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from York to Leeds

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Thu
23 Sep
£6Northern Rail
£8National Express
Fri
24 Sep
£6Northern Rail
£2Flixbus
Sat
25 Sep
£4Northern Rail
£3Flixbus
Sun
26 Sep
£5Northern Rail
£3Flixbus
Mon
27 Sep
£4Northern Rail
£2Flixbus
Tue
28 Sep
£6Northern Rail
£8National Express
Fri
1 Oct
£5First Transpennine Express
£8National Express
Sat
2 Oct
£4Northern Rail
£2Flixbus
Sun
3 Oct
£5Northern Rail
£3Flixbus
Mon
4 Oct
£4Northern Rail
£2Flixbus
Tue
5 Oct
£5Northern Rail
£8National Express

Travel Information between York and Leeds

distanceDistance22 miles (35 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£3 - £6
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £3 • 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £6 • 29 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or First Transpennine Express

Travel 22 miles (35 km) by coach or train between York and 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 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 I go from York to Leeds?

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

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

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 about £2 less than a train, which costs on average £6 for this journey.

What is the fastest way to get to Leeds from York?

The quickest way to travel from York to Leeds is by train, which takes on average 29 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 40 min   on average.

How far is Leeds from York?

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

How many services a day are there between York and Leeds?

The average frequency per day from York to Leeds is:

  • Around 51 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from York? Where do I arrive in 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 from York to Leeds most often leave from York and arrive in Leeds Railway Station.
Which travel operators 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 travel from York to Leeds by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £3 with Flixbus from York to Leeds.
  • You can travel to Leeds from York by train with First Transpennine Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £6 with First Transpennine Express from York to Leeds.
What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from York to Leeds?
Omio customers who travel from York to Leeds often also extend their holiday to go to London, Manchester or Glasgow. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Leeds and these popular destinations at a great price.
When should I buy a ticket to Leeds from York online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip between York and Leeds, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £3 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £6 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Leeds from York online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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York Leeman Rd Coach Stop
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