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from York to Leeds

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

Our recommendation

To get from York to Leeds on 13 Jun we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:18York0h23 08:41Leeds Railway Station
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09:21York0h28 09:49Leeds Railway Station
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18:21York0h29 18:50Leeds Railway Station
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20:23York0h29 20:52Leeds Railway Station
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10:08York0h30 10:38Leeds Railway Station
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13 Jun
£6First Transpennine Express
£8National Express
15 Jun
£5First Transpennine Express
£8National Express
16 Jun
£4Northern Rail
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18 Jun
£4Northern Rail
£8National Express
20 Jun
£5Northern Rail
£8National Express
21 Jun
£4Northern Rail
£8National Express
22 Jun
£4Northern Rail
£8National Express
24 Jun
£4Northern Rail
£8National Express
25 Jun
£4Northern Rail
£8National Express

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


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.

Travel Tips

Travel from York to Leeds
Travel to Leeds easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from York to Leeds.
How do you get from York to Leeds?

There are 2 ways to travel to Leeds from York including taking a coach or train.

How far is Leeds from York?

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from York to 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 take a train 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 National Express for coaches to Leeds. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express York to Leeds tickets on Omio for £8.
  • 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 £4.
Is it possible to travel directly between York and Leeds?

Yes, there are direct services available between York and Leeds with the following travel operators:

  • You can book a direct coach with National Express.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Leeds as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from York to Leeds.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Leeds from York ends?
Your journey from York to Leeds doesn't have to end in Leeds. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Glasgow. If you’d like to add London, Manchester or Glasgow to your York to Leeds trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Leeds today!
How early should I book tickets from York to Leeds online for 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 is on average £8 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is £4 one way on average for this route.

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.

How do I get from York to Leeds the cheapest way?

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from York to Leeds, which costs on average £4.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Leeds:

A train is £4 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from York to Leeds costing on average £8.

What is the fastest way from York to Leeds?

The fastest way to get to Leeds from York is by train with an average travel time of 24 min.

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

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


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

York Leeman Rd Coach Stop

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