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from York to Leeds

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Travel Information between York and Leeds

distanceDistance22 miles (35 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£3 - £5
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £3 • 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £5 • 29 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or First Transpennine Express

Travel 22 miles (35 km) by coach or train to Leeds from York. 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 trip are Flixbus or First Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct from York to Leeds.

Travelling 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.

Quick Guide to Leeds

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.

Travelling from York to Leeds

Train

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.

Buses

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.

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FAQs
How do you get from York to Leeds?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Leeds from York. You can take a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Leeds from York?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from York to Leeds. Tickets for a coach cost on average £3.

This is compared to other travel options to Leeds:

A coach is generally £2 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £5 from York to Leeds.

What is the fastest way to Leeds from York?

The fastest way to get to Leeds from York is by train with an average travel time of 29 min.

There are alternative travel options to Leeds that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Leeds by coach can take on average 40 min.

What is the distance from York to Leeds?

Leeds is approximately 22 miles (35 km) away from York.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from York to Leeds?

The average frequency per day from York to Leeds is:

  • 51 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from York to Leeds?

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

  • Coaches from York to Leeds most often leave from York, Train Station and arrive in Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop.
  • Trains mostly leave from York and tend to arrive in Leeds Railway Station.
Which travel companies can get me from York to Leeds?

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

  • You can go to Leeds from York by coach with Flixbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £3 with Flixbus from York to Leeds on Omio.
  • You can travel by train from York to Leeds with First Transpennine Express, and you can find First Transpennine Express York to Leeds tickets for £5 on Omio.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Leeds from York?
Looking to extend your trip from York to Leeds? Many Omio customers who go from York to Leeds usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Glasgow. If you're looking to explore London, Manchester or Glasgow from Leeds, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Leeds from York online to get the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £3 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £5 one way for this trip.

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.

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