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Cheap Trains to Leeds
The Jewel of West Yorkshire is fast becoming one of the most vibrant, culturally diverse and fun cities in the country. Here are our top tips for getting here and what you need to check out when you're here.
With brilliant train links to London and the Midlands, Leeds is one of the best places to stop for a weekend. Kirkgate Market is the largest covered market in Europe, The Royal Armouries is a great day out for the family, and there are many independent restaurants to eat and drink your way around. The city is a great destination, ideal for families and groups of friends and is just a 3.5-hour train journey from London. It's great for young people, with a lively nightlife.
There are regular trains to Leeds from all over the country. There are direct services from Manchester and Newcastle, with Transpennine Express and London with LNER. There are faster intercity trains in operation to speed up your journey.
Leeds station is right in the city centre, walking distance from one of the UK's busiest shopping areas. There are not many local train stations, the best way to explore is by bus. Roundhay Park is an excellent place for a walk, reachable in 30-40 minutes by bus.
Among the fastest-growing cities in the UK, Leeds is known for its lively nightlife and a massive range of shops. The newly constructed Victoria Gate has a range of boutiques and high-street and is a short walk from the Trinity shopping centre, which has a food truck dining hall.
From Leeds Station, it is possible to reach the rest of Yorkshire, it is worth leaving your car at home. There are direct services to the Yorkshire Dales, Manchester and York. When staying in Leeds, book a hotel near the station for easy access to Kirkgate Market and the city's restaurants.
The Armouries is one of the best museums in the UK, it was built in 1996 to hold weapons and armouries from the Tower of London. With armours used for fencing, jousting and even Indian elephants, there are plenty of things to see. To get to the Armouries, hop on the free ferry from Granary Wharf at Leeds railway station's southern entrance.
Kirkstall Abbey is a medieval cathedral built-in 1152 by the Cistercian monks. The Abbey has a weekend food market, and pop-up events are held on the grounds from April to November, attracting plenty of visitors. The Abbey Home Museum is worth visiting, with beautifully reconstructed shops and buildings, and exhibitions for children.
Bundobust has incredible vegetarian and vegan Indian street food at a low price. Headrow House has fantastic rooftop terraces where you can soak up the Yorkshire sunshine.
Leeds is famous for its nightlife; Call Lane has various bars including a Tiki Bar & the famous Backroom speakeasy. For a more relaxed drink, check out the Lazy Lounge with local gins and cocktails, it's a 2-minute walk from Leeds Station's south entrance.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get the cheapest train tickets to Leeds?
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What is the cheapest way to travel to Leeds?
The train is still the cheapest way to travel to Leeds, use our tips above to save more money.
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.
How do I get to Leeds by Train?
You can get to Leeds in under 2h 30m from London Kings Cross. There is now even a faster Azuma Train.