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Overview: Train from Manchester to Leeds

distanceDistance35 miles (57 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 1 min
priceAverage train ticket price$12 (€10)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersNorthern Rail or First Transpennine Express

Trains from Manchester to Leeds cover the 35 miles (57 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 1 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail or First Transpennine Express. 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 $12 (€10). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Leeds Railway Station.

Trains from Manchester to Leeds

There are frequent trains from Manchester to Leeds, and travelling on these is a good way to beat traffic and arrive relaxed and ready to work or explore. The service is provided by two operators, First TransPennine Express and Northern Rail. Departures are from either Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Victoria stations, with all routes terminating at Leeds Railway Station on New Station Street. The journey takes from approximately 50 minutes to 1.5 hours, with departures throughout the day and night, seven days a week. 

Manchester to Leeds train times: Daily departures

There are several dozen trains from Manchester to Leeds every day of the week. There's one departure per hour in the early morning and then up to nine hourly departures throughout the day until late at night. All trains are direct. 

How long is the journey by train from Manchester to Leeds?

All trains running from Manchester to Leeds are direct. The quickest services take approximately 50 minutes to one hour, while other departures can take 1.5 hours to reach Leeds.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Manchester to Leeds?

Departure train station: Trains from Manchester to Leeds depart from either Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Victoria. Both stations are centrally located and within a few minutes' walk from the city centre. They're also linked to local bus and tram services. They have a good range of facilities, including car parking, taxi ranks, ticket offices, toilets, waiting areas, payphones, WiFi, shops, and refreshments. Both stations have step-free access in passenger areas and adapted toilets, as well as induction loops. Further assistance can be requested if required. 

Arrival train station: Trains from Manchester to Leeds arrive at Leeds Railway Station on New Station Street. This modern station is just a few minutes' walk from the city centre. Leeds has an excellent network of local buses. Among the facilities at Leeds Railway Station are a taxi rank, car parking, a ticket office, toilets, waiting areas, luggage storage, ATMs, payphones, shops, and cafés. The station is step-free, and induction loops and accessible toilets are available. Passengers with limited mobility can request extra assistance if needed.

Which train companies travel from Manchester to Leeds?

Trains from Manchester to Leeds are operated by First TransPennine Express and Northern Rail. Northern Rail trains run from Manchester Victoria to Leeds, while First TransPennine services depart from Piccadilly and Victoria stations.

First TransPennine Express Manchester to Leeds

Trains from Manchester to Leeds operated by First TransPennine Express start departing in the early hours of the morning. There are then several departures an hour until late at night. All routes are direct and have journey times from approximately 50 minutes to 1.5 hours. 

Northern Rail Manchester to Leeds

Northern Rail trains from Manchester to Leeds start running during the morning rush hour and continue throughout the day until late evening. There are up to three departures an hour. All trains leave from Manchester Victoria Station and have journey times of just under 1.5 hours.

Manchester to Leeds trains: Services on board

While just standard tickets are available on Northern Rail trains, First TransPennine Express services offer both first-class and standard tickets. Both trains have ample luggage storage in the carriages and there are no specific limits on the amount of luggage passengers can bring, as long as they can carry their own luggage onto the train.

Both providers allow bicycles to be carried, but on First TransPennine Express routes, spaces have to be prebooked. First TransPennine Express and Northern Rail allow two dogs on leads or small pets in appropriate carriers, including service animals. All trains have space for wheelchairs and accessible toilets. Some first-class carriages on First TransPennine Express trains don't have wheelchair space.

How to find cheap train tickets from Manchester to Leeds

There are two ways to find cheap train tickets from Manchester to Leeds. The first is to book online in advance. Money can also be saved by being flexible about travel dates and times - peak-hour tickets are often more expensive than off-peak tickets.

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FAQs

How much do cheap train tickets from Manchester to Leeds cost?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Manchester to Leeds trains for as little as $8 (€7)  in the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train to Leeds from Manchester?

In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $12 (€10)  for a train ticket between Manchester and Leeds.

How far is it from Manchester to Leeds by train?

The Manchester to Leeds train distance is approximately 35 miles (57 km).

How long is the train between Manchester and Leeds?

On average the Manchester to Leeds train travel time is 1 h 1 min  for the 35 miles (57 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

What station does the train from Manchester to Leeds depart from? Which Leeds train station do I come into from Manchester?

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

Where is the departure train station in Manchester located? Where is the arrival train station in Leeds located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and travel around 0.4 miles (587 m) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Leeds Railway Station and need to travel approximately 0.1 miles (172 m) from the train station to the city center in Leeds.

Which train companies can take me between Manchester and Leeds?

If you're looking for trains from Manchester to Leeds, you can rely on Northern Rail or First Transpennine Express to get you to Leeds. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Manchester to Leeds route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many train services per day are there between Manchester and Leeds?

On average, there are 25 trains a day from Manchester to Leeds. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

What are the first and last departure train times from Manchester to Leeds?

You can take the first train from Manchester to Leeds at 8: 21 AM. The last train from Manchester to Leeds that you can take departs at 9: 24 AM. Omio shows you the latest train from Manchester to Leeds schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.

How early should I buy Manchester to Leeds train tickets to get the best deals?

If you book the Manchester to Leeds train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $12 (€10). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Manchester to Leeds. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Leeds
The major railway station for departures from Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Manchester Piccadilly for your journey between Manchester and Leeds.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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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