There are 7 ways to get from Leeds to Wakefield by train, bus, rideshare, taxi, car, towncar or foot

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Train  •  10 min

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Wakefield Westgate

$3 - $40

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Rideshare  •  30 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Leeds to Wakefield 11.4 miles

$2

5 alternative options

Bus  •  30 min

  1. Take the bus from Crown Point, Black Bull Street (*) to St Johns, Leeds Rd Belgravia Road (*) N10 / ...

$2 - $9

Taxi  •  15 min

  1. Take a taxi from Leeds to Wakefield 11.2 miles

$40 - $55

Drive  •  15 min

  1. Drive from Leeds to Wakefield 11.2 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  15 min

  1. Take an Uber from Leeds to Wakefield 11.2 miles

$22 - $30

Walk  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Walk from Leeds to Wakefield 9.8 miles

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Crown Point, Black Bull Street (*) and arriving at St Johns, Leeds Rd Belgravia Road (*). Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Leeds and arriving at Wakefield Westgate. Services depart every 15 minutes. The journey takes approximately 10 min.

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The distance between Leeds and Wakefield is 8 miles. The road distance is 11.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Leeds to Wakefield without a car is to train which takes 10 min and costs .

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The train from Leeds to Wakefield Westgate takes 10 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Leeds to Wakefield bus services, operated by Arriva Yorkshire, depart from Crown Point, Black Bull Street (*) station.

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Leeds to Wakefield train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Leeds station.

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The best way to get from Leeds to Wakefield is to train which takes 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 30 min.

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Leeds to Wakefield bus services, operated by Arriva Yorkshire, arrive at St Johns, Leeds Rd Belgravia Road (*) station.

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Leeds to Wakefield train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Wakefield Westgate station.

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Map of how to get from Leeds to Wakefield.
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  • Distance: 8.1 miles
  • Duration: 10 min

What companies run services between Leeds, England and Wakefield, England?

CrossCountry operates a train from Leeds to Wakefield hourly. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 10 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Arriva Yorkshire operates a bus from Leeds to Wakefield every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 30 min. National Express also services this route once daily.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Wakefield Westgate
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$2 - $4
Off-Peak Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Single
$6 - $10
Bus operators
Arriva Yorkshire
Phone
+44 344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Crown Point, Black Bull Street (*) to St Johns, Leeds Rd Belgravia Road (*)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Wakefield
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Leeds to Wakefield
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$2
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Uber Leeds
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Leeds to Wakefield
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$22 - $30
UberX
$22 - $30
Exec
$28 - $40
UberXL
$30 - $45
Taxi from Leeds to Wakefield
Ave. Duration
15 min
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Amber Cars
Phone
+44 113 202 2117
Website
taxileeds.co.uk
Royal Cars Leeds
Phone
+44 113 230 5000
Website
leeds-taxi.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Leeds to Wakefield is 11 miles. It takes approximately 15 min to drive from Leeds to Wakefield.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Leeds and Wakefield. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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