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Manchester - Leeds Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Manchester to Leeds. Traveling by train from Manchester to Leeds usually takes around one hour and 32 minutes, but the fastest TransPennine Express train can make the trip in one hour and 31 minutes.

Distance36 mi (58 km)
Fastest train1h 31m
Lowest price$45.69
Most frequent serviceTransPennine Express
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Which train should you take from Manchester to Leeds?

TransPennine Express is the one and only train line which connects Manchester to Leeds. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
TransPennine Express21h 32m$45.69
  • TransPennine Express train tickets from Manchester to Leeds start from $46, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 TransPennine Express schedules to Leeds. TransPennine Express in Manchester leaves from Manchester Piccadilly Station . And in Leeds trains arrive at Cross Gates .

    From Manchester to Leeds train travel on TransPennine Express takes 1 hours and 32 minutes. If you are looking to get to Leeds faster, TransPennine Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 31 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, TransPennine Express offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Leeds.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Manchester and Leeds is approximately 36 miles, or 58 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 32 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 31 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Manchester to Leeds on Monday. Tickets for Monday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Monday. Monday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Manchester at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Manchester twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Leeds to Manchester.

City Information

Manchester

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Most recognizable for its world-famous football team, Manchester is a modern, vibrant city with a diverse range of attractions that will appeal to explorers of all kinds. Often referred to as "The Capital of the North," Manchester is also known for being the birthplace of the industrial revolution. Visitors can relive this booming era by taking a trip to the Science and Industry Museum to see how this previously small town changed the world's ideas of industry and manufacturing forever. These days, Manchester is famous for its music and art scene, with it being the birthplace of bands like The Smiths and Oasis.

Art and music-lovers may want to visit Afflecks, a vast and eclectic emporium of all things indie and grunge, to purchase records, artwork, and memorabilia, among many other things. Manchester is also home to 15 parks and gardens, with Fletcher Moss Park and Botanical Gardens among the most popular. This park provides a beautiful setting for picnics and scenic walks, perfect for when you need an escape from the bustling city.

And if you really are only here for Man U, both Old Trafford and Etihad Stadium are stops on our itinerary to visit every premier league stadium in England.

With three large train stations—Piccadilly, Oxford Road, and Victoria—Manchester is easily accessible via rail. National Express and Megabus coaches also allow access from all over the country. In addition, Manchester Airport houses three large terminals, which provide global entry to the city.

Leeds

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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

Where is the train station in Manchester?

Main departure station: Manchester Piccadilly Station

There is one train station in Manchester.

All train stations in Manchester:

  • Manchester Piccadilly Station

Where is the train station in Leeds?

Main arrival station: Cross Gates

Leeds has one train station.

Train stations in Leeds:

  • Cross Gates

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