Cheap train tickets from Leeds to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 23 Jan

Cheapest

£7

Average

£16

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Leeds to Manchester will cost around £ 16 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 7.

Cheapest
08:19Leeds Railway Station1h51 10:10Manchester Victoria
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£71One-way
Cheapest
09:19Leeds Railway Station1h51 11:10Manchester Victoria
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£71One-way
09:15Leeds Railway Station1h03 10:18Manchester Piccadilly
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£191One-way
09:46Leeds Railway Station1h00 10:46Manchester Piccadilly
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£191One-way
09:07Leeds Railway Station1h03 10:10Manchester Piccadilly
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£191One-way

Train schedule Leeds to Manchester

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08:19Leeds Railway Station1h51 10:10Manchester Victoria
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09:07Leeds Railway Station1h03 10:10Manchester Piccadilly
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09:15Leeds Railway Station1h03 10:18Manchester Piccadilly
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09:19Leeds Railway Station1h51 11:10Manchester Victoria
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09:46Leeds Railway Station1h00 10:46Manchester Piccadilly
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10:07Leeds Railway Station1h04 11:11Manchester Piccadilly
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Sun
23 Jan
£7Northern Rail
£5National Express
Mon
24 Jan
£8Northern Rail
£5National Express
Tue
25 Jan
£6Northern Rail
£5National Express
Wed
26 Jan
£8Northern Rail
£5National Express
Thu
27 Jan
£9First Transpennine Express
£6National Express
Fri
28 Jan
£5Northern Rail
£5Flixbus
Sat
29 Jan
£5Northern Rail
£5National Express
Sun
30 Jan
£19Northern Rail
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Mon
31 Jan
£6Northern Rail
£5Flixbus
Tue
1 Feb
£6Northern Rail
£5National Express
Wed
2 Feb
£5Northern Rail
£5National Express
Thu
3 Feb
£5Northern Rail
£5National Express
Fri
4 Feb
£6Northern Rail
£4Flixbus
Sat
5 Feb
£4Northern Rail
£5National Express
Sun
6 Feb
£4Northern Rail
£4Flixbus
Mon
7 Feb
£5Northern Rail
£5National Express
Tue
8 Feb
£9First Transpennine Express
£5National Express
Wed
9 Feb
£12First Transpennine Express
£5National Express
Fri
11 Feb
£5Northern Rail
£4Flixbus

Fastest train times from Leeds to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 23 Jan

Fastest Journey

1 h

Average

1 h 18 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

57 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Leeds for Manchester every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 57 km distance in an average of 1 h 18 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h .

The slowest trains will take 1 h 51 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
09:46Leeds Railway Station1h00 10:46Manchester Piccadilly
0 changes
£191One-way
09:15Leeds Railway Station1h03 10:18Manchester Piccadilly
0 changes
£191One-way
09:07Leeds Railway Station1h03 10:10Manchester Piccadilly
0 changes
£191One-way
10:07Leeds Railway Station1h04 11:11Manchester Piccadilly
0 changes
£261One-way
08:19Leeds Railway Station1h51 10:10Manchester Victoria
1 changes
£71One-way

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Overview: Train from Leeds to Manchester

distanceDistance35 miles (57 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 1 min
priceAverage train ticket price£7 (€8)
frequencyTrain frequency50 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 50 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesNorthern Rail or First Transpennine Express

Trains from Leeds to Manchester cover the 35 miles (57 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 1 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail 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 journey for as low as £5, but the average price of train tickets is £7.

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

What is the cost of cheap trains to Manchester from Leeds?

Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Leeds to Manchester for the next 7 days starting from £5  one way.

How much does the train from Leeds to Manchester cost on average?

The Leeds to Manchester train ticket price is on average £7  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next week.

What is the distance to Manchester from Leeds by train?

You should expect to travel around 35 miles (57 km)  between Leeds and Manchester by train.

How long does it take from Leeds to Manchester by train?

On average the train from Leeds to Manchester duration is 1 h 1 min  for the 35 miles (57 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

What train providers offer a service from Leeds to Manchester?

When taking a train from Leeds to Manchester, you can count on Northern Rail or First Transpennine Express for the best way to get you to Manchester. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Leeds and Manchester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

Are there any Leeds to Manchester direct trains?

Yes, there are 50 direct trains per day from Leeds to Manchester with Northern Rail or First Transpennine Express, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your train ticket.

How many trains are there between Leeds and Manchester a day?

The average number of trains departing Leeds for Manchester is 50 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When can I take the first train from Leeds to Manchester? When can I take the last train for the day?

The earliest train departing from Leeds to Manchester leaves at 08: 00. The last train departing from Leeds to Manchester leaves at 10: 45. You can find the latest Leeds to Manchester train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

When should I buy Leeds Manchester train tickets to score the best deals?

You can find a train from Leeds to Manchester to cost on average £7 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Leeds to Manchester train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.