Trains from Manchester to Bradford

Manchester to Bradford train information

Manchester Bradford train map

Train duration 1h00m
Arrival Bradford, England
Departure Manchester, England
Distance 30 Miles
  • Find your ticket on gopili to identify the different operators for your train from Manchester (North West England) to Bradford (Yorkshire and the Humber England). The services on board will vary depending on the rail provider.
  • On average, the journey takes normally 1h00m by train to cover the 30 miles to go to Bradford from Manchester. The train duration can vary depending if your train is direct or with changes.
  • Depending how much time in advance you book your ticket as well as when you travel, the price of the ticket will vary.

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Manchester - Bradford: the best time to book cheap trains

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Overall, the earlier you purchase your ticket, the cheaper it gets but there can be some exceptions. We gathered the offers from the last six months in order to understand the best time to purchase your train tickets Manchester to Bradford. The figures show that booking your train from Manchester to Bradford in advance is not always the best option.

We found trains at £12 when booking 1 day in advance while you will have to pay a minimum of £23 if you get your ticket 1 month in advance. Thus, based on our data, the best time to purchase your seat is 1 day in advance as it is 51% cheaper than 1 month in advance.

Best prices for Manchester to Bradford trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Manchester and Bradford by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Bradford to Manchester and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

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Willing to travel for cheap? Many railcards and deals exist to pay less for your Manchester Bradford train ticket and make even more savings on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are different types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

  • If you want to understand how much you can save with a railcard, you have to evaluate how many trips you need to save money. You will see that most of the time, only a few trips are needed.

    For your evaluation, you need to include the railcard cost, for instance £30, how much you're saving on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a Manchester Bradford ticket is £50.00 (1).

    Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £50.00: £88/£50.00 = 1.76. It will take you approximately 2 trips from Bradford to Manchester (one way journey) with your railcard to be profitable.

  • All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most rail fares, thus you will save 1/3 on most train fares.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Manchester to Bradford train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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