The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Bradford to Manchester will cost around £ 8 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 7.
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Trains per day
Of the 5 trains that leave Bradford for Manchester every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 47 km distance in an average of 1 h but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 54 m .
The slowest trains will take 1 h 10 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||29 miles (47 km)|
|Average train duration||57 min|
|Average train ticket price||£7 (€8)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Northern Rail|
Trains from Bradford to Manchester cover the 29 miles (47 km) long trip taking on average 57 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £7, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £5. Travellers depart most frequently from Bradford Interchange and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Northern Rail operates trains from Bradford to Manchester with direct journeys taking around 1 hour. Trains depart twice an hour from around 5:30 a.m. until just before 11:00 p.m. There are also departures during the day that involve a change at Huddersfield or Leeds and have a slightly longer journey time. On Sundays, direct trains start later with only one departure an hour.
Departure Station:Trains depart from Bradford Interchange. This is conveniently located for the town centre and next to Bradford Bus Station. There is a taxi rank outside the main entrance while the Airlink 747 bus service runs directly to Leeds Bradford Airport. The station has bicycle stands but no car park.
Arrival Station:Trains arrive at Manchester Victoria Station which is in a newly revitalised area to the North of the city centre. It is a hub for local trains as well as being served by taxis, Metroshuttle buses and Metrolink trams. The station has bicycle storage but no car parking facilities.
There are a few train stations in Bradford to start your journey from including Bradford Interchange and Bradford Forster Square. In Manchester you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Bradford Interchange and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Bradford Interchange, located approximately 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from the city centre of Bradford. The most popular arrival train station in Manchester, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from its city centre.
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