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Coach travel from Manchester to Leeds

From £4 one-way*

Duration: 1 hr 5 mins (fastest journey)
Departures: up to 17 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Coach from Manchester to Leeds

Our coaches travel from Manchester Coach Station to Leeds Coach Station up to 17 times per day, and our fastest journey will get you there in just one hour and five minutes. Services from Manchester to Leeds run from as early as 4.25am, and our last coach of the day leaves for Leeds at 23.00pm.

With regular, reliable services, from £4 one-way*, you can travel for less by coach.

Manchester to Leeds journey information
Fastest journey time 1 hr 5 mins
Cheapest price from £4
Distance (approx) 57km
No. of stops 0 (fastest service, other services may vary)
First & last journey daily 4.25am/23.00pm

Our Manchester to Leeds services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

170 coach towards Leeds

Our 170 service travels up to 7 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Leeds (Great Wilson Street)
  • Leeds Bus & Coach Station

171 coach towards Leeds

Our 171 service travels up to 7 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Manchester (Miles Platting)
  • Failsworth
  • Manchester (New Moston)
  • Chadderton
  • Bradford Interchange/Hall Ings
  • Leeds Coach & Bus Station

172 coach towards Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Our 172 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Leeds Bus & Coach Station

173 coach towards Hull

Our 173 service travels up to 2 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Bradford Interchange/Hall Ings
  • Leeds Coach & Bus Station

Manchester to Leeds route map

Departing from Manchester Coach Station

Manchester Coach Station can be easily reached by a city-wide tram service, and the Metroshuttle, which ferries you for free between the cities' rail stations.

Take a look at our Manchester Central Coach Station facilities.

Arriving at Leeds Coach Station

Leeds Coach Station is based in the heart of the city centre, on York Street. The station is served by dozens of bus routes to take you further afield, with a number of free buses for travel around the city centre. A nearby taxi rank is also on offer.

Take a look at our Leeds Coach Station facilities.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Manchester to Leeds?

The first coach leaves from Manchester Coach Station at 4.25am, arriving at Leeds Bus & Coach Station at 5.30am.

When is the last coach from Manchester to Leeds?

The last coach leaves from Manchester Coach Station at 23.00pm, arriving at Leeds Bus & Coach Station at 00.35am.

How much is the coach from Manchester to Leeds?

A one-way journey from Manchester to Leeds is available from £4*.

How long does the coach take from Manchester to Leeds?

Our fastest coach journeys from Manchester to Leeds will arrive in 1 hr 5 mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from Manchester to Leeds?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.


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*Limited Availability. No booking fee when logged into My Account and purchasing on the National Express website or app, otherwise £1.50 booking fee applies. Fares correct 3 June 2024 for travel between 3 June 2024 - 30 September 2024.

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