Transport

There are lots of ways to travel in and around Bradford.

Find out more about where you are living now. Then you can find the best way to make your journey.

Try using Google Maps. This can tell you the quickest or easiest way to get somewhere. 

For school transport go to Education – Choosing a school.

Helpful Hint
Bradford centre is shaped like a big bowl. 
Walk down a hill – and you are going towards the city centre: BD1.

  • Walking
    Sometimes walking can be the easiest and quickest way to get around, especially in the city centre. If you are new to Bradford, go to If You Have Just Arrived. Get […]
  • Useful Links
    How to use Google Maps Google Maps Related Information Driving TEST Page Privacy Policy Health Education
  • Public Transport
    COVID – 19 Alert Let’s look after each otherYou must wear a face-covering on all trains and buses. This is the law, just now.Always check your journey. Some timetables have […]
  • Cycling
    Cycling can be a fun, quick and cheap way to travel around Bradford – and good for your health. Bradford has some cycle routes between different neighbourhoods to the city […]
  • Taxis
    Covid – 19Bradford taxis should use their safety equipment – screens and sanitiser.This is to help protect people from Covid-19 and help people to feel safe. To catch a taxi, […]
  • Driving
    Legal Requirements If you have your own car or motorbike you must have a driving licence, road tax and vehicle insurance. You must also have your car or motorbike checked […]
  • Air Travel
    There are around 40 commercial airports in the UK that run international flights. The Trainline website includes a map to show you where the airports are, and details of how […]

Transport Services

MCard

The MCard is a smartcard that makes travelling on ANY buses and trains across West Yorkshire really simple – and best value.

You can buy an MCard online, or at the Bus Station Travel Centre at Bradford Interchange.

You can top up your MCard at Bradford Interchange, or online, or at a Payzone outlet near your home. There are at least 3 Payzone outlets in each Bradford postcode – usually in a shop. https://payzone.co.uk

This Listing was last updated: 9 February 2021

Pearson Professional Centres-UK Bradford

1, Caspian House, 61 E Parade, Bradford BD1 5EP

You can take your driving theory test at this test centre in the middle of Bradford.  Appointments are limited at the moment, because of Covid. For information on rescheduling, refunds, and more, please check out our FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).

This Listing was last updated: 8 April 2021

Heaton Private Hire (taxi)

73 Carlisle Road, Manningham, Bradford BD8 8BE

Taxi rank

This Listing was last updated: 22 March 2021

CYCLE Bradford

Capital of Cycling, Capital of Cycling, Hall Ings, Bradford

CycleBradford.org.uk is a free, accessible web site for all types of cycling related activity in the district. It’s an umbrella resource that helps guide you into Bradford’s cycling community. We provide information about most of the organisations involved in cycling in and around Bradford District.

Contact us for more information, or to get involved.

This Listing was last updated: 22 March 2021

Capital of Cycling

Capital of Cycling, Capital of Cycling, Hall Ings, Bradford BD1 5SD, UK

Capital of Cycling is a coalition of cycling organisations, community groups and charities.

We work to support and connect some of the fantastic cycling work, events and opportunities that are already going on in The District. Why not join us?

We have a cycling hub in the centre of Bradford, opposite City Hall, next to The Bradford Hotel.

This Listing was last updated: 22 March 2021

Bradford Interchange Train and Bus Station

Bradford Interchange, Bridge Street, Bradford

Bradford Interchange is a transport interchange in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, which consists of a railway station and combined bus and coach station adjacent. It is served by the majority of bus services in the city centre along with National Express Coaches, while the railway station, which is one of two in the city centre (along with Bradford Forster Square), is served by Northern and is also the terminus for Grand Centralservices from London King’s Cross.

Opening Times:

Monday: 6-8:15pm
Tuesday: 6-8:15pm
Wednesday: 6-8:15pm
Thursday: 6-8:15pm
Friday: 6-8:15pm
Saturday: 6-8:15pm
Sunday: 8-8:15pm
This Listing was last updated: 17 February 2021

Bradford Forster Square Train Station

Bradford Forster Square, King’s Road, Forster Square, Bradford
Bradford Forster Square railway station serves Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The trains are operated by Northern Trains, on the Airedale Line to Skipton, the Wharfedale Line to Ilkley and the Leeds-Bradford Line to Leeds.

Opening Times:

Monday: 6:10-7pm
Tuesday: 6:10-7pm
Wednesday: 6:10-7pm
Thursday: 6:10-7pm
Friday: 6:10-8pm
Saturday: 6:10-7pm
Sunday: 8:45-6pm
This Listing was last updated: 15 October 2020
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