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Train Information from York to Leeds

distanceDistance22 miles (35 km)
durationAverage train duration29 min
priceAverage train ticket price£5 (€6)
frequencyTrain frequency51 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 51 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesNorthern Rail, First Transpennine Express or Cross Country

Trains from York to Leeds cover the 22 miles (35 km) long route taking on average 29 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail, First Transpennine Express or Cross Country. Normally, there are 51 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £5, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £5. Travellers depart most frequently from York and arrive in Leeds Railway Station.

Train companies

CrossCountry York – Leeds

Travel from York to Leeds from £5 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient journey for you.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between York and Leeds you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

One of the best ways to travel from York to Leeds is by taking a train with CrossCountry. Omio helps you find the ideal CrossCountry train from York to Leeds by showing you CrossCountry’s current train timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like luggage policy) and the best prices for this York to Leeds route. You can expect to travel 22 miles (35 km) between York and Leeds on a train with CrossCountry. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains between York and Leeds, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Once you’ve found that perfect train, book your CrossCountry train ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip from York to Leeds!

CrossCountry from York to Leeds train information:

  • Average Duration: 21 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 7 a day

These are CrossCountry 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from York to Leeds:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from York to Leeds: Journey Details

Plenty of trains cover the 25 mile distance between York and Leeds, with services leaving every hour, 7 days a week. The first train of the day leaves York soon after 4 a.m., and on some days there are also trains from York to Leeds at 1:30 and 2 a.m. Services are provided by Virgin Trains, Northern Trains and Transpennine Express, meaning that there can be 6 or more departures every hour. No changes are required.

Taking the Train from York

If you are taking trains from York to Leeds, York Railway Station is located just out of the centre of town, about a 15-minute walk from York Minster. Taxis are a good way to reach the station from outlying suburbs like Heslington, but there are connections to the centre and York University as well via bus route 44. The 44 runs from early in the morning to just before midnight.

Getting into Leeds by Train

Leeds is one of the great northern cities - famous for its architecture, culture and sporting prowess. It's also a regional shopping hub and a huge university town as well. The city's major station lies at the heart of town, next to the River Aire. From there, the shops of the centre and attractions like Holy Trinity Church are ten minutes away by foot. Leeds University can be reached via bus number 1 (which takes about 10 minutes) while take buses 51 or 55 to reach Elland Road, the home of Leeds United.

Travel Tips

Trains from York 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 York to Leeds.
FAQs
How much does a cheap train to Leeds from York cost?
You can find a cheap train from York to Leeds for some dates and times for as low as £5  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from York to Leeds on average?
If you’re looking to book tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that York to Leeds train prices are on average £5  one way.
How many miles is it from York to Leeds by train?
You should expect to travel around 22 miles (35 km)  between York and Leeds by train.
How long does it take from York to Leeds by train?
The train time to Leeds from York is on average 29 min  for the 22 miles (35 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between York and Leeds by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
When travelling by train from York to Leeds, which train station in York do I depart from and which train station in Leeds do I arrive in?

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from York   and arrive in Leeds Railway Station.

Where is the departure train station in York located? Where is the arrival train station in Leeds located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called York, is located 0.4 miles (607 m) from the city centre of York.

The most popular arrival train station, Leeds Railway Station, is located 0.1 miles (172 m) away from the city centre of Leeds.

Which train providers can get me from York to Leeds?
When taking a train from York to Leeds, you can count on Northern Rail, First Transpennine Express or Cross Country for the best way to get you to Leeds. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Leeds from York and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many train services are there from York to Leeds a day?
On average, there are 51 trains a day from York to Leeds. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When should I buy York Leeds train tickets to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this journey and save money. If you buy train tickets to Leeds from York within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £5 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from York to Leeds a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

York
Leeds
The major railway station for departures from York is York. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at York for your trip between York and Leeds.