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About Bradford

Bradford is a mid-sized city in West Yorkshire, located slightly west of Leeds. Perhaps one of Bradford's best offerings is its natural beauty and fresh air. Visit Bradford to get mesmerized by its culture, history, and heritage while enjoying the countryside.

Start your cultural and historical tour at the Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, where there are four permanent galleries and seasonal contemporary exhibitions. Then, to discover why Bradford is designated a UNESCO City of Film, visit the Impressions Gallery next to City Park. You'll find modern photography works by famous artists. The Bradford Cathedral, Lister Park, and Shipley Glen are other beloved attractions in the city.

Families love Bradford because of its many parks and family-friendly entertainment zones. Kids will surely love Funzy, an inflatable theme park located at the Bradford Leisure Exchange. The Kirkgate Centre is home to established retail stores when you're seeking some retail therapy. However, for high street brands, your destination should be Forster Square Shopping Park.

Leeds Bradford Airport is very close, making the city very easy to reach by air. Northern Rail and TransPennine Express offer rail connections, and FlixBus and Megabus operate bus routes in the area.

What train companies travel to Bradford, United Kingdom?

Located in United Kingdom, Bradford is accessible by train from 2 other cities. You can choose from 14 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Bradford on Wanderu. Northern Rail usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Bradford are also available.

Train companies serving Bradford

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Grand Central21h 56m$14.49
Northern Rail21h 1m$10.07
Avanti West Coast14h 12m$90.43
London North Eastern Railway13h 1m$172.15
ScotRail14h 48m$80.55
West Midlands Railway13h 10m$99.10
CrossCountry12h 45m$93.61
  • Owned by Arriva UK Trains, Grand Central runs daily trips along the east coast of the United Kingdom from Sunderland to London, with stops in North Yorkshire, Halifax, and Doncaster. Grand Central has standard and first-class tickets, but all passengers enjoy AC, free WiFi, leather seats, and the option to purchase snacks onboard.

  • Avanti West Coast is one of the primary rail links between London and Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. On any given day, Avanti West Coast operates almost 300 routes and departs hourly from select destinations.

  • London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is a privately-owned train company that operates passenger services on behalf of the UK government. LNER manages the prestigious East Coast mainline route, connecting London King's Cross Station to various cities, including Leeds, Bradford, and Hull. With a comprehensive network of 55 stations and a fleet of approximately 75 trains, LNER facilitates numerous daily journeys, offering standard and first-class ticket options.

  • ScotRail is Scotland's main rail company, with destinations including Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Aberdeen. ScotRail trains now offer complimentary WiFi, as well as onboard restrooms and catering on both suburban commuter routes and intercity services.

  • CrossCountry operates an extensive rail network in the U.K., centered in Birmingham. In standard class, passengers enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms. Trains also contain a small café or a trolley that passes through the carriages. An upgrade to first-class gives passengers more legroom and complimentary food.

Frequently Asked Questions

$8.61 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Bradford, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on trains from your city to Bradford. In the last month, trains from Manchester to Bradford had the lowest average price at $10.60.

The main train station in Bradford is Bradford Brg St. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Bradford.

The closest airport to Bradford is Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA), it is located 6.3 miles from the city center of Bradford.
Bradford is the most popular train destination in Bradford. It also ranks number 13 in United Kingdom. Bradford has the most train connections in the region. There are 11 train schedules arriving in Bradford each day.
The population of Bradford is 299310. Bradford ranks number 1 in terms of population in Bradford and number 8 in all of United Kingdom.
Train tickets to Bradford range from $9 for a short trip to Bradford, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Bradford starts at , and a longer trip by train to Bradford can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $9.
The closest train station to the city center of Bradford is Bradford Brg St, located just 0.5 miles away. Select Bradford Brg St as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Bradford. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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