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from Leeds to Bradford

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

Our recommendation

To get from Leeds to Bradford on 17 Oct we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:33Leeds Railway Station0h21 08:54Bradford Interchange
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08:33Leeds Railway Station0h21 08:54Bradford Interchange
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08:36Leeds Railway Station0h25 09:01Bradford Forster Square
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09:19Leeds Railway Station0h18 09:37Bradford Interchange
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08:19Leeds Railway Station0h18 08:37Bradford Interchange
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Travel Information from Leeds to Bradford

distanceDistance8 miles (13 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£3 - £3
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £3 • 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £3 • 18 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Northern Rail

Travel 8 miles (13 km) by coach or train from Leeds to Bradford. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 18 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £3. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Northern Rail among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Leeds to Bradford.

General Information about the journey from Leeds to Bradford

Just 24 kilometres separate these two historic West Yorkshire cities, so both trains and buses are plentiful and quick. The train journey takes just 20 minutes, and with two lines operating services from Leeds Central to Bradford (City Centre) Interchange, there is sure to be a train running every few minutes from the early hours of each morning until late at night. The bus journey takes a little longer, at between 25-40 minutes, but buses are also plentiful. Travel is possible at any time of the day and buses continue to run throughout the night.

Buses from Leeds to Bradford

The bus route is operated by National Express. Buses run directly between the two cities, with no need to change. Many buses stop at Leeds Bradford Airport. Traveller comfort is assured with reclining leather seats, air conditioning, toilet facilities and mobile charging points. This is a 24 hour service, with up to three buses running each hour throughout the day.

Trains from Leeds to Bradford

Trains between Leeds Central and Bradford Interchange are operated by both West Yorkshire Metro and Northern. The first train from Leeds leaves at 5.08 a.m. Trains are plentiful, running every 5-10 minutes throughout the day, with the last train departing Leeds at 11.20 p.m. All trains are direct.

Travel Tips

Travel from Leeds to Bradford
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 Leeds to Bradford.
What are my Leeds to Bradford travel options?

There are 2 travel options from Leeds to Bradford: coach or train.

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

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Leeds to Bradford, which costs on average £3.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bradford:

A coach is generally £1 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £3 from Leeds to Bradford.

What is the quickest way from Leeds to Bradford?

The fastest way to get to Bradford from Leeds is by train with an average travel time of 18 min.

There are alternative travel options to Bradford that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Bradford by coach can take on average 25 min.

How many miles are between Leeds and Bradford

You should expect to travel around 8 miles (13 km) from Leeds to Bradford.

How many services a day are there from Leeds to Bradford?

The average frequency per day from Leeds to Bradford is:

  • 25 trains a day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Leeds to Bradford?

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop and arrive in Bradford, Bridge Street (Bradford Interchange).
  • Most travellers take a train from Leeds Railway Station to Bradford Interchange.
Who can get me from Leeds to Bradford?

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

  • Travel with National Express for coaches to Bradford. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Leeds to Bradford tickets on Omio for £3.
  • Travel with Northern Rail for trains to Bradford. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Northern Rail Leeds to Bradford tickets on Omio for £3.
What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Leeds to Bradford?
Omio customers who travel from Leeds to Bradford often also extend their holiday to go to London, Manchester or Birmingham. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Bradford and these popular destinations at a great price.
When should I buy a ticket between Leeds and Bradford online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Leeds to Bradford, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £3 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is £3 one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Leeds to Bradford tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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