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Cheap train tickets from Bradford to London

Showing times and prices for 19 Apr

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Bradford to London is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Grand Central Trains
06:593h08
Bradford Interchange (BDI)
10:07London Kings Cross (KGX)
£281One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
05:582h51
Bradford Forster Square (BDQ)
08:49London Kings Cross (KGX)
£531One-way
1 change
London North Eastern Railway
06:302h29
Bradford Forster Square (BDQ)
08:59London Kings Cross (KGX)
£581One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
07:072h52
Bradford Interchange (BDI)
09:59London Kings Cross (KGX)
£821One-way
1 change
London North Eastern Railway
07:372h53
Bradford Interchange (BDI)
10:30London Kings Cross (KGX)
£821One-way
1 change

Train timetableBradford to London

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 19 April
London North Eastern Railway
05:582h51
Bradford Forster Square (BDQ)
08:49London Kings Cross (KGX)
1 change
London North Eastern Railway
06:302h29
Bradford Forster Square (BDQ)
08:59London Kings Cross (KGX)
0 changes
Grand Central Trains
06:593h08
Bradford Interchange (BDI)
10:07London Kings Cross (KGX)
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
07:072h52
Bradford Interchange (BDI)
09:59London Kings Cross (KGX)
1 change
London North Eastern Railway
07:372h53
Bradford Interchange (BDI)
10:30London Kings Cross (KGX)
1 change

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Train times from Bradford to London

Showing times and prices for 19 Apr

Fastest Journey

2 h 29 m

Average

2 h 50 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

277 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Bradford for London every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
London North Eastern Railway
06:302h29
Bradford Forster Square (BDQ)
08:59London Kings Cross (KGX)
£581One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
05:582h51
Bradford Forster Square (BDQ)
08:49London Kings Cross (KGX)
£531One-way
1 change
London North Eastern Railway
07:072h52
Bradford Interchange (BDI)
09:59London Kings Cross (KGX)
£821One-way
1 change
London North Eastern Railway
07:372h53
Bradford Interchange (BDI)
10:30London Kings Cross (KGX)
£821One-way
1 change
Grand Central Trains
06:593h08
Bradford Interchange (BDI)
10:07London Kings Cross (KGX)
£281One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Bradford to London

distanceDistance171 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 36 min
priceAverage train ticket price£69 (€76)
frequencyTrain frequency17 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesGrand Central Trains, East Coast, Virgin Trains, East Midlands Trains, First Hull Trains or Northern Rail (3)

Trains from Bradford to London cover the 171 miles long trip taking on average 2 h 36 min with our travel partners like Grand Central Trains, East Coast, Virgin Trains, East Midlands Trains, First Hull Trains or Northern Rail (3). Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £69, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £38. Travellers depart most frequently from Bradford Interchange and arrive in London Euston.

Train providers: Grand Central Trains, East Coast and Virgin Trains trains Bradford to London

Grand Central Trains, East Coast and Virgin Trains trains will get you to London from Bradford from £40. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

East Midlands Trains is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates services from London to the East Midlands, Yorkshire, and the North West. East Midlands Trains operates a fleet of Class 158, Class 156, Class 170, Class 222 and Class 180 diesel multiple units, as well as Class 222 Meridian electric multiple units. East Midlands Trains also offers a range of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. The most popular routes for East Midlands Trains are London to Nottingham, Sheffield, and Leeds.

    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

    FAQs: Bradford to London train

    FAQs: Travel by train from Bradford 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
    Cheap train tickets from Bradford to London can start from as little as £38 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Bradford to London is £69; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
    On average the Bradford to London train travel time is 2 h 36 min   for the 171 mile long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
    The first train from Bradford to London leaves at 05: 58. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
    The last train from Bradford to London leaves at 20: 07.
    There are 17 trains a day from Bradford to London which require at least one change with Grand Central Trains, East Coast, Virgin Trains, East Midlands Trains, First Hull Trains or Northern Rail (3). Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
    Yes, there's a high-speed train to London. Take the fast train with East Midlands Trains from Bradford to London.
    Take the Bradford to London train with Grand Central Trains, East Coast, Virgin Trains, East Midlands Trains, First Hull Trains or Northern Rail (3). However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey between Bradford and London as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 07.

    When departing from Bradford, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Bradford Interchange, Bradford Forster Square and Bradford Forster Square or Bradford Interchange. When arriving in London, you can end your journey in train stations like London Euston, London St Pancras International and London Kings Cross.

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Bradford Interchange, which is located around 0.3 miles (460 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at London Euston, located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre.

    The cheapest month to travel from Bradford to London by train is January.
    It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel between Bradford and London including taking a train, coach or flight.

    Important Stations and Airports in Bradford and London

    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.
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    Phone Number
    +44 800 200 6060
    Public transport options for Bradford Interchange
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at parcels bay adjacent to Platform 1, through the red gate.
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    Phone Number
    +44 8002006060
    Public transport options for Bradford Forster Square
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at station front on St Blaise Way adjacent to service bus stop (25702).
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