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Leeds railway station is located on New Station Street, and serves both national and regional routes. The station was originally opened in 1938 and became the city's main rail hub after the closure of Leeds Central in 1967. It was greatly modernised in 2002 and 2008 to make it one of the most high tech and best-served stations in the country. Leeds Station is situated to the rear of the famous Queen's Hotel, and all of the city centre's attractions are just a few minutes’ walk away.

Leeds train station is well-connected to Leeds Bradford Airport thanks to the frequent Flying Tiger bus services running 7 days a week, every half an hour. Buses also run from Bradford Interchange and Harrogate train stations.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Saturday open from 05:45:00 until 22:00:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageAvailable
Left Luggage phone number0113 350 3966
Left Luggage Websitehttp://www.lostproperty.org/locations.php
Telephone typesCoins
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Suitable for disabled passengers. Lifts or Level access to all platforms.
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Journey Care Assistance is available prior to travel via the relevant Train Operator:
  • Northern - 0800 138 5560Customer services, Textphone 18001 03457 225 225 or using a Passenger Assistance Request form.
  • London North Eastern Railway - 03457 225 225 Textphone - 18001 03457 225 225.
  • CrossCountry - 0344 811 0125, textphone 0344 811 0126.
  • East Midlands - 0800 0113323, textphone 18001 03457 078051.
  • TransPennine Express - 0800 107 2149, textphone 18001 0800 1072149.
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorAPCOA Parking (UK) Limited
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces72
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
  • Platform 1
  • Platform 6/8 behind the lift
  • Short Stay Car Park.
Cycle storage notesThere are wheel racks available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Leeds station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:

Opening Hours
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:00:00 until 18:30:00
  • Saturday open from 06:00:00 until 18:00:00
  • Sunday open from 10:00:00 until 17:45:00
Location: In the Booking Hall. Tickets Accepted in London North Eastern First Class Lounge:
  • Fully inter-available First Class Season Ticket (i.e. tickets not specific to one traincompany)
  • Any First ClassAnytimeticket valid for travel on the London North Eastern Railway route
  • Any London North Eastern Railway First Class packages
  • First Advance (routed LNER & connections)
  • LNER First Class Reader Offer (routed LNER & connections)
  • LNER First Class Flat Fare (routed LNER & connections)
  • LNER Rewards First Class Leisure Single (routed LNER & connections)
  • LNER Self-Print First Class Upgrade voucher (routed LNER & connections)
  • Inclusive Tour Tickets (eg. Superbreak)
  • Weekend First
Restricted tickets AllFirst Class tickets valid only on other train operators, including ScotRail Sleepers Assistance dogs and other well behaved dogs on leads will be permitted in all London North Eastern Railway First Class Lounges Facilities Toilets/Fax/Printer, TV Refreshments Complimentary: tea/coffee/hot chocolate/orange juice/water/ biscuits Wi-Fi Yes Showers No

Train services to Leeds station

Leeds train station is mainly served by LNER, CrossCountry, Northern and TransPennine Express trains.

Thanks to frequent Northern services, you can easily get from Skipton to Leeds in 40m, from York to Leeds in 40m and from Sheffield to Leeds in 1h 4m. Frequent LNER services also connect London Kings Cross to Leeds in 2h 41m throughout the day, while TransPennine Express services cover the routes from Hull to Leeds in 1h 3m, from Newcastle to Leeds in 1h 38m and from Huddersfield to Leeds in 34m. Finally, from Leeds train station you can also reach Bristol in 3h 55m and Edinburgh in 3h 5m on CrossCountry services.

Need more information on how to get to Leeds by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Leeds.

Leeds train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Leeds station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Leeds railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Leeds.

Leeds Station is packed with facilities that help to make your journey smoother. The station hosts a large number of shops and restaurants including Marks & Spencer, Café Ritazza and McDonalds. Pay as you go WiFi is available at Leeds station. Toilets are located on Platforms 8, 12 and 15, and charge 40p for use. Ticket machines are spread throughout the station to make collecting pre-purchased tickets easier.

First Class Lounge at Leeds Train Station

If you're travelling First Class from Leeds station with LNER, you'll be able to access their First Class Lounge, which is located in the booking hall. You'll get to enjoy comfortable seating, complimentary hot and cold drinks and light snacks, TVs and free WiFi. You can access the First Class Lounge at Leeds station if you have one of the following First Class tickets:

  • First Class Season Ticket
  • Any First Class Anytime ticket that is valid for travel on the LNER route
  • First Advance (routed LNER & connections)
  • LNER Self-Print First Class Upgrade voucher (routed LNER & connections)
  • Weekend First tickets

For more information about how First Class train travel works in the UK, visit our dedicated page to First Class Train Tickets.

Leeds train station parking

Leeds train station has a multi-storey car park. Due to the new platform build at Leeds station, the long stay car parks are closed to the public until Spring 2021. Alternative Leeds City parking and Park and Ride facilities are available to use throughout the closures. Blue Badge spaces are available to the public in the multi-storey car park.

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Frequently asked questions

Is Leeds station open?

Leeds station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Leeds station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Leeds station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Leeds station.

Are there toilets at Leeds station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Leeds station.

Are dogs allowed at Leeds station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Leeds station but should be kept on a lead or comfortable in a pet carrier at all times.

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