How to get from Manchester to Leeds

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from Manchester to Leeds

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

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To get from Manchester to Leeds on 02 Jul we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:58Manchester Victoria1h15 10:13Leeds Railway Station
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07:05Manchester, Coach Station1h35 08:40Leeds, Coach Station
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08:21Manchester Victoria1h22 09:43Leeds Railway Station
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08:37Manchester Victoria1h27 10:04Leeds Railway Station
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18:45Manchester, Coach Station1h30 20:15Leeds, Coach Station
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Travel Information between Manchester and Leeds

distanceDistance35 miles (57 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £9 • 54 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Northern Rail

Travel 35 miles (57 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train from Manchester to Leeds. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Northern Rail among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Manchester to Leeds.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Leeds

Travel to Leeds easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Leeds.

There are 4 ways to travel from Manchester to Leeds including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Flight services offer the cheapest way to get from Manchester to Leeds. Tickets for a flight cost on average £1.

This is compared to other travel options to Leeds:

A flight is £14 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from Manchester to Leeds costing on average £14.

A flight is about £1 less than a ferry, which costs on average £1 for this route.

A flight journey is usually £9 less than a journey to Leeds by train, which costs on average £9 for the same trip.

The fastest way from Manchester to Leeds is by train with an average journey time of 54 min.

Other travel options from Manchester to Leeds can usually take longer:

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You should expect to travel around 35 miles (57 km) from Manchester to Leeds.

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Leeds is:

  • 8 coaches per day.
  • 64 trains a day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Manchester to Leeds:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop.
  • Flights mostly leave from Manchester Airport and tend to arrive in Leeds Bradford International Airport.
  • Trains from Manchester to Leeds most often leave from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Leeds Railway Station.

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

  • You can go to Leeds from Manchester by coach with National Express. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £14 with National Express from Manchester to Leeds on Omio.
  • You can travel by train from Manchester to Leeds with Northern Rail, and you can find Northern Rail Manchester to Leeds tickets for £9 on Omio.

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

  • You can travel directly by coach with National Express or Megabus with 8 direct coaches per day.
  • You can travel directly by train with Northern Rail or Transpennine Express with 64 direct trains per day.

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

Omio customers who travel from Manchester to Leeds often also extend their holiday to go to London, Glasgow or Liverpool. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Leeds and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before travelling from Manchester to Leeds, 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 for this trip is on average £14 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is on average £1 one way.
  • The price of a ferry ticket for this trip is £1 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £9 one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Manchester to Leeds 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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