Leeds to Manchester train

Cheap train tickets from Leeds to Manchester

Showing times and prices for May 20

Cheapest

9

Average

19

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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08:12AMLeeds Railway Station1h16 09:28AMManchester Victoria
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91One-way
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08:17AMLeeds Railway Station1h36 09:53AMManchester Victoria
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91One-way
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08:42AMLeeds Railway Station1h23 10:05AMManchester Victoria
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91One-way
08:15AMLeeds Railway Station0h53 09:08AMManchester Victoria
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231One-way
08:07AMLeeds Railway Station1h02 09:09AMManchester Piccadilly
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311One-way

Train schedule from Leeds to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, May 20
08:07AMLeeds Railway Station1h02 09:09AMManchester Piccadilly
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08:12AMLeeds Railway Station1h16 09:28AMManchester Victoria
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08:15AMLeeds Railway Station0h53 09:08AMManchester Victoria
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08:17AMLeeds Railway Station1h36 09:53AMManchester Victoria
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08:42AMLeeds Railway Station1h23 10:05AMManchester Victoria
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08:45AMLeeds Railway Station0h53 09:38AMManchester Victoria
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Fastest train times from Leeds to Manchester

Showing times and prices for May 20

Fastest Journey

53 m

Average

1 h 10 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
08:45AMLeeds Railway Station0h53 09:38AMManchester Victoria
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311One-way
Fastest
08:15AMLeeds Railway Station0h53 09:08AMManchester Victoria
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231One-way
08:07AMLeeds Railway Station1h02 09:09AMManchester Piccadilly
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311One-way
08:12AMLeeds Railway Station1h16 09:28AMManchester Victoria
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91One-way
08:42AMLeeds Railway Station1h23 10:05AMManchester Victoria
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91One-way

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Overview: Train from Leeds to Manchester

distanceDistance35 miles (57 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 15 min
priceAverage train ticket price$10 (€9)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesTranspennine Express or Northern Rail

Trains from Leeds to Manchester cover the 35 miles (57 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 15 min with our travel partners like Transpennine Express or Northern Rail. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $8 (€7), but the average price of train tickets is $10 (€9). Travelers depart most frequently from Leeds Railway Station and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Trains from Leeds to Manchester: Journey Details

Trains from Leeds to Manchester are operated by Transpennine, with a direct journey time of around one hour. The first departure of the day leaves in the early hours of the morning, with the last train departing just before midnight. For much of the day, there are six trains an hour, arriving at either Manchester Piccadilly or Victoria Stations. The same service operates seven days a week, including Sundays.

Return journeys for trains from Manchester to Leeds are also available.

Taking the Train from Leeds

Leeds Central station is modern railway station located next to City Square in the centre of the city. First Leeds operates one of the most efficient bus systems in the country, with routes across the city, to the university campuses, the airport, and surrounding areas. The night buses operated by First Bus are supplemented on Friday and Saturday nights by extra routes provided by the universities. Taxis are available at the railway station entrance.

Getting into Manchester by Train

Manchester is the second most visited city in England after London and has historical roots going back to the Roman occupation. The city grew rapidly during periods of industrial expansion in the 18th and 19th centuries, evidence of which is seen in much of the city's architecture. As well as history, Manchester has a vibrant cultural and nightlife and plays a big part in the UK's music scene.

Trains from Leeds arrive at both of Manchester's main railway stations, Victoria to the North and Piccadilly to the South. Piccadilly is located ten minutes walk from the Arndale Centre while Victoria Station is close to Manchester Cathedral. Both stations are well served by buses, trams and taxis and First Bus operates a frequent night bus service throughout the week.

Travel Tips: Trains from Leeds to Manchester

Travel by train 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.
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If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Leeds to Manchester trains for as little as $8 (€7)  in the next 7 days.
The Leeds to Manchester train ticket price is on average $10 (€9)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next week.
The Leeds to Manchester train distance is approximately 35 miles (57 km).
The Leeds to Manchester train duration is on average 1 h 15 min, which is to be expected when traveling 35 miles (57 km) to Manchester from Leeds. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

Some of the Leeds train stations to Manchester you can start your journey from include Leeds Railway Station and Leeds Fest Bus. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Manchester include Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Leeds Railway Station   and arriving in Manchester Piccadilly.

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Leeds Railway Station, is located 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city center of Leeds.

The most popular arrival train station, Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city center of Manchester.

For the route from Leeds to Manchester you can take a train with Transpennine Express or Northern Rail. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Manchester from Leeds on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day to Manchester from Leeds. If you’re looking for a direct train, consider traveling with Northern Rail or Transpennine Express. Nonstop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
The average number of trains departing Leeds for Manchester is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train departing from Leeds to Manchester leaves at 4: 42 AM. The last train departing from Leeds to Manchester leaves at 11: 19 PM. You can find the latest Leeds to Manchester train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
The price of a one way train ticket from Leeds to Manchester is on average $10 (€9) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets from Leeds to Manchester available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Leeds Railway Station 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.
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+44 3457114141
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 45 - 23: 59 | Sun: 06: 45 - 22: 30
Public transit options for Leeds Railway Station
Bus lines: 1, 16, 201, 229, 34, 5, 60, A1
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express

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