Cheap bus travel from Manchester to Leeds | megabus

Manchester to Leeds – your essential guide

Leeds is a must-visit city if you’ve got shopping in mind. From the giant glass roof of Trinity Leeds, to the sprawling stalls of Kirkgate Market, it’s a shopper’s paradise. There’s more about that, as well as the best restaurants and points of interest, in our Leeds city guide. Plus, if you save money on travel with a low-cost megabus ticket, you’ve got more cash to splash while you’re there. Factor in a 20kg luggage allowance and there’s plenty of space in your case for all those new purchases. What’s not to like?

How long does the bus from Manchester to Leeds take?

The megabus from Manchester to Leeds takes an average of 1 hour 10 minutes, with a maximum journey time of 1 hour 45 minutes. There are nine coaches running on this route per day, which means lots of flexibility when it comes to booking.

On the coach, there are certain onboard facilities you can expect as standard with megabus. That includes free WiFi, onboard power sockets, and a 20kg luggage allowance. 

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Where does the megabus stop in Manchester and Leeds?

The megabus from Manchester to Leeds leaves from Manchester’s Shudehill Interchange. It’s the city’s transport hub for coach travel, and it’s also on the Metrolink tram line. Plus, it’s close to Manchester Victoria train station, so getting here is nice and easy.

If you’ve got some time to kill in Manchester before you go to Leeds, read our Manchester city guide. And have a wander over to the Northern Quarter – it’s right next to Shudehill Interchange.

In Leeds, your coach will arrive at Leeds Bus and Coach Station. It’s in the centre, right next to Kirkgate Market, which is one of the city’s top visitor attractions. Plus, because Leeds is nice and compact, you can walk to lots of things from here. Trinity Leeds shopping centre, for example, is a 10-minute walk away. Use our city guide to find out more on the ins and outs of Leeds.

If you’re making your way to the University of Leeds, or Leeds Beckett University, you can catch the CityBus service 5. These run all day and a ticket will only cost you £1 per journey.

How much do Manchester to Leeds journeys cost?

megabus tickets from Manchester to Leeds start from as little as £1 plus a 50p booking fee. Prices and tickets are subject to availability, so please read our terms and conditions for more info.

How can I book tickets from Manchester to Leeds?

Quickest way is to just hit book now. But you can always use the journey planner on this page too.