There are 9 ways to get from Edinburgh to Bradford by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train CrossCountry  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Leeds

$100 - $150

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Leeds National Express / ...

$24 - $58

7 alternative options

Train via Carlisle  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Bingley

$74 - $149

Drive  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Bradford 197.9 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Edinburgh to Manchester, train  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Manchester (MAN) EDI - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Bradford Interchange

$63 - $205

Train to Glasgow, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN) GLA - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Bradford Interchange

$87 - $326

Fly Edinburgh to East Midlands, train  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to East Midlands (EMA) EDI - EMA
  2. Take the train from Derby to Leeds

$86 - $256

Fly Edinburgh to Birmingham, train  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX) EDI - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Leeds

$116 - $322

Train to Aberdeen, fly to Leeds Bradford  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
  2. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) ABZ - LBA

$103 - $405

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Bradford is to bus which costs £17 - £45 and takes 6 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Bradford is to train which takes 3 h 32 min and costs £75 - £120.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Bradford is 257 km. The road distance is 317 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 32 min to get from Edinburgh to Bradford, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Bradford. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Bradford via Leeds. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Bradford. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Bradford Interchange via Leeds. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 32 min.

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What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Bradford, England?

CrossCountry operates a train from Edinburgh to Bradford hourly. Tickets cost $95 - $150 and the journey takes 2 h 59 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to Bradford twice daily. Tickets cost $18 - $24 and the journey takes 5 h. Megabus UK also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Edinburgh to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to East Midlands via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Aberdeen to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Leeds
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Single
$95 - $150
Off-Peak Single
$100 - $150
Train from Derby to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Birmingham New Street to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $80
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$60 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Virgin West Coast Trains
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Bingley
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Victoria to Bradford Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 1 & 2) to Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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