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Bradford to Leicester by train

  • First train
    05:58
  • Last train
    20:30
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 18m
  • Distance
    136 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    61
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 51m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Bradford to Leicester by train

Fast 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.

1. Are there direct trains from Bradford to Leicester?

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

We usually find around 63 departures on the route from Bradford to Leicester 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 58 departures.

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

The Bradford to Leicester train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 18 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Leicester is usually scheduled to depart Bradford around 05:58 and the last train is around 22:29. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bradford around 05:58, and the last at 21:40.

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.

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Which train companies operate between Bradford and Leicester?

More than one train company 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 Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • Grand Central
  • Grand Central Railway
  • London North Eastern 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 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.