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Trains to Leeds

Leeds is primarily known for its buzzing atmosphere and world-class sporting heritage. Now the city is fast turning into the cultural heart of the North too, with a jam-packed calendar of festivals and events to rival both Manchester and London. Tourists, students and professionals can mingle in the city's many thriving cocktail bars and bistros, or treat themselves to a trip to the ballet, opera or an art exhibition.

Popular train routes to Leeds

London to Leeds
Newcastle to Leeds
York to Leeds
Sheffield to Leeds
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Visiting Leeds

Whether you’re a die-hard football fan or not, feeling the buzz in the air during a match at Leeds United F.C. Stadium is an unforgettable experience. Alternatively, for a slightly more subdued evening, head to the popular Grade II-listed Grand Theatre and Opera House, an elegant Victorian venue with a capacity of 1,550. The theatre is also home to the Howard Assembly Room, which regularly hosts avant-garde arts performances.

Trinity Leeds offers over 120 shops, restaurants and cafés in a sprawling million-square-foot space right in the heart of the city. For one-off retail therapy, don’t miss the Grand Arcade, a Leeds landmark of independent shopping since Victorian times.
The multi-million pound Royal Armouries hosts the National Collection of Arms and Armour, with over 8,500 weapons and military objects across six themed galleries: War, Tournament, Oriental, Self-Defence, Hunting, and Peace. This free exhibition is especially popular with families.

For something a little different, Leeds also has a multitude of interactive attractions for groups of adults, such as the thrilling Locked In Games, the Northern Snooker Centre & Stateside American Bar and Pole Position Indoor Karting.

How to find the cheapest train tickets to Leeds

There are a number of ways in which you can find cheap train tickets to Leeds to help you save money and explore Leeds. Whether you are getting a train to Leeds for work or leisure, our journey planner can help you find the cheapest available tickets on the days you want to travel. Cheap travel to Leeds can be done in two very simple ways and can save you money on your train tickets.

The first way you can get your hands on cheaper train tickets to Leeds is by using a national railcard. If you travel moCheap travel to Leeds can be done in two very simple ways and can save you money on your train tickets.re than a few times a year, buying an eligible railcard can allow you to save up to 1/3 off the price of your train tickets*, meaning you can spend more on things to see and do in the city. To see out the different types of railcards, eligibility requirements and to buy a card online, check out our railcards page.

Another way cheap tickets to Leeds is by purchasing an Advanced ticket. In most cases, the earlier you book Advanced tickets, the cheaper these tickets will be. Advance tickets typically go on sale 12 weeks in advance, so if you have a night out with friends pencilled in the calendar, simply look out for the “Advanced ticket” type when your search for tickets using our Journey Planner, or sign up to our Ticket alert to find out as soon as your tickets go on sale. Make sure you book these tickets as early as possible, because the longer you wait, the more the price can go up.

Want more handy hints on how to save money on train tickets? Check out our cheap train tickets page.

*Conditions and peak travel time exclusions may apply on some railcard types.


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