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Manchester to Bradford Train Information

Avg. Train Duration1h 2m
Trains arrive inBradford
Trains depart fromManchester
Train Ticket Price£ 7.40
Distance47 km
Train Companies
  • Northern Rail
  • First Transpennine Express

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.



Local Time 05:14
£ Pounds Sterling
Population 299,300
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Languages English

How expensive is Bradford?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in Bradford costs 30.3% less than in Manchester.


Prices in Bradford are on average 2% higher than in Manchester.

Public Transport

Public transport in Bradford costs around 5.9% more than in Manchester.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in Bradford is about 46% less expensive than in Manchester.

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.

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