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Leeds to Manchester Airport by train

It takes an average of 1h 35m to travel from Leeds to Manchester Airport by train, over a distance of around 42 miles (68 km). There are normally 50 trains per day travelling from Leeds to Manchester Airport and tickets for this journey start from £7.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 9m
PriceFrom £7.50
Distance42 miles (68 km)
Frequency50 trains per day
Departure stationLeeds
Arrival stationManchester Airport
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsTransPennine Express

Leeds to Manchester Airport train times

Check out the next trains departing from Leeds to Manchester Airport for Sunday 16th May 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
09:07 leeds10:54 manchester airportPlat. 16 estimatedtranspennine express PeakGet tickets1h 47m, 1 change
09:15 leeds11:20 manchester airportPlat. 16 estimatedtranspennine express PeakGet tickets2h 5m, 2 changes
10:07 leeds11:55 manchester airportPlat. 16 estimatedtranspennine express PeakGet tickets1h 48m, 1 change
10:45 leeds12:11 manchester airportPlat. 16 estimatedtranspennine express PeakGet tickets1h 26m, direct
11:07 leeds12:52 manchester airportPlat. 16 estimatedtranspennine express PeakGet tickets1h 45m, 1 change
11:45 leeds13:12 manchester airportPlat. 16 estimatedtranspennine express PeakGet tickets1h 27m, direct
12:07 leeds13:42 manchester airportPlat. 16 estimatedtranspennine express PeakGet tickets1h 35m, 1 change
12:45 leeds14:12 manchester airportPlat. 16 estimatedtranspennine express PeakGet tickets1h 27m, direct
13:07 leeds14:43 manchester airportPlat. 16 estimatedtranspennine express PeakGet tickets1h 36m, 1 change
13:45 leeds15:12 manchester airportPlat. 16 estimatedtranspennine express PeakGet tickets1h 27m, direct

Taking the train from Leeds to Manchester Airport in 1h 9m

If you want to know more about the journey from Leeds to Manchester Airport 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.

If you want to know more about the journey from Leeds to Manchester Airport by train, keep reading for timetable, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Leeds to Manchester Airport? 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 Airport take?

The average journey time by train between Leeds and Manchester Airport is 1 hour and 35 minutes, with around 50 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 Airport by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Leeds to Manchester Airport is 1 hour and 9 minutes.

How much does the train from Leeds to Manchester Airport cost?

Train ticket prices from Leeds to Manchester Airport can start from as little as £7.50 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 Airport?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Leeds to Manchester Airport without having to change trains. There are 50 direct trains from Leeds to Manchester Airport 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 Airport leave?

The first train from Leeds to Manchester Airport leaves at 02:33. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Leeds to Manchester Airport 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 Airport by train?

Trains travelling from Leeds to Manchester Airport cover a distance of around 42 miles (68 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Leeds to Manchester Airport

Train tickets from Leeds to Manchester Airport start at £7.50 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 Airport 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

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.

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