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Leeds to Manchester Train Tickets E‑TICKET

Leeds to Manchester Train Tickets

When looking to travel from Leeds to Manchester by train, let TransPennine Express and Northern lead the way! Both high-speed commuters provide a smooth, comfortable ride to Manchester in a relaxed atmosphere. While on route, you’ll enjoy a number of onboard services with a smile, plus with a great window view of north-central England’s rolling landscape.

All trains depart from Leeds’ central railway station and arrive in Manchester at either Piccadilly or Victoria station. With frequent daily departures available, you’re free to travel from Leeds to Manchester by train morning, noon or night!

The birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Manchester is considered the world’s first modern city. Here, you’ll discover a wealth of engaging attractions and historic landmarks that hark back to Manchester’s pioneering past, as well as prestigious art galleries, impressive sports venues and a diverse live music scene. Be sure to include the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester Art Gallery, Beetham Tower, and Albert Square on your sightseeing itinerary!

Buy your convenient Leeds to Manchester ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ here. Simply use the ticket collection reference # provided in the email we send you to collect your actual train ticket from a self-service ticket machine in Britain.

Journey details

Frequency
Trains bound for Piccadilly Station depart approximately every 10 to 15 minutes during peak times and every 30 minutes otherwise; trains bound for Victoria Station depart approximately every 5 to 20 minutes during peak times and every 30 minutes otherwise; on average, there is a combined total of 124 non-stop departures daily

Travel time
49 minutes (fastest time)

Train stations
Leeds and Manchester Piccadilly or Victoria

Train features
TransPennine Express and Northern high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 201km/h

Leeds to Manchester ticket fares

When booking your Ticket on Departure & Reservation, the following fare options may be available:
  • Anytime tickets offer full flexibility. With no time restrictions, you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours.
  • Advance tickets are less expensive, but have a limited availability. The sooner you book, the less you pay. Ideal for those committed to traveling on a particular date, time and train.
  • Off-Peak tickets offer some flexibility, allowing you to travel aboard any train operating during off-peak hours on your ticket date. Though peak times may vary, they are typically before 9:30am and between 4:00pm and 7:00pm.

Leeds to Manchester ticket classes

  • Standard Class
    Standard class coaches provide comfortable, quality seating.
  • First Class (available on TransPennine Express trains only)
    First class coaches are equipped with larger, reclining seats that offer superior comfort as well as plenty of leg and elbow room. Passengers can enjoy a number of complimentary services such as at-seat food and drink catering, WiFi connectivity, plus access to power outlets for charging laptops or other mobile devices.

Leeds to Manchester ticket discounts

  • Child discount
    Children under 5 years of age travel for free. Children between the ages of 5 and 15 can save up to 50% off the adult ticket price.

Train services and amenities

  • Non-smoking coaches
  • WiFi internet access
  • Onboard food and drink catering (available on TransPennine Express trains only)
  • Designated storage areas for personal luggage and bicycles
  • Priority seating and travel assistance for elderly and disabled passengers

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Seat reservations
In most cases, your ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ will include a seat reservation. Exceptions where the seat may not be reserved at the time of booking include shorter journeys that don’t offer seat reservations or when the allocation of reservable seats is fully booked. In either case, your ticket is still valid and you can sit in any vacant seat.

Ticket purchase conditions and delivery
Tickets for travel from Leeds to Manchester by train may be booked up to 3 months in advance. Refunds and exchanges are not permitted.

Once your e-ticket order has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation with a ticket collection #. Collect your physical ticket just by using this number at a self-service ticket dispensing machine at the station before boarding.

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