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Leeds to York by train

It takes an average of 45m to travel from Leeds to York by train, over a distance of around 22 miles (35 km). There are normally 161 trains per day travelling from Leeds to York and tickets for this journey start from £4 when you book in advance.

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Last train


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Journey time

From 21m


22 miles (35 km)


161 trains per day


Direct trains available


From £4

Train operators

CrossCountry, TransPennine Express, London North Eastern Railway

Travelling from Leeds to York by train

Thinking about taking the train from Leeds to York? We’ve got you covered.

The train from Leeds to York usually takes around 46m but can take just 21m on the fastest CrossCountry, TransPennine Express or LNER services, with around 152 trains running on this popular route every day. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as direct services are available.

If you fancy travelling in style, why not upgrade to First Class? Whichever train company you choose to travel with, you’ll get to enjoy comfortable reclining seats, generous legroom, free WiFi and at-seat dining.

If you want to snap up the cheapest fares, use our Journey Planner at the top of the page – we’ll show you how much you can save on your train tickets if you travel Off-Peak or get a Railcard.

Want to learn more about the journey from Leeds to York by train? Keep reading for our timetable, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs including first and last train times from Leeds to York. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Leeds to York? 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 York take?

The average journey time by train between Leeds and York is 45 minutes, with around 161 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 York by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Leeds to York is 21 minutes.

How much does the train from Leeds to York cost?

Train ticket prices from Leeds to York can start from as little as £4 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 York?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Leeds to York without having to change trains. There are 161 direct trains from Leeds to York 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 York leave?

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

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

The last train from Leeds to York leaves at 02:16. 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 York by train?

Trains travelling from Leeds to York cover a distance of around 22 miles (35 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from York to Leeds.

Cheap train tickets from Leeds to York

Train tickets from Leeds to York start at £4 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.

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 York 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.

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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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† 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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