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from Leeds to Liverpool

You can get from Leeds to Liverpool by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Leeds to Liverpool on 22 Oct we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:15Leeds Railway Station1h47 10:02Liverpool Lime Street
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£221One-way
Cheapest
14:15Leeds, Coach Station3h20 17:35Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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£91One-way
Other options
09:15Leeds Railway Station1h47 11:02Liverpool Lime Street
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£231One-way
19:30Leeds, Coach Station2h50 22:20Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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£101One-way
15:15Leeds, Coach Station3h05 18:20Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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£101One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Thu
21 Oct
£23First Transpennine Express
£7National Express
Fri
22 Oct
£22First Transpennine Express
£9National Express
Sat
23 Oct
£39First Transpennine Express
£9National Express
Sun
24 Oct
£39First Transpennine Express
£9National Express
Mon
25 Oct
£39First Transpennine Express
£9National Express
Tue
26 Oct
£20First Transpennine Express
£9National Express
Wed
27 Oct
£39First Transpennine Express
£9National Express
Thu
28 Oct
£39First Transpennine Express
£9National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£39First Transpennine Express
£9National Express
Sat
30 Oct
£19First Transpennine Express
£9National Express
Sun
31 Oct
£40Northern Rail
£9National Express
Mon
1 Nov
£19First Transpennine Express
£6National Express
Tue
2 Nov
£17First Transpennine Express
£6National Express
Thu
4 Nov
£17First Transpennine Express
£6National Express
Fri
5 Nov
£20First Transpennine Express
£6National Express
Sat
6 Nov
£17First Transpennine Express
£6National Express
Sun
7 Nov
£15First Transpennine Express
£7National Express
Tue
9 Nov
£13First Transpennine Express
£6National Express

Travel Information between Leeds and Liverpool

distanceDistance64 miles (103 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£6 - £20
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £6 • 2 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £20 • 1 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or First Transpennine Express

Take a coach or train to travel 64 miles (103 km) between Leeds and Liverpool. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £6. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or First Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Leeds to Liverpool.

General Information about the journey from Leeds to Liverpool

With just over 100km between the cities of Leeds and Liverpool, the bus and train are both a quick and convenient way of travelling from one to the other. The train is definitely the fastest method, with direct services from Leeds Station taking as little as an 1 hour and a 1/2 to reach Liverpool Lime Street Station. The bus is also quite quick with services taking just over 2 hours from Leeds Coach Station to Liverpool Coach Station.

Return journeys from Liverpool to Leeds are also available.

Buses from Leeds to Liverpool

Bus travel is a very popular option with National Express offering direct routes into Liverpool from Leeds. National Express operate 24 hours a day, with most buses departing Leeds Coach Station from every half hour to hour. The fastest direct route, and therefore, the most popular, is 2 hours and 10 minutes, and the slowest around 3 and a half hours. If travelling in the early hours, there may be a change at Manchester Coach Station before moving onto Liverpool Coach Station.

Trains from Leeds to Liverpool

Travelling by train from these two cities can take as little as 1 hour and 24 minutes direct, departing from Leeds Train Station and getting into Liverpool Lime Street Station. First Transpennine Express operate a regular daily service that runs roughly 3 times an hour throughout the day. One service out of every hourly departure is not direct, but makes a stop at Manchester Piccadilly Station before changing onto the Northern Rail service to Liverpool Lime Street. These less popular routes can take just over 2 hours.

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FAQs
How do I go from Leeds to Liverpool?

There are 2 ways to travel between Leeds and Liverpool including taking a coach or train.

How do I get from Leeds to Liverpool the cheapest way?

The cheapest way from Leeds to Liverpool is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £6 compared to other travel options to Liverpool:

A coach is generally £13 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £20 from Leeds to Liverpool.

What is the fastest way to get to Liverpool from Leeds?

The fastest way to get to Liverpool from Leeds is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 45 min.

There are alternative travel options to Liverpool that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 2 h 40 min   of travel time.

How far is Liverpool from Leeds?

The Leeds to Liverpool distance is approximately 64 miles (103 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Leeds to Liverpool?

The average frequency per day from Leeds to Liverpool is:

  • 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Leeds to Liverpool as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Leeds? Where do I arrive in Liverpool?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Leeds to Liverpool:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop and arrive in Liverpool, Liverpool One.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Leeds Railway Station and arrive in Liverpool Lime Street.
Who can get me from Leeds to Liverpool?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Leeds to Liverpool:

  • You can go to Liverpool from Leeds by coach with National Express. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £6 with National Express from Leeds to Liverpool on Omio.
  • You can travel between Leeds and Liverpool by train with First Transpennine Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £20 with First Transpennine Express from Leeds to Liverpool.
Is there a direct service from Leeds to Liverpool?

Yes, there are direct services available from Leeds to Liverpool with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct coaches per day with National Express.
  • You'll find 25 direct trains per day with First Transpennine Express.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Liverpool as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Liverpool from Leeds.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Leeds to Liverpool?
Omio customers who travel from Leeds to Liverpool often also extend their holiday to go to London, Manchester or Edinburgh. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Liverpool and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I book tickets from Leeds to Liverpool online for the best deals?

When planning your trip from Leeds to Liverpool, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £6 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £20 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Liverpool from Leeds online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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