You can get from Leeds to Manchester by train, bus or flight.
To get from Leeds to Manchester on 17 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||35 miles (57 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£6 - £8|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £6 • 1 h|
|Fastest mode||Train • £8 • 49 min|
|Popular travel companies||Megabus or Northern Rail|
Travel 35 miles (57 km) by coach or train to Manchester from Leeds. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 49 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 journey are Megabus or Northern Rail among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train 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.
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.
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.
There are 2 ways to travel from Leeds to Manchester including taking a coach or train.
Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Leeds to Manchester. Tickets for a coach cost on average £6.
This is compared to other travel options to Manchester:
A coach is generally £2 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £8 from Leeds to Manchester.
The fastest way to get to Manchester from Leeds is by train with an average travel time of 49 min.
There are alternative travel options to Manchester that can usually take longer:
In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 1 h.
Manchester is approximately 35 miles (57 km) away from Leeds.
The average frequency per day from Leeds to Manchester is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Leeds to Manchester as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Leeds to Manchester:
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Yes, there are direct services available from Leeds to Manchester with the following travel operators:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Manchester as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Leeds to Manchester.
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:
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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