Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Bradford

Showing times and prices for Dec 2

Cheapest

$11

Average

$16

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Manchester to Bradford will cost around $ 16 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 11.

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08:58AMManchester Victoria0h52 09:50AMBradford Interchange
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$111One-way
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10:21AMManchester Victoria0h57 11:18AMBradford Interchange
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09:58AMManchester Victoria0h52 10:50AMBradford Interchange
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08:21AMManchester Victoria0h58 09:19AMBradford Interchange
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09:21AMManchester Victoria0h59 10:20AMBradford Interchange
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$111One-way

Train schedule from Manchester to Bradford

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08:00AMManchester Victoria1h11 09:11AMBradford Interchange
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08:21AMManchester Victoria0h58 09:19AMBradford Interchange
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08:58AMManchester Victoria0h52 09:50AMBradford Interchange
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09:21AMManchester Victoria0h59 10:20AMBradford Interchange
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09:58AMManchester Victoria0h52 10:50AMBradford Interchange
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10:21AMManchester Victoria0h57 11:18AMBradford Interchange
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Thu
Dec 2
$11Northern Rail
$7National Express
Fri
Dec 3
$6Northern Rail
$6National Express
Sat
Dec 4
$6Northern Rail
$6National Express
Sun
Dec 5
$8Northern Rail
$7National Express
Mon
Dec 6
$7Northern Rail
$6National Express
Wed
Dec 8
$6Northern Rail
$6National Express
Thu
Dec 9
$7Northern Rail
$6National Express
Fri
Dec 10
$6Northern Rail
$6National Express
Sat
Dec 11
$21Northern Rail
$6National Express
Tue
Dec 14
$6Northern Rail
$6National Express
Wed
Dec 15
$6Northern Rail
$6National Express
Fri
Dec 17
$6Northern Rail
$9National Express
Sat
Dec 18
$21Northern Rail
$12National Express
Sun
Dec 19
$6Northern Rail
$12National Express
Mon
Dec 20
$6Northern Rail
$12National Express

Fastest train times from Manchester to Bradford

Showing times and prices for Dec 2

Fastest Journey

52 m

Average

58 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

47 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Manchester for Bradford every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 47 km distance in an average of 58 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 52 m .

The slowest trains will take 1 h 11 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
08:58AMManchester Victoria0h52 09:50AMBradford Interchange
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$111One-way
Fastest
09:58AMManchester Victoria0h52 10:50AMBradford Interchange
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$111One-way
10:21AMManchester Victoria0h57 11:18AMBradford Interchange
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$111One-way
08:21AMManchester Victoria0h58 09:19AMBradford Interchange
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$111One-way
09:21AMManchester Victoria0h59 10:20AMBradford Interchange
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$111One-way

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Train Information to Bradford from Manchester

distanceDistance29 miles (47 km)
durationAverage train duration52 min
priceAverage train ticket price$8 (€7)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersNorthern Rail

Trains from Manchester to Bradford cover the 29 miles (47 km) long route taking on average 52 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $6 (€5), but the average price of train tickets is $8 (€7). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Bradford Interchange.

Trains from Manchester to Bradford: Journey Details

Direct trains from Manchester to Bradford depart at least twice every hour from early in the morning until late at night. Direct services depart from Manchester Victoria and arrive at Bradford Interchange with a journey time of just over an hour. On Sundays the first train departs a few hours later in the morning. A choice of indirect services depart from both Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria throughout the day, these services involve a change at ether Leeds or Huddersfield and have a total journey time of approximately 1.5 hours.

Taking the Train from Manchester

Direct trains services to Bradford depart from Manchester Victoria. Manchester Victoria is the second biggest rail station in the city, located to the north of the city centre, close to Manchester Arena. From central Manchester passengers can walk to the station in just ten minutes. Alternatively there is a choice of public bus and metrolink tram services which offer a short 5 minute journey from the city centre to Manchester Victoria Station. Trams run from early in the morning until midnight, although those boarding the first train of the day to Bradford will need to book a cab to the station.

Getting into Bradford by Train

A UNESCO City of Film and one time Wool Capital of the World, Bradford has a rich industrial heritage. The city centre boasts a number of splendid Victorian buildings including the Italianate City Hall and with its reputation as the UK's Capital of Curry it's a great city to dine out in. Trains from Manchester arrive at Bradford Interchange, the city's main train, bus and coach terminus which is located right in the city centre. Whilst most of central Bradford can be reached on foot from here, the Interchange is a very easy place to find onward bus travel from. Those arriving after midnight will also find a choice of cab services stationed at the interchange.

Train tickets from Manchester to Bradford: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 7 €
2 weeks earlier 6 €17%
3 weeks earlier 6 €17%
1 month before 6 €17%
2 months earlier 6 €17%


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  • Buying your train ticket from Manchester - Bradford 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 17% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Manchester - Bradford with 2 months in advance you save up to about 17% compared to the initial price.
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Travel Tips

Trains from Manchester to Bradford
Travel by train to Bradford easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Bradford.
FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train from Manchester to Bradford?
Train tickets to Bradford from Manchester for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $6 (€5)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is the train to Bradford from Manchester on average?
The Manchester to Bradford train ticket price is on average $8 (€7)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.
How far is Manchester to Bradford by train?
You should expect to travel around 29 miles (47 km)  to Bradford from Manchester by train.
How many hours is the train time between Manchester and Bradford?
On average the Manchester to Bradford train travel time is 52 min  for the 29 miles (47 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Manchester to Bradford do I depart from? Which Bradford train station from Manchester do I arrive in?

Some of the Manchester train stations to Bradford you can start your journey from include Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Bradford include Bradford Interchange and Bradford Forster Square.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arriving in Bradford Interchange.

Where is the Manchester train station located? Where is the Bradford train station located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0.4 miles (587 m) from the city center of Manchester.

The most popular arrival train station, Bradford Interchange, is located 0.2 miles (353 m) away from the city center of Bradford.

What train companies offer a service to Bradford from Manchester?
For the journey from Manchester to Bradford you can take a train with Northern Rail. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Manchester to Bradford on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many trains are there between Manchester and Bradford a day?
The average number of trains departing Manchester for Bradford is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
How early should I buy Manchester to Bradford train tickets to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Manchester to Bradford is on average $8 (€7) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets from Manchester to Bradford available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Bradford
Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Manchester for your trip to Bradford.
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LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
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ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transit options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales