London to Castleford by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 11m
  • Distance
    259 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 48m
  • Train operators

Travelling from London to Castleford by train

Fast trains from London to Castleford take around 2 hours and 11 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 259 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Castleford.

1. Are there direct trains from London to Castleford?

Journeys between London and Castleford usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 40 departures on the route from London to Castleford 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 19 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from London to Castleford?

The London to Castleford train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 11 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the London to Castleford train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Castleford is usually scheduled to depart London around 05:50 and the last train is around 23:33. At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 06:30, and the last at 22:35.

When to book London to Castleford 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 London to Castleford by train.

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Which train companies operate between London and Castleford?

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

  • East Coast
  • Grand Central
  • Grand Central Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • UK Rail Connections

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

Castleford to London 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.