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Manchester to Leeds

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1 suggested route to go from Manchester to Leeds by train, car, bus

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How to travel from Manchester to Leeds ?

Trip Manchester Leeds

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance36 mi
Direct lineYes

You're planning a trip from Manchester to Leeds and like many travellers you are looking for the best and the cheapest mode of transport to travel between Manchester Leeds? In general, you browse several websites and spend hours without being sure that all transport solutions were considered.

Fortunately, Vivanoda is a multimodal travel planner that aggregates prices for buses, carpooling and trains in a single search. Just enter your travel dates to Leeds then Vivanoda will do the rest. To refine your search according to your preferences, use the filters and sorting options available.

To travel from Manchester, trains, carpooling or buses of First TransPennine Express, Blablacar, MegaBus, National Express and Northern Rail will carry you to Leeds.

If you have any preferences for a particular mode of transport, get more information on these sections:

Manchester to Leeds bus

Are you looking for a bus from Manchester to Leeds? There is indeed a direct bus line that operates this route.

Going by bus from Manchester to Leeds may not be so obvious to you. To encourage you to take the bus to Leeds, here are some arguments that will convince you.

  • The Manchester Leeds tickets are sold at unbeatable prices, it is unlikely that you will find better offers with the other modes of transport: rail or carpool offers.
  • The fleet of National Express or MegaBus coaches is new and, therefore, greener than carpooling. Since the Manchester Leeds road has already been built for a long time, buses don't require any additional infrastructure that distorts the landscape.
  • The presence of electrical outlets at your seat and USB ports will allow you to charge smartphone and laptop. You'll be able to spend all your time from Manchester to Leeds watching a good movie, listening to music, and why not even working!
  • The modern buses that you take from Manchester to Leeds are all comfortable, with toilets and reclining seats.

Which coach companies to travel between Manchester and Leeds?

National Express and MegaBus are the coach companies operating the bus line Manchester Leeds with direct service.

National Express Manchester LeedsMegaBus Manchester Leeds

Departure bus stations in Manchester

You will have to arrive at your Manchester stop between 15 minutes and 30 minutes, depending on the bus company, before the departure time indicated on your ticket. In general, the destination 'Leeds' is displayed at the front of the bus with the other cities served. Before boarding, show your ticket to the driver, put your luggage in the hold and then sit at your seat.

  • Manchester

Arrival bus stations in Leeds

When you arrive in Leeds, make sure you don't forget anything at your seat and in the hold.

  • Leeds

Train Manchester to Leeds

Is there a direct train bound for Leeds from Manchester?

Yes, the Manchester to Leeds route is served by a direct train. Be aware that depending the day of the week, the schedule can change and direct trains may not operate every days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a Manchester-Leeds train ticket on Vivanoda.

Intercity train Manchester Leeds

Intercity trains serve the most important cities along the Manchester-Leeds route with an improved travel duration compared to regional trains.

Manchester Leeds railways companies

There are 2 carriers that operate rail journeys between Manchester and Leeds: Northern Rail and First TransPennine Express.
Northern Rail Manchester LeedsFirst TransPennine Express Manchester Leeds

Departure train stations in Manchester

  • Manchester Victoria
  • Manchester Piccadilly

Railway stations in Leeds

  • Leeds

Carpool from Manchester to Leeds

The practice of carsharing has greatly expanded in the recent years, so you may have a chance to find a Manchester-Leeds ride. Instead of driving alone the car from Manchester to Leeds, it allows drivers to share the travel costs with other passengers.

The important difference between carsharing and the other modes of transport is that it has not a scheduled timetable. So, you surely have better chances to get Manchester-Leeds rides searching three days in advance than one month. This is more a lastminute solution to go to Leeds.

When you book a ride between Manchester Leeds, you'll set directly with the driver how he can pick you up. The payment is done on our partner's site; this avoids to talk about money with the driver.

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