How to travel from Bradford to Manchester

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from Bradford to Manchester

You can get from Bradford to Manchester by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Bradford to Manchester on Mar 29 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:30AMBradford0h53 10:23AMManchester, Miles Platting
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10:00PMBradford0h50 10:50PMManchester, Miles Platting
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09:33AMBradford Interchange0h56 10:29AMManchester Victoria
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08:33AMBradford Interchange0h56 09:29AMManchester Victoria
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09:04AMBradford Interchange0h57 10:01AMManchester Victoria
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Travel Information from Bradford to Manchester

distanceDistance29 miles (47 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $6
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $5 (€5) • 1 h 6 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $5 (€5) • 54 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Northern Rail

Take a bus or train to travel 29 miles (47 km) to Manchester from Bradford. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 54 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $5 (€5). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or Northern Rail among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Bradford to Manchester.

Travel Tips: Travel from Bradford to Manchester

Travel Tips: Travel to Manchester 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 Manchester.

There are 2 travel options from Bradford to Manchester: bus or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Bradford to Manchester is by taking a train with an average price of $5 (€5).

This is compared to other travel options to Manchester:

Taking a train is about $1 (€1) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $6 (€5) for this route.

The fastest way to get to Manchester from Bradford is by train with an average travel time of 54 min.

Other travel options to Manchester can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

Manchester is approximately 29 miles (47 km) away from Bradford.

The average frequency per day from Bradford to Manchester is:

  • Around 55 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Bradford to Manchester:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Bradford, Interchange Station and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Most travelers take a train from Bradford Interchange to Manchester Piccadilly.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Bradford to Manchester, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can get you to Manchester by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with National Express from Bradford to Manchester for $6 (€5) on Omio.
  • Northern Rail can take you to Manchester by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Northern Rail from Bradford to Manchester for $5 (€5).

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

  • You can find around 41 direct trains per day and travel with Northern Rail.

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

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

Before traveling from Bradford to Manchester, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $6 (€5) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $5 (€5) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Bradford to Manchester tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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