Manchester to Leeds train

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Leeds

Showing times and prices for Dec 02

Cheapest

11

Average

19

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

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08:21AMManchester Victoria1h22 09:43AMLeeds Railway Station
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111One-way
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08:37AMManchester Victoria1h27 10:04AMLeeds Railway Station
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111One-way
08:45AMManchester Victoria0h55 09:40AMLeeds Railway Station
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221One-way
08:30AMManchester Piccadilly1h01 09:31AMLeeds Railway Station
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221One-way
08:00AMManchester Victoria0h50 08:50AMLeeds Railway Station
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Train schedule from Manchester to Leeds

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08:00AMManchester Victoria0h50 08:50AMLeeds Railway Station
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08:15AMManchester Victoria0h55 09:10AMLeeds Railway Station
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08:21AMManchester Victoria1h22 09:43AMLeeds Railway Station
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08:30AMManchester Piccadilly1h01 09:31AMLeeds Railway Station
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08:37AMManchester Victoria1h27 10:04AMLeeds Railway Station
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08:45AMManchester Victoria0h55 09:40AMLeeds Railway Station
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Fastest train times from Manchester to Leeds

Showing times and prices for Dec 02

Fastest Journey

50 m

Average

1 h 5 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

57 km

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

Fastest
08:00AMManchester Victoria0h50 08:50AMLeeds Railway Station
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221One-way
08:15AMManchester Victoria0h55 09:10AMLeeds Railway Station
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231One-way
08:45AMManchester Victoria0h55 09:40AMLeeds Railway Station
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221One-way
08:30AMManchester Piccadilly1h01 09:31AMLeeds Railway Station
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221One-way
08:21AMManchester Victoria1h22 09:43AMLeeds Railway Station
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111One-way

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Leeds

distanceDistance35 miles (57 km)
durationAverage train duration55 min
priceAverage train ticket price$15 (€13)
frequencyTrain frequency93 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 80 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesNorthern Rail, Transpennine Express or TransPennine Express Service

Trains from Manchester to Leeds cover the 35 miles (57 km) long route taking on average 55 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail, Transpennine Express or TransPennine Express Service. Normally, there are 93 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $15 (€13), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $12 (€11). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Leeds Railway Station.

Train providers: First TransPennine Express 3 and Northern Rail (3) from Manchester to Leeds trains

Travel from Manchester to Leeds from $12 (€11) with Omio’s train partners First TransPennine Express 3 and Northern Rail (3)! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

First TransPennine Express 3
Northern Rail (3)

Enjoy a smooth and easy trip from Manchester to Leeds with First TransPennine Express 3! As an official travel partner of First TransPennine Express 3, Omio can help you search current train schedules and timetables from First TransPennine Express 3, compare the best routes to Leeds from Manchester as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable First TransPennine Express 3 Manchester to Leeds train ticket available today. If you search for First TransPennine Express 3 tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a line at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train from Manchester to Leeds on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 35 miles (57 km) journey to Leeds from Manchester with ease and comfort on a train with First TransPennine Express 3.

Train information from Manchester to Leeds with First TransPennine Express 3:

  • Average Duration: 55 min
  • First TransPennine Express 3 frequency: 36 a day

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 between Manchester and Leeds. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.

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

  • Average Duration: 1 h 22 min
  • Average Price: $26
  • Northern Rail (3) frequency: 44 a day

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.

Travel Tips: Trains from Manchester to Leeds

Travel Tips: Travel by train 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 Manchester to Leeds.
FAQs
Train tickets between Manchester and Leeds for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $12 (€11)  one way in the next 7 days.
The train price from Manchester to Leeds is on average $15 (€13)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
The Manchester to Leeds train distance is approximately 35 miles (57 km).
While the time it takes to travel 35 miles (57 km) to Leeds from Manchester can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Manchester to Leeds train journey time is on average 55 min.

When departing from Manchester, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. When arriving in Leeds, you can end your route in train stations like Leeds Railway Station and Leeds.

Omio customers book a train from Manchester Piccadilly   to Leeds Railway Station   most frequently for this route.

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0.6 miles (954 m) from the city center of Manchester.

The most popular arrival train station, Leeds Railway Station, is located 0.5 miles (849 m) away from the city center of Leeds.

For the best Manchester to Leeds train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Northern Rail, Transpennine Express or TransPennine Express Service. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Manchester to Leeds to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, there are 80 direct trains per day from Manchester to Leeds, and you can find a direct train for this route with Northern Rail or Transpennine Express  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
On average, there are 93 trains a day from Manchester to Leeds. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The first Manchester to Leeds train departs at 9: 56 PM   and the last train from Manchester to Leeds leaves at 9: 56 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Manchester to Leeds on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you purchase train tickets from Manchester to Leeds within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $15 (€13) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Manchester to Leeds a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports in Manchester and Leeds

Manchester
Leeds
Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester 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 Manchester for your trip to Leeds.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
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
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
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
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
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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