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Trains from Doncaster to Bradford

Are you craving after a city trip? With two UNESCO sites and a buzzing centre surrounded by glorious countryside, Bradford offers a variety of sights and sounds to explore.

Whether you’re planning a day trip, or you want to stay for a while, hop on a Grand Central train from Doncaster to Bradford. Whatever your plans for your visit, our trains will get you there.

If you’re planning your travel, read on. This guide includes everything you need to know, including journey duration on your Doncaster to Bradford train, times that our trains operate along this route, and how to get a great deal on your fares. So, all you’ll need to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey to this vibrant Yorkshire city in comfort.

How frequent is the Doncaster to Bradford train?

Our Doncaster to Bradford trains run three times a day on weekdays starting at 12:35. There are also three services a day over the weekend, starting at 12:22 on Saturdays and 13:21 on Sundays. These timings are subject to change, however, so check ahead before you book. 

We’ve made it easy for you to find our trains from Doncaster to Bradford. Simply look out for the GC logo when planning your trip. 

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

The average Doncaster to Bradford train journey takes around 1 hour and 25 minutes on average. Our services to Bradford are direct, so whichever train time you opt for, you will be able to enjoy a smooth, straightforward journey when you choose Grand Central.

What services are there on Grand Central trains to Bradford?

You can indulge in a range of onboard facilities on all our Doncaster to Bradford trains. Do you need to go online? The free Wi-Fi service allows you to easily check your emails or do some last-minute planning for your Bradford visit, preserving your data in the process.

You can also take your journey to the next level when you choose First Class travel. Here, you can make the most of the extra legroom and lay back in your reclining seat.

Which onboard service will you choose for your journey to Bradford?

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

When you’ve found the train times that suit you, you can then book the train tickets from Doncaster to Bradford that fit with your travel plans. Different types of train tickets are available and are designed to suit different passenger requirements. The one you choose will depend on factors such as when you’re travelling and the number of people you’ll be travelling with.

If you’re happy to get into Bradford outside of rush hour, an Off-peak ticket could be exactly what you need. These are often cheaper fares than those offered for peak travel times and train journeys are usually quieter.

Should you not want to commit to a time, our Anytime train tickets are what you need. Alternatively, if you have exact timings in mind, Advance fares let you book the Doncaster to Bradford train service you need.

The ticket you choose will also depend on if you’re doing a day trip or Bradford is your last stop. Check whether you need a Return to Doncaster or a Single ticket to Bradford before you book.

How can I secure tickets for a Doncaster to Bradford train?

If you’re searching for cheap train tickets from Doncaster to Bradford, you’ll find the fare tends to cost less if you book in advance rather than if you buy on the day. To get the best price, check the train timetable as soon as you know when you want to travel and see how much the tickets will be for the day and time you have in mind.  

Another great way to save on your rail fare is by investing in a Railcard. If you’re eligible, you could get a discount of as much as 1/3 off most ticket prices on selected routes across the UK. There are different Railcards available, so it’s worth checking to see if you qualify for one, especially if you regularly take the train.

How do I book tickets for a Doncaster to Bradford train?

To book your trip on a Grand Central Doncaster to Bradford train, begin by heading to our journey planner and adding in your travel information. Here, you’ll need to select the train time and fare that works for you.

After that, you’ll need to select how you want your tickets to be delivered. There are several options available. You could opt for an e-ticket, which will arrive in your email inbox once you’ve completed your booking. You might prefer to collect your tickets from the vending machine at the station. Or if it’s easier, we’ll pop them in the post to you.

You’ll also be asked to reserve a seat for your journey. Seat reservations are a requirement across all Grand Central routes.

When you’ve completed these booking stages, click on the ‘continue’ button, double-check your journey details and personal information, and pay. From there, you’re all booked on your Bradford train.

Things to do in Bradford

There’s so much to discover in Bradford. If you long to spend the day or longer in a city that has plenty of historical and cultural events and attractions, this is where to head to.

The arts are a fundamental part of Bradford, and this is a place that’s humming with creativity and artistic flair. The magnificent Alhambra Theatre regularly plays host to West End shows that wow the crowds, and as the first UNESCO City of Film in the world, the links to the big screen are easy to see.

There’s another other UNESCO site here, too. Saltaire is just a short trip from the city centre and is a model village made from exquisite architecture and packed with independent shops to head to.

If you’re a literature lover, it’s worth heading out to Haworth to explore the Bronte Parsonage Museum. Home to the famous Bronte family, this building is filled with key items from the sisters’ lives, including their writing desks and the tiny books they wrote when they were children.

Are you ready to get out and explore? As well as its bustling centre, Bradford is home to nearby Ilkley Moor. When you reach the top, grab a photo opportunity at the Cow and Calf and take in the sweeping views below. Bring your walking boots, book some theatre tickets, and hop on the next Doncaster to Bradford train to explore this city and surrounding area.

  • London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange
    •          Peak services (except Fridays)
               Trains not calling at Pontefract Monkhill
    • Monday - Friday
      London Kings Cross 10:57 14:57 16:27 19:48
      Doncaster 12:35 16:31 18:04 21:22
      Pontefract Monkhill 12:58 16:55       -       -
      Wakefield Kirkgate 13:15 17:14 18:31 21:51
      Mirfield 13:27 17:27 18:46 22:03
      Brighouse 13:36 17:35 19:54 22:11
      Halifax 13:48 17:47 19:06 22:26
      Low Moor 13:55 17:54 19:14 22:34
      Bradford Interchange (arrive) 14:02 18:01 19:21 22:41
    • Saturday
      London Kings Cross 10:48 15:48 16:27 19:57
      Doncaster 12:22 17:21 18:05 21:34
      Pontefract Monkhill       -       -        - 22:03
      Wakefield Kirkgate 12:50 17:50 18:31 22:21
      Mirfield 13:02 18:02 18:46 22:33
      Brighouse 13:10 18:10 18:54 22:41
      Halifax 13:20 18:22 19:05 22:55
      Low Moor 13:27 18:30 19:13 23:02
      Bradford Interchange (arrive) 13:35 18:40 19:19 23:11
    • Sunday
      London Kings Cross 11:50 15:50 18:53 19:26
      Doncaster 13:21 17:22 20:39 21:00
      Pontefract Monkhill       -       -      -       -
      Wakefield Kirkgate 13:45 17:51 21:00 21:24
      Mirfield 13:58 18:03 21:16 21:39
      Brighouse 14:06 18:11 21:23 21:46
      Halifax 14:19 18:22 21:34 21:58
      Low Moor 14:27 18:30 21:41 22:06
      Bradford Interchange (arrive) 14:35 18:37 21:48 22:13
    • One-way system in operation at London King's Cross
      Please be aware that due to COVID-19 restrictions, a one-way system is in operation at London King's Cross station. Please allow additional time for transfers when travelling to or from the station, particularly when using the London Underground.