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Journeying to this fantastic Northern city for work, to catch up with friends or simply for an exciting weekend away? Book cheap train tickets to Leeds with TransPennine Express today.
Yes, Leeds station has a modern multi-storey car park that’s open 24 hours a day. It offers both short and long stay parking options, making it a convenient place to keep your car safe.
Short stay prices begin at £0.70 for 20 minutes. Need to park at Leeds station for longer? You’ll benefit from discounted long-stay tariffs starting at £5.50 for two hours or £20 for a full 24 hours.
There are plenty of ways to bag cheap train tickets to Leeds. For starters, it’s worth booking your tickets as far in advance as possible. We release tickets for some routes up to 24 weeks beforehand and you can often enjoy up to 50% off when you buy in advance.
You could also consider getting a Railcard. There are various options available, from those specifically for students to those for couples who tend to always travel together. Most will give you 1/3 off your train ticket price, but others – such as the 16-25 Railcard – can save you up to 50% off our Advance train tickets to Leeds.
Other ways to save money include travelling off-peak when tickets tend to be cheaper, buying directly with TransPennine Express to avoid booking fees, or purchasing a season pass if you regularly get the train to Leeds.
Your journey time into Leeds will depend on where you’re travelling from and how many stopping points there are between the two stations. Venturing to the city from nearby Huddersfield? You’ll arrive in as little as 17 minutes on our faster rail services.
York is also less than 30 minutes away by train, while Manchester trains to Leeds typically take between 50 to 70 minutes depending on which Manchester station you’re departing from and the time of day you’re travelling. And if you’re travelling from a little further afield, expect to reach Leeds from Newcastle or Liverpool Lime Street in around 90 minutes.
For more specific information about train times to Leeds, use our handy journey planner or check out our regularly updated timetables.
Leeds is the proud home to incredible architecture, world-class culture and art, a wealth of attractions and an unrivalled shopping offer with a thriving independent scene. Over the last decade, Leeds has transformed into one of the coolest places in the UK. It's one of the best shopping experiences in the North – there are over 1,000 shops, including lots of independent shops you won't find anywhere else. It’s the ideal destination for a day trip or a weekend away.
Leeds is a beautiful, historic city. A great way to explore its heritage is through the Owl Trail, where you can track 25 sculpted owls across the city’s architectural landscape. Culture vultures flock to Leeds Art Gallery and nearby Leeds City Museum. Both are on large neighbouring squares and play regular host to music events and markets, so it also makes a good central point for spotting more things to do in Leeds. Kids bouncing off the walls? Let them work it off at indoor trampoline park Jump! It’s suitable for kids big and small, so everyone can have a go.
Leeds was named one of the UK’s best cities for dining out according to the ‘Which? Good Food Guide’, so there’s plenty of food and drink options to choose from. For a fantastic fine dining experience, HOME serves ever evolving tasting menu experiences in a beautiful location overlooking the river. Or for something cool and casual, Friends of Ham is a unique bar selling top quality charcuterie and cheese, all washed down with craft beer and great wine.
With 5 miles of shopping streets, Leeds shopping is near legendary. Why not start your trip at the beautifully ornate Victoria Quarter, boasting some of the fanciest brands around. It’s worth coming here for Harvey Nichols alone. Food steals the show at Kirkgate Market, one of the largest indoor markets in Europe. Trinity Leeds is home to 120 shops, restaurants, bars and and even a cinema.
For more ideas on what to do in Leeds, check out Visit Leeds.
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