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There are 5 ways to get from Manchester to Leeds by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  55 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Leeds

£16 - £28

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Rideshare  •  1h 9m

  1. Take the rideshare from Manchester to Leeds 44.4 miles

£4 - £7

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street National Express

£5 - £7

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manchester to Leeds 42.1 miles

£95 - £120

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Manchester to Leeds 42.1 miles

£6 - £10

Manchester to Leeds by train

The train journey time between Manchester and Leeds is around 1h 9m and covers a distance of around 42 miles. The fastest train normally takes 48 min. Operated by TransPennine Express Service and Northern Rail, the Manchester to Leeds train service departs from Manchester Victoria and arrives in Leeds. Typically 572 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 9m
Fastest train time:
48 min
Trains per week:
572
Cheapest price:
£16
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:45
Last train departs at:
23:19

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Manchester to Leeds train schedules

Manchester → Leeds
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The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Leeds is to bus which costs £5 - £7 and takes 1h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester to Leeds is to taxi which costs £95 - £120 and takes 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St station and arriving at Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Manchester Victoria and arriving at Leeds. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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The distance between Manchester and Leeds is 36 miles. The road distance is 42.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Leeds without a car is to train which takes 55 min and costs £16 - £28.

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The train from Manchester Victoria to Leeds takes 55 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Manchester to Leeds bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Manchester to Leeds train services, operated by TransPennine Express Service, depart from Manchester Victoria station.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Leeds is to train which takes 55 min and costs £16 - £28. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £5 - £7 and takes 1h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Manchester to Leeds.
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  • Distance: 35.9 miles
  • Duration: 55 min

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

TransPennine Express Service operates a train from Manchester Victoria to Leeds hourly. Tickets cost £17 - £27 and the journey takes 55 min. Northern Rail also services this route every 30 minutes. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street hourly. Tickets cost £5 - £7 and the journey takes 1h 40m.

Train operators
Bus operators
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Manchester to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Manchester to Leeds
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
£95 - £120
STS Cars Manchester
Phone
+44 161 864 1212
Website
stscars.co.uk
Street Cars Manchester
Phone
+44 161 228 7878
Website
streetcarsmanchester.co.uk
Radio Cars
Phone
+44 161 236 8033
Website
radiocarsmanchester.co.uk
MMA Transfers
Phone
+44 161 327 0405
Website
mmatransfers.com
Manchester Taxi Service
Phone
+44 161 270 8701
Website
manchestertaxiservice.co.uk
Manchester Cars
Phone
+44 161 228 3355
All United Manchester Taxis
Phone
+44 161 224 2424
Website
all-united.co.uk

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Manchester to Leeds bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street.

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Manchester to Leeds train services, operated by TransPennine Express Service, arrive at Leeds station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manchester to Leeds is 42 miles. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from Manchester to Leeds.

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

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