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London to Bradford bus tickets

23 daily departures, bus tickets starting at €17.99, and the fastest trip in 4h 45m

London to Bradford bus times

Check out the next buses departing from London to Bradford for Saturday, 24 February

CompanyDeparture time/Arrival timeDeparture Station/Arrival StationTransport TypePriceView schedule
National Express
6h
National Express
$36.16
National Express
6h 50m
National Express
$31.96
National Express
7h 35m
National Express
$31.73
National Express
5h 10m
National Express
$28.46
National Express
7h 30m
National Express
$31.73

Over 23 schedules for your journey.

Bus London to Bradford

It takes an average of 6h 2m to travel from London to Bradford by bus, over a distance of around 277 km. There are normally 23 buses per day traveling from London to Bradford and tickets for this journey start from €17.99 when you book in advance.

Distance277 km
Price€17.99
Frequency23
Fastest4h 45m

What companies travel from London to Bradford?

Whether you're seeking speed, comfort, affordability, or a blend of all, our detailed overview covers the key players in the industry. Get insights into schedules, booking tips, and amenities offered by each company, ensuring your journey between these iconic cities is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Best Travel Options

Discover the essential differences between various transport options from London to Bradford:

Travel Time: Trains offer a speedy transit of under 3 hours while buses provide a laid-back 5-7 hour ride. Cars can travel the distance in about 3-4 hours, allowing for stops along the way.

Cost: Buses are a wallet-friendly choice, whereas trains strike a balance between affordability and speed. Self-driving may vary in cost depending on split expenses and vehicle efficiency.

Experience: The bus journey offers ample time to enjoy England’s landscapes, trains combine quick travel with comfort, and cars provide the utmost flexibility for personalized exploration.

🧳 Covering a journey of roughly 322 km (200 miles), delve into the details and find your best way to traverse this short trip by reading the rest of this page.

Best Travel Options

Bus vs Train

Choosing between bus and train for a London to Bradford trip? Let’s break down what sets them apart:

Travel Duration: Opt for trains if saving time is crucial; a swift 3-4 hour trip as opposed to buses taking 6-8 hours gives you more time at your destination.

Cost Considerations: If travel expenses are a concern, buses win with wallet-friendly fares, while train prices are competitive and can save on time, balancing cost with efficiency.

Comfort and Amenities: Trains edge out with extra perks like on-board refreshments and power sockets, making for a more comfortable journey compared to the more standard bus offerings.

Bus vs Train

Cheapest Travel Options

Jet between London and Bradford economically with National Express or Megabus, costing you just £10 to £25. Enjoy onboard free Wi-Fi with National Express or go for the wallet-friendly Megabus.

Uncover the secrets to smart travel between London and Bradford tailored to your traveling style. Families will relish the train’s comfort, while cost-effective coach options suit business and budget travelers. Revel in significant savings and choose your best fit without compromising on experiences or quality.

Cheapest Travel Options

Frequently asked questions

Travel effortlessly from London to Bradford, experiencing the comfort and convenience of scenic routes. Discover wallet-friendly tickets, swift journey times, and essential travel updates, all while soaking in the rich tapestry of English landscapes. Explore Bradford, a gem in the UK’s crown.

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Cheap tickets from London to Bradford

The price of tickets from London to Bradford is cheaper for a one-way standard class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the companies release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper tickets from London to Bradford by booking early.

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the services are also popular commuter services, lots of companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider traveling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting transport

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting transport. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Seasonal Travel Pack Essentials Guide

Seasonal Travel Pack Essentials Guide

<p>Heading to Bradford? Your packing list needs to be as dynamic as the city itself. Whether you’re visiting during the fresh, blooming springs, the pleasantly warm summers, the crisp autumns or the chilly winters, this guide will ensure you’re perfectly prepped with all the essentials for a comfortable, hassle-free journey.</p>

Budget-Friendly Things To Do

Budget-Friendly Things To Do

Discovering Bradford doesn’t have to cost a fortune. From industrial heritage to scenic parks and Victorian architecture, dive into the wealth of free and affordable experiences that this vibrant city has to offer. Whether you’re exploring historic sites or enjoying the great outdoors, you’ll find an array of options that won’t break the bank.
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Transportation Options

Transportation Options

Embark on your Bradford adventure with confidence using our comprehensive transport guide. Navigate through the city’s robust MetroBus services, convenient train stations and, for the environmentally conscious, a bike-sharing scheme. Bradford’s transport options are geared towards efficiency, affordability, and accessibility for travelers and locals alike.

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Travel Tips

The best tips from our team for your next trip

"Research sightseeing opportunities along your route, such as landmarks, tourist attractions, or scenic routes, and plan your itinerary accordingly."

Ethan Hughes
Ethan Hughes
Transport Trekker

"Choosing the right seat, such as one with extralegroom or a window seat, can help maximize comfort during your journey."

John Anderson
John Anderson
Adventurous Explorer

"Check the pet policies of the bus or train company you are traveling with, and make sure your pet is allowed on board."

Charlotte Adams
Charlotte Adams
Transit Seeker

"Learn basic phrases in the local language, such as greetings or common phrases, to show respect and build connections with locals."

William Lewis
William Lewis
Commuting Maverick

"Keep your valuables like cash, passport, andimportant documents in a secure place, like a neck wallet or a money belt.Avoid carrying large sums of money or expensive jewelry."

Isabella Wright
Isabella Wright
Route Seeker

"Choose a mode of transportation that allows you to work comfortably, such as a train with spacious seating or a bus with Wi-Fi."

David Thompson
David Thompson
Nomadic Voyager

"Research the local culture and customs of the places you will be traveling through, and learn about the history, traditions, and values of the people."

Emily Roberts
Emily Roberts
Serene Wanderer

"Bring a refillable water bottle and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout your journey."

Olivia Rodriguez
Olivia Rodriguez
Rail Trailblazer

"Traveling during off-peak hours can save moneyon bus and train fares, as prices tend to be lower during non-peak times."

Mia Bennett
Mia Bennett
Bus Explorer

"Arrive on time for your bus or train, and be respectful of other passengers' schedules."

Michael Turner
Michael Turner
Transit Connoisseur

"Consider choosing eco-friendly transport options like buses or trains instead of driving alone in a car, which can help reduce your carbon footprint."

Sophia Mitchell
Sophia Mitchell
Journey Enthusiast
Travel Hotspots

Discover the Top Transit Hubs

Discover the top transit hubs with our comprehensive list of the busiest and most important bus and train stations. Find out which stations offer the best connections and travel options for your next trip. Plan your trip with ease and efficiency by exploring our guide to the key transit hubs.