is the train station in London?

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Bradford Interchange, which is located around 0.7 miles (1.1 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at London Victoria, located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre.

    Which train providers can take me to London from Bradford?

    When taking a train from Bradford to London, you can count on Northern Rail, London North Eastern Railway, Thameslink, Grand Central Trains or Cross Country for the best way to get you to London. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Bradford to London and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

    Is there a direct train to London from Bradford?

    If you’re looking for a direct train from Bradford to London, consider travelling with Grand Central Trains or London North Eastern Railway. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.

    When can I take the first train from Bradford to London? When can I take the last train for the day?

    The earliest train for this trip departs from Bradford at 04: 58. The last train leaves from Bradford at 20: 07. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Bradford to London and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

    How early should I purchase Bradford to London train tickets to get the best deals?

    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this journey and save money. If you buy train tickets from Bradford to London within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £47 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Bradford to London a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Bradford
    London
    Bradford Interchange is the most popular Bradford railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Bradford for your journey to London.