How to get to Leeds from York by train, bus, flight or ferry.
The best way to travel from York to Leeds is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£6 - £16|
|Fastest mode||Train • £6 • 23 min|
|Popular travel companies||Northern Rail or Transpennine Express|
Take a coach or train to travel 22 miles to Leeds from York. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Northern Rail or Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from York to Leeds.
Leeds and York are just 25 miles apart, so making the journey takes hardly any time at all. Travellers can choose between fast trains and buses, although taking the train is easily the quickest option (at around 25 minutes in total). If you need to travel at awkward times of day, there are plenty of departures, and both buses and trains travel directly to the centre of Leeds, leaving passengers a short walk from the major attractions.
|Must Know:||Leeds has a great public transport network making it simple for travellers to get around.|
|Must See:||There are many different museums in Leeds, especially good ones are the art and culture centres.|
|Must Do:||Harewood House, located just outside of the city centre, is a great place to spend the day.|
|Did you know?||Leeds is ranked sixth in the list of Britain’s greenest cities.|
Catching the train is overall the best and fastest way to travel between York and Leeds. Trains depart from York Railway Station and are operated by a range of companies, including First TransPennine Express and Cross Country. In all cases, the journey won't take more than 25 minutes to half an hour. The earliest trains leave just after 8:00 a.m. and there are direct departures every 10 minutes after that until just after midnight. No trains require a change along the way. All services get into Leeds Railway Station, which is 10 minutes away from the centre of the city.
Travelling from York to Leeds by bus couldn't be easier. The two major Yorkshire cities have excellent bus connections and the journey takes around 45 minutes at all times of day. Buses to Leeds are operated by Cityzap (a subsidiary of TransDev) who start their schedule at 7:00 a.m. and run buses every half an hour until 7:00 p.m. Passengers can choose between a number of stops in York, including York Railway Station, York College and Rougier Street. All buses arrive at Leeds City Bus Station.
You can travel by train or coach for as low as £4 (€4). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next travel from York to Leeds you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance travel provider operating over 550 travel per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates travel services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express travel have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most travel come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your travel to Leeds from York, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.
There are 2 ways to get from York to Leeds: coach or train.
The cheapest way to get from York to Leeds is by taking a train with average ticket prices of £6 compared to other travel options to Leeds:
A train is £10 less than a coach with an average ticket price of £16 from York to Leeds.
Leeds is approximately 22 miles away from York.
The average frequency per day from York to Leeds is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between York and Leeds 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 when travelling from York to Leeds:
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Yes, there are direct services available from York to Leeds with the following travel companies:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Leeds as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between York and Leeds.