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Trains from London to Wakefield

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Bridge

Are you looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the capital? Perhaps you’re yearning for the spectacular views of the West Yorkshire countryside and a chance to enjoy life at a more sedate pace. Or maybe it’s business, rather than pleasure, that’s taking you north and you’ve got an important appointment to get to.

Whatever your situation, Grand Central’s trains from London King’s Cross to Wakefield Kirkgate are the ideal way to travel – offering class and comfort in abundance to help get your trip off to the perfect start. Read on for more information about how to book, how long the journey takes and what to expect on board a London to Wakefield train.

How frequent are London to Wakefield trains?

Our London to Wakefield train times are regular. They run once a day, departing at 10:57am on weekdays, 10:48am on Saturdays and 11:50am on Sundays.  

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

Usually, our London to Wakefield train will take between two and two-and-a-half hours. The Grand Central service runs on a direct route, so there’s no need for you to fret about hopping off to change at another station midway through the journey. Instead, you can sit back, relax and pass the time by chatting to friends, reading a book, listening to a podcast or by simply gazing out the window at the world rushing by.

What services are available on Grand Central’s London to Wakefield trains?

Once you take your seat on one of our London to Wakefield Kirkgate trains, we’ll do everything we can to ensure your journey is as enjoyable as possible with our range of onboard facilities. If you’ve not had time to make lunch or you’re just starting to feel peckish, we can offer plenty of food and drink to keep you nicely fed and watered, while there’s free WiFi available for all passengers.

If you’d like to travel in a little more style, why not consider going First Class? You’ll benefit from reclining seats, additional leg room, an at-seat service and complimentary refreshments. What’s more, first-class passengers are able to relax in Wakefield Kirkgate’s luxurious First Class Lounge – perfect if you have some time to kill before getting picked up.

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

There are many types of tickets available for our London to Wakefield Kirkgate trains and the best one for you will depend on a number of things, including the nature of your schedule and any fellow passengers travelling with you.

For example, a Return will be most suitable if you’re planning on heading back to the capital at a later stage. If not, a Single fare is the best option. If you know exactly when you want to travel, an Advance ticket is valid for a specific London to Wakefield train on a certain day, but if you would like some extra flexibility to work with then an Anytime fare could be the way to go. If you’re travelling outside the usual weekday rush-hour period, you can take advantage of our Off-peak fares – just one of many ways to secure cheap trains from London to Wakefield.

How can I secure cheap train tickets from London to Wakefield?

If you’re looking for cheap trains from London to Wakefield you should consider booking an Advance ticket, as these are often more cost-effective than purchasing on the day of travel. We also encourage you to check out the selection of Railcards available, which can offer up to 1/3 off.

There are Railcards aimed at all kinds of passengers – those aged 16 to 25, 26 to 30-year-olds, seniors, disabled persons and more. For just a small annual fee, you can pick up one of these cards and make some huge savings in securing cheap train tickets from London to Wakefield.

How do I book tickets for my London to Wakefield Kirkgate train?

Booking your place on a London to Wakefield train is beautifully simple with Grand Central. Fill out your travel details in our journey planner and you’ll be presented with a number of ticket options. Once you’ve chosen the fare that’s right for you, you can select the method of delivery (e-ticket, collection at the station or via the post). Once that’s done, all you have to do is review your order, complete the payment and your London to Wakefield Kirkgate train tickets will be secured!

Things to do in Wakefield

Once you’ve hopped off the London to Wakefield train, there are plenty of ways to enjoy your time in the heart of West Yorkshire. If modern art and beautiful lush, green spaces are your thing then the Yorkshire Sculpture Park is well worth a visit, boasting a range of exhibits from a wide variety of some of the most imaginative and innovative artists. Or, if the weather is a little less kind and you’re seeking cover indoors, The Hepworth art museum receives hundreds of thousands of visitors a year and you’ll soon understand why. The city’s stunning cathedral shows off some remarkable architecture, while Newmillerdam and Pugneys country parks offer plenty of opportunity for a scenic stroll by the water’s edge.