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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

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.

Hotels near Leeds train station

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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 Leeds Bradford AirportCrossCountry05:06Scheduled
to Leeds Bradford AirportCrossCountry05:36Scheduled
to Leeds Bradford AirportCrossCountry06:06Scheduled
to Leeds Bradford AirportCrossCountry06:36Scheduled
to Leeds Bradford AirportCrossCountry07:06Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Kings CrossLondon North Eastern Railway00:208On time
from Manchester VictoriaNorthern00:22Late
from Leeds Bradford AirportCrossCountry00:32On time
from HullTransPennine Express00:57On time
from Leeds Bradford AirportCrossCountry05:37Scheduled
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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