Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Leeds

Showing times and prices for 18 May

Cheapest

£8

Average

£18

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 Manchester to Leeds will cost around £ 18 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 8.

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08:37Manchester Victoria1h27 10:04Leeds Railway Station
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£81One-way
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08:21Manchester Victoria1h22 09:43Leeds Railway Station
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£81One-way
08:45Manchester Victoria0h55 09:40Leeds Railway Station
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£181One-way
08:00Manchester Victoria0h50 08:50Leeds Railway Station
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£201One-way
08:30Manchester Piccadilly1h01 09:31Leeds Railway Station
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£271One-way

Train schedule Manchester to Leeds

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08:00Manchester Victoria0h50 08:50Leeds Railway Station
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08:15Manchester Victoria0h55 09:10Leeds Railway Station
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08:21Manchester Victoria1h22 09:43Leeds Railway Station
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08:30Manchester Piccadilly1h01 09:31Leeds Railway Station
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08:37Manchester Victoria1h27 10:04Leeds Railway Station
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08:45Manchester Victoria0h55 09:40Leeds Railway Station
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Wed
18 May
£8Northern Rail
£5National Express
Thu
19 May
£7Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Fri
20 May
£7Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Sat
21 May
£6Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Sun
22 May
£6Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Mon
23 May
£7Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Tue
24 May
£8Northern Rail
£5National Express
Wed
25 May
£7Northern Rail
£5National Express
Thu
26 May
£6Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Fri
27 May
£9Transpennine Express
£4Megabus
Sat
28 May
£9Transpennine Express
£4Megabus
Sun
29 May
£8Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Mon
30 May
£6Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Tue
31 May
£5Northern Rail
£6Megabus
Wed
1 Jun
£8Northern Rail
£5National Express
Thu
2 Jun
£8Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Fri
3 Jun
£8Northern Rail
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Sat
4 Jun
£8Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Sun
5 Jun
£8Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Mon
6 Jun
£4Northern Rail
£4Megabus

Fastest train times from Manchester to Leeds

Showing times and prices for 18 May

Fastest Journey

50 m

Average

1 h 5 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.

These direct trains cover the 57 km distance in an average of 1 h 5 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 50 m .

The slowest trains will take 1 h 27 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
08:00Manchester Victoria0h50 08:50Leeds Railway Station
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£201One-way
08:45Manchester Victoria0h55 09:40Leeds Railway Station
0 changes
£181One-way
08:15Manchester Victoria0h55 09:10Leeds Railway Station
0 changes
£271One-way
08:30Manchester Piccadilly1h01 09:31Leeds Railway Station
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£271One-way
08:21Manchester Victoria1h22 09:43Leeds Railway Station
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£81One-way

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Leeds

distanceDistance35 miles (57 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 21 min
priceAverage train ticket price£7 (€8)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesNorthern Rail or Transpennine Express

Trains from Manchester to Leeds cover the 35 miles (57 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 21 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail or Transpennine Express. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £7, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £6. 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.

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FAQs

What is the price of the cheapest train between Manchester and Leeds?

You can find a cheap train from Manchester to Leeds for some dates and times for as low as £6  one way in the next 7 days.

How much is a train ticket from Manchester to Leeds?

If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Manchester to Leeds train price to come in at an average of £7  one way.

How many miles is it from Manchester to Leeds by train?

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

How long is the train to Leeds from Manchester?

On average the Manchester to Leeds train time is 1 h 21 min  covering the 35 miles (57 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on 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?

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

Omio customers book a train from Manchester Piccadilly   to Leeds Railway Station   most frequently for this route.

Where do I find the Manchester train station to Leeds? Where is the Leeds train station?

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Leeds most often arrive at Leeds Railway Station and need to travel around 1.2 miles (2 km) from this train station to the city centre.

What train companies go from Manchester to Leeds?

For the route from Manchester to Leeds you can take a train with Northern Rail 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.

Are there any direct trains between Manchester and Leeds?

Yes, there are 25 direct trains per day from Manchester to Leeds with Northern Rail or 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 per day are there between Manchester and Leeds?

On average, there are 25 trains a day from Manchester to Leeds. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When does the first train depart from Manchester to Leeds? When does the last train depart from Manchester to Leeds?

The first Manchester to Leeds train departs at 04: 45   and the last train from Manchester to Leeds leaves at 23: 19. Check out the most up-to-date Manchester to Leeds train schedule on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How early should I buy train tickets from Manchester to Leeds to score the best deals?

If you buy Manchester to Leeds train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £7. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Manchester to Leeds. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
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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
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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