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There are 9 ways to get from Glasgow to Bradford by train, bus, car or plane

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Train CrossCountry  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Leeds

$115 - $171

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Bus  •  6 h 52 min

  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 / ...

$27 - $36

7 alternative options

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4 h 42 min

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

$94 - $198

Train via Carlisle  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Bingley

$61 - $148

Drive  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Bradford 201.5 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Glasgow to Manchester, train  •  4 h 48 min

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

$70 - $306

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Manchester (MAN) EDI - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Bradford Interchange

$68 - $212

Fly Glasgow to East Midlands, train  •  6 h 13 min

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

$84 - $258

Fly Glasgow to Birmingham, train  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Birmingham (BHX) GLA - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Leeds

$109 - $304

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Bradford is to bus which costs £20 - £28 and takes 6 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Bradford is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 32 min.

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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 6 h 52 min.

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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 Leeds. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 41 min.

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The distance between Glasgow and Bradford is 175 miles. The road distance is 201.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Bradford without a car is to train which takes 4 h 41 min and costs £85 - £140.

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It takes approximately 4 h 41 min 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 CrossCountry, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Bradford is to train which takes 4 h 41 min and costs £85 - £140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £28 and takes 6 h 52 min.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Bradford.
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  • Distance: 175.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 41 min

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Glasgow to Bradford every 4 hours. Tickets cost $110 - $170 and the journey takes 4 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Bradford via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 6 h 52 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Leeds
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Single
$110 - $170
Off-Peak Single
$110 - $180
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
Train from Birmingham New Street to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $80
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Preston
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Preston
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 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
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Bradford Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $26
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
$13 - $20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
ScotRail
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
6 times a week
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 Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Bradford Interchange, Bridge Street
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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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 CrossCountry, arrive at Leeds station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Bradford is 201 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 32 min to drive from Glasgow to Bradford.

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easyJet and Flybe offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Glasgow Airport is to line 500 bus which takes 18 min and costs £7.

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