There are 6 ways to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Bradford by bus, train, tram, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Bradford City Centre, Interchange (Bradford Interchange) 060 / ...

$4 - $7

5 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Victoria
  2. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Bradford Interchange

$19 - $29

Line 6 tram, train  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Take the line 6 tram from Manchester Airport (Manchester Metrolink) to Victoria (Manchester Metrolink) 6
  2. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Bradford Interchange

$18 - $25

Taxi  •  52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Bradford 49.9 miles

$180 - $220

Drive  •  52 min

  1. Drive from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Bradford 49.9 miles

$10 - $16

Towncar  •  52 min

  1. Take a town car from Manchester Airport to Bradford 49.9 miles

$120 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Bradford is to bus which costs £3 - £5 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Bradford is to taxi which costs £140 - £170 and takes 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Manchester Airport The Station station and arriving at Bradford City Centre, Interchange (Bradford Interchange). Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Bradford. However, there are services departing from Manchester Airport and arriving at Bradford Interchange via Manchester Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 50 min.

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The distance between Manchester Airport (MAN) and Bradford is 37 miles. The road distance is 49.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Bradford without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 35 min and costs £3 - £5.

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The bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Bradford City Centre, Interchange (Bradford Interchange) takes 1 h 35 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Bradford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Airport The Station.

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Bradford train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Manchester Airport station.

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The best way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Bradford is to bus which takes 1 h 35 min and costs £3 - £5. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £14 - £22 and takes 1 h 50 min.

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Bradford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bradford City Centre, Interchange (Bradford Interchange) station.

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Bradford train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Bradford Interchange station.

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Map of how to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Bradford.
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  • Distance: 36.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 35 min

What companies run services between Manchester Airport (MAN), England and Bradford, England?

National Express operates a bus from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Bradford hourly. Tickets cost $4 - $7 and the journey takes 1 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Bradford via Manchester Victoria in around 1 h 50 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$5 - $8
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $8
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Victoria to Bradford Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Metrolink
Phone
0161 205 2000
Email
customerservices@metrolink.co.uk
Website
metrolink.co.uk
Tram from Manchester Airport (Manchester Metrolink) to Victoria (Manchester Metrolink)
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
metrolink.co.uk
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 Manchester Airport The Station to Bradford City Centre, Interchange (Bradford Interchange)
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Bradford
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
$180 - $220
Street Cars Manchester
Phone
+44 161 228 7878
Website
streetcarsmanchester.co.uk
Radio Cars
Phone
+44 161 236 8033
Website
radiocarsmanchester.co.uk
Manchester Cars
Phone
+44 161 228 3355
Website
ilovemanchestercars.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Manchester Airport to Bradford
Estimated price
$120 - $170

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