Maps and Directions
How to Find Us
Bradford is conveniently situated in the centre of the UK, and is easily reached by road, rail or air.
Maps of the campus are also here.
How to Get to Bradford
Bradford is connected to the national motorway network via the M62 and the M606. Approximate distances by motorway are:
- London 200 miles (320 km)
- Birmingham 120 miles (192 km)
- Bristol 220 miles (352 km)
- Edinburgh 200 miles (320 km)
- Leeds 8 miles (13 km)
- Manchester 35 miles (56 km)
- Newcastle 95 miles (152 km)
- Nottingham 80 miles (128 km)
Best routes into Bradford are:
- from the south, east or west of Bradford - M62 and the M606
- from the north-west of Bradford - A629/A650 via Skipton and Keighley
- from the north-east - A1 or A19, and reach Bradford via the A59 and then the A658 south of Harrogate.
- Main Campus, BD7 1DP
- School of Health Studies, BD5 0BB
- School of Management, BD9 4JL
An extensive coach service connects most parts of the country to Bradford's Travel Interchange.
National Express - www.nationalexpress.com
Bradford Interchange and Forster Square stations have extensive rail links, though many involve changing at Leeds. The Interchange is where you will probably arrive. Approximate journey times are:
- London, King's Cross 3 hours
- Edinburgh 4 hours
- Birmingham 3 hours
- Manchester 1 hour
- Leeds 20 minutes
National Rail Enquiries - www.nationalrail.co.uk
There are direct regular air services into Leeds/Bradford International Airport, 7 miles (11 km) from the University, from various cities around the UK and Ireland as well as from many international locations. Bradford can be reached from the Airport by taxi at a cost of about £16. There is also an hourly bus service to Bradford Interchange at a cost of around £2.00.
Many internal and international flights can also be made into Manchester Airport, 50 miles (80 km) south-west of Bradford.
International Students also see - www.bradford.ac.uk/international/travel.htm
Leeds/Bradford International Airport - www.lbia.co.uk/
To get to the university from the Travel Interchange/Forster Square
Walking takes about 15 minutes, though it is partly uphill.
From the Interchange, come down the hill, across the crossing and turn left in front of City Hall.
From Forster Square station, walk along past the "Fibres" sculpture out onto Cheapside, then along Market Street to City Hall.
From there, walk in front of the fountain in Centenary Square. Cross the road and walk left towards the glass front of the Alhambra Theatre. Turn right up Great Horton Road just before the Alhambra Theatre. The University is about 300 metres up this hill, beyond the College.
Free City Bus
Launched on Monday 29 September 2008 by Metro and Bradford Council, Bradford FreeCityBus service connects key locations around the city centre.
These include Bradford Interchange, Forster Square Rail Station, Forster Square shopping Park, Kirkgate Shopping Centre, the Oastler Centre, the National Media Museum and Library and the University of Bradford and College.
The buses run every ten minutes from 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday and 8am to 5.30pm on Saturdays.
Full details are available from the Metro website (external link)
Buses 610/1/2/3/4 leave from Channing Way outside City Hall at regular intervals during the day, and pass the main campus about 5 minutes later costing around 60p. Alternatively, and especially if you have luggage, you can take a taxi, costing about £4.00.