There are 10 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.

Recommended option

Train CrossCountry  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Leeds

$106 - $159

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 1 & 2) to Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station) M20 / ...

$26 - $61

8 alternative options

Train via Carlisle  •  5 h 23 min

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

$82 - $119

Drive  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Bradford 197.9 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Edinburgh to Manchester, train  •  4 h 51 min

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

$64 - $205

Train to Glasgow, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 27 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 Airport to Bradford Interchange

$90 - $327

Fly Edinburgh to East Midlands, train  •  5 h 59 min

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

$101 - $263

Fly Edinburgh to Birmingham, train  •  6 h 12 min

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

$140 - $333

Train to Glasgow, fly to East Midlands, train  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to East Midlands (EMA) GLA - EMA
  3. Take the train from Derby to Leeds

$117 - $285

Train to Aberdeen, fly to Leeds Bradford  •  6 h 24 min

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

$119 - $359

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Edinburgh to Bradford hourly. Tickets cost $100 - $160 and the journey takes 2 h 59 min. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Edinburgh to Bradford 3 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 4 h 50 min. National Express also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Avg. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Avg. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Edinburgh to East Midlands
Avg. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to East Midlands via Belfast City
Avg. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Avg. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Avg. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands
Avg. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands via Belfast City
Avg. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Aberdeen to Leeds Bradford
Avg. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Avg. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Avg. Duration
3 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Leeds Bradford
Avg. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Avg. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Leeds
Avg. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Single
$100 - $160
Off-Peak Single
$100 - $160
Train from Derby to Leeds
Avg. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Birmingham New Street to Leeds
Avg. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
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
Avg. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $27
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Bingley
Avg. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Bradford Interchange
Avg. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
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
Avg. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Avg. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
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)
Avg. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Edinburgh to Bradford?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Bradford?

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Bradford is to bus which costs £28 and takes 5 h 48 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Bradford is to train which takes 3 h 30 min and costs £100.

Is there a direct train between Edinburgh and Bradford?

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 30 min.

Is there a direct bus between Edinburgh and Bradford?

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Bradford. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 1 & 2) and arriving at Bradford City Centre, Interchange (Bradford Interchange) via Leeds City Centre, Dyer Street (Dyer Street Coach Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 48 min.

How long does it take to get from Edinburgh to Bradford?

It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Edinburgh to Bradford, including transfers.