Ipswich to Bradford by train

  • First train
    06:00
  • Last train
    22:43
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 47m
  • Distance
    274 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    17
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 40m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Ipswich to Bradford by train

Fast trains from Ipswich to Bradford take around 3 hours and 47 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 274 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Ipswich and Bradford.

1. Are there direct trains from Ipswich to Bradford?

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

We usually find around 19 departures on the route from Ipswich to Bradford 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 13 departures.

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

The Ipswich to Bradford train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 47 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Bradford is usually scheduled to depart Ipswich around 06:00 and the last train is around 22:43. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Ipswich 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 Ipswich to Bradford by train.

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Which train companies operate between Ipswich and Bradford?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • East Coast
  • Grand Central
  • Grand Central Railway
  • Greater Anglia
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • 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.

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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.