Bradford to Leicester by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    07:04
  • Last train
    21:05
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 18m

Travelling from Bradford to Leicester by train

The fastest trains from Bradford to Leicester take around 2 hours and 18 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 136 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bradford and Leicester.

Journeys between Bradford and Leicester usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 26 departures on the route from Bradford to Leicester every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends. The duration is normally about 2 hours and 18 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Leicester is usually scheduled to depart Bradford around 06:23 and the last train is around 22:33. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bradford around 07:05, and the last at 21:05.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Bradford to Leicester train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Bradford to Leicester by train.

Which trains operate between Bradford and Leicester?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Bradford to Leicester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Trains
  • Grand Central Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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