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Trains from Halifax to Bradford

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Are you planning a visit to a city that’s steeped in culture? Do you want to see not one, but two UNESCO sites in one place? Whether you’re planning a day trip, or you want to stay a little longer, hop on a Grand Central train from Halifax to Bradford. Whatever your plans for your Bradford visit, our trains will get you there in no time. 

To help you plan your trip to the city, read on. This guide includes everything you need to know, from Halifax to Bradford train times to journey duration 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 buzzing Yorkshire city in comfort. 

How frequent is the Halifax to Bradford train ?

Our Halifax to Bradford trains run 4 times a day on weekdays starting at 13.48. There are also 4 Grand Central services on Saturdays, with the first train departing at 13.20. On Sundays, there are 4 Grand Central trains departing from Halifax, starting at 14.19. Find the GC logo when booking your tickets to secure one of our services.

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

The average Halifax to Bradford train journey takes around 15 minutes. Whichever train from Halifax to Bradford you choose, you will enjoy an easy, relaxing journey when you choose a Grand Central service. 

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

We have a selection of onboard facilities on all of our Grand Central Halifax to Bradford trains. Thanks to our free Wi-Fi service, you can easily check your emails or do some last-minute planning for your Bradford visit without worrying about running out of data.

While our standard seating is extremely comfortable, you can take this to the next level when you choose First Class travel. Here, you can lay back in reclining seats and make the most of the extra legroom.

Whichever of our onboard services you opt for, you can make your Halifax to Bradford train journey your own with Grand Central. 

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

When you check the Halifax to Bradford train times here on the Grand Central site, you’ll also need to select the train ticket that meets your travel needs. 

We offer different types of train tickets designed to suit different passenger requirements. The one you choose will depend on factors such as the time you want to travel at and the number of people you’ll be travelling with.

If you can be flexible about when you get to Bradford, it might be worth choosing an Off-Peak ticket. Don’t want to commit to a time? Our Anytime train tickets from Halifax to Bradford are what you need. Should you know exactly when you want to hop on board, we also have Advance fares that let you book specific trains.

The ticket you choose will also depend on whether you will need to book a Return to Halifax. You’ll need to arrange tickets for both ways if you’re doing a day trip and Halifax is your final destination. If Bradford is your last stop, you’ll need a Single ticket. 

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

If you’re searching for cheap train tickets from Halifax to Bradford, the fare is usually cheaper if you book in advance rather than holding out and buying on the day. To get the best price for your journey, take a look at 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. 

As well as booking early, investing in a Railcard can also save you money on your train fare. If you’re eligible, you could save as much as 1/3 off most ticket prices. There are different Railcards available, so it’s worth checking to see if you qualify for one. 

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

It’s easy to book your trip on a Halifax to Bradford train. Begin by heading to our journey planner and add in your travel information. 

Once you’ve selected the train times and fare that works for you, you’ll be asked to select how you want your tickets to be delivered. There are several options available. You could opt for an e-ticket, collect your tickets from the vending machine at the station, or have them sent to you in the post. You’ll also be asked if you’d like to reserve a seat for your journey. 

When you’ve completed these booking stages, click on the ‘Continue’ button, double check the details, and pay. From there, you’re all booked onto your Braford trip. 

Things to do in Bradford

There’s a lot to love about Bradford. First, it is filled with historical and cultural treats. From the magnificent Alhambra theatre, where West End shows regularly wow the crowds, to it being named the world’s first UNESCO City of Film, Bradford is buzzing with creativity and artistic flair. 

You can also visit Bradford’s other UNESCO site. Saltaire is just a hop, skip and a jump from the city centre and is a model village packed with exquisite architecture and independent shops to browse.  
Are you a Bronte fan? If so, it’s worth heading out to Haworth to explore the Parsonage Museum, which features key items from the sisters’ lives, including their writing desks and the tiny books they wrote when they were children. 

Should you want to get out and explore, Ilkley Moor is nearby. After a walk to the top, take in the sweeping views before grabbing a photo opportunity at the Cow and Calf. Bring your walking boots and hop on the next Halifax to Bradford train to explore this city and surrounding area for yourself.  

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London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange