Travel options
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 Oct 19 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:00PMBradford1h05 07:05PMManchester, Coach Station
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10:00PMBradford1h00 11:00PMManchester, Coach Station
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09:30AMBradford1h10 10:40AMManchester, Coach Station
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08:33AMBradford Interchange0h55 09:28AMManchester Victoria
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09:33AMBradford Interchange0h55 10:28AMManchester Victoria
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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Oct 19
$12Northern Rail
$6National Express
Oct 20
$10Northern Rail
$6National Express
Oct 21
$9Northern Rail
$6National Express
Oct 22
$8Northern Rail
Oct 23
$44First Transpennine Express
Oct 24
$44First Transpennine Express
Oct 27
$8Northern Rail
$11National Express
Oct 28
$7Northern Rail
$6National Express
Oct 29
$8Northern Rail
Oct 30
$43First Transpennine Express
Oct 31
$44Northern Rail

Travel Information between Bradford and Manchester

distanceDistance29 miles (47 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$6 - $8
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $6 (€5) • 1 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • $8 (€7) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Northern Rail

Take a bus or train to travel 29 miles (47 km) between Bradford and Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $6 (€5). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey 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 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.
How do I reach Manchester from Bradford?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Bradford and Manchester. You can take a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Bradford to Manchester?

The cheapest way to get from Bradford to Manchester is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $6 (€5) compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A bus is generally $2 (€2) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $8 (€7) from Bradford to Manchester.

What is the quickest way to get from Bradford to Manchester?

The fastest way from Bradford to Manchester is by train with an average journey time of 55 min.

There are alternative travel options to Manchester that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 1 h   of travel time.

What is the distance between Bradford and Manchester?

The Bradford to Manchester distance is around 29 miles (47 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Bradford to Manchester?

The average frequency per day from Bradford to Manchester is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Bradford? Where do I arrive in Manchester?

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Bradford, Bridge Street (Bradford Interchange) and tend to arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Trains mostly leave from Bradford Interchange and tend to arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Which travel operators can get me to Manchester from Bradford?

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:

  • Travel with National Express to go to Manchester by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Bradford to Manchester tickets on Omio for $6 (€5).
  • Travel with Northern Rail for trains to Manchester. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Northern Rail Bradford to Manchester tickets on Omio for $8 (€7).
Can I travel directly to Manchester from Bradford?

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

  • You can find 25 direct trains per day to take to Manchester with Northern Rail.

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

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Bradford to 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 Edinburgh. If you're looking to explore London, Liverpool or Edinburgh from Manchester, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I purchase tickets from Bradford to Manchester online for the best deals?

When planning your trip from Bradford to Manchester, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $6 (€5) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $8 (€7) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Bradford to Manchester online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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