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There are 5 ways to get from Bradford to Glasgow Central Station by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train via Preston  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the train from Bradford Interchange to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Glasgow Central

£75 - £283

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Bradford Interchange, Bridge Street to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Glasgow National Express

£14 - £18

3 alternative options

Train  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Glasgow Central

£125 - £308

Drive  •  3h 34m

  1. Drive from Bradford to Glasgow Central Station 201.2 miles

£30 - £45

Fly  •  4h 59m

  1. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Glasgow (GLA) LBA - GLA

£66 - £254

Bradford to Glasgow Central Station by train

The train journey time between Bradford and Glasgow Central Station is around 4h 32m and covers a distance of around 244 miles. The fastest train normally takes 3h 41m. Operated by Northern Rail, Avanti West Coast and TransPennine Express Service, the Bradford to Glasgow Central Station train service departs from Bradford Interchange and arrives in Glasgow Central. Typically 105 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 32m
Fastest train time:
3h 41m
Train distance:
244 miles
Trains per week:
105
Cheapest price:
£75
Carbon emissions:
20 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:16
Last train departs at:
22:17

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bradford to Glasgow Central Station train schedules

Bradford → Glasgow Central Station
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The cost-effective way to get from Bradford to Glasgow Central Station is to bus, which costs £14 - £19 and takes 7h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Bradford to Glasgow Central Station is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bradford to Glasgow Central Station. However, there are services departing from Bradford Interchange, Bridge Street and arriving at Glasgow via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 43m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bradford to Glasgow Central Station. However, there are services departing from Bradford Interchange and arriving at Glasgow Central via Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 15m.

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The distance between Bradford and Glasgow Central Station is 175 miles. The road distance is 201.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Bradford to Glasgow Central Station without a car is to train via Preston which takes 4h 15m and costs £75 - £290.

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It takes approximately 4h 15m to get from Bradford to Glasgow Central Station, including transfers.

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Bradford to Glasgow Central Station bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Bradford Interchange, Bridge Street station.

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Bradford to Glasgow Central Station train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Bradford Interchange station.

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The best way to get from Bradford to Glasgow Central Station is to train via Preston which takes 4h 15m and costs £75 - £290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £19 and takes 7h 43m, you could also fly, which costs £65 - £260 and takes 4h 59m.

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  • Distance: 175 miles
  • Duration: 4h 15m

What companies run services between Bradford, England and Glasgow Central Station, Scotland?

You can take a train from Bradford to Glasgow Central Station via Preston in around 4h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bradford to Glasgow Central Station via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and Glasgow in around 7h 43m.

Airlines
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Glasgow via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £600
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Glasgow via Malaga
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£160 - £650
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Glasgow via Mahon
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£140 - £600
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Glasgow via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£140 - £600
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Glasgow via Alicante
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £600
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Glasgow via Faro
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£50 - £210
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove), London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£70 - £270
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove), London Luton
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£70 - £270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£18 - £110
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £400
Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
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 Bradford Interchange, Bridge Street to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express

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There is no direct flight from Leeds Bradford Airport to Glasgow Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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Bradford to Glasgow Central Station bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Glasgow station.

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Bradford to Glasgow Central Station train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Glasgow Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bradford to Glasgow Central Station is 201 miles. It takes approximately 3h 34m to drive from Bradford to Glasgow Central Station.

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KLM, Ryanair, easyJet and Jet2.com offer flights from Leeds Bradford Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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The best way to get from Bradford to Leeds Bradford Airport is to taxi which takes 15 min and costs £21 - £26.

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