How to get to Leeds station (LDS) Train Station

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Leeds station information & facilities

Distance from Leeds to city center
Distance from Leeds to city center
0.2 miles (369 m)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 45 - 23: 59 | Sun: 06: 45 - 22: 30
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Bus lines: 1, 16, 201, 229, 34, 5, 60, A1
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
Take the Flyer A1 bus shuttle departing every 30 minutes from the train station to the airport. The journey takes about 30 minutes.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Free Wi-Fi in the station.
ATM
ATM
Located in the West Footbridge and South Concourse.
Taxi
Taxi
Taxi: Taxi rank outside New Station Street entrance near the bus interchange. | Accessible taxis: Taxi rank outside New Station Street entrance near the bus interchange.
Lockers
Lockers
Located on the main concourse. Services provided by Excess Baggage Co, open daily from 08: 00 until 21: 00.
Shopping
Shopping
Dining
Dining
Bagel Factory | Caffè Nero | KFC | Leon | McDonald's | The Pasty Shop | Starbucks | Pret a Manger | JD Wetherspoon | Delice de France
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Firefly
Information Desk
Information Desk
Located on the North Concourse near the Wellington Street entrance. Open daily from 08: 00 to 21: 00.
Accessibility
Accessibility
There are elevators or level access to all platforms in the whole station. Ramps for train access and wheelchairs are also available.
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Travel from Leeds city centre to Leeds train station

Leeds is a city in the northern part of England in the county of Yorkshire. The city is on the south bank of the River Aire. The city boasts a dance and national theatre company. The city also has a world-class arena that houses sporting events as well as a variety of other entertainment. Because of the history of the city that dates back several centuries, there's plenty of magnificent architecture to explore while you are here. The Leeds Railway Station is the fourth busiest railway station in the United Kingdom. The station serves as the terminus of the Leeds branch of the East Coast Main Line. When you are ready to travel from Leeds city centre to Leeds Train Station the station sits just south of the centre of the city and you can take the Line 5 bus to the city in about 6min. Travellers can also walk the same distance in about 8min.

How far is it from Leeds city centre to Leeds train station?

One of the things the travellers love about the train station in Leeds is how close it is to the centre of Leeds. The station sits just 0.4 miles (0.64 km) to the south of the city. There is a city bus service aboard their Line 5, 19A, or 19 that makes the trip in 4min with a bus leaving every 15min or so to make the journey. If you are driving your car you can make the trip in just about 1min and if you want to walk from the centre of the city to the station you could do that in around 8min.

What is the best way to get to Leeds train station from Leeds city centre?

When looking for ways to get from the centre of Leeds to the Leeds Railway Station, travellers have several options. If you are starting near the Leeds Art Gallery or the Leeds City Museum you could take a taxi to get you to the station in about 3min or you could walk that distance in around 8min. If instead, you were more to the west of town near Park Square the Line 5 bus will make the trip to the station in about 14min. This bus line runs throughout most of the day with buses departing roughly every 15min. You could also take a taxi from here in about 2min and you could walk in around 8min.

Where is the airport in Leeds and how to get there?

The Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) is the primary airport in the city of Leeds and it sits about 9 miles (14.5 km) to the northwest of the centre of the city. If you need to get from the Leeds Railway Station to the airport you have a couple of options. There is a bus service operated by Flyer that makes the trip from the station to the airport in about 30min. There is a bus roughly every 30min from before sunrise up until about midnight. Another option would be to take one of the many taxi providers that make this trip in roughly 17min depending of course on traffic conditions during the time of day when you make the trip. Of course, this travel time will be the same if you were to drive yourself or take a town car from the train station to the airport.

How accessible is Leeds train station for those with limited mobility?

One of the best features of this train station for those with limited mobility or disabilities is that all of the entrances to the station are step-free plus they provide automatic doors. To access the platforms and the footbridge of the station travellers with limited mobility can use the elevators that sit behind the escalator for platform number eight. The station has three different accessible restrooms that have locations in the south concourse and near platforms number 8 and 12.

For passengers with disabilities that are driving to the station and wish to park there, both the short stay and long stay parking areas have Blue Badge spaces specifically for their use. For those that will be travelling to or from the station by taxi around half of the city's taxicabs are accessible. There is also a Passenger Assist Service available at the station that will help passengers with limited mobility through every step of the journey through the station and onto the train.

Travel from Leeds city centre to Leeds train station: friends chatting on a train

Leeds Train Station. Source: Shutterstock

Night trains to/from Leeds Railway Station

One of the most popular routes that leave this station are trains that travel to London Kings Cross station in London. On this route, there are roughly 6 train times from Leeds that depart after 6:00 p.m. These are not true overnight trains since the journey between these two cities only takes about 2h 20min. If instead, you are travelling to Manchester and either Manchester Picadilly Station or Manchester Victoria Station, roughly 20 or so trains that depart anywhere from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. or so that make the 1h or so journey between these two cities.

Traveling by train in Leeds: Sustainable journey

Many online Omio magazines suggest travelling by train rather than other modes of transport because it's more sustainable. The very nature of train travel makes it a much more sustainable method of travel. If every passenger on a train were to drive themselves between the departure and destination cities the environmental impact of their choice compared to train travel would be astronomical. A company like Great Northern Rail considers itself a champion for the environment. They have empowered a group of employees to constantly look for ways to improve their operation and lessen their environmental impact in all facets of their operation.

Local tips: Leeds train station points of interest

For those that will be visiting Leeds on a train to Leeds and the Leeds Train Station and are curious about information about the train station in Leeds the station offers several amenities to travellers including plenty of shops, a post box, ATMs, a tourist information office, and even a station buffet. Since the station sits close to the city centre there are quite a few things to do that are just a short walk from the station. To start with the station sits just to the north of the very majestic River Aire. Park Square, which is a large and open green space, is just a short walk to the northwest of the station. There are several hotels, bars, cafes, and restaurants that are all within an easy walk of the station. Some of the other things that you will find in or near this station include:

  • Leeds Art Gallery
  • Leeds Grand Theater
  • St. John's Park
  • The Eastgate Fountain
  • East End Skatepark and Basketball Court

What to do in Leeds

The city of Leeds offers visitors many things to see and do during their visit. The Harewood House Trust is a magnificent spectacle of both architecture and landscaping that harkens back to the regal times of 18th century England. The Leeds Art Gallery contains a large collection of 20th-century British art plus it also contains a bustling café on the ground floor of the museum. The food seen in Leeds ranges from Indian street food, to craft beers and cocktails, all the way to upscale fine dining. If you are a music lover you will find your fill at places like the City Varieties Music Hall and the O2 Academy Leeds. If getting outdoors is more your thing, the city boasts an Urban Bike Park and the Meanwood Valley Trail.

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