Cheap train tickets from Bradford to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 17 May

Cheapest

£7

Average

£8

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.

Cheapest
05:33Bradford Interchange0h54 06:27Manchester Victoria
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£71One-way
Cheapest
05:43Bradford Interchange1h10 06:53Manchester Victoria
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£71One-way
06:33Bradford Interchange0h55 07:28Manchester Victoria
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£81One-way
07:04Bradford Interchange1h01 08:05Manchester Victoria
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£81One-way
06:03Bradford Interchange1h03 07:06Manchester Victoria
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£81One-way

Train schedule Bradford to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tue, 17 May
05:33Bradford Interchange0h54 06:27Manchester Victoria
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05:43Bradford Interchange1h10 06:53Manchester Victoria
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06:03Bradford Interchange1h03 07:06Manchester Victoria
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06:33Bradford Interchange0h55 07:28Manchester Victoria
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07:04Bradford Interchange1h01 08:05Manchester Victoria
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Tue
17 May
£8Northern Rail
Wed
18 May
£7Northern Rail
Thu
19 May
£6Northern Rail
Fri
20 May
£6Northern Rail
Sat
21 May
£5Northern Rail
Sun
22 May
£6Northern Rail
Mon
23 May
£6Northern Rail
Tue
24 May
£6Northern Rail
Wed
25 May
£6Northern Rail
Thu
26 May
£5Northern Rail
Fri
27 May
£5Northern Rail
Sat
28 May
£5Northern Rail
Sun
29 May
£8Northern Rail
Mon
30 May
£5Northern Rail
Tue
31 May
£4Northern Rail
Wed
1 Jun
£5Northern Rail
Thu
2 Jun
£4Northern Rail
Fri
3 Jun
£4Northern Rail
Sat
4 Jun
£8Northern Rail
Sun
5 Jun
£8Northern Rail

Fastest train times from Bradford to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 17 May

Fastest Journey

54 m

Average

1 h

Trains per day

5

Distance

47 km

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.

Fastest
05:33Bradford Interchange0h54 06:27Manchester Victoria
0 changes
£71One-way
06:33Bradford Interchange0h55 07:28Manchester Victoria
0 changes
£81One-way
07:04Bradford Interchange1h01 08:05Manchester Victoria
0 changes
£81One-way
06:03Bradford Interchange1h03 07:06Manchester Victoria
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£81One-way
05:43Bradford Interchange1h10 06:53Manchester Victoria
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£71One-way

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Overview: Train from Bradford to Manchester

distanceDistance29 miles (47 km)
durationAverage train duration57 min
priceAverage train ticket price£7 (€8)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersNorthern 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.

Trains from Bradford to Manchester

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.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Bradford to Manchester?

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.

Travel Tips: Trains from Bradford to Manchester

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FAQs

How much does a cheap train to Manchester from Bradford cost?

Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Bradford and Manchester for the next 7 days starting from £5  one way.

What is the average price of train tickets between Bradford and Manchester?

If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Bradford to Manchester train price to come in at an average of £7  one way.

How far is it from Bradford to Manchester by train?

When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Manchester from Bradford via train to be approximately 29 miles (47 km).

How long is the train journey from Bradford to Manchester?

While the time it takes to travel 29 miles (47 km) to Manchester from Bradford can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Bradford to Manchester is on average 57 min.

Which train station from Bradford to Manchester do I depart from? Which Manchester train station from Bradford do I arrive in?

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.

Where is the Bradford train station located? Where is the Manchester train station located?

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.

What train companies go from Bradford to Manchester?

For the trip from Bradford to Manchester you can take a train with Northern Rail. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Bradford to Manchester on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

Can I purchase a direct train from Bradford to Manchester?

Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day to Manchester from Bradford. If you’re looking for a direct train from Bradford to Manchester, consider travelling with Northern Rail. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.

How many trains are there to Manchester from Bradford a day?

On average, there are 25 trains a day from Bradford to Manchester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When does the first train depart from Bradford to Manchester? When does the last train depart from Bradford to Manchester?

You can take the first train from Bradford to Manchester at 04: 33   or take the last train from Bradford to Manchester leaving at 22: 39. Look for the latest Bradford Manchester train times on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.

How far in advance should I book train tickets to Manchester from Bradford for the best deals?

If you book Bradford to Manchester train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £7. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Bradford to Manchester. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Bradford
Manchester
Bradford Interchange is the most popular Bradford railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Bradford for your journey to Manchester.