There are 8 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 31 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Leeds

$99 - $149

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Bus  •  5 h 55 min

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

$24 - $57

6 alternative options

Train via Carlisle  •  5 h 20 min

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

$73 - $149

Drive  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Bradford 197.9 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Edinburgh to Leeds Bradford  •  5 h 43 min

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

$39 - $211

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  •  5 h 58 min

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

$86 - $256

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Bradford is to bus which costs £18 - £45 and takes 5 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Bradford is to train which costs £75 - £120 and takes 3 h 31 min.

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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, Interchange (Bradford Interchange) via Leeds City Centre, Dyer Street (Dyer Street Coach Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 55 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 31 min.

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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 3 h 31 min and costs £75 - £120.

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It takes approximately 3 h 31 min 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 3 h 31 min and costs £75 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £45 and takes 5 h 55 min, you could also fly, which costs £29 - £170 and takes 5 h 43 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Bradford.
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  • Distance: 160.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 31 min

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 Leeds Bradford via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Leeds Bradford via Southampton
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Edinburgh to Leeds Bradford via Manchester, Southampton
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
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 Edinburgh to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Leeds Bradford via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Edinburgh to Leeds Bradford via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $350
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Leeds Bradford via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Leeds Bradford via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $200
Flights from Edinburgh to Leeds Bradford via London Stansted, Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $240
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Leeds Bradford via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Leeds Bradford via Verona
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
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
$95 - $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
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 - $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
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
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
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
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com
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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