The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from York to Leeds will cost around £ 9 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 6.
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Trains per day
Of the 5 train that leave York for Leeds every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 35 km distance in an average of 27 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 22 m .
The slowest train will take 33 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.
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|Train Companies:||First Transpennine Express, Northern Rail|
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.
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.
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.