Reading to Bradford by train

  • First train
    04:40
  • Last train
    00:04
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 2m
  • Distance
    265 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    59
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 47m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Reading to Bradford by train

Fast trains from Reading to Bradford take around 4 hours and 2 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 265 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Reading and Bradford.

1. Are there direct trains from Reading to Bradford?

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

We usually find around 61 departures on the route from Reading to Bradford every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 68 departures.

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

The Reading to Bradford train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 2 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Bradford is usually scheduled to depart Reading around 05:02 and the last train is around 22:10. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Reading around 04:40, and the last at 00:04.

When to book Reading to Bradford 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 Reading to Bradford by train.

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Which train companies operate between Reading and Bradford?

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

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