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Liverpool to Leeds by train

It takes an average of 1h 37m to travel from Liverpool to Leeds by train, over a distance of around 65 miles (105 km). There are normally 41 trains per day travelling from Liverpool to Leeds and tickets for this journey start from £11 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 23m
PriceFrom £11
Distance65 miles (105 km)
Frequency41 trains per day
First train04:20
Last train21:54
Departure stationLiverpool
Arrival stationLeeds
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsTransPennine Express

Liverpool to Leeds train times

Check out the next trains departing from Liverpool to Leeds for Tuesday 8th November 2022 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.
11:55 14:31 2h 36m, 2 changes
12:54 14:40 1h 46m, direct
12:55 15:31 2h 36m, 2 changes
13:54 15:40 1h 46m, direct
13:55 16:21 2h 26m, 2 changes
14:54 16:40 1h 46m, direct
14:55 17:31 2h 36m, 2 changes
15:54 17:39 1h 45m, direct
16:01 18:10 2h 9m, 1 change
16:54 18:40 1h 46m, direct

Taking the train from Liverpool to Leeds

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The train from Liverpool to Leeds usually takes around 1h 38m but can take just 1h 23m on the fastest TransPennine Express services, with around 39 trains running on this popular route per day. Trains are direct, so once you’re on board you can sit back, relax and stay connected with free WiFi available on most services.

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’re feeling ready to book, start a search for cheap train tickets with us today. Want to check if trains are running? Use our timetable to view live train times from Liverpool to Leeds.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Liverpool and Leeds is 1 hour and 37 minutes, with around 41 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 Liverpool and Leeds by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Liverpool to Leeds is 1 hour and 23 minutes.

How much does the train from Liverpool to Leeds cost?

Train ticket prices from Liverpool to Leeds can start from as little as £11 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 Liverpool to Leeds?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Liverpool to Leeds without having to change trains. There are 41 direct trains from Liverpool to Leeds each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Liverpool to Leeds leaves at 04:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Liverpool to Leeds leaves at 21:54. 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 Liverpool and Leeds by train?

Trains travelling from Liverpool to Leeds cover a distance of around 65 miles (105 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Liverpool to Leeds

Train tickets from Liverpool to Leeds start at £11 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 Liverpool to Leeds 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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