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London - Bedford Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 12 daily trains from London to Bedford. Traveling by train from London to Bedford usually takes around 53 minutes, but the fastest East Midlands Railway train can make the trip in 33 minutes.

Distance46 mi (74 km)
Fastest train0h 33m
Lowest price$13.12
Trains per day12
Most frequent serviceThameslink
Train lines2

Price trends for trains from London to Bedford

Monthly average prices

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Which train should you take from London to Bedford?

2 train services operate from London to Bedford. Thameslink usually has more trains scheduled, with 7 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
East Midlands Railway50h 40m$28.01
Thameslink71h 3m$53.64
  • East Midlands Railway train tickets from London to Bedford start from $13, and on average cost . Daily there are 5 East Midlands Railway schedules to Bedford. East Midlands Railway in London leaves from St. Pancras . And in Bedford trains arrive at Ashburnham Road .

    From London to Bedford train travel on East Midlands Railway takes 0 hours and 40 minutes. If you are looking to get to Bedford faster, East Midlands Railway offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 33 minutes.

  • Thameslink services run 24 hours a day with trains usually every 20-30 minutes, and coverage between Kent, Surrey, Hertfordshire, and London. Thameslink has separate first-class cars, and standard-class seating may be standing room only during peak hours.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between London and Bedford is approximately 46 miles, or 74 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 53 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 33 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Bedford.

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from London to Bedford. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Saturday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs London at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 12 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from London to Bedford.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Bedford to London.

City Information

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Station Information

Where is the train station in London?

Main departure station: St. Pancras

There is one train station in London.

All train stations in London:

  • St. Pancras

Where is the train station in Bedford?

Main arrival station: Ashburnham Road

Bedford has one train station.

Train stations in Bedford:

  • Ashburnham Road

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