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Leeds to Manchester train

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How to find cheap train tickets Leeds to Manchester ?

If you're searching for cheap train tickets Leeds to Manchester, you've come to the right place. Here we give you some tips to get cheap train tickets.

To travel for less you have to purchase your ticket in advance. The best time to book your advance train ticket is about 3 months before. Therefore you must remember to book approximately three months in advance. Thanks to this tip you will benefit from great savings of up to 80%.

You will most of the time see that, the most affordable time to travel is outside the peak train times, which are between 06:30 to 9:30 and 15:30 to 18:30. Therefore, try to avoid travelling during commuting hours and you will save money on your train ticket Leeds to Manchester.

It's quite often that two singles cost less than a return ticket, that's why you should always check both fares for your travel to save money.

Split-ticketing for your journey to Manchester is another way to pay less. It is perfectly legitimate to split your ticket into several tickets covering the different sections of your journey, as long as the train you're in stops at the stations you bought tickets for.

Book cheap train from Leeds to Manchester

You have different options to get your Leeds to Manchester train ticket:

  • If you're booking your train tickets online, you can easily compare the schedules and fares to get the best deal. Most rail companies as well as online ticket retailers give the ability to do so. Once your ticket is purchased, you will receive a confirmation email with the reference number that you will bring with your card to have your ticket at the station before you travel.
  • Most rail providers and several rail ticket retailers will have telephone numbers and you can make your purchase by phone.
  • While the biggest stations in the country have a ticket vending machine as well as a staffed ticket office to get your train ticket, rural stations might not. Look at the office hours as well as the available services before you travel.

Gopili helps you get cheap train tickets from Leeds to Manchester by comparing journey times and prices across all rail operators. You can then sort the results by price, duration, departure time to find the ticket that suits your requirements. Looking at the cheapest fare for the return journey? Have a look at the prices of train tickets Manchester to Leeds via our travel search engine and find the best deal.

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Travel information for your train journey

Leeds Manchester train

Route Leeds to Manchester

Train duration 1h15m
Arrival city Manchester, England
Departure city Leeds, England
Distance 36 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £3.00
Train operators for Leeds to Manchester TransPennine Express, Northern

The route connecting Leeds, which is in England and Manchester, which is in England is well connected by trains. The trains are operated by the following train companies: TransPennine Express, Northern.

Using the train is a fast and easy option to get to Manchester from Leeds. The average travel duration from Leeds to Manchester is 1h15m to cover the 36 miles.

We found tickets from £3.00 to travel in the next month. Fares will change depending on when you travel as well as how long in advance you book your ticket.

Transport operators from Leeds to Manchester

The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route Leeds to Manchester.

Transport operators Departure Arrival
TransPennine Express Leeds Manchester
Northern Leeds Manchester

Best price found for train ticket from Leeds to Manchester

We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from Leeds to Manchester by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to Manchester. Your Leeds to Manchester train ticket is just few clicks away!

Journey Price Departure on At Company Searched
£3.00 MORE 05/03/2017 08:18 Northern 5 days ago
£3.00 MORE 05/03/2017 09:08 Northern 5 days ago
£3.00 MORE 11/03/2017 07:18 Northern 6 days ago
£3.00 MORE 02/03/2017 12:18 Northern 3 days ago
£3.00 MORE 11/03/2017 07:23 Northern 6 days ago
£3.00 MORE 03/03/2017 12:18 Northern 1 day ago
£3.00 MORE 02/03/2017 12:26 Northern 3 days ago
£3.00 MORE 11/03/2017 12:20 Northern 6 days ago
£3.00 MORE 03/03/2017 12:26 Northern 1 day ago
£4.00 MORE 02/03/2017 07:23 Northern 3 days ago

Best price found for Leeds to Manchester train ticket for the next 30 days.

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Different train ticket types for your journey

There are several types of train tickets Leeds to Manchester proposed by each company, enabling passengers to choose between flexibility and cost. Travellers can purchase tickets on the website of the railway companies or on train ticket sales websites being accredited. Here is a description of each kind of train ticket:

The Advance Tickets are tickets for single journeys, valid in 1st and 2nd class. They can be booked 12 weeks in advance, actually they are sold in limited numbers and are subject to availability. In general, the earlier you book them, the cheaper the price is. You should be aware that the Advance ticket is non-reimbursable. Nevertheless, you can change the time and the date of the trip before departure.

The Off-Peak Tickets are the cheapest tickets to travel in less occupied trains. Offering a good quality-price ratio, these tickets need passengers to travel off-peak. You can purchase tickets at any time, in advance or just before the trip. The rail ticket is refundable but administrative fees may be charged; these fees do not exceed £10.00.

The Anytime Tickets are totally flexible: you can travel whenever you want. Tickets can be purchased in advance or immediately before travel. There are no restrictions on when you want to go, nevertheless you will need to buy a new ticket if you want to change the date, destination or class.

You can also buy a Season Ticket for 7 days or a period of either 1 month or 1 year. Generally these tickets are available for short and medium distances in the UK.

The last Rovers and Rangers ticket type allows you unlimited travel for an area and time period with all train companies.

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Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Leeds to Manchester:

Bus from Leeds to Manchester

Flights from Leeds to Manchester

Departure and arrival for your train travel

To travel from Leeds to Manchester, only one train station is available for your departure, this is the Leeds train station. Manchester city has several stations available for your arrival:Manchester Piccadilly train station, Manchester Oxford Road train station, Manchester Airport train station.

Leeds train station

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National Railcards can offer great value for money if you're using the train. Depending on your age and your situation, you are able to get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you make great savings for your Leeds Manchester train ticket.

Why should I buy a railcard?

If you want to understand how much you can save with a railcard, you need to calculate the number of trips you need to break even. You will see that usually only a few trips are needed.

For your assessment, you have to include the railcard cost, i.e £30, how much you're saving on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average price of a Leeds Manchester ticket is £5.62 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £5.62: £88/£5.62 = 15.66. You will need to make on average 16 trips from Manchester to Leeds (one way trip) with your railcard to be profitable.

How much does a railcard cost?

The cost to purchase a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to get a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most adult fares for a complete year.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Leeds to Manchester train £5.62 £3.75 £1.87 15.7

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

Where to find cheap train tickets

TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express, a rail travel specialist, proposes connections to more than 103 destinations. Tickets for the journey from Leeds to Manchester are available starting from £7.


Northern, a rail travel specialist, proposes connections to more than 106 destinations. Tickets for the journey from Leeds to Manchester are available starting from £3.

Leeds - Manchester: the best time to book cheap trains

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The Prices for train tickets Leeds to Manchester are increasing as you approach your travel date.

Based on our data, if you buy your seat 2 months in advance, tickets should be available from £4 while when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend a minimum of £10 for your train. Thus, you can save 65% on the cost of your train by purchasing your seat 2 months in advance as opposed to on the day you're travelling.

The figures are based on the cheapest fares found over the last six months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.