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Cheap train tickets from Leeds to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 24 Jul

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Leeds to Manchester is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Northern Rail
08:421h19
Leeds station (LDS)
10:01Manchester Victoria (MCV)
£151One-way
0 changes
Northern Rail
08:171h35
Leeds station (LDS)
09:52Manchester Victoria (MCV)
£161One-way
0 changes
Northern Rail
08:121h17
Leeds station (LDS)
09:29Manchester Victoria (MCV)
£161One-way
0 changes
Transpennine Express
08:000h49
Leeds station (LDS)
08:49Manchester Victoria (MCV)
£241One-way
0 changes
Transpennine Express
08:150h55
Leeds station (LDS)
09:10Manchester Victoria (MCV)
£241One-way
0 changes

Train timetableLeeds to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 24 July
Transpennine Express
08:000h49
Leeds station (LDS)
08:49Manchester Victoria (MCV)
0 changes
Northern Rail
08:121h17
Leeds station (LDS)
09:29Manchester Victoria (MCV)
0 changes
Transpennine Express
08:150h55
Leeds station (LDS)
09:10Manchester Victoria (MCV)
0 changes
Northern Rail
08:171h35
Leeds station (LDS)
09:52Manchester Victoria (MCV)
0 changes
Transpennine Express
08:300h55
Leeds station (LDS)
09:25Manchester Victoria (MCV)
0 changes
Northern Rail
08:421h19
Leeds station (LDS)
10:01Manchester Victoria (MCV)
0 changes

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Train times from Leeds to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 24 Jul

Fastest Journey

49 m

Average

1 h 8 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

57 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Leeds for Manchester every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Transpennine Express
08:000h49
Leeds station (LDS)
08:49Manchester Victoria (MCV)
£241One-way
0 changes
Transpennine Express
08:300h55
Leeds station (LDS)
09:25Manchester Victoria (MCV)
£281One-way
0 changes
Transpennine Express
08:150h55
Leeds station (LDS)
09:10Manchester Victoria (MCV)
£241One-way
0 changes
Northern Rail
08:121h17
Leeds station (LDS)
09:29Manchester Victoria (MCV)
£161One-way
0 changes
Northern Rail
08:421h19
Leeds station (LDS)
10:01Manchester Victoria (MCV)
£151One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Leeds to Manchester

distanceDistance35 miles
durationAverage train duration50 min
priceAverage train ticket price£12 (€13)
frequencyTrain frequency50 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 50 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesNorthern Rail (3), TransPennine Express or first_transpennine_express

Trains from Leeds to Manchester cover the 35 miles long trip taking on average 50 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail (3), TransPennine Express or first_transpennine_express. Normally, there are 50 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £4, but the average price of train tickets is £12. Travellers depart most frequently from Leeds and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train providers: Northern Rail (3) and TransPennine Express trains Leeds to Manchester

You can travel by train between Leeds and Manchester with Northern Rail (3) and TransPennine Express for as low as £4. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

Transpennine Express is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates services from Manchester and Liverpool to Scotland, the North East and Yorkshire. It offers a range of services, including express, regional and local trains. Express trains are the fastest, with journey times of up to three hours. Regional trains are slower, but offer more stops and a more relaxed atmosphere. Local trains are the slowest, but offer the most stops. Transpennine Express offers a range of ticket types, including single, return, group and season tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of food and drink options. The most popular routes for Transpennine Express are Manchester to Edinburgh, Liverpool to Leeds and Manchester to York. These routes offer a convenient and comfortable way to travel between the cities.

Train information from Leeds to Manchester with TransPennine Express:

  • Average Duration: 50 min
  • Cheapest Price: £13

Trains from Leeds to Manchester

Trains from Leeds to Manchester start at 2:20 am. The last train to Manchester from Leeds leaves at 11:35 pm. During most of the day, there are 4 trains an hour. The journey takes approximately 1 hour. All the trains on this route are operated by First Transpennine Express.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Leeds to Manchester?

Departure Station: Trains for Manchester depart from Leeds Railway Station. This is situated on New Station Street. The station is 0.2 miles from Trinity Shopping Centre, a 5-minute walk, which is in the city centre of Leeds.

Arrival Station: All trains from Leeds terminate at Manchester Piccadilly Station. This is located next to the City Centre on Piccadilly Street. It is a 10-minute walk from Manchester's famous Arndale Shopping Centre, or one stop on the tram from Piccadilly Gardens or Victoria Station - if you are carrying luggage. For art lovers, the station is situated a 15-minute walk from Manchester's Art Gallery.

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FAQs: Leeds to Manchester train

FAQs: Travel by train from Leeds to Manchester easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Leeds to Manchester.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Leeds to Manchester can start from as little as £4 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Leeds to Manchester is £12; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Leeds to Manchester train travel time is 50 min   for the 35 mile long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Leeds to Manchester leaves at 05: 17. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Leeds to Manchester leaves at 23: 47.
Yes, there are 50 direct trains a day from Leeds to Manchester with Northern Rail (3), TransPennine Express or first_transpennine_express. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
For the journey from Leeds to Manchester you can take a train with Northern Rail (3), TransPennine Express or first_transpennine_express. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Leeds and Manchester on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 23: 47.

When departing from Leeds, you have various train station options to start your route from including Leeds and Yeadon, Leeds Bradford Airport Bus. When arriving in Manchester, you can end your route in train stations like Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Leeds, which is located around 0.2 miles (369 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Manchester Piccadilly, located 0.5 miles (767 m) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Manchester from Leeds is worth doing with a journey time of 50 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Leeds to Manchester by train is March.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between Leeds and Manchester including taking a train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Leeds and Manchester

Leeds
Manchester
Leeds is the most popular Leeds railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Leeds for your journey to Manchester.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 45 - 23: 59 | Sun: 06: 45 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Leeds
Bus lines: 1, 16, 201, 229, 34, 5, 60, A1
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express
Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester train station for Omio travellers, but Manchester has quite a few train hubs. Find all the information you need to know about the main railway stations in Manchester for your journey from Leeds.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales
Manchester AirportWifiShoppingParkingATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Manchester Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Manchester Victoria
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Manchester Oxford Road
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stops on Whitworth St West (200 yards from station) (station side for Liverpool, opposite side for Piccadilly)

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