Manchester to Bradford train

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Cheap train tickets and times from Manchester to Bradford

Showing times and prices for Jun 26


Fastest Journey

54 m


1 h 2 m

Trains per day



47 km

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to start from $10 with an average ticket price of $14.

The fastest train from Manchester to takes 54m in comparison to an average duration of 1h 2m and covers a distance of 47 km.

6 trains that leave Manchester for every day with 5 travelling directly.

Northern Rail
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
09:51AMBradford Interchange (BDI)
0 transfers
Northern Rail
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
09:42AMBradford Interchange (BDI)
0 transfers
Northern Rail
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
10:41AMBradford Interchange (BDI)
0 transfers
Northern Rail
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
10:18AMBradford Interchange (BDI)
0 transfers
Northern Rail
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
09:19AMBradford Interchange (BDI)
0 transfers

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Bradford

distanceDistance29 miles (47 km)
durationAverage train duration52 min
priceAverage train ticket price$10 (€9)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 13 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersNorthern Rail (3) or TransPennine Express

Trains from Manchester to Bradford cover the 29 miles (47 km) long journey taking on average 52 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail (3) or TransPennine Express. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $3 (€3), but the average price of train tickets is $10 (€9). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Bradford Interchange.

Train companies: Northern Rail (3), TransPennine Express and first_transpennine_express from Manchester to Bradford trains

Buy your official Northern Rail (3), TransPennine Express and first_transpennine_express train tickets from Manchester to Bradford from $3 (€3) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable route.

Northern Trains is one of many publicly owned train operating companies in the United Kingdom. The rail network in the UK has been run by over 20 train companies, but they work together as National Rail with coordinated fares and ticketing. Headquartered in York, Northern operates local and commuter trains across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day tickets can be purchased for Northern train journeys between Manchester and Bradford. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.

Train information from Manchester to Bradford with Northern Rail (3):

  • Average Duration: 52 min
  • Cheapest Price: $3
  • Northern Rail (3) frequency: 13 a day

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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FAQs: Trains from Manchester to Bradford

FAQs: Travel by train from Manchester 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.
Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Bradford can start from as little as $3 (€3) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Manchester to Bradford is $10 (€9); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Manchester to Bradford train travel time is 52 min   for the 29 mile (47 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Manchester to Bradford leaves at 4: 51 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Manchester to Bradford leaves at 11: 23 PM.
Yes, there are 13 direct trains a day from Manchester to Bradford with Northern Rail (3). Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
When taking a train from Manchester to Bradford, you can count on Northern Rail (3) or TransPennine Express for the best way to get you to Bradford. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Bradford from Manchester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 11: 23 PM.

When departing from Manchester, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. When arriving in Bradford, you can end your trip in train stations like Bradford Interchange, Bradford Forster Square and Bradford Forster Square or Bradford Interchange.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.5 miles (767 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Bradford Interchange, located 0.2 miles (407 m) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Bradford from Manchester is worth doing with a journey time of 52 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Manchester to Bradford is March.
You have options as you can travel to Bradford from Manchester 2 different ways: train or bus.

Important Stations and Airports in Manchester and 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.
Amenities at station
Public transit options for Manchester Victoria
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.

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