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from Edinburgh to Bradford

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

Our recommendation

To get from Edinburgh to Bradford on Dec 8 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:30AMEdinburgh Waverley3h45 01:15PMBradford Interchange
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09:30AMEdinburgh Waverley3h45 01:15PMBradford Interchange
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08:30AMEdinburgh Waverley3h45 12:15PMBradford Interchange
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08:52AMEdinburgh Waverley4h13 01:05PMBradford Interchange
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08:08AMEdinburgh Waverley3h40 11:48AMBradford Interchange
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Travel Information between Edinburgh and Bradford

distanceDistance159 miles (257 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$18 - $58
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $18 (€15) • 8 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $58 (€48) • 3 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 159 miles (257 km) by bus or train between Edinburgh and Bradford. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $18 (€15). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Bradford.

Travel Tips

Travel from Edinburgh to Bradford
Travel 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 Edinburgh to Bradford.
How do I reach Bradford from Edinburgh?

There are 2 ways to get from Edinburgh to Bradford: bus or train.

How do I get from Edinburgh to Bradford the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to go to Bradford from Edinburgh is by taking a bus, which costs on average $18 (€15).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bradford:

A bus is generally $40 (€33) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $58 (€48) from Edinburgh to Bradford.

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

The fastest way to get to Bradford from Edinburgh is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 45 min.

Other travel options to Bradford can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 8 h 25 min.

What is the distance between Edinburgh and Bradford?

The Edinburgh to Bradford distance is around 159 miles (257 km).

How many services a day are there from Edinburgh to Bradford?

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Bradford is:

  • Around 10 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Edinburgh and in Bradford?

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Edinburgh, Elder Street to Bradford, Bridge Street (Bradford Interchange).
  • Most travelers board their train from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Bradford Interchange.
Which travel companies can take me from Edinburgh to Bradford?

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

  • Travel with National Express for buses to Bradford. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Edinburgh to Bradford tickets on Omio for $18 (€15).
  • Travel with London North Eastern Railway to go to Bradford by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find London North Eastern Railway Edinburgh to Bradford tickets on Omio for $58 (€48).
What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Edinburgh to Bradford?
Your trip from Edinburgh to Bradford doesn't have to end in Bradford. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Birmingham. If you’d like to add London, Manchester or Birmingham to your Edinburgh to Bradford tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Bradford today!
How early should I book tickets between Edinburgh and Bradford online for the best deals?

Before traveling from Edinburgh to Bradford, 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 $18 (€15) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $58 (€48) one way.

But we recommend booking Edinburgh to Bradford 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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