Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Bradford

Showing times and prices for 2 Dec

Cheapest

£8

Average

£12

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 Manchester to Bradford will cost around £ 12 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 8.

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08:58Manchester Victoria0h52 09:50Bradford Interchange
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£81One-way
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10:21Manchester Victoria0h57 11:18Bradford Interchange
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£81One-way
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09:58Manchester Victoria0h52 10:50Bradford Interchange
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£81One-way
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08:21Manchester Victoria0h58 09:19Bradford Interchange
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£81One-way
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09:21Manchester Victoria0h59 10:20Bradford Interchange
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£81One-way

Train schedule from Manchester to Bradford

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08:00Manchester Victoria1h11 09:11Bradford Interchange
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08:21Manchester Victoria0h58 09:19Bradford Interchange
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08:58Manchester Victoria0h52 09:50Bradford Interchange
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09:21Manchester Victoria0h59 10:20Bradford Interchange
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09:58Manchester Victoria0h52 10:50Bradford Interchange
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10:21Manchester Victoria0h57 11:18Bradford Interchange
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Thu
2 Dec
£8Northern Rail
£5National Express
Fri
3 Dec
£4Northern Rail
£5National Express
Sat
4 Dec
£4Northern Rail
£5National Express
Sun
5 Dec
£6Northern Rail
£5National Express
Mon
6 Dec
£6Northern Rail
£5National Express
Wed
8 Dec
£4Northern Rail
£5National Express
Thu
9 Dec
£5Northern Rail
£5National Express
Fri
10 Dec
£4Northern Rail
£5National Express
Sat
11 Dec
£15Northern Rail
£4National Express
Tue
14 Dec
£4Northern Rail
£5National Express
Wed
15 Dec
£4Northern Rail
£5National Express
Fri
17 Dec
£4Northern Rail
£7National Express
Sat
18 Dec
£15Northern Rail
£9National Express
Sun
19 Dec
£4Northern Rail
£9National Express
Mon
20 Dec
£4Northern Rail
£9National Express

Fastest train times from Manchester to Bradford

Showing times and prices for 2 Dec

Fastest Journey

52 m

Average

58 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

47 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Manchester for Bradford 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 58 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 52 m .

The slowest trains will take 1 h 11 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
08:58Manchester Victoria0h52 09:50Bradford Interchange
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£81One-way
Fastest
09:58Manchester Victoria0h52 10:50Bradford Interchange
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£81One-way
10:21Manchester Victoria0h57 11:18Bradford Interchange
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£81One-way
08:21Manchester Victoria0h58 09:19Bradford Interchange
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£81One-way
09:21Manchester Victoria0h59 10:20Bradford Interchange
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£81One-way

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Train Information to Bradford from Manchester

distanceDistance29 miles (47 km)
durationAverage train duration52 min
priceAverage train ticket price£6 (€7)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesNorthern Rail

Trains from Manchester to Bradford cover the 29 miles (47 km) long trip taking on average 52 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £6, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £4. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Bradford Interchange.

Trains from Manchester to Bradford: Journey Details

Direct trains from Manchester to Bradford depart at least twice every hour from early in the morning until late at night. Direct services depart from Manchester Victoria and arrive at Bradford Interchange with a journey time of just over an hour. On Sundays the first train departs a few hours later in the morning. A choice of indirect services depart from both Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria throughout the day, these services involve a change at ether Leeds or Huddersfield and have a total journey time of approximately 1.5 hours.

Taking the Train from Manchester

Direct trains services to Bradford depart from Manchester Victoria. Manchester Victoria is the second biggest rail station in the city, located to the north of the city centre, close to Manchester Arena. From central Manchester passengers can walk to the station in just ten minutes. Alternatively there is a choice of public bus and metrolink tram services which offer a short 5 minute journey from the city centre to Manchester Victoria Station. Trams run from early in the morning until midnight, although those boarding the first train of the day to Bradford will need to book a taxi to the station.

Getting into Bradford by Train

A UNESCO City of Film and one time Wool Capital of the World, Bradford has a rich industrial heritage. The city centre boasts a number of splendid Victorian buildings including the Italianate City Hall and with its reputation as the UK's Capital of Curry it's a great city to dine out in. Trains from Manchester arrive at Bradford Interchange, the city's main train, bus and coach terminus which is located right in the city centre. Whilst most of central Bradford can be reached on foot from here, the Interchange is a very easy place to find onward bus travel from. Those arriving after midnight will also find a choice of taxi services stationed at the interchange.

Travel Tips

Trains from Manchester to Bradford
Travel by train 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.
FAQs
What is the cost of cheap trains between Manchester and Bradford?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train from Manchester to Bradford for as little as £4  in the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a train from Manchester to Bradford?
If you’re looking to book tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Manchester to Bradford train prices are on average £6  one way.
What is the distance by train from Manchester to Bradford?
The Manchester to Bradford train distance is approximately 29 miles (47 km).
What is the average Manchester to Bradford train duration?
While the time it takes to travel 29 miles (47 km) to Bradford from Manchester can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Manchester to Bradford is on average 52 min.
Which train station from Manchester to Bradford do I depart from? Which Bradford train station from Manchester do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Manchester to start your route from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. In Bradford you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Bradford Interchange and Bradford Forster Square.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Bradford Interchange.

Where is the train station in Manchester to go to Bradford? Where is the train station in Bradford located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Manchester Piccadilly, located approximately 0.4 miles (587 m) from the city centre of Manchester. The most popular arrival train station in Bradford, called Bradford Interchange, is located around 0.2 miles (353 m) away from its city centre.

What train providers offer a service between Manchester and Bradford?
When taking a train from Manchester to Bradford, you can count on Northern Rail for the best way to get you to Bradford. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Manchester and Bradford and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many trains are there from Manchester to Bradford a day?
On average, there are 16 trains a day from Manchester to Bradford. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When should I buy Manchester Bradford train tickets to score the best deals?
You can find a train from Manchester to Bradford to cost on average £6 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Manchester to Bradford train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester 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 Manchester for your journey to Bradford.
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