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Our CrossCountry trains will whisk you from Birmingham to Leeds within a couple of hours. The train travels up the spine of the UK, offering glimpses of the English countryside as you make your way north. Sit back and relax as the train takes you into the beautiful county of West Yorkshire. Travelling from Birmingham to Leeds with CrossCountry will make your trip an absolute delight.
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Travelling to Leeds
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Travelling from Birmingham to Leeds
Leeds is one of the largest cities in the UK, with the third busiest train station outside of London. When you visit, it will be easy to see why people flock here. The architecture of the city is a pleasing blend of traditional and modern, with beautiful classical buildings adding to impressive modern skylines. The city offers an amazing range of restaurants, bars and cafes as well as museums, shops and more!
Are there direct trains from Birmingham to Leeds?
Yes, you can join our Penzance to Glasgow service at Birmingham New Street and travel all the way to Leeds without the need to change.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Birmingham to Leeds?
A trolley service of light refreshments is available on all our trains between Birmingham and Leeds. As you would expect, we have lots of table seats and plug sockets, as well as ample luggage storage on board the train. Alternatively, why not treat yourself to First Class and all the extra comforts it has!
Does Leeds Station have step-free access?
Leeds Station is fully accessible to those with a range of mobility needs.
How far is the city centre?
Leeds Station is situated just a short walk from much of central Leeds, making it the perfect place jumping off point for exploring the city.
Does the station have family areas?
The station has baby changing facilities as well as waiting rooms where families can spend time before their train departs.
For further information about Leeds Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Leeds
Onward travel: Buses in Leeds
If you’re travelling onwards, you might want to try the excellent bus service in Leeds. First UK run the buses in Leeds city centre and will be able to connect you to most places within the city. However, the Arriva bus service also offers great service to surrounding towns in West Yorkshire.
Shopping in Leeds
The compact nature of Leeds city centre makes it a shopper’s paradise; it has been named one of the best cities for shopping in the UK. Trinity Leeds is situated in the heart of the city and covers 3 floors of shops, bars and restaurants. It is also one of the UK’s premier tax-free shopping centres. Alternatively, for a bit of history, visit Kirkgate Market, which has been home to a variety of stalls since 1875.
Culture in Leeds
Leeds has something for everyone when it comes to culture. Alongside a slew of underground music venues, the city is home to the O2 Academy and the First Direct Arena, where big names regularly perform. Leeds is also a treasure trove when it comes to independent bars, cafes and restaurants, with something new to be explored round every corner.
Spending time in Leeds?
Whether you’re looking to have a fun day out or simply want to grab a bite to eat, our Leeds Guide can help you plan the perfect journey!
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