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Thanks to Gopili, compare train ticket prices and find the best price to travel from Leeds to Manchester by train. Our service is dedicated to helping you find the cheapest Leeds to Manchester train ticket and gives you practical information: booking, next departures, timetables, fares, and good deals.

Cheap train calendar from Leeds to Manchester

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Find the best prices for train tickets Leeds to Manchester

from £3.50 MORE 1h10m
Other modes of transport available to travel from Leeds to Manchester
from £4.00 MORE 1h26m
from £1.50 MORE 1h07m

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.

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

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.

Next train departures

When are the next trains to Manchester?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Leeds Leeds
Manchester Manchester Oxford Road
0h59m TransPennine Express
Leeds Leeds
Manchester Manchester Victoria
1h28m Northern
Leeds Leeds
Manchester Manchester Piccadilly
0h56m TransPennine Express
Leeds Leeds
Manchester Manchester Victoria
1h40m Northern
Leeds Leeds
Manchester Manchester Piccadilly
0h58m TransPennine Express
Leeds Leeds
Manchester Manchester Oxford Road
1h00m TransPennine Express
Leeds Leeds
Manchester Manchester Victoria
1h23m Northern
Leeds Leeds
Manchester Manchester Piccadilly
0h53m TransPennine Express
Leeds Leeds
Manchester Manchester Victoria
1h36m Northern
Leeds Leeds
Manchester Manchester Piccadilly
0h56m TransPennine Express

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

According to our data, 15 trains from Leeds to Manchester are being operated today and 0 tomorrow. The first Leeds Manchester train is at 07:10 and the last one departs at 17:37. The first and last departure times may vary every day and there may be fewer services during weekends and bank holidays. Rail companies may as well increase or decrease the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the demand.

Travel information for your train journey

Leeds Manchester train

Route Leeds to Manchester

Leeds Manchester train map

Train duration 1h10m
Arrival city Manchester, England
Departure city Leeds, England
Distance 36 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £3.50
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 way to travel to Manchester from Leeds. The average train duration from Leeds to Manchester is 1h10m to travel the 36 miles.

We found tickets from £3.50 to travel in the next month. Fares can vary depending on the day and hour of travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.

Things to do in Manchester

We have created for you a list of 6 places that you can visit in Manchester.

  • Manchester Cathedral
  • John Rylands Library
  • Manchester Museum
  • Manchester Town Hall
  • National Football Museum
  • Manchester United Museum

As travel specialists, we know that preparing a trip and gathering all the information about a specific city can take a lot of time. We would like to help you by providing some things to do, whether you are visiting for the weekend or for longer.

Every year, many people are visiting Manchester. If you are looking to explore one of the most touristic attraction of the city, you should go to Manchester Cathedral. If you have some time, we will also suggest you to go to Manchester Town Hall and John Rylands Library to complete your visit.

Another noteworthy location that you may want to discover is National Football Museum if you want to find out more about the city.

Manchester Museum is also a point of interest that we will recommend you to see if you have enough time during your trip.

Finally, if you're still curious in discovering more about Manchester, Manchester United Museum can be the final stage of your visit. While visitors might not consider it as the most interesting thing to do, it will enable you to get a complete view of the city and its character.

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!

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
£4.00 21/11/2017 12:18 Northern 6 days ago
£4.00 21/11/2017 12:26 Northern 6 days ago
£4.20 21/11/2017 07:23 Northern 6 days ago
£5.50 21/11/2017 07:18 Northern 6 days ago
£5.50 21/11/2017 17:18 Northern 6 days ago
£5.50 21/11/2017 17:23 Northern 6 days ago
£11.50 21/11/2017 12:36 TransPennine Express 6 days ago
Oxford Road
£11.50 21/11/2017 12:09 TransPennine Express 6 days ago
Oxford Road
£12.50 21/11/2017 17:09 TransPennine Express 6 days ago
£12.50 21/11/2017 07:20 TransPennine Express 6 days ago

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

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Discount Leeds to Manchester train tickets

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?

To understand how much you can save with a railcard, you have to calculate how many journeys you need to save money. You will see that most of the time, only a few trips are needed.

For your evaluation, you must include the cost of your railcard, i.e £30, your savings on each trip (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average cost of a Leeds Manchester ticket is £7.91 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £7.91: £88/£7.91 = 11.12. It will take you about 12 trips from Manchester to Leeds (one way trip) with your railcard to break even.

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 £7.91 £5.28 £2.64 11.15

(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

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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.

Proximity journey

Many trains run from Leeds to Manchester, but there are also near stations served like for instance:

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.

And if you change?

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

Bus from Leeds to Manchester

Where to find cheap train tickets

TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express, a rail travel specialist, proposes connections to more than 389 destinations. Tickets for the journey from Leeds to Manchester are available starting from £7.


Northern, a rail travel specialist, proposes connections to more than 481 destinations. Tickets for the journey from Leeds to Manchester are available starting from £4.

Leeds - Manchester: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute














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Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Leeds to Manchester tend to increase as the date gets closer. Based on our data, if you buy your train 2 months in advance, the price of the ticket starts at £4 while when booking on the day you're travelling, you will have to spend at least £13 for your train. Thus, you can save 71% on the price of your ticket by buying your ticket 2 months in advance instead of on the day you're travelling.

The figures are based on the best prices found in the past six months when booking in advance versus at the last minute.