Travel options
from Manchester to Bradford

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

Our recommendation

To get from Manchester to Bradford on 24 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

19:25Manchester, Coach Station1h05 20:30Bradford
0 changes
£61One-way
Cheapest
11:00Manchester, Coach Station1h10 12:10Bradford
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£51One-way
Other options
07:05Manchester, Coach Station1h05 08:10Bradford
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£61One-way
15:10Manchester, Coach Station1h10 16:20Bradford
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£61One-way
11:30Manchester, Coach Station1h00 12:30Bradford
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£131One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sun
24 Oct
£31First Transpennine Express
£5National Express
Mon
25 Oct
£8Northern Rail
£5National Express
Wed
27 Oct
£5Northern Rail
£8National Express
Thu
28 Oct
£5Northern Rail
£8Flixbus
Fri
29 Oct
£6Northern Rail
£7Flixbus
Sat
30 Oct
£31First Transpennine Express
£7National Express
Sun
31 Oct
£31Northern Rail
£5National Express
Mon
1 Nov
£4Northern Rail
£4National Express
Tue
2 Nov
£4Northern Rail
£5National Express
Wed
3 Nov
£5Northern Rail
£5National Express
Thu
4 Nov
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£5National Express
Sun
7 Nov
£8Northern Rail
£5National Express
Mon
8 Nov
£4Northern Rail
£5National Express
Wed
10 Nov
£4Northern Rail
£5National Express
Thu
11 Nov
£4Northern Rail
£5National Express
Fri
12 Nov
£4Northern Rail
£5National Express

Travel Information to Bradford from Manchester

distanceDistance29 miles (47 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£4 - £5
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £4 • 1 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • £5 • 52 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Northern Rail

Take a coach or train to travel 29 miles (47 km) between Manchester and Bradford. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 52 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £4. 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 Manchester to Bradford.

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FAQs
How do you get from Manchester to Bradford?

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

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

The cheapest way from Manchester to Bradford is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £4 compared to other travel options to Bradford:

A coach journey is usually £1 less than a journey to Bradford by train, which costs on average £5 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get to Bradford from Manchester?

The fastest way to get to Bradford from Manchester is by train with an average travel time of 52 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Bradford by coach can take on average 1 h.

What is the distance from Manchester to Bradford?

Bradford is approximately 29 miles (47 km) away from Manchester.

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

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Bradford is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

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

When going from Manchester to Bradford, where do I depart from Manchester and where do I arrive in Bradford?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Manchester to Bradford:

  • Coaches most often depart from Manchester at Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Bradford at Bradford, Bridge Street (Bradford Interchange).
  • Trains from Manchester to Bradford most often leave from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Bradford Interchange.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Manchester to Bradford?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Manchester to Bradford:

  • You can go to Bradford from Manchester by coach with National Express. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £4 with National Express from Manchester to Bradford on Omio.
  • You can go to Bradford from Manchester by train with Northern Rail. You'll see cheap train tickets for £5 with Northern Rail from Manchester to Bradford on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly between Manchester and Bradford?

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

  • You can find direct coaches per day to take to Bradford with National Express.
  • You can find 16 direct trains per day to take to Bradford with Northern Rail.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Bradford from Manchester?
Many of our customers travelling from Manchester to Bradford don't make Bradford their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Birmingham or Glasgow, either of which you could add to your Manchester and Bradford trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Bradford to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy my Manchester to Bradford ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is £4 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is £5 one way on average for this journey.

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