Bradford to Bedford by train

  • First train
    06:55
  • Last train
    00:39
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 12m
  • Distance
    203 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    38
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 35m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Bradford to Bedford by train

Fast trains from Bradford to Bedford take around 3 hours and 12 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 203 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bradford and Bedford.

1. Are there direct trains from Bradford to Bedford?

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

We usually find around 39 departures on the route from Bradford to Bedford 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 34 departures.

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

The Bradford to Bedford train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 12 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Bedford is usually scheduled to depart Bradford around 06:23 and the last train is around 00:39. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bradford around 06:27, and the last at 00:04.

When to book Bradford to Bedford 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 Bedford by train.

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Which train companies operate between Bradford and Bedford?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • Grand Central Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections

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 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.