Millennium Bridge, Manchester

Coach travel from Leeds to Manchester

From £4 one-way*

Duration: 1 hr 10 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 15 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 Leeds to Manchester

Our coaches travel direct from Leeds Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station up to 15 times per day, and our fastest journey on the 170 service can take just 1 hour 10 mins. Services from Leeds to Manchester run from as early as 2.00am, and our last coach of the day leaves at 23.15pm arriving in Manchester at 0.50am.

With regular, reliable services, and one-way travel for just £4*, you can travel in style for less.

Leeds to Manchester journey information
Fastest journey time 1 hr 10 mins
Cheapest price From £4
Distance (approx) 170km
No. of stops 0 (fastest service, other services may vary)
First & last journey daily 2:00am/23:15pm

Our Leeds to Manchester services and stops

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

170 coach towards Liverpool

Our 170 service travels up to 6 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Leeds Coach Station
  • Manchester Coach Station

171 coach towards Manchester

Our 171 service travels up to 8 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Leeds Coach Station
  • Bradford Interchange
  • Chadderton Broadway
  • Manchester (New Moston)
  • Failsworth, Oldham Road
  • Manchester (Miles Platting)
  • Manchester Coach Station

173 coach towards Manchester

Our 173 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Leeds Coach Station
  • Bradford Interchange
  • Manchester Coach Station

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Departing from Leeds Coach Station

Leeds Coach Station is based in the heart of the city centre, and can be easily reached via any bus running through the city. Taxis across the city can also take you directly to the Coach Station.

For more information, view our Leeds Coach Station facilities page.

Arriving in Manchester Coach Station

Directly outside the station is a dedicated taxi rank, 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 for more information.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Leeds to Manchester?

The first coach leaves from Leeds Bus & Coach Station at 2.00am, arriving at Manchester Coach Station at 3.25am.

When is the last coach from Leeds to Manchester?

The last coach leaves from Leeds Bus & Coach Station at 23.15pm, arriving at Manchester Coach Station at 0.50am.

How much is the coach from Leeds to Manchester?

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

How long does the coach take from Leeds to Manchester?

Our fastest coach journey from Leeds to Manchester takes 1 hr 10 mins on our 170 service.

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

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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