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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: The Travel Centre is open Monday - Saturday 09:00 - 18:00 and Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageAvailable
Left Luggage Websitehttp://www.left-baggage.co.uk/locations.php
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeAvailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes

Journey Care assistance is available prior to travel via the relevant Train Operator:

Northern Rail - 0845 000 0125, textphone 0845 605 0600 

Virgin Trains East Coast - 03457 225 333

CrossCountry - 0844 811 0125, textphone 0844 811 0126

East Midlands - 0845 712 5678, textphone 18001 0845 712 5678 

FirstTransPennine - 0800 107 2149, textphone 0800 107 2061

Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorAPCOA Parking (UK) Limited
Car parking spaces299
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces440
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

Evans Cycle Point, platform 1 and the short stay car park

Cycle storage notesEvans Cycle Point is a chargable storage facility that also provides cycle services which include maintenance. Charges start at £1 per day but monthly or annual passes can be purchased.
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Suitable for disabled passengers. Lifts or Level access to all platforms. 

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

taxi rank outside main station entrance

Opening Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 18:30
Saturday 06:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:45


In the Booking Hall

Tickets Accepted in Virgin Trains East Coast First Class Lounge

  • Fully inter-available First Class Season Ticket (i.e. tickets not specific to one train company)
  • Any First Class Anytime ticket valid for travel on the Virgin Trains East Coast route
  • Any Virgin Trains East Coast First Class packages
  • First Advance (routed VTEC & connections)
  • VTEC First Class Reader Offer (routed VTEC & connections)
  • VTEC First Class Flat Fare (routed VTEC & connections)
  • VTEC Rewards First Class Leisure Single (routed VTEC & connections)
  • VTEC Self-Print First Class Upgrade voucher (routed VTEC & connections)
  • Inclusive Tour Tickets (eg. Superbreak)
  • Weekend First

Restricted tickets
All First 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 Virgin Trains East Coast First Class Lounges

Toilets/Fax/Printer, TV

Complimentary: tea/coffee/hot chocolate/orange juice/water/ biscuits 



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.

Departures and arrivals from Leeds

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Leeds station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to SheffieldNorthern16:3217BOn time
to HullTransPennine Express16:3515Late
to NewcastleTransPennine Express16:4215On time
to Manchester VictoriaNorthern16:4211DOn time
to Manchester AirportTransPennine Express16:4516On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from SheffieldNorthern16:319BOn time
from Manchester PiccadillyTransPennine Express16:3415Late
from YorkNorthern16:3914ALate
from Liverpool Lime StreetTransPennine Express16:4015On time
from Redcar CentralTransPennine Express16:4216On time
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