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Trains from Bradford to London

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Planning your next adventure to the capital? Whether you’re heading for a long weekend with friends or family or are making the journey for an all important business meeting, we all want to travel in style and comfort. Getting there with Grand Central’s Bradford to London direct train is easy, so sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

No matter your reasons for taking a trip on one of our trains, we take the hassle out of the journey thanks to our friendly staff and facilities on board, which are available on all of our Bradford to London trains. Looking for more information about travel times, journey durations and how you can secure a great deal on any of your future fares? You’ve come to the right place. Here, we’ve made it easy to find all the details you need for our direct trains from Bradford to London. 

How frequent are the Bradford to London trains?

During the week, our Bradford to London direct trains run twice a day, with the first service departing at 6:55am. On a Saturday, our first service leaves Bradford at 6:55am and on a Sunday at 7:57am. No matter when you need to travel, you’re sure to find a service that marries perfectly with your plans.

What is the average journey time on a Bradford to London train?

On average, our Bradford to London train takes just over three hours. Grand Central services always run direct routes, which means that as soon as you step on board, you don’t need to worry about having to hop off and change part way through your journey. All you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the ride! You might want to pass the time by reading a book, logging on and finishing some important work, listening to a podcast or simply staring out of the window, watching the world pass by. 

What services are available on Grand Central’s direct train from Bradford to London?

Step on board one of our direct trains from Bradford to London and enjoy a new kind of rail travel experience. With a wide range of facilities on our Grand Central trains, your journey will be both relaxing and enjoyable from the moment you depart to the second you arrive. Forgot to bring food or pick up snacks at the station? Don’t worry! Our food and drink options will keep you fuelled and ready for anything. Whether you fancy a sandwich courtesy of our local suppliers, a snack or maybe even a glass of bubbly, we have something for everyone. 

Need to get some important emails written along the way? Or perhaps you’re planning on catching a movie with your family while you’re on board? However you’d like to pass the time, our free Wi-Fi, which is available to all of our passengers, will ensure you never miss a nail-biting scene or message throughout your journey. 

Prefer a little more leg room or a reclining seat on your way to the capital? Why not upgrade to First Class! With at-seat service and complimentary refreshments, you’ll be able to ride in style and indulge in all the little added extras that are on offer for you and your travel companions.  

Which ticket do I need for my Bradford to London train?

There are a number of factors which influence which type of ticket you will need to book – from when you’d like to travel to who you’ll be travelling with. Make sure to check which one you will need before you book to ensure you’ve grabbed yourself the best possible price. 

If you’re heading back up to Bradford after your trip to the capital, then you’ll need to book a Return ticket. If you’re not planning on returning, then a Single fare is the best option. 

If you know the exact service that you want to travel on or you need to be in London at a specific time, then an Advance ticket can be purchased for Bradford to London train times. If your travel time is pretty flexible, then an Anytime fare could be the one for you. Not sure which one to book? Why not speak to a member of the team who will be more than happy to help. 

Should your journey be departing outside of the weekday rush-hour times, you could benefit from more cost-effective Off-peak Bradford to London train tickets. 

We’ve made it easy for you to be able to see what ticket types your journey qualifies for on our journey planner.

How can I secure cheaper Bradford to London train tickets?

It’s simple really! We recommend booking your train tickets before you travel, rather than on the day which you’re looking to depart. That way, you can ensure you’re booking the best available rate for you and whoever you’re travelling with.

To save even more money on your train fares, why not invest in a Railcard. With multiple options available to suit most passengers – from those aged 16-25, senior travellers, disabled persons and those who regularly travel with the same person – find out today to see if you qualify.

For a low annual fee of just £30, you could make huge savings across the year and grab cheaper Bradford to London train tickets. 

How do I book tickets for my Bradford to London train?

At Grand Central, we’ve made the process of booking your train tickets quick and simple. All you need to do is complete your travel details in the journey planner and choose your ticket option.

Then you’ll need to select the method of delivery you’d prefer – whether you’d like it sent to your phone as an e-ticket, to collect them in the station or have them delivered to you by post. After you’ve done all that, all you need to do is make sure your order is correct, complete the payment and your Bradford to London train tickets are booked.

Things to do in London

With an abundance of places to see, you’ll never be short of things to do in the country’s capital city. Everyone can enjoy the sights and sounds that London has to offer. Whether you’re heading there for business or for pleasure, you’ll have something to entertain you from the moment you step off our train, to the moment we welcome you back on for your return journey. 

Why not head for a walk beside the river Thames and indulge in one of the many tourist attractions available. From seeing the city from an incredible height on the London Eye, to immersing yourself in one of the many experiences available such as Shrek’s Adventure or the Sea Life Aquarium

Ready to get something to eat? No matter the cuisine you’re hungry for, London has everything. Whether you’re ready for something Japanese, Thai, Indian, Chinese or some British classics, discover the top 100 restaurants to try. 

Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross

  • Peak services (except Fridays)
  • Trains not calling at Pontefract Monkhill
Trains not calling at Pontefract Monkhill
Please be aware that due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please allow additional time for transfers when travelling to or from the station, particularly when using the London Underground.