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There are 7 ways to get from Edinburgh to Bradford by train, bus, car or plane

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Train CrossCountry  •  3h 28m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Leeds

$42 - $148

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Bus  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street National Express / ...

$21 - $52

5 alternative options

Train via Carlisle  •  5h 27m

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

$73 - $148

Drive  •  3h 47m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Bradford 197.9 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Edinburgh to Leeds Bradford  •  6h 17m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) EDI - LBA

$33 - $206

Fly Edinburgh to Manchester, train  •  4h 55m

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

$61 - $204

Train to Glasgow, fly to Manchester, train  •  6h 10m

  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

$86 - $326

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Bradford is to bus which costs £16 - £40 and takes 5h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Bradford is to train which costs £30 - £120 and takes 3h 28m.

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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 City Centre, Hall Ings via Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 56m.

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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 3h 28m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Bradford is 161 miles. The road distance is 197.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Bradford without a car is to train which takes 3h 28m and costs £30 - £120.

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It takes approximately 3h 28m to get from Edinburgh to Bradford, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Bradford bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh to Bradford train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Bradford is to train which takes 3h 28m and costs £30 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £40 and takes 5h 56m, you could also fly, which costs £25 - £160 and takes 6h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Bradford.
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  • Distance: 160.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 28m

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 2h 58m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to Bradford twice daily. Tickets cost $18 - $24 and the journey takes 5h. Megabus UK also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Leeds Bradford via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Leeds Bradford via Southampton
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Edinburgh to Leeds Bradford via East Midlands, Belfast City
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Edinburgh to Leeds Bradford via Manchester, Belfast City
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Leeds Bradford via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Edinburgh to Leeds Bradford via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $350
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Leeds Bradford via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Leeds Bradford via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Leeds Bradford via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $200
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Leeds Bradford via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Leeds
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $130
Train from Edinburgh to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
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
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Victoria to Bradford Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
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
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
National Express
Megabus UK

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There is no direct flight from Edinburgh Airport to Leeds Bradford Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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Edinburgh to Bradford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street.

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Edinburgh to Bradford train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Leeds station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Bradford is 198 miles. It takes approximately 3h 47m to drive from Edinburgh to Bradford.

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Jet2.com, Ryanair, British Airways and three other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Leeds Bradford Airport.

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There are 682+ hotels available in Bradford. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32m and costs £3 - £5.

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