It takes an average of 1h 9m to travel from Leeds to Manchester by train, over a distance of around 36 miles (58 km). There are normally 237 trains per day traveling from Leeds to Manchester and tickets for this journey start from $4.61 when you book in advance.
36 miles (58 km)
237 trains per day
Direct trains available
Thinking about taking the train from Leeds to Manchester? We've got you covered.
It usually takes around 1 hour 9 minutes to travel the 58 km from Leeds to Manchester by train, although you can get there in as little as 48 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 237 trains per day running on this route. You won't need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available.
Train tickets from Leeds to Manchester start from $4.61 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.
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The average journey time by train between Leeds and Manchester is 1 hour and 9 minutes, with around 237 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Leeds to Manchester is 48 minutes.
Train tickets from Leeds to Manchester can start from as little as $4.61 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Leeds to Manchester without having to change trains. There are 237 direct trains from Leeds to Manchester each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Leeds to Manchester leaves at 03:14. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Leeds to Manchester leaves at 02:26. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Leeds to Manchester cover a distance of around 36 miles (58 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Manchester to Leeds.
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