How to travel from Manchester to Bradford

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Travel Information between Manchester and Bradford

distanceDistance29 miles (47 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$2 - $3
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $2 (€2) • 1 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • $3 (€3) • 52 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Northern Rail (3)

Take a train or bus to travel 29 miles (47 km) to Bradford from Manchester. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Northern Rail (3) among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Manchester to Bradford.

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from Manchester to Bradford

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

Our recommendation

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

Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
0 transfers
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
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Northern Rail
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
09:51AMBradford Interchange (BDI)
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Northern Rail
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
09:19AMBradford Interchange (BDI)
0 transfers
Northern Rail
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
10:18AMBradford Interchange (BDI)
0 transfers
Northern Rail
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
09:12AMBradford Interchange (BDI)
1 transfer
National Express
Manchester, Coach Station
0 transfers
National Express
Manchester, Coach Station
0 transfers
National Express
Manchester, Coach Station
0 transfers

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All travel companies: Bus from Manchester to Bradford

FlixBus, National Express and Northern Rail (3) will get you between Manchester and Bradford at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Northern Trains is one of many publicly owned travel operating companies in the United Kingdom. The rail network in the UK has been run by over 20 travel companies, but they work together as National Rail with coordinated fares and ticketing. Headquartered in York, Northern operates local and commuter travel across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day tickets can be purchased for Northern travel journeys from Manchester to Bradford. There is only one class option on Northern travel: Standard.

    FAQs: Travel from Manchester to Bradford

    FAQs: 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 Manchester to Bradford.

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

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

    Taking a bus costs $1 (€1) less than taking a train, which costs on average $3 (€3) for the same trip.

    The quickest way to travel from Manchester to Bradford is by train, which takes on average 52 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

    Bus takes 1 h on average.

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

    The average frequency per day from Manchester to Bradford is:

    • Around 8 buses per day.
    • 25 trains a day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Manchester and Bradford 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 Manchester to Bradford:

    • Buses mostly leave from Manchester, Coach Station and tend to arrive in Bradford, Nelson Street (Police Station).
    • Trains mostly depart from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Bradford Interchange.

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

    • You can go to Bradford from Manchester by bus with National Express, FlixBus or Megabus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $2 (€2) with FlixBus from Manchester to Bradford on Omio.
    • You can travel between Manchester and Bradford by train with Northern Rail (3) or TransPennine Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $3 (€3) with Northern Rail (3) from Manchester to Bradford.

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

    • 8 direct buses per day with National Express or FlixBus.
    • Direct trains with Northern Rail (3) with 13 direct trains per day.

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

    Omio customers who travel from Manchester to Bradford often also extend their vacation to go to London, Birmingham, Leeds or Stockport. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Bradford and these popular destinations at a great price.
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