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Trains from Bradford to Wakefield Kirkgate

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Bridge

Home to beautiful architecture, steeped in history, and offering a heady mix of nature, arts and culture, Wakefield is a go-to destination for anyone seeking an enjoyable day out or weekend away with family and friends. To help get you there, Grand Central operates plenty of trains from Bradford to Wakefield Kirkgate throughout the week.

Scroll down and learn more about our services, times, and fares on our Bradford to Wakefield Kirkgate trains, plus plenty of useful info on the relaxed and interesting city that is Wakefield. Alternatively, visit our journey planner and book your tickets today.

How frequent are Bradford to Wakefield Kirkgate train times?

You can catch the Grand Central train from Bradford to Wakefield Kirkgate three times a day on weekdays starting at 06:55. There are three services on Saturdays, also starting at 06:55. These times may be liable to change, so always double-check before you make travel plans.

Booking tickets with Grand Central is simple – just keep an eye out for the GC logo when using our journey planner.

Which train tickets from Bradford to Wakefield Kirkgate do I need?

After selecting Bradford to Wakefield Kirkgate trains that match your travel plans, it’s time to book. We’ve made the process simple and straightforward, and that extends to our various types of tickets available. There are plenty on offer depending on factors such as the train time, booking date, seat type and the number of people you are travelling to Wakefield with.

In terms of Bradford to Wakefield Kirkgate train tickets, your plans will dictate which you purchase. We offer Advance tickets that let you choose a specific service, Off-Peak tickets that offer savings in exchange for travelling outside of rush hour, or Anytime train tickets that can be used on any Grand Central Rail service – a great choice if you want extra flexibility when you travel.

You can also select whether you require a return ticket from Wakefield Kirkgate to Bradford. We would recommend purchasing one of these if you plan on returning so you don’t have to visit the ticket office before you catch your returning train. Alternatively, if you’re heading on a single trip, simply buy a one-way ticket.

What services are there on Grand Central trains from Bradford to Wakefield Kirkgate? 

On all our Bradford to Wakefield Kirkgate train services, we have designed our trains to be as comfortable as possible. 

We have a wide range of useful onboard facilities designed to simplify your travel, such as plenty of luggage space and clean toilets. And because we know our passengers like to stay connected, we also offer free Wi-Fi for all – letting you chat to friends, keep up with the headlines, or select the perfect soundtrack to your journey.

Our standard carriages are comfortable, relaxing places to enjoy travel by train, but if you want to upgrade, our First Class tickets give you extra-wide reclining seats, and additional legroom.

And for travellers embarking from Wakefield Kirkgate, our First Class lounge is available at the concourse. It’s the perfect place to start your journey, with free Wi-Fi, relaxed seating, characterful décor, and a 10% discount on most food and drink items from the Taste Buds coffee shop.

For more information on the services available on our trains from Bradford to Wakefield Westgate, get in touch with our friendly team.

How can I secure cheap train tickets from Bradford to Wakefield Kirkgate? 

To get cheap train tickets from Bradford to Wakefield Westgate, we recommend purchasing your tickets ahead of time. This way you can view all our fares and find the least expensive option for your journey. Just visit our journey planner when you first decide to travel with us.

There are also plenty of ticketing options you can use to reduce the price of your fares. First, you may be eligible for a Railcard, which offers 1/3 off ticket prices. There are lots of Railcard options available – 16-25, 25-30, Two Together, and Family & Friends, to name but a few – and most cost around £30 for a whole year of discounted travel; perfect if you’re a regular traveller.

How do I book train tickets from Bradford to Wakefield Kirkgate? 

Our easy-to-use journey planner makes booking a train from Bradford to Wakefield Kirkgate simple.

Simply input your journey details and you’ll be shown the journey and ticketing options available. Grand Central Rail services are noted by the GC logo.

After selecting a service, choose how you wish your tickets to be sent to you – via an e-ticket, collected from the ticketing machine at Bradford or Wakefield Kirkgate, or sent to you in the post. At this point in the process, you can also choose seat reservations – perfect if you prefer an aisle, window, front or rear-facing seat.

Once you’re done, simply click ‘Continue’, check your chosen journey details are all in order, and then proceed to payment. We look forward to welcoming you aboard when you embark from Bradford.

Things to do in Wakefield 

Wakefield is a truly one-of-a-kind Yorkshire city on account of its intriguing mix of cultural attractions, relaxing outdoor attractions, and deep history.

Wakefield was home to the Angles, Vikings, then Normans, who built castles nearby at Sandal and Lawe Hill. It was the site of the Battle of Wakefield during the Wars of the Roses in 1460, after which it blossomed on the back of the coal mining industry and the trade of wool and grain. You can learn more about the city’s past at the National Coal Mining Museum and Wakefield Museum.

This long history can be seen in city’s beautiful architecture. Wakefield Cathedral, the spire of which is the largest structure in the city, dates to the 1300s, and the Town Hall, Crown Court, and viaduct are all living reminders of the town’s 1800s prominence. 

The city’s beauty has provided inspiration for all manner of artists, most recently the internationally famous sculptors Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, whose brilliant works you can view at The Hepworth Wakefield, and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, respectively.

Leafy Wakefield has plenty of parks to choose from too – perfect for an afternoon in nature with the family. There’s Angler’s Country Park, Pugney’s Country Park, Newmillerdam Country Park, Nostell Priory and Parkland, Haw Park Wood, Thornes Park, and Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld. 

For a more metropolitan day out in the city centre, there are plenty of shops to browse, as well as great places to grab a bite to eat. The city even has its own Rhubarb Festival in February, Wakefield being one corner (alongside Morley and Rothwell) of the Rhubarb Triangle!

Wakefield is a brilliant destination for a city break. Choose a ticket with Grand Central and we’ll take you there in relaxation and style.

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Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross

  • Peak services (except Fridays)
  • Trains not calling at Pontefract Monkhill
Trains not calling at Pontefract Monkhill
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