Getting Here

There are a variety of travel options available for attending the festival.

Bradford Literature Festival events mainly take place in easily accessible city centre locations. Most of our venues are within a 5-15 minute walk from Bradford Interchange and Bradford Forster Square station. Wherever possible, please use public transport and help us reduce our carbon footprint.

Public Transport

By Bus

Bradford Interchange is located in the city centre and is just a few minutes walk from the majority of festival venues.

You can find timetable information on the West Yorkshire Metro website here.

By Rail

The city is served by two train stations, both of which are located in the city centre, providing fast and easy access to most festival locations.

Bradford Interchange is a five-minute walk from Centenary Square and City Hall and has rail, bus and taxi services all under one roof. From here, you are just a 20-minute direct journey from Leeds train station, with links to the rest of the country. You can plan your journey using National Rail.

Bradford Interchange also runs a direct service to London Kings Cross, via Wakefield and Doncaster. Visit the Grand Central Rail website for more information.

Bradford Forster Square is a 5-10 minute walk from Centenary Square and City Hall. The station has daily direct London North Eastern Railway services to London, and also serves Leeds, Ilkley, Saltaire, Keighley, and Skipton.

Other Travel Options

By Car

Bradford city centre is just two miles from the motorway network. From the M62, take junction 26, joining the M606, and follow the brown heritage signs which will bring you into the city centre.

A number of different taxi companies operate in the city, including Uber.


Bradford city centre has limited on-street parking. However, the centre is served by a number of large multi-storey car parks and parking at the University of Bradford is free on weekends for those attending the festival.

The Broadway Shopping Centre

For directions to this large, city centre car park, please click here.

Bradford Council Car Parks

For a list of Bradford Council Car Parks, please click here.

Disabled Parking

For information on disabled parking within Bradford city centre, please click here.

By Air

Leeds Bradford International Airport is only seven miles away with regular flights running to major cities throughout the UK and beyond. For more information about flights please visit the Leeds Bradford Airport website.