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from Manchester to Leeds

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Fri
Sep 17
$12Northern Rail
$9Megabus
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Sep 18
$9Northern Rail
$9Megabus
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Sep 19
$9Northern Rail
$9Megabus
Mon
Sep 20
$12Northern Rail
$9Megabus
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Sep 21
$12Northern Rail
$9Megabus
Wed
Sep 22
$10Northern Rail
$9Megabus
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Sep 23
$10Northern Rail
$9Megabus
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Sep 24
$12Northern Rail
$9Megabus
Sat
Sep 25
$5Northern Rail
$9Megabus
Sun
Sep 26
$7Northern Rail
$9Megabus
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Sep 27
$9Northern Rail
$9Megabus
Tue
Sep 28
$9Northern Rail
$9Megabus
Wed
Sep 29
$8Northern Rail
$9Megabus
Thu
Sep 30
$8Northern Rail
$9Megabus
Fri
Oct 1
$8Northern Rail
$9Megabus
Sat
Oct 2
$5Northern Rail
$9Megabus
Sun
Oct 3
$13First Transpennine Express
$9Megabus
Mon
Oct 4
$7Northern Rail
$9Megabus
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Oct 5
$7Northern Rail
$9Megabus
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Oct 6
$7Northern Rail
$9Megabus
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Oct 7
$7Northern Rail
$9Megabus

Travel Information to Leeds from Manchester

distanceDistance35 miles (57 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$9 - $12
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $9 (€7) • 1 h
fastestFastest modeBus • $9 (€7) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Northern Rail

Take a bus or train to travel 35 miles (57 km) to Leeds from Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $9 (€7). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Megabus or Northern Rail among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Manchester to Leeds.

How to get from Manchester to Leeds

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Manchester to Leeds, 58,22% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Manchester to Leeds and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips

Travel from Manchester to Leeds
Travel 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
How do I go from Manchester to Leeds?

There are 2 ways to get from Manchester to Leeds: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Manchester to Leeds?

The cheapest way to go to Leeds from Manchester is by taking a bus, which costs on average $9 (€7).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Leeds:

Taking a bus is usually $3 (€2) less than taking a train to Leeds, which costs on average $12 (€9) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to travel from Manchester to Leeds?

The fastest way to get to Leeds from Manchester is by bus with an average travel time of 1 h.

Other travel options to Leeds can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Leeds by train can take on average 1 h 21 min.

How far is it from Manchester to Leeds?

You should expect to travel around 35 miles (57 km) between Manchester and Leeds.

How many services a day are there from Manchester to Leeds?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Leeds is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Leeds from Manchester as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling from Manchester to Leeds, what are the departure and arrival points in Manchester and Leeds?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Manchester to Leeds:

  • Buses from Manchester to Leeds most often leave from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop.
  • Trains from Manchester to Leeds most often leave from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Leeds Railway Station.
Who can get me from Manchester to Leeds?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Manchester to Leeds, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Megabus for buses to Leeds. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Megabus Manchester to Leeds tickets on Omio for $9 (€7).
  • Travel with Northern Rail to go to Leeds by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Northern Rail Manchester to Leeds tickets on Omio for $12 (€9).
Is it possible to travel directly to Leeds from Manchester?

Yes, there are direct routes from Manchester to Leeds with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by bus with Megabus.

Direct services to Leeds tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Manchester to Leeds?
Your trip from Manchester to Leeds doesn't have to end in Leeds. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Liverpool. If you’d like to add London, Glasgow or Liverpool to your Manchester to Leeds tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Leeds today!
When should I purchase a ticket from Manchester to Leeds online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Manchester to Leeds, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $9 (€7) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $12 (€9) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Manchester to Leeds online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Leeds
Manchester (Coach Station)
Amenities
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.
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 Oxford Road
Amenities
Manchester Piccadilly
Amenities
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.

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