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Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Leeds

Showing times and prices for 21 Apr

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Northern Rail
08:541h21
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
10:15Leeds station (LDS)
£141One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Northern Rail
09:201h20
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
10:40Leeds station (LDS)
£141One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Northern Rail
08:291h17
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
09:46Leeds station (LDS)
£141One-way
0 changes
Transpennine Express
08:490h59
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
09:48Leeds station (LDS)
£211One-way
0 changes
Transpennine Express
08:300h58
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
09:28Leeds station (LDS)
£231One-way
0 changes

Train timetableManchester to Leeds

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, 21 April
Northern Rail
08:291h17
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
09:46Leeds station (LDS)
0 changes
Transpennine Express
08:300h58
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
09:28Leeds station (LDS)
0 changes
Transpennine Express
08:490h59
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
09:48Leeds station (LDS)
0 changes
Northern Rail
08:541h21
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
10:15Leeds station (LDS)
0 changes
Transpennine Express
09:180h52
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
10:10Leeds station (LDS)
0 changes
Northern Rail
09:201h20
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
10:40Leeds station (LDS)
0 changes

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Train times from Manchester to Leeds

Showing times and prices for 21 Apr

Fastest Journey

52 m

Average

1 h 7 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

57 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Manchester for Leeds 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
09:180h52
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
10:10Leeds station (LDS)
£231One-way
0 changes
Transpennine Express
08:300h58
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
09:28Leeds station (LDS)
£231One-way
0 changes
Transpennine Express
08:490h59
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
09:48Leeds station (LDS)
£211One-way
0 changes
Northern Rail
08:291h17
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
09:46Leeds station (LDS)
£141One-way
0 changes
Northern Rail
09:201h20
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
10:40Leeds station (LDS)
£141One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Leeds

distanceDistance35 miles
durationAverage train duration51 min
priceAverage train ticket price£12 (€13)
frequencyTrain frequency51 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 47 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersNorthern Rail (3) or TransPennine Express

Trains from Manchester to Leeds cover the 35 miles long route taking on average 51 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail (3) or TransPennine Express. Normally, there are 51 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £12, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £4. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Leeds.

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

Buy your official Northern Rail (3) and TransPennine Express train tickets from Manchester to Leeds from £5 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient route.

Northern Trains is a publicly owned train operator in the United Kingdom, headquartered in York. The train provider operates local and regional trains across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. Tickets such as Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day are available to purchase for routes with Northern. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.

Train information from Manchester to Leeds with Northern Rail (3):

  • Average Duration: 1 h 15 min
  • Cheapest Price: £5
  • Northern Rail (3) frequency: 30 a day

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.

FAQs: Manchester to Leeds train

FAQs: Travel by train from Manchester 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
Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Leeds can start from as little as £4 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Manchester to Leeds 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 Manchester to Leeds train travel time is 51 min   for the 35 mile long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Manchester to Leeds leaves at 08: 20. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Manchester to Leeds leaves at 23: 23.
There are 51 trains a day from Manchester to Leeds which require at least one change with Northern Rail (3) or TransPennine Express. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the journey from Manchester to Leeds you can take a train with Northern Rail (3) or TransPennine Express. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Manchester to Leeds on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 23: 23.

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.5 miles (766 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Leeds, located 0.2 miles (364 m) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Manchester to Leeds by train is November.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Leeds from Manchester including taking a train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Manchester and Leeds

Manchester
Leeds
Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester 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 Manchester for your journey to 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)
Manchester Piccadilly, Victoria, Oxford Road or DeansgateAccessibility
Amenities at station
AccessibilityAccessibility
Manchester, Abraham Moss

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