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Trains to Leeds

This former Victorian mill district is a refreshing marriage of the past and present. Since its redevelopment over the past decade and a half, Leeds is a thriving town that not only champions independent shops, food and drink but is an inclusive city that welcomes people from all walks of life, making it a place unique to itself.

Popular Routes to Leeds

Leeds station is well organised and has food, drink and bathroom facilities available within. The city centre is just a few minutes walk away and should you have a lot of luggage and are stuck with an awkward amount of time before your check-in or, after you check out, left luggage facilities are also available at the station. 

The most popular services to and from Leeds operate from the following stations:  

From

To

Average Travel Time*

London 

Leeds

2 h 12 min

Newcastle

Leeds

1 h 21 min

Edinburgh

Leeds

2 h 54 min

Liverpool

Leeds

1 h 24 min

Manchester 

Leeds

44 min

Birmingham

Leeds

1 h 56 min

Stevenage

Leeds

1 h 50 min

* Please note journey times are based on average and may vary depending on the rail provider and time of travel.

Cheap Tickets to Leeds

Railcards offer value for money if you travel by train, saving you at least 1/3 on most rail fares. With a bit of planning, buying tickets in advance can save you a pretty pound, and if the travel bug has you travelling a lot then a Railcard might be worth your while!

The Railcards available include:

Adults

  • 16-25 Railcard
  • Two Together Railcard
  • Family & Friends Railcard
  • Senior Railcard
  • Disabled Persons Railcard
  • 26-30 Railcard

Visit the Railcard Website and buy a Railcard Now!

You may also want to check out our Regional Railcards to see if there are discounts for travelling to and from where you are. 

Children

Under 5 Travel free, accompanied by a fare-paying passenger.
5-15 Are eligible for a 50% discount on most tickets, though proof of age will need to be carried where appropriate.
16-17 Saver Like a Railcard but with bigger discounts for anyone aged 16 or 17.

When in Leeds

Formerly the world’s largest woollen mill, Leeds Industrial Museum looks at the city’s industrial heritage and trades that shaped the town with a collection of machinery and equipment used during the period for textiles, clothing, printing and engineering. It also houses a cosy 24 seat cinema dating back to the 1920s where you can watch a series of short films.

Whether you’re after some traditional British fare, fine dining or fancy grabbing a quick bite while you’re out and about, you will never find yourself short with the number of tasty things to eat. Leeds has a fantastic independent food and drink scene with a number of food and drink festivals running all year round!

Shopping is an experience in itself with a number of shops housed in stunning listed buildings. A beautiful fusion of past and present, Victoria Leeds is the place to go for luxury brands - just make sure you look up to see Europe’s largest stained glass window. For more independent, vintage and unique buys, the Corn Exchange or the Grand Arcade is great for finds that aren’t on the High Street.

Leeds has a fantastic LGBTQ+ nightlife with The Freedom Quarter boasting plenty of LGBTQ+ venues, bars and clubs with a welcoming atmosphere.

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Last updated:   26 June 2020