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 London to Bradford will cost around £ 83 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 62.
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2 h 45 m
3 h 6 m
Trains per day
Of the 5 trains that leave London for Bradford 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 6 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 45 m .
The slowest trains will take 3 h 20 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.
|Distance||171 miles (276 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 42 min|
|Average train ticket price||£60 (€68)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||London North Eastern Railway or Grand Central Trains|
Trains from London to Bradford cover the 171 miles (276 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 42 min with our travel partners like London North Eastern Railway or Grand Central Trains. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £60, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £53. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Bradford Interchange.
Bradford and London are connected by daily direct services, which stop at Bradford Forster Square or Bradford Interchange, as well as a large number of indirect services that will require a brief change at Leeds. Direct trains from London to Bradford are operated by Grand Central Railway and Virgin Trains East Coast. The journey time is around 3 hours, although there may be slightly quicker options at different times of day. The earliest direct departure is at 10:48 a.m. and there are 5 services throughout the day. The final train leaves just before 8 p.m.
All direct trains from London to Bradford depart from London Kings Cross. Kings Cross is one of the capital's major departure points and is in the northern part of the city. It is connected to all parts of London via the Northern, Victoria, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Piccadilly and Metropolitan lines, as well as local trains that serve south-eastern destinations. The station is also easily accessible via night buses for early or late departure times, and there are many hotels in the area around Kings Cross as well.
Bradford was one of the most important cities in the Industrial Revolution, with thousands of textile factories at the beginning of the 20th century. Nowadays, it has reinvented itself with attractions like the National Media Museum and historical sights like the beautiful Alhambra Theatre. Trains from London to Bradford arrive at both Bradford Interchange and Forster Square stations. Both stations are connected to the city centre via a free bus service which leaves every 10 minutes and runs from 7 a.m. until around 7:30 p.m. There are no night buses, however, so taxis will be a good idea if you are arriving late at night.
When taking a train from London, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. When you arrive in Bradford, your train can arrive in train stations including Bradford Interchange and Bradford Forster Square.
Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from London Victoria to Bradford Interchange.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called London Victoria, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of London.
The most popular arrival train station, Bradford Interchange, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Bradford.
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