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from Leeds to Manchester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Leeds to Manchester on 27 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

19:50Leeds1h00 20:50Manchester
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£71One-way
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13:10Leeds, Coach Station1h40 14:50Manchester, Coach Station
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£71One-way
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18:20Leeds1h00 19:20Manchester
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£71One-way
08:15Leeds1h10 09:25Manchester
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£71One-way
09:50Leeds1h00 10:50Manchester
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£101One-way

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Tue
26 Oct
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£6Megabus
Wed
27 Oct
£26First Transpennine Express
£6Megabus
Thu
28 Oct
£26First Transpennine Express
£6Megabus
Fri
29 Oct
£26First Transpennine Express
£6Megabus
Sat
30 Oct
£26First Transpennine Express
£6Megabus
Sun
31 Oct
£26First Transpennine Express
£6Megabus
Mon
1 Nov
£7Northern Rail
£5National Express
Tue
2 Nov
£5Northern Rail
£5National Express
Thu
4 Nov
£6Northern Rail
£5National Express
Fri
5 Nov
£6Northern Rail
£5National Express
Sat
6 Nov
£5Northern Rail
£5National Express
Sun
7 Nov
£8Northern Rail
£6Megabus
Mon
8 Nov
Find prices
£6Megabus
Tue
9 Nov
£5Northern Rail
£6Megabus
Wed
10 Nov
£6Northern Rail
£6Megabus
Thu
11 Nov
£6Northern Rail
£6Megabus
Fri
12 Nov
£5Northern Rail
£6Megabus
Sat
13 Nov
£4Northern Rail
£6Megabus
Sun
14 Nov
£4Northern Rail
£6Megabus
Mon
15 Nov
£5Northern Rail
£6Megabus

Travel Information to Manchester from Leeds

distanceDistance35 miles (57 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£6 - £8
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £6 • 1 h
fastestFastest modeCoach • £6 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Northern Rail

Travel 35 miles (57 km) by coach or train from Leeds to Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a coach is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; 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 trip are Megabus or Northern Rail among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Leeds to Manchester.

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General Information about the journey from Leeds to Manchester

Located only 72 kilometres apart getting between the journey between Leeds to Manchester is most convenient by rail or bus. Trains depart Leeds central station daily from 2:20 a.m. arriving in Manchester Victoria station in little over 1 hour 10 minutes. Intercity bus services operate easy networks by road with hassle free connections and equally quick journey times.

Buses from Leeds to Manchester

Travel from Leeds to Manchester by bus is a quick and cost-effective option. Services leave York Street Leeds each morning beginning 4:50 a.m. with services running at least once per hour throughout the morning with an increased schedule in peak. Services run into the night with a 00:15 p.m. direct service to Manchester Victoria capping off nightly service before commencing again in the morning. Most bus services require a connection at Shudehill Interchange and take no longer than 1 hour 15 minutes. Direct services from Leeds Coach Station usually take around 10-15 minutes longer.

Trains from Leeds to Manchester

The journey from Leeds to Manchester is without doubt simplest by train. Rail services run nearly round the clock with first departures commencing at 2:20 a.m. every morning and running at least one train to Manchester Victoria and Manchester Piccadilly per hour with upwards of 3 services in peak. The final departure from Leeds station leaves for Manchester Piccadilly at 11.35 p.m. Journey times are quick taking on average around 1 hour 10 minutes. A full timetable is ran Monday to Saturday with a slightly reduced Sunday service.

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FAQs
What are my travel options from Leeds to Manchester?

There are 2 travel options from Leeds to Manchester: coach or train.

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

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

A coach is £2 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Leeds to Manchester costing on average £8.

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

The quickest way to travel from Leeds to Manchester is by coach, which takes on average 1 h   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by train can take 1 h 6 min   on average.

How far is it from Leeds to Manchester?

The distance from Leeds to Manchester is approximately 35 miles (57 km).

How many services a day are there between Leeds and Manchester?

The average frequency per day from Leeds to Manchester is:

  • Around 50 trains per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Leeds to Manchester?

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

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Most travellers who buy a train ticket from Leeds to Manchester depart from Leeds Railway Station to Manchester Piccadilly.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Leeds to Manchester?

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

  • You can go to Manchester from Leeds by coach with Megabus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £6 with Megabus from Leeds to Manchester on Omio.
  • You can go to Manchester from Leeds by train with Northern Rail. You'll see cheap train tickets for £8 with Northern Rail from Leeds to Manchester on Omio.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Manchester from Leeds?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Leeds to Manchester often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Leeds and Manchester itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Manchester and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase Leeds to Manchester tickets online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Leeds to Manchester, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £6 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is on average £8 one way.

But we recommend booking Leeds to Manchester tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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