How to travel from Bradford to Leeds

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Travel Information between Bradford and Leeds

distanceDistance8 miles (13 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$3 - $5
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $3 (€2) • 18 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $3 (€2) • 18 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Northern Rail (3)

Take a train or bus to travel 8 miles (13 km) between Bradford and Leeds. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Megabus or Northern Rail (3) among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Bradford to Leeds.

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from Bradford to Leeds

How to get from Bradford to Leeds by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from Bradford to Leeds is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

London North Eastern Railway
Bradford Forster Square (BDQ)
09:07AMLeeds station (LDS)
0 transfers
London North Eastern Railway
Bradford Forster Square (BDQ)
09:07AMLeeds station (LDS)
0 transfers
Northern Rail
Bradford Interchange (BDI)
08:26AMLeeds station (LDS)
0 transfers
Other options
Northern Rail
Bradford Interchange (BDI)
08:53AMLeeds station (LDS)
0 transfers
Northern Rail
Bradford Forster Square (BDQ)
08:59AMLeeds station (LDS)
0 transfers
Northern Rail
Bradford Interchange (BDI)
08:42AMLeeds station (LDS)
0 transfers
10:50AMLeeds, Leeds Bradford Airport
0 transfers
11:50AMLeeds, Leeds Bradford Airport
0 transfers
12:50PMLeeds, Leeds Bradford Airport
0 transfers

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You can travel by train or bus for as low as $2 (€2). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

LNER is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates a wide range of services, from high-speed intercity trains to local services. Its most popular routes include London to Edinburgh, London to Leeds, and London to York. LNER offers a variety of train types, including the Azuma, InterCity 225, and HST. The Azuma is a modern, high-speed train that offers comfortable seating and onboard Wi-Fi. The InterCity 225 is a classic train that offers a more traditional experience. The HST is a high-speed train that offers a smooth ride and plenty of legroom. LNER offers a variety of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak. Advance tickets are the cheapest option and must be booked in advance. Anytime tickets are more expensive but can be used at any time. Off-Peak tickets are the most affordable option for travelling during off-peak times. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. LNER also offers a range of discounts and special offers, making it an affordable and convenient way to travel.

Travel information from Bradford to Leeds with East Coast:

  • Average Duration: 23 min
  • Cheapest Price: $4

National Express is the leading travel company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Bradford - Leeds travel: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

FAQs: Travel from Bradford to Leeds

FAQs: Travel to Leeds 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 Bradford to Leeds.

There are 2 options to travel to Leeds from Bradford including taking a train or bus.

The cheapest way to get from Bradford to Leeds is by taking a train with average ticket prices of $3 (€2) compared to other travel options to Leeds:

A train is $2 (€1) less than a bus with an average ticket price of $5 (€4) from Bradford to Leeds.

Taking a train costs () less than taking a ferry, which costs on average () for the same trip.

Taking a train costs () less than taking a flight, which costs on average () for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel from Bradford to Leeds is by train, which takes on average 18 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

Bus takes on average 30 min.

The distance is approximately 8 miles (13 km) from Bradford to Leeds.

The average frequency per day from Bradford to Leeds is:

  • 25 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Bradford and Leeds as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Bradford to Leeds:

  • Buses mostly leave from Bradford, Nelson Street (Police Station) and tend to arrive in Leeds, Coach Station.
  • Trains most often depart from Bradford at Bradford Interchange and arrive in Leeds at Leeds.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Bradford to Leeds:

  • You can go to Leeds from Bradford by bus with Megabus, National Express or Bus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $5 (€4) with National Express from Bradford to Leeds on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Bradford to Leeds with Northern Rail (3) or East Coast. Cheap tickets can be found for $3 (€2) with Northern Rail (3) from Bradford to Leeds.

Yes, there are direct services available from Bradford to Leeds with the following travel companies:

  • 25 direct trains per day with Northern Rail (3).

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Leeds as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Leeds from Bradford.

Looking to extend your trip from Bradford to Leeds? Many Omio customers who go from Bradford to Leeds usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester, Edinburgh, York or Birmingham. If you're looking to explore London, Manchester, Edinburgh, York or Birmingham from Leeds, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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