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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.
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.
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.