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from Bradford to Manchester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Bradford to Manchester on 26 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:00Bradford1h05 19:05Manchester, Coach Station
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22:00Bradford1h00 23:00Manchester, Coach Station
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09:30Bradford1h10 10:40Manchester, Coach Station
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10:50Bradford1h00 11:50Manchester, Coach Station
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18:34Bradford Interchange1h31 20:05Manchester Victoria
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26 Oct
£8Northern Rail
£5National Express
27 Oct
£8Northern Rail
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28 Oct
£8Northern Rail
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29 Oct
£8Northern Rail
£5National Express
30 Oct
£31First Transpennine Express
£5National Express
31 Oct
£31Northern Rail
2 Nov
£5Northern Rail
£5National Express
3 Nov
£5Northern Rail
£5National Express
4 Nov
£15Northern Rail
£4National Express
5 Nov
£4Northern Rail
£5National Express

Travel Information between Bradford and Manchester

distanceDistance29 miles (47 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£5 - £6
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £5 • 1 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • £6 • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Northern Rail

Take a coach or train to travel 29 miles (47 km) to Manchester from Bradford. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £5. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express or Northern Rail among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Bradford to Manchester.

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Travel Tips

Travel from Bradford to Manchester
Travel to Manchester 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 Bradford to Manchester.
How do I travel between Bradford and Manchester?

There are 2 ways to travel from Bradford to Manchester including taking a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel to Manchester from Bradford?

The cheapest way from Bradford to Manchester is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £5 compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A coach is about £1 less than a train, which costs on average £6 for this journey.

What is the fastest way to Manchester from Bradford?

The fastest way from Bradford to Manchester is by train with an average journey time of 55 min.

Other travel options from Bradford to Manchester can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 1 h   of travel time.

How many miles are between Bradford and Manchester

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Bradford to Manchester?

The average frequency per day from Bradford to Manchester is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Bradford? Where do I arrive in Manchester?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Bradford to Manchester:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Bradford, Bridge Street (Bradford Interchange) and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Bradford Interchange and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Which travel companies can take me from Bradford to Manchester?

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

  • National Express can get you to Manchester by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with National Express from Bradford to Manchester for £5 on Omio.
  • Travel with Northern Rail for trains to Manchester. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Northern Rail Bradford to Manchester tickets on Omio for £6.
Is there a direct service between Bradford and Manchester?

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

  • You'll find direct coach services to Manchester with National Express with around direct coaches every day.
  • You can find 25 direct trains per day to take to Manchester with Northern Rail.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Manchester tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this journey.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Manchester from Bradford ends?
Looking to extend your trip from Bradford to Manchester? Many Omio customers who go from Bradford to Manchester usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you're looking to explore London, Liverpool or Edinburgh from Manchester, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I book tickets between Bradford and Manchester online for the best deals?

When planning your trip between Bradford and Manchester, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing £5 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £6 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Manchester from Bradford online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.