Duration 5h 6m
Distance 202.6 miles
Average price £70
Frequency 12/day

Trip overview

The average train between Reading and Bradford takes 5h 6m and the fastest train takes 4h 14m. There is a train service every few hours from Reading to Bradford. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Reading
  2. Sheffield
  3. Bradford
4h 24m
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£72 - £133

Reading to Bradford train times

Trains run every two hours between Reading and Bradford. The earliest departure is at 12:45 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Reading is at 18:45 which arrives into Bradford at 23:17. All services require a transfer, and take on average 5h 6m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Reading to Bradford? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

No, there is no direct train from Reading to Bradford. However, there are services departing from Reading and arriving at Bradford Interchange via Sheffield and Leeds. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 24m.

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The distance between Reading and Bradford is 166 miles. The road distance is 202.6 miles.

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Reading to Bradford train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Reading station.

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Reading to Bradford train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Leeds station.

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You can take a train from Reading to Bradford via Sheffield and Leeds in around 4h 24m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £90

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