Leeds to Manchester train

Thu, Jul 25
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Cheap train tickets from Leeds to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Jul 25

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Leeds to Manchester is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Northern Rail
03:12PM1h17
Leeds station (LDS)
04:29PMManchester Victoria (MCV)
$191One-way
0 transfers
Northern Rail
03:17PM1h35
Leeds station (LDS)
04:52PMManchester Victoria (MCV)
$211One-way
0 transfers
Northern Rail
03:43PM1h19
Leeds station (LDS)
05:02PMManchester Victoria (MCV)
$211One-way
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
03:47PM1h22
Leeds station (LDS)
05:09PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$241One-way
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
03:15PM0h56
Leeds station (LDS)
04:11PMManchester Victoria (MCV)
$311One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from Leeds to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, July 25
Northern Rail
03:12PM1h17
Leeds station (LDS)
04:29PMManchester Victoria (MCV)
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
03:15PM0h56
Leeds station (LDS)
04:11PMManchester Victoria (MCV)
0 transfers
Northern Rail
03:17PM1h35
Leeds station (LDS)
04:52PMManchester Victoria (MCV)
0 transfers
Northern Rail
03:43PM1h19
Leeds station (LDS)
05:02PMManchester Victoria (MCV)
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
03:45PM0h51
Leeds station (LDS)
04:36PMManchester Victoria (MCV)
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
03:47PM1h22
Leeds station (LDS)
05:09PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Leeds to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Jul 25

Fastest Journey

51 m

Average

1 h 13 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

57 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Leeds for Manchester every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Transpennine Express
03:45PM0h51
Leeds station (LDS)
04:36PMManchester Victoria (MCV)
$371One-way
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
03:15PM0h56
Leeds station (LDS)
04:11PMManchester Victoria (MCV)
$311One-way
0 transfers
Northern Rail
03:12PM1h17
Leeds station (LDS)
04:29PMManchester Victoria (MCV)
$191One-way
0 transfers
Northern Rail
03:43PM1h19
Leeds station (LDS)
05:02PMManchester Victoria (MCV)
$211One-way
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
03:47PM1h22
Leeds station (LDS)
05:09PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$241One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Train from Leeds to Manchester

distanceDistance35 miles (57 km)
durationAverage train duration50 min
priceAverage train ticket price$15 (€13)
frequencyTrain frequency50 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 50 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesNorthern Rail (3) or TransPennine Express

Trains from Leeds to Manchester cover the 35 miles (57 km) long route taking on average 50 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail (3) or TransPennine Express. Normally, there are 50 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $5 (€5), but the average price of train tickets is $15 (€13). Travelers depart most frequently from Leeds and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train companies: Northern Rail (3), TransPennine Express and first_transpennine_express from Leeds to Manchester trains

Buy your official Northern Rail (3), TransPennine Express and first_transpennine_express train tickets from Leeds to Manchester from $5 (€5) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular route.

Northern Trains is one of many publicly owned train operating companies in the United Kingdom. The rail network in the UK has been run by over 20 train companies, but they work together as National Rail with coordinated fares and ticketing. Headquartered in York, Northern operates local and commuter trains across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day tickets can be purchased for Northern train journeys from Leeds to Manchester. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.

Leeds to Manchester train information with Northern Rail (3):

  • Average Duration: 1 h 15 min
  • Cheapest Price: $5
  • Northern Rail (3) frequency: 23 a day

FAQs: Trains from Leeds to Manchester

FAQs: Travel by train from Leeds to Manchester 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 Leeds to Manchester.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Leeds to Manchester can start from as little as $5 (€5) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Leeds to Manchester is $15 (€13); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time to Manchester from Leeds is on average 50 min   for the 35 mile (57 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Leeds to Manchester by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Leeds to Manchester leaves at 5: 17 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Leeds to Manchester leaves at 11: 47 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Leeds to Manchester without having to change trains with Northern Rail (3) or TransPennine Express. There are 50 direct trains from Leeds to Manchester each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the journey from Leeds to Manchester you can take a train with Northern Rail (3) or TransPennine Express. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Leeds and Manchester on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 11: 47 PM.

When departing from Leeds, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Leeds and Yeadon, Leeds Bradford Airport Bus. When arriving in Manchester, you can end your journey in train stations like Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Leeds, which is located around 0.2 miles (369 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Manchester Piccadilly, located 0.5 miles (767 m) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Manchester from Leeds is worth doing with a journey time of 50 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Leeds to Manchester by train is March.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel from Leeds to Manchester including taking a train or bus.

Important Stations and Airports in Leeds and Manchester

Leeds
Manchester
Leeds is the most popular Leeds railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Leeds for your trip to Manchester.
Amenities at station
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ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 45 - 23: 59 | Sun: 06: 45 - 22: 30
Public transit options for Leeds
Bus lines: 1, 16, 201, 229, 34, 5, 60, A1
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express
Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester train station for Omio travelers, but Manchester has quite a few train hubs. Find all the information you need to know about the main railway stations in Manchester for your trip from Leeds.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
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phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transit options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales
Manchester AirportWifiShoppingParkingATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
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ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transit options for Manchester Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transit options for Manchester Victoria
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transit options for Manchester Oxford Road
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stops on Whitworth St West (200 yards from station) (station side for Liverpool, opposite side for Piccadilly)

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