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 Jul 08 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:33AMBradford Interchange0h55 10:28AMManchester Victoria
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10:00PMBradford1h00 11:00PMManchester, Coach Station
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09:04AMBradford Interchange1h01 10:05AMManchester Victoria
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08:33AMBradford Interchange0h55 09:28AMManchester Victoria
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10:04AMBradford Interchange1h02 11:06AMManchester Victoria
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Travel Information from Bradford to Manchester

distanceDistance29 miles (47 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • $5 (€4) • 54 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Northern Rail

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 29 miles (47 km) from Bradford to Manchester. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus 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.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Bradford and Manchester. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Bradford to Manchester is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $1 (€1) compared to other travel options to Manchester:

Taking a flight is about $24 (€22) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $24 (€22) for this journey.

A flight is generally $1 (€1) less than a ferry for the same route. Taking a ferry costs on average $1 (€1) from Bradford to Manchester.

A flight is $5 (€4) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Bradford to Manchester costing on average $5 (€4).

The quickest way to travel to Manchester from Bradford is by train, which takes on average 54 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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

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

In comparison, getting to Manchester by ferry can take on average 0 h 0 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Bradford to Manchester is:

  • 7 buses a day.
  • 46 trains per day.

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

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Bradford, Interchange Station and tend to arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Trains from Bradford to Manchester most often leave from Bradford Interchange and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

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

  • You can take a bus from Bradford to Manchester with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $24 (€22) with Flixbus from Bradford to Manchester.
  • You can travel from Bradford to Manchester by train with Northern Rail. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $5 (€4) with Northern Rail from Bradford to Manchester.

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

  • You'll find 7 direct buses per day with National Express.
  • You'll find 30 direct trains per day 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 to Manchester from Bradford.

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.

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 $24 (€22) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost $1 (€1) one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets are costing on average $1 (€1) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $5 (€4) 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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