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Train Information from Manchester to Leeds

distanceDistance35 miles (57 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 1 min
priceAverage train ticket price£21 (€23)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesNorthern Rail or First Transpennine Express

Trains from Manchester to Leeds cover the 35 miles (57 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 1 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail or First Transpennine Express. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £20, but the average price of train tickets is £21. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Leeds Railway Station.

Trains from Manchester to Leeds

There are frequent trains from Manchester to Leeds, and travelling on these is a good way to beat traffic and arrive relaxed and ready to work or explore. The service is provided by two operators, First TransPennine Express and Northern Rail. Departures are from either Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Victoria stations, with all routes terminating at Leeds Railway Station on New Station Street. The journey takes from approximately 50 minutes to 1.5 hours, with departures throughout the day and night, seven days a week. 

Manchester to Leeds train times: Daily departures

There are several dozen trains from Manchester to Leeds every day of the week. There's one departure per hour in the early morning and then up to nine hourly departures throughout the day until late at night. All trains are direct. 

How long is the journey by train from Manchester to Leeds?

All trains running from Manchester to Leeds are direct. The quickest services take approximately 50 minutes to one hour, while other departures can take 1.5 hours to reach Leeds.

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

Departure train station: Trains from Manchester to Leeds depart from either Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Victoria. Both stations are centrally located and within a few minutes' walk from the city centre. They're also linked to local bus and tram services. They have a good range of facilities, including car parking, taxi ranks, ticket offices, toilets, waiting areas, payphones, WiFi, shops, and refreshments. Both stations have step-free access in passenger areas and adapted toilets, as well as induction loops. Further assistance can be requested if required. 

Arrival train station: Trains from Manchester to Leeds arrive at Leeds Railway Station on New Station Street. This modern station is just a few minutes' walk from the city centre. Leeds has an excellent network of local buses. Among the facilities at Leeds Railway Station are a taxi rank, car parking, a ticket office, toilets, waiting areas, luggage storage, ATMs, payphones, shops, and cafés. The station is step-free, and induction loops and accessible toilets are available. Passengers with limited mobility can request extra assistance if needed.

Which train companies travel from Manchester to Leeds?

Trains from Manchester to Leeds are operated by First TransPennine Express and Northern Rail. Northern Rail trains run from Manchester Victoria to Leeds, while First TransPennine services depart from Piccadilly and Victoria stations.

First TransPennine Express Manchester to Leeds

Trains from Manchester to Leeds operated by First TransPennine Express start departing in the early hours of the morning. There are then several departures an hour until late at night. All routes are direct and have journey times from approximately 50 minutes to 1.5 hours. 

Northern Rail Manchester to Leeds

Northern Rail trains from Manchester to Leeds start running during the morning rush hour and continue throughout the day until late evening. There are up to three departures an hour. All trains leave from Manchester Victoria Station and have journey times of just under 1.5 hours.

Manchester to Leeds trains: Services on board

While just standard tickets are available on Northern Rail trains, First TransPennine Express services offer both first-class and standard tickets. Both trains have ample luggage storage in the carriages and there are no specific limits on the amount of luggage passengers can bring, as long as they can carry their own luggage onto the train.

Both providers allow bicycles to be carried, but on First TransPennine Express routes, spaces have to be prebooked. First TransPennine Express and Northern Rail allow two dogs on leads or small pets in appropriate carriers, including service animals. All trains have space for wheelchairs and accessible toilets. Some first-class carriages on First TransPennine Express trains don't have wheelchair space.

How to find cheap train tickets from Manchester to Leeds

There are two ways to find cheap train tickets from Manchester to Leeds. The first is to book online in advance. Money can also be saved by being flexible about travel dates and times - peak-hour tickets are often more expensive than off-peak tickets.

Travel Tips

Trains from Manchester to Leeds
Travel by train to Leeds 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 Manchester to Leeds.
FAQs
How much do cheap trains to Leeds from Manchester cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Leeds from Manchester for as little as £20  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Manchester to Leeds on average?
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Manchester to Leeds train to cost on average £21  one way.
What is the distance from Manchester to Leeds via train?
The Manchester to Leeds train distance is approximately 35 miles (57 km).
How long is the train to Leeds from Manchester?
The Manchester to Leeds train duration is on average 1 h 1 min, which is to be expected when travelling 35 miles (57 km) from Manchester to Leeds. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which train station from Manchester to Leeds do I depart from? Which Leeds train station from Manchester do I arrive in?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Leeds Railway Station.

Where is the train station in Manchester to go to Leeds? Where is the train station in Leeds located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Leeds Railway Station, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.

What train companies go from Manchester to Leeds?
Take the Manchester to Leeds train with Northern Rail or First Transpennine Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route to Leeds from Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When can I take the first train from Manchester to Leeds? When can I take the last train for the day?
You can take the first train from Manchester to Leeds at 06: 56   or take the last train from Manchester to Leeds leaving at 08: 35. Look for the latest Manchester Leeds train schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
When should I purchase Manchester Leeds train tickets to score the best deals?
If you book a train ticket between Manchester and Leeds within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £21 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Manchester to Leeds are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Leeds
Manchester Oxford Road
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Manchester Piccadilly
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Refreshments
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 147
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Manchester Victoria
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