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Manchester Airport to Leeds by train

It takes an average of 1h 43m to travel from Manchester Airport to Leeds by train, over a distance of around 42 miles (68 km). There are normally 34 trains per day travelling from Manchester Airport to Leeds and tickets for this journey start from £6 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 23m
PriceFrom £6
Distance42 miles (68 km)
Frequency34 trains per day
First train03:19
Last train00:38
Departure stationManchester Airport
Arrival stationLeeds
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsTransPennine Express

Manchester Airport to Leeds train times

Check out the next trains departing from Manchester Airport to Leeds for Sunday 14th August 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.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
07:40 manchester airport10:15 leedsPlat. 2A estimatednorthern Get tickets2h 35m, 2 changes
08:41 manchester airport10:40 leedsPlat. 1A estimatednorthern Get tickets1h 59m, 2 changes
08:54 manchester airport11:15 leedsPlat. 1A estimatednorthern Get tickets2h 21m, 2 changes
09:43 manchester airport11:39 leedsPlat. 1A estimatednorthern Get tickets1h 56m, 2 changes
10:33 manchester airport12:39 leedsPlat. 3A estimatednorthern Get tickets2h 6m, 2 changes

Travel from Manchester Airport to Leeds by train in 1 hour 23 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Manchester Airport to Leeds by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Manchester Airport to Leeds by train is 2 hours 6 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 1 hour 23 minutes. You'll usually find 34 trains per day travelling the 42 miles (68 km) between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Leeds. Trains on this route are usually operated by either Transport for Wales or TransPennine Express. On board you'll find modern comfortable seating and plenty of room for luggage as standard.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Manchester Airport to Leeds start from £6.00 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices. Travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard are also great ways to save.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Leeds, including FAQs, and tips on booking cheap train tickets. Check the timetable above for live train times or if you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Manchester Airport and Leeds is 1 hour and 43 minutes, with around 34 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 Manchester Airport and Leeds by train?

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

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

Train ticket prices from Manchester Airport to Leeds 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.

Is there a direct train from Manchester Airport to Leeds?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Manchester Airport to Leeds without having to change trains. There are 34 direct trains from Manchester Airport 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 Manchester Airport to Leeds leave?

The first train from Manchester Airport to Leeds leaves at 03:19. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Manchester Airport to Leeds leaves at 00:38. 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 Manchester Airport and Leeds by train?

Trains travelling from Manchester Airport to Leeds 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 Leeds to Manchester Airport. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Manchester Airport to Leeds.

Cheap train tickets from Manchester Airport to Leeds

Train tickets from Manchester Airport to Leeds start at £6 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 Manchester Airport 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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