There are 5 ways to get from Bradford to Leicester by train, bus, night bus or car

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  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Leicester

$38 - $111

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Bradford to Leicester National Express / ...

$13 - $40

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Bradford City Centre, Interchange (Bradford Interchange) to Huddersfield Town Centre, John William Street (Charity Shop) X63 / ...
  2. Take the train from Huddersfield to Sheffield
  3. Take the train from Sheffield to Leicester

$31 - $69

Bus, night bus  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Bradford City Centre, Interchange (Bradford Interchange) to Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange 240
  2. Take the night bus from Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange to St Margaret's Bus Station 240

$19 - $26

Drive  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Bradford to Leicester 104.8 miles

$22 - $35

What companies run services between Bradford, England and Leicester, England?

You can take a train from Bradford to Leicester via Leeds and Sheffield in around 3 h 10 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Bradford to Leicester every 4 hours. Tickets cost $13 - $18 and the journey takes 4 h 10 min. New Bharat Coaches also services this route once daily.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Single
$18 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Single
$26 - $40
Train from Sheffield to Leicester
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $21
Off-Peak Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bradford to Leicester
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bradford City Centre, Interchange (Bradford Interchange) to Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange to St Margaret's Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
New Bharat Coaches
Website
newbharat.co.uk
Bus from Bradford City Centre, Interchange (Bradford Interchange) to St Margaret's Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
newbharat.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bradford and Leicester is 135 km. The road distance is 168 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bradford to Leicester is to bus which costs £9 - £27 and takes 4 h 10 min.

The quickest way to get from Bradford to Leicester is to drive which takes 1 h 49 min and costs £16 - £24.

No, there is no direct train from Bradford to Leicester. However, there are services departing from Bradford Interchange and arriving at Leicester via Leeds and Sheffield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bradford and arriving at Leicester. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to get from Bradford to Leicester, including transfers.