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Bradford Interchange Train Station

Heading to Bradford soon? You’ll have everything that you need for a smooth and comfortable journey at Bradford Interchange train station. The essential services and facilities here are designed to help you have a hassle-free trip, whether you’re going away for a few days or simply heading home.

With handy connections across Yorkshire and beyond, you’ll be able to sit back, relax and enjoy your trip with Grand Central Bradford trains. Our budget-friendly fares and brilliant onboard services help you to get the most out of your journey by rail.

Read our comprehensive guide below to find out everything that you need to know about Bradford Interchange train station. We’ve outlined information on the main station facilities, opening times, how to book your tickets and more. If you can't find the information your looking for, you can head to the National Rail Enquiries website for further information.

Where is Bradford Interchange station?

Bradford Interchange railway station is conveniently located for city commuters and weekend visitors alike. You’ll find the entrance to the station along Bridge Street, right next to Bradford Coach Station.

After just a short walk, you’ll be in the heart of the city centre. Whether you’re heading to the National Science and Media Museum or the picturesque City Park, the best attractions in Bradford are just a stone’s throw away from this useful Bradford station.

Bradford Interchange station is not to be confused with Bradford Forster Square railway station, which is located half a mile away. The two railway stations were developed in the 19th century by separate companies, each with different plans for the railway network.

Both of the main Bradford train stations connect the city to destinations across the UK but Bradford Interchange is most convenient for services to Leeds, York, Manchester and other major towns and cities to the south.

How do I buy tickets at Bradford station?

There’s a ticket office and a ticket collection machine available for you to use at Bradford Interchange, so buying and collecting tickets when you arrive at the station should be straightforward. However, if you’re looking for the best deals on train tickets, you’re more likely to get a lower price for your Bradford trains if you book in advance.

You can choose from three main types of tickets, and the overall value of your journey will be determined by your chosen date and time of travel. While you’re using our journey planner, you might notice that these ticket types are Anytime, Advance and Off-Peak.

If you’re planning your trip on a budget, booking an Advance ticket to Bradford Interchange might be the most sensible option. You’ll find the lowest prices on these tickets online but make sure that you check at least a week before you travel – as lower-priced tickets often sell out quickly.

Anytime tickets offer more flexibility, allowing you to freely choose between services running on your selected day of travel. If you’d like to avoid rush hour, meanwhile, opting for an Off-Peak ticket could be a good idea.

There are still plenty of ways to save money when you book your Bradford train tickets with Grand Central. Our Multi-buy and Group Travel discounts are available on Bradford Interchange services, helping you to save a little bit more spending money.

Travelling from Bradford Interchange with Grand Central

Which facilities are on board Grand Central trains?

From complimentary W-Fi to a selection of delicious refreshments on our onboard menu, you’ll have everything that you need for a smooth, relaxing journey on one of our Grand Central services.

Whether you choose to get stuck into a book or catch up on the latest episode of your favourite series, you can do so in comfort on your next Bradford train with Grand Central. If you’d rather recline and enjoy a hot drink on us, why not indulge in a First Class ticket?

How do I find and book Grand Central trains at Bradford rail station?

Our journey planner makes it easy to find Grand Central services to and from Bradford Interchange. You’ll be able to see the train schedule, so you can work out exactly when you’d like to travel. Keep an eye out for the GC logo for an at-a-glance guide to our services while planning your trip.

You’ll be able to choose how you’d prefer to receive your tickets. You can download or print e-tickets at home or we can send tickets to you in the post. Alternatively, if you opt to collect your tickets from the machine at the station, they’ll be ready and waiting for you on the day.

If you’ve chosen an Advance fare, we’ll then automatically reserve a seat for you. Or, for Anytime fares, the booking system will prompt you to choose whether you’d like to reserve a seat.

Lastly, click the ‘Continue’ button and have a read through your journey details. When you’re sure that it’s all correct, all you’ll need to do is choose your payment method and you’ll be booked on your Bradford train.

Where do I catch my train?

After arriving at the taxi point or drop-off area to the south side of the station, you’ll see the entrance to the station straight away. However, if you’re approaching from Bridge Street, you’ll need to cross the road to get to the main entrance.

There are four platforms at Bradford Interchange station and it can be helpful to know where to go in advance once you arrive. Platforms don’t correspond to train routes at Bradford Interchange, so we’d recommend checking the live departures on your day of travel.

Bradford Interchange Train Station

What are Bradford Interchange train station's opening hours?

Bradford Interchange station opening hours are:

Saturday: 06:00 to 20:15

Sunday: 08:00 to 20:15

Ticket office opening hours:

Saturday - 06:00 to 20:15
Sunday - 08:00 to 20:15

Bradford Interchange

Bradford Interchange station
Bridge Street
West Yorkshire


Ticket office opening hours:

Saturday - 06:00 to 20:15
Sunday - 08:00 to 20:15

  • NO Waiting room
  • YES Ticket machine
  • YES Toilet
  • YES Impaired Access Staff

Station facilities

  • Accessibility
    • Accessible Public Telephones YES Yes
    • Accessible Taxis No
    • First Class Lounge No
    • Help Points No
    • Impaired Accessible Booking Office Counter No
    • Impared Access Staff YES Yes
    • Impared Access Ticket Gate YES Yes
    • Impaired Accessible Ticket Machines YES Yes
    • Induction Loop No
    • Impaired Mobility Set Down YES Yes
    • National Key Toilets No
    • Ramp for Train Access YES Yes
    • Wheel chairs Available YES Yes
    • Impaired Access Helpline Hours Monday - Sunday - open 24h
    • Impaired Access Staff Help Hours Saturday - 06:00 to 18:00
      Sunday - 09:30 to 18:00
      Sunday - 13:15 to 18:00
    • Accessible Taxis

      You can pre arrange an accessible taxi by calling customer experience Tel: 08002006060

    • Accesible Ticket Machine

      Accepts Cash & Cards

    • Booking Office Counter

      staff will come out of the office to assist

    • Customer Help Point none
    • Helpline YES Yes
    • Helpline Contact Details

      0800 138 5560 text relay 18001 0800 138 5560

    • Helpline Contact URL
    • Impared Mobility Set Down

      The meeting point for all booked Passenger Travel Assistance is located at the Travel Centre

    • Step Free Access
      • Category A Station, This station has step-free access to all platforms
      • Scooter Friendly Station

      There is level access to all the platforms and a wheelchair is available if pre-booked via 0800 138 5560, or by asking for help at the Station Supervisors office next to platform 1. There are also escalators and lifts available from the bus station below up to the rail station. 

      Please note that escalators and lifts are not operated by Northern or Network Rail.

      To find our more about travelling around this station, please see the 360 map click here

      Coverage: whole Station
    • Step Free Access Coverage Whole Station
  • Airport
    • Availability YES Yes
    • Note First operate a Airlink 747 service from Bradford Interchange direct to Leeds Bradford Airport terminal. For details: (
  • Alternative Station Code
    • National Location Code BDI
    • Sixteen Character Name BRADFORD INTERCH
  • Baggage Services
    • Left Luggage: Available No
    • Left Luggage: URL
  • Bus information
    • Bus Service: Availability YES Yes
    • Bus Service: Note Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here (  
  • Cycle Storage
    • Availability YES Yes
    • Closed Circuit TV YES Yes
    • Cycle Hire: Note ( Only  £3.80 per 24 hours (10 Bike & Go bicycles) Expected 2013
    • Location

      Near ticket barrier

    • Sheltered No
    • Spaces 8
    • Type Stands
  • Dining and Shopping
    • Dining & Shopping: Shops YES Yes
    • Dining & Shopping: Station Buffet YES Yes
  • Other amenities
    • Tourist Information Office No
    • Waiting Room No
    • Waiting Room Note

      There are waiting rooms on platform 1 and platform 2.

    • Waiting Room Open Note

      Closed until further notice

  • Other transportation
    • Cycle Hire YES Yes
    • Rail Replacement Services

      Rail replacement services operate from Stand B bus stop on Bridge Street

  • Phones, Internet & Wi-fi
    • Station Amenities: Telephone YES Yes
    • Web Kiosk: Available No
    • Station Amenities: Wi-Fi Find WiFi Hotspots around Bradford Interchange station (
    • Telephone: Usage Type Cards And Coins
  • Parking
    • Car Parking Details

      Does Bradford train station have a car park?

      There’s only a small, short-stay car park at Bradford Interchange station, with a maximum stay of 20 minutes. If you need to drive to the station before catching your train, it’s worth checking availability in one of the other car parks nearby. There are eight cycle storage spaces just outside Bradford Interchange if you’re getting there by two wheels.

  • Rental Car
    • Availability No
    • Note 123
  • Restrooms
    • Toilets YES Yes
    • Baby Change No
    • Toilets Note

      Toilets and accessible toilets are available at the bus and coach Interchange next to the rail station, these are not operated by Northern Trains.

  • Station Location & Directions
    • Latitude 53.79108522
    • Longitude -1.749595186
  • Station Hours
    • Station Hours

      Saturday: 06:00 to 20:15

      Sunday: 08:00 to 20:15

  • Station Information
    • ATM YES Yes
    • Baby Change No
    • Bureau De Change No
    • Lost Property YES Yes
    • Post Box YES Yes
    • Shops YES Yes
    • Seated Area YES Yes
    • Station Buffet YES Yes
    • Showers No
    • Trolley YES Yes
    • Wifi No
    • Waiting Room No
    • Lost Property Phone number: 08002006060
    • Lost Property: URL
    • Lost Property Number 8002006060
    • Staffing Level YES Yes
  • Subway/transit
    • Metro: Availability No
  • Ticketing Hours
    • Ticket Office Hours Saturday - 06:00 to 20:15
      Sunday - 08:00 to 20:15
  • Ticketing Services & Information
    • Oyster Pre-Pay No
    • Ticket Machine YES Yes
    • Customer Service Note ticket hall
    • Penalty Fares NT
    • Smartcard Notes Smartcard Issued: Yes
      Smartcard Validator: No

      More information at

  • Taxi Information
    • Availability YES Yes
    • Note There is a taxi rank right outside the station.
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