You can get from York to Leeds by train, bus or flight.
To get from York to Leeds on 29 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||22 miles (35 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£3 - £3|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £3 • 45 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £3 • 29 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus or Northern Rail|
Travel 22 miles (35 km) by coach or train from York to Leeds. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 29 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £3. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or Northern Rail 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.
There are 2 ways to travel from York to Leeds including taking a coach or train.
The cheapest way from York to Leeds is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £3 compared to other travel options to Leeds:
A coach is generally £1 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £3 from York to Leeds.
The fastest way from York to Leeds is by train with an average journey time of 29 min.
Other travel options between York and Leeds can usually take longer:
In comparison, getting to Leeds by coach can take on average 45 min.
The York to Leeds distance is approximately 22 miles (35 km).
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:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from York to Leeds, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct routes from York to Leeds with the following travel companies:
As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Leeds tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this journey.
Before travelling from York to Leeds, 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 York to Leeds tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.