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Trains from Bradford to Halifax

Halifax Moorlands

Are you planning a trip to Calderdale’s largest town? Among the captivating Victorian architecture and signs of its industrial past, Halifax is also home to some spectacular attractions for the whole family. Whether you’re visiting for a day or staying for a while, allow Grand Central to get you there on a Bradford to Halifax train. 

Here, we’ve covered everything you need to know to get you there, from journey duration to the train times from Bradford Interchange to Halifax. Once you’ve read our guide, all you’ll need to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey.

How frequent are trains from Bradford to Halifax?

During the week and on Saturdays, the first Grand Central Bradford to Halifax train leaves Bradford Interchange at 06.56 on weekdays and 06.55 on weekends, with 4 of these services throughout the day. On Sundays, there are 4 Grand Central trains from Bradford to Halifax, starting at 07.57.  

It’s easy for you to book our trains. Simply look for the GC logo when planning your trip. 

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

On average, Bradford to Halifax train journeys take around 15 minutes and these routes are direct. Whichever Grand Central service to Halifax you choose, you’ll be able to take your seat and enjoy a smooth, hassle-free trip on our trains. 

What services are available on Grand Central’s Bradford to Halifax train?

We want every part of your Bradford to Halifax train journey to be enjoyable. That’s why we’ve introduced a full range of onboard facilities to make sure you’re comfortable throughout your journey. 

We know you might want to stay connected during your journey. Whether you need to write an email or you’re listening to a podcast, our free Wi-Fi is available to all passengers and means you don’t have to worry about using your data. 

If you’re looking for a bit of luxury, why not upgrade to First Class? You can sit back in your reclining seat and stretch out with extra legroom – a thoroughly relaxing start to your trip! 

Which Bradford to Halifax train tickets do I need?

There are different types of train tickets available from Bradford to Halifax. Check the types of tickets offered before you book so that you bag the best price. 

The type of ticket you get and price you pay for your journey will depend on certain factors, such as when you want to travel and the number of people that you’ll be travelling with. For instance, if you know the exact date and time you want to travel, you might find that an Advance ticket is the best option for you. However, if you want to be flexible with the train you get from Bradford to Halifax, an Anytime fare could be right for you. 

Another factor is whether you’re staying in Halifax or heading back to Bradford. You’ll need a Return ticket if you’re not staying, but if Halifax is your final stop, you’ll need a Single ticket.  

The time of day you travel is also important. If you’re happy to avoid the rush hour, you could save money and enjoy a quieter journey with our Off-peak fares

To work out which of these ticket types could work for your trip, use our journey planner.

How can I secure train tickets from Bradford to Halifax?

If you’re looking for cheap train tickets from Bradford to Halifax, the most cost-effective option is to book an Advance ticket, rather than buying your tickets on the day you’re travelling. This is because the prices are often more budget-friendly the earlier you book.  

Do you have a Railcard? If you qualify for one, you could save as much as 1/3 off your journey to Halifax, along with other routes across the UK. Check today to see if you’re eligible. 

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

Booking your train tickets is easy with Grand Central. Simply use our journey planner to let us know your travel details and select your ticket option. 

When you’ve selected the fare that’s right for you, you’ll be asked to choose how you want to have your tickets delivered to you. We can send you an e-ticket, you can collect your tickets at the station, or we’ll deliver them to you by post. 

From there, all you’ll need to do is select the ‘Continue’ button, check that your travel details are correct, and complete the payment. Then, your trip to Halifax will be all booked. 

Things to do in Halifax

Halifax is a charming town that has lots to offer for the day-tripper as well as those who plan on staying a little longer. You and your family can browse the wares on display at Halifax Borough Market or take a tour of the Minster before heading to Eureka! The National Children’s Museum. 

If you love nothing more than stepping back in time, the Piece Hall is a Grade I-listed Georgian attraction that’s the oldest cloth hall in Britain. Alternatively, head to Shibden Hall, which dates from the 1400s and has been the home of some legendary names, including the 19th century diarist, Anne Lister. 

For a trip out, Hebden Bridge is just six miles from Halifax centre. Once home to poet Ted Hughes, this is another picturesque corner of Yorkshire to discover on your visit. 

There is plenty to see and do here, so hop on the next Grand Central Bradford to Halifax train and see all these sights and sounds for yourself. 

Timetable - WR Southbound

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.