Flying out of Manchester Airport and want to know more about the journey from Leeds by train, look no further!
It usually takes around 1h 35m to travel the 42 miles (68 km) from Leeds to Manchester Airport by train, with around 50 trains running on this route daily. Good news! There are direct trains available on this route, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. Want to get there quickly? All trains on this route are operated by TransPennine Express and their fastest service gets you to Manchester Airport in just 1h 9m. It’s easy to keep yourself entertained during this journey, with free WiFi, an onboard entertainment platform, and plug sockets.
To snap up the cheapest fares, book an Off-Peak time – tickets are usually cheaper when you travel Off-Peak compared to taking the train at Peak times. If you want to save even more, get a Railcard – you’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year.
Ready to book? Start your search for train tickets from Leeds to Manchester Airport with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.
The average journey time by train between Leeds and Manchester Airport is 1 hour and 33 minutes, with around 32 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 Airport is 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Leeds to Manchester Airport can start from as little as £6 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Leeds to Manchester Airport without having to change trains. There are 32 direct trains from Leeds to Manchester Airport each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Leeds to Manchester Airport leaves at 02:31. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Leeds to Manchester Airport leaves at 02:29. 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 Airport cover a distance of around 42 miles (68 km) during the journey.
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 Airport is right for you.
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.
Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.
For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.