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.
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Of the 5 trains that leave Leeds for Manchester every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||35 miles (57 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 17 min|
|Average train ticket price||$18 (€15)|
|Train frequency||105 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 99 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Northern Rail or Transpennine Express|
Trains from Leeds to Manchester cover the 35 miles (57 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 17 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail or Transpennine Express. Normally, there are 105 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $1 (€1), but the average price of train tickets is $18 (€15). Travelers depart most frequently from Leeds Railway Station and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Northern Rail (3) will get you between Leeds and Manchester at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times, prices and tickets for your trip.
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 to Manchester from Leeds. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.
Northern Rail (3) from Leeds to Manchester train information:
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.
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.
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.
When taking a train from Leeds, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Leeds Railway Station and Leeds. When you arrive in Manchester, your train can arrive in train stations including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.
Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Leeds Railway Station to Manchester Piccadilly.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Leeds Railway Station and travel around 0.2 miles (369 m) from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel approximately 0.6 miles (954 m) from the train station to the city center in Manchester.
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