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About Leeds

Leeds is where you should go if you're looking for action, entertainment, history, and culture in the Yorkshire area. Its vibrant community attracts visitors from all places, especially when sports, theatre, and dance events occur in the city.

Prepare to be mesmerized by the city's remarkable Victorian arcades as well as historic houses and estates. Start your tour at Shibden Hall in West Yorkshire, a landmark built in 1420. You should also drop by the Royal Armories Museum to see a spectacular display of arms and armors used in different parts of the world.

Leeds has long served as a destination for world-class performances and events. Leeds' entertainment calendar is one that never runs dry. Check out the Leeds Playhouse for some theatrical performances and The HiFi Club if you want to enjoy live music 'til the break of dawn.

Traveling to Leeds is scenic and straightforward on Northern Rail. The central train station in the city is located at New Station Street. Additional transportation is offered by the buses serving the area: National Express, Megabus, and FlixBus. Thanks to affordable bus tickets, see how you can travel to Leeds and 4 other iconic United Kingdom cities for under £60.

Station Information

New Station Street is located in front of the large Leeds Railway Station. The West Yorkshire Combined Authority partnered with Leeds City Council and Network Rail to transform the area outside the station to better accommodate the influx of people catching a train, bus, taxi, or walking to/from the city center. As a result, you will find an expansive pedestrian forecourt area from the station to the Queen's Hotel and many seating areas. The station's interior offers many opportunities to shop or dine before catching a train. This is where you can find additional amenities, including restrooms and travel information. Several train lines make the stop in Leeds, most notably CrossCountry, East Midlands Railway, and London North Eastern Railway.

Popular train stations in Leeds:

  • Cross Gates

What train companies travel to Leeds, United Kingdom?

Located in United Kingdom, Leeds is accessible by train from one other city. You can choose from 6 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Leeds on Wanderu. TransPennine Express usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Leeds are also available..

Train companies serving Leeds

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
TransPennine Express11h 41m$67.99

Frequently Asked Questions

$67.99 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Leeds, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Leeds. In the last month, trains from Scarborough to Leeds had the lowest average price at $67.99.

The main train station in Leeds is Cross Gates. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Leeds.

The closest airport to Leeds is Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA), it is located 6.4 miles from the city center of Leeds.
Among train travelers Leeds is the second most popular destination in the region. It also ranks number 100 in United Kingdom. Leeds has the most train connections in the region. There are 0 train schedules arriving in Leeds each day.
The population of Leeds is 455123. Leeds ranks number 2 in terms of population in Leeds and number 39 in all of United Kingdom.
Train tickets to Leeds range from $68 for a short trip to Leeds, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Leeds starts at , and a longer trip by train to Leeds can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $68.
The closest train station to the city center of Leeds is Cross Gates, located just 4.1 miles away. Select Cross Gates as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Leeds. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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