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Bradford to Edinburgh by train

  • First train
    06:16
  • Last train
    00:39
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 21m
  • Distance
    258 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    48
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 7m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Bradford to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from Bradford to Edinburgh take around 3 hours and 21 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 258 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bradford and Edinburgh.

1. Are there direct trains from Bradford to Edinburgh?

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

We usually find around 44 departures on the route from Bradford to Edinburgh 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 56 departures.

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

The Bradford to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 21 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Bradford around 06:16 and the last train is around 00:39. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Bradford to Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh by train.

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Which train companies operate between Bradford and Edinburgh?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Grand Central Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains

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

Edinburgh to Bradford by train

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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.