The cheapest trains from Manchester to Leeds

Showing times and prices for Sep 23

Cheapest

$11

Average

$22

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.

The average ticket from Manchester to Leeds will cost around $ 22 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 11.

Cheapest
08:21AMManchester Victoria1h22 09:43AMLeeds Railway Station
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$111One-way
Cheapest
08:37AMManchester Victoria1h27 10:04AMLeeds Railway Station
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$111One-way
08:30AMManchester Piccadilly1h01 09:31AMLeeds Railway Station
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$261One-way
08:00AMManchester Victoria0h49 08:49AMLeeds Railway Station
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$271One-way
08:05AMManchester Piccadilly1h05 09:10AMLeeds Railway Station
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$361One-way

Timetable Manchester to Leeds

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thu, Sep 23
08:00AMManchester Victoria0h49 08:49AMLeeds Railway Station
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08:05AMManchester Piccadilly1h05 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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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Thu
Sep 23
$11Northern Rail
$9Megabus
Fri
Sep 24
$11Northern Rail
$9Megabus
Sat
Sep 25
$5Northern Rail
$9Megabus
Sun
Sep 26
$8Northern Rail
$9Megabus
Mon
Sep 27
$11Northern Rail
$9Megabus
Tue
Sep 28
$11Northern Rail
$9Megabus
Wed
Sep 29
$11Northern Rail
$9Megabus
Thu
Sep 30
$9Northern Rail
$9Megabus
Fri
Oct 1
$9Northern Rail
$9Megabus
Sat
Oct 2
$5Northern Rail
$9Megabus
Sun
Oct 3
$13First Transpennine Express
$9Megabus
Mon
Oct 4
$8Northern Rail
$9Megabus
Tue
Oct 5
$8Northern Rail
$9Megabus
Wed
Oct 6
$8Northern Rail
$9Megabus
Thu
Oct 7
$8Northern Rail
$9Megabus
Fri
Oct 8
$7Northern Rail
$9Megabus
Sat
Oct 9
$6Northern Rail
$9Megabus
Sun
Oct 10
$6Northern Rail
$9Megabus
Mon
Oct 11
$7Northern Rail
$9Megabus
Tue
Oct 12
$7Northern Rail
$9Megabus

The fastest trains from Manchester to Leeds

Showing times and prices for Sep 23

Fastest Journey

49 m

Average

1 h 8 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

57 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Manchester for Leeds every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 57 km distance in an average of 1 h 8 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 49 m .

The slowest trains will take 1 h 27 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
08:00AMManchester Victoria0h49 08:49AMLeeds Railway Station
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$271One-way
08:30AMManchester Piccadilly1h01 09:31AMLeeds Railway Station
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$261One-way
08:05AMManchester Piccadilly1h05 09:10AMLeeds Railway Station
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$361One-way
08:21AMManchester Victoria1h22 09:43AMLeeds Railway Station
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$111One-way
08:37AMManchester Victoria1h27 10:04AMLeeds Railway Station
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$111One-way

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Train Information between Manchester and Leeds

distanceDistance35 miles (57 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 15 min
priceAverage train ticket price$10 (€8)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesNorthern Rail or First Transpennine Express

Trains from Manchester to Leeds cover the 35 miles (57 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 15 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail or First Transpennine Express. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $10 (€8), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $5 (€4). 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.

Travel Tips

Trains from Manchester to Leeds
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FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train from Manchester to Leeds?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Leeds from Manchester for the next 7 days starting from $5 (€4)  one way.
How much is the train to Leeds from Manchester on average?
The Manchester to Leeds train ticket price is on average $10 (€8)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next week.
How far is it from Manchester to Leeds by train?
You should expect to travel around 35 miles (57 km)  between Manchester and Leeds by train.
How long is the train ride from Manchester to Leeds?
The Manchester to Leeds train duration is on average 1 h 15 min, which is to be expected when traveling 35 miles (57 km) between Manchester and Leeds. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
When traveling by train from Manchester to Leeds, which train station in Manchester do I depart from and which train station in Leeds do I arrive in?

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Manchester Piccadilly   to Leeds Railway Station.

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Leeds Railway Station, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center.

Which train companies can take me between Manchester and Leeds?
Take the Manchester to Leeds train with Northern Rail or First Transpennine Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip from Manchester to Leeds as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services per day are there to Leeds from Manchester?
The average number of trains departing Manchester for Leeds is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When can I take the first train from Manchester to Leeds? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train for this trip departs from Manchester at 7: 21 AM. The last train leaves from Manchester at 7: 54 AM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Manchester to Leeds and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I book train tickets between Manchester and Leeds to score 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 $10 (€8). 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.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Leeds
Manchester Oxford Road
Amenities
Manchester Piccadilly
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 147
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Manchester Victoria
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