Trains to Leeds Station
Leeds Train Station is the only mainline station in Leeds city centre and the fourth busiest railway station in the UK outside of London, after Birmingham New Street, Glasgow Central, and Manchester Piccadilly. The station is in a key location on New Station St. in the south of the city, next to the River Aire. Nearby, you will find Trinity Leeds and Leeds Corn Exchange shopping centres and the Royal Armouries Museum.
Leeds Rail Station is the second busiest station in the North of England after Manchester Piccadilly serving just over 31 million passengers in 2019/20. The main operators at the station are London North Eastern Railway and Northern.
Though there has been a railway station in Leeds since 1834 the current Leeds Station building has been open since 1967 when the Central Railway Station was closed and demolished. Due to the high passenger numbers at Leeds Station, there have been further upgrades in 2002, 2008, and 2018-21 along with the construction of a new Southern Entrance in 2016.
There are 18 platforms at Leeds Railway Station making it the largest in terms of platforms outside London. Services from Leeds run across the country to cities including Nottingham, London, and Aberdeen. London Northeastern Railway and Northern run the majority of services.
Station Area Map
Leeds Railway Station is on a hill next to the River Aire and North East of Holbeck. The station is situated on New Station St. to the city's south, with several landmarks nearby, including Queen's Hotel, Leeds Dock, and Crown Point.
Leeds Station is on two major lines to London, one being the Leeds branch of the East Coast Mainline, of which London North Eastern Railway is the train operator. Trains to Leeds on the East Coast Mainline stop at Wakefield Westgate, Doncaster, and Peterborough. Other train operators include Northern and CrossCountry, with services running to Manchester, Glasgow, and Liverpool, among other cities.
Many regional services operate from Leeds, stopping at numerous stations, including Harrogate, Sheffield, and Bradford.
Station Details and Facilities
Leeds Station, New Station Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 4DY
Station Opening Hours: 24 hours a day. The station may close if no trains are running; the southern entrance is only open from 06:00 - 22:00.
Ticket Buying and Collection
You can book tickets with Split My Fare. You will have the option to receive e-Tickets via email or collect your tickets from the self-service ticket machines at Leeds Rail Station.
The customer information point in the station is open: Monday - Saturday 06:30 - 20:30 Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
The Left Luggage and Lost Property Office is on the North Concourse near the Wellington Street entrance; it is open: Monday to Sunday 08:00 -21:00
ATMs: On the West footbridge and South concourse.
Telephones: On the West footbridge and New Station St.
Baby Changing Facilities: Located in the accessible toilet on platform 12 on the South Concourse.
Photo Booths: On the south concourse and near the ticket office in the booking hall.
Taxi rank outside New Station Street.
All entrances are step-free with automatic doors.
For step-free access to the platforms and footbridge, use the lifts behind the escalator on Platform 8.
For passenger assistance, please contact the appropriate train operator.
- North Concourse departure boards near Starbucks
- South Concourse departure boards
- Departure boards, end of platform 6
- West Footbridge, outside the lift for platforms 9-11
- Platform 12-15 departure boards
- Southern Entrance, Lower Ground Floor
- South Concourse
- Platform 12
- Platform 8
Wheelchairs are available for use around the station.
There is a ramp for train access available.
Accessible Taxis Taxi rank outside New Station Street.
Located in the Booking Hall
Monday - Saturday 04:45 - 23:59
Sunday 06:45 - 22:30
Ticket machines are open 24 hours, with accessible ticket machines available.
If there is an issue with printing your train ticket, please contact customer services at the Ticket Office.
Men: On platform 8 and near the New Station Street entrance.
Women: On platform 8 and near the New Station Street entrance.
Baby changing facilities are in all toilets.
Free public WiFi is available.
There is a long stay multi-storey car park and a short stay car park.
- Platform 0/1 (undercover)
- Platform 6/8 behind the lift
- Platform 12/15
- In the short stay car park.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the main train station in Leeds?
Leeds Railway Station is the only mainline station in Leeds City Centre. London North Eastern Railway and Northern are the main operators.
Is Leeds station open 24 hours?
Leeds Station is open 24 hours a day, however, it may close if there are no services running. The Southern Entrance is only open from 06:00 - 22:00.
What train stations are in Leeds?
Leeds Station is the only mainline station in Leeds, however, Castleford Station and Dewsbury Station are just outside of Leeds.
How many platforms does Leeds station have?
There are 18 platforms at Leeds Station making it the biggest station in terms of platforms outside of London. There are 18 platforms at Leeds Station making it the biggest station in terms of platforms outside of London.
Who owns Leeds station?
Leeds Station is managed by Network Rail. It is one of 20 stations that they run.
How far is Leeds Train Station from the Airport?
Leeds Train Station is just 8.4 miles from Leeds Bradford Airport. It is easy to get there by train.