There are 7 ways to get from Bradford to Scotland 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 Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4 h 15 min

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

$99 - $218

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Bradford to Manchester National Express
  2. Take the bus from Manchester to Glasgow National Express

$28 - $38

5 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Glasgow Central

$124 - $186

Drive  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Bradford to Glasgow 201.6 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Leeds Bradford to Aberdeen  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Aberdeen (ABZ) LBA - ABZ

$78 - $309

Train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 27 min

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

$64 - $227

Train, train to Durham, fly to Aberdeen  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Bradford Interchange to Leeds
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Darlington
  3. Fly from Durham (MME) to Aberdeen (ABZ) MME - ABZ

$125 - $411

What companies run services between Bradford, England and Scotland?

You can take a train from Bradford to Glasgow via Preston in around 4 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bradford to Glasgow via Manchester in around 6 h 35 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Durham to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Bradford Interchange to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Bradford Interchange to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Bradford Interchange to Leeds
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
Train from Leeds to Darlington
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $20
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Single
$120 - $180
Off-Peak Single
$120 - $190
Train from Leeds to Darlington
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bradford Interchange to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $45
Virgin Trains East Coast
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bradford to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Bradford to Scotland?

The distance between Bradford and Scotland is 365 km. The road distance is 323 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Bradford to Scotland is to bus which costs £20 - £28 and takes 6 h 35 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Bradford to Scotland is to drive which takes 3 h 32 min and costs £30 - £45.

Is there a direct train between Bradford and Scotland?

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

Is there a direct bus between Bradford and Scotland?

No, there is no direct bus from Bradford to Scotland. However, there are services departing from Bradford and arriving at Glasgow via Manchester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 35 min.

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

It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Bradford to Scotland, including transfers.