Located only 72 kilometres apart getting between the journey between Leeds to Manchester is most convenient by rail or bus. Trains depart Leeds central station daily from 2:20 a.m. arriving in Manchester Victoria station in little over 1 hour 10 minutes. Intercity bus services operate easy networks by road with hassle free connections and equally quick journey times.
An average meal in a restaurant in Manchester costs 6.8% less than in Leeds.
Prices in Manchester are on average 5.8% lower than in Leeds.
Public transport in Leeds costs roughly the same as it does in Manchester.
A night in a hotel in Manchester is about 3.9% less expensive than in Leeds.
Travel from Leeds to Manchester by bus is a quick and cost-effective option. Services leave York Street Leeds each morning beginning 4:50 a.m. with services running at least once per hour throughout the morning with an increased schedule in peak. Services run into the night with a 00:15 p.m. direct service to Manchester Victoria capping off nightly service before commencing again in the morning. Most bus services require a connection at Shudehill Interchange and take no longer than 1 hour 15 minutes. Direct services from Leeds Coach Station usually take around 10-15 minutes longer.
The journey from Leeds to Manchester is without doubt simplest by train. Rail services run nearly round the clock with first departures commencing at 2:20 a.m. every morning and running at least one train to Manchester Victoria and Manchester Piccadilly per hour with upwards of 3 services in peak. The final departure from Leeds station leaves for Manchester Piccadilly at 11.35 p.m. Journey times are quick taking on average around 1 hour 10 minutes. A full timetable is ran Monday to Saturday with a slightly reduced Sunday service.