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from York to Leeds

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

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To get from York to Leeds on 29 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:21York0h28 09:49Leeds Railway Station
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08:29York0h32 09:01Leeds Railway Station
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09:35York0h23 09:58Leeds Railway Station
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Travel Information from York to Leeds

distanceDistance22 miles (35 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£3 - £3
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £3 • 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £3 • 29 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus 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.

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 to travel from York to Leeds including taking a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from York to Leeds?

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.

What is the fastest way 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.

How far is it from York to Leeds?

The York to Leeds distance is approximately 22 miles (35 km).

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 trip between York and Leeds as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When going from York to Leeds, where do I depart from York and where do I arrive in Leeds?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from York to Leeds:

  • Most travellers take a coach from York, Train Station to Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop.
  • Most travellers who purchase a train ticket from York to Leeds depart from York to Leeds Railway Station.

Which travel companies can take me 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:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Leeds by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus York to Leeds tickets on Omio for £3.
  • Travel with Northern Rail to go to Leeds by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Northern Rail York to Leeds tickets on Omio for £3.

Is there a way to travel directly from York to Leeds?

Yes, there are direct routes from York to Leeds with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct coach services to Leeds with Flixbus with around direct coaches every day.
  • You can check for a direct train to Leeds with Northern Rail, First Transpennine Express or Cross Country with 51 direct trains per day.

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.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from York to Leeds?

Many of our customers travelling from York to Leeds don't make Leeds their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Manchester or Glasgow, either of which you could add to your York and Leeds trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Leeds to any of these top destinations today!

How early should I buy York to Leeds tickets online to score the best deals?

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:

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

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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