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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

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Leeds Coach Station is an expansive bus station between Quarry Hill and Leeds Kirkgate Markets near the city center. The bright indoor waiting area includes plenty of space to prepare for boarding buses. Passengers can also access several shops and cafes, restrooms, and travel information inside the station. Several significant intercity bus companies operate service through the Leeds Coach Station, including Megabus, National Express, Arriva Bus, and more. This volume of carriers makes it easy and affordable to travel to cities like London, Manchester, York, and Liverpool from Leeds.

Popular coach stations in Leeds:

  • Leeds Coach Station

  • 75 Kirkgate

  • Leeds Bus Station

  • University of Leeds, Parkinson Steps

  • York St

  • Abbey Rd

  • Leeds City Square

  • Great Wilson St (stop Z6)

What coach companies travel to Leeds, United Kingdom?

Located in United Kingdom, Leeds is accessible by coach from 44 other cities. You can choose from 417 daily scheduled trips when you search for coaches to Leeds on Wanderu. Megabus usually has the most coaches on any given day.

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

Coach companies serving Leeds

CoachRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express1034h 11m£17.04
Megabus525h 22m£18.46
FlixBus396h 50m£18.23
Coastliner41h 20m£1.97
the 3630h 46m£1.97
Flyer10h 37m£1.97
  • National Express is probably the UK's best-known bus company, offering intercity services to London, Manchester, Southampton, and Edinburgh. Onboard the single and double-decker vehicles, travelers enjoy a good amount of legroom – roomier than airlines have in coach class – alongside WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning.

  • Founded in 2003, Megabus UK was created to provide travelers with greener, more straightforward and smarter travel. The carrier has routes all across the United Kingdom in England, Scotland, and Wales. The Megabus UK fleet, easily distinguishable by its dark blue and yellow colors, has free Wi-Fi, outlets and charging ports, onboard restrooms, and 20 kg luggage allowances on each bus.

  • First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • The 36 is a unique bus route that connects major tourist attractions, including the renowned Harewood House. With an impressive schedule of daily trips, passengers won't have to wait long to reach their destination. The route predominantly operates double-decker buses, providing ample seating capacity. Passengers can enjoy modern amenities like USB charging points and complimentary Wi-Fi, allowing them to stay connected and browse the internet during their journey.

Which coach carrier has the best service to Leeds?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Leeds by coach with Megabus giving them a 3 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Megabus had the most comfortable coach service to Leeds taking into account the seats and amenities that Megabus offers. They rate Megabus a 3.6 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Leeds punctually, travelers suggest that Megabus has the best on time performance on their coach schedules to Leeds, rating them a 3.8 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

£1.69 is the cheapest price for a coach 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, coaches from Whitby to Leeds had the lowest average price at £1.97.

The busiest coach station in Leeds is Leeds Coach Station. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular coach stations in Leeds are:

  • Leeds Coach Station
  • 75 Kirkgate
  • Leeds Bus Station
The closest airport to Leeds is Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA), it is located 6.4 miles from the city center of Leeds.
Leeds is the most popular coach destination in Leeds. It also ranks number 98 in United Kingdom. Leeds has the most coach connections in the region. There are 271 coach schedules arriving in Leeds each day.
The population of Leeds is 455123. Leeds ranks number 2 in terms of population in Leeds and number 26 in all of United Kingdom.
Coach tickets to Leeds range from £2 for a short trip to Leeds, while a 60 to 200 mile coach trip to Leeds starts at , and a longer trip by coach 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 £2.
People who take the coach to Leeds are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a coach last minute make taking a coach to Leeds easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest coach station to the city center of Leeds is Leeds City Square, located just 0.3 miles away. Select Leeds City Square 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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