Watford to Bradford by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 32m
  • Distance
    255 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 14m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Watford to Bradford by train

Fast trains from Watford to Bradford take around 3 hours and 32 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 255 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Watford and Bradford.

1. Are there direct trains from Watford to Bradford?

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

We usually find around 30 departures on the route from Watford 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 22 departures.

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

The Watford to Bradford train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 32 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Bradford is usually scheduled to depart Watford around 04:11 and the last train is around 23:19. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Watford around 06:51, and the last at 23:39.

When to book Watford 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 Watford to Bradford by train.

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Which train companies operate between Watford and Bradford?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Grand Central Railway
  • London Midland
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands Trains

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.