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There are 7 ways to get from Glasgow 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 via Preston  •  4h 20m

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

£77 - £279

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Bus  •  7h 25m

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

£14 - £19

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Train  •  4h 49m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Leeds

£125 - £308

Drive  •  3h 33m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Bradford 201.4 miles

£30 - £45

Fly to Leeds Bradford  •  6h 31m

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

£43 - £202

Fly to Manchester, train  •  7h 20m

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

£37 - £258

Fly to Liverpool, train  •  7h 24m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Liverpool (LPL) GLA - LPL
  2. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Bradford Interchange

£42 - £211

Glasgow to Bradford by train

The train journey time between Glasgow and Bradford is around 4h 41m and covers a distance of around 244 miles. The fastest train normally takes 3h 59m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, TransPennine Express Service and Northern Rail, the Glasgow to Bradford train service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Bradford Interchange. Typically 103 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 41m
Fastest train time:
3h 59m
Train distance:
244 miles
Trains per week:
103
Cheapest price:
£77
Carbon emissions:
20 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:26
Last train departs at:
20:06

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Bradford train schedules

Glasgow → Bradford
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Glasgow to Bradford is to bus, which costs £13 - £19 and takes 7h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Bradford is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Bradford. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Bradford Interchange, Bridge Street via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow to Bradford. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Bradford Interchange via Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 20m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Bradford is 175 miles. The road distance is 201.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Bradford without a car is to train via Preston which takes 4h 20m and costs £75 - £280.

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It takes approximately 4h 20m to get from Glasgow to Bradford, including transfers.

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

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Glasgow to Bradford train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Bradford is to train via Preston which takes 4h 20m and costs £75 - £280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £19 and takes 7h 25m, you could also fly, which costs £40 - £210 and takes 6h 31m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Bradford.
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  • Distance: 175.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 20m

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

You can take a train from Glasgow to Bradford via Preston in around 4h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Bradford via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 7h 25m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Leeds Bradford via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£90 - £240
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£90 - £240
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£85 - £280
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Jersey
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £280
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£140 - £420
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Leeds Bradford via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£18 - £95
Flights from Glasgow to Leeds Bradford via Malaga
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£18 - £95
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
£9 - £110
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£9 - £110
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £460
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Leeds Bradford via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £380
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £410
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Glasgow to Leeds Bradford via Malaga
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£95 - £220
Flights from Glasgow to Leeds Bradford via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £220
Flights from Glasgow to Leeds Bradford via Geneva
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £210
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £220
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£240 - £390
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Derry
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £800
Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Bradford Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£20 - £35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£20 - £25
Anytime Day 1st Class
£24 - £35
Train from Manchester Victoria to Bradford Interchange
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £26
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£15 - £20
Anytime Day 1st Class
£19 - £26
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£11 - £20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£11 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£14 - £20
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£15 - £23
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £20
Off-Peak Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£15 - £23
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 Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Bradford Interchange, Bridge Street
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
National Express

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There is no direct flight from Glasgow Airport to Leeds Bradford Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 30m and has one stopover.

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Glasgow to Bradford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bradford Interchange, Bridge Street station.

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Glasgow to Bradford train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Bradford Interchange station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Bradford is 201 miles. It takes approximately 3h 33m to drive from Glasgow to Bradford.

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

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