Bradford to Reading by train

  • First train
    05:58
  • Last train
    00:39
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 55m
  • Distance
    265 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    38
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 48m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Bradford to Reading by train

Fast trains from Bradford to Reading take around 3 hours and 55 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 265 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bradford and Reading.

1. Are there direct trains from Bradford to Reading?

Journeys between Bradford and Reading usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 40 departures on the route from Bradford to Reading every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 36 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Bradford to Reading?

The Bradford to Reading train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 55 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Bradford to Reading train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Reading is usually scheduled to depart Bradford around 05:58 and the last train is around 20:22. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bradford around 06:00, and the last at 00:39.

When to book Bradford to Reading 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 Reading by train.

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Which train companies operate between Bradford and Reading?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First Great Western
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Grand Central Railway
  • Great Western Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • South West Trains
  • TransPennine Express

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

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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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