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Leeds to Manchester by train

It takes an average of 1h 11m to travel from Leeds to Manchester by train, over a distance of around 36 miles (58 km). There are normally 226 trains per day travelling from Leeds to Manchester and tickets for this journey start from £3.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 49m
PriceFrom £3.50
Distance36 miles (58 km)
Frequency226 trains per day
First train02:35
Last train02:25
Departure stationLeeds
Arrival stationManchester
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsTransPennine Express

Leeds to Manchester train times

Check out the next trains departing from Leeds to Manchester for Tuesday 15th June 2021 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:00 On timeleeds07:09 On timemanchester victoriaPlat. 15 transpennine express PeakGet tickets1h 9m, direct
06:12 On timeleeds07:28 On timemanchester victoriaPlat. 13B northern PeakGet tickets1h 16m, direct
06:17 On timeleeds07:52 On timemanchester victoriaPlat. 1C northern PeakGet tickets1h 35m, direct
06:30 On timeleeds07:22 On timemanchester victoriaPlat. 16 transpennine express PeakGet tickets52m, direct
06:42 On timeleeds08:05 On timemanchester victoriaPlat. 12C northern PeakGet tickets1h 23m, direct
06:45 On timeleeds07:38 On timemanchester victoriaPlat. 16 transpennine express PeakGet tickets53m, direct
07:07 On timeleeds08:14 On timemanchester piccadillyPlat. 16 estimatedtranspennine express PeakGet tickets1h 7m, direct
07:13 On timeleeds08:42 On timemanchester victoriaPlat. 10B estimatednorthern PeakGet tickets1h 29m, direct
07:15 On timeleeds08:08 On timemanchester victoriaPlat. 16 estimatedtranspennine express PeakGet tickets53m, direct
07:17 On timeleeds08:56 On timemanchester victoriaPlat. 13B estimatednorthern PeakGet tickets1h 39m, direct

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Leeds to Manchester? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Leeds to Manchester take?

The average journey time by train between Leeds and Manchester is 1 hour and 11 minutes, with around 226 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Leeds and Manchester by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Leeds to Manchester is 49 minutes.

How much does the train from Leeds to Manchester cost?

Train ticket prices from Leeds to Manchester can start from as little as £3.50 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Leeds to Manchester?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Leeds to Manchester without having to change trains. There are 226 direct trains from Leeds to Manchester each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Leeds to Manchester leave?

The first train from Leeds to Manchester leaves at 02:35. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Leeds to Manchester leave?

The last train from Leeds to Manchester leaves at 02:25. 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.

What's the distance between Leeds and Manchester by train?

Trains travelling from Leeds to Manchester cover a distance of around 36 miles (58 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Manchester to Leeds. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Leeds to Manchester.

Cheap train tickets from Leeds to Manchester

Train tickets from Leeds to Manchester start at £3.50 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Leeds to Manchester is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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