Travelling to Leeds
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Travelling from Edinburgh to Leeds
Lively Leeds is one of the UK’s largest cities. It attracts thousands of tourists from all over the UK every year and is known to have the UK’s largest student population outside of London. Its wonderful mix of modern and traditional architecture creates a unique skyline, and its vibrant multicultural society means lots of choice when it comes to eating, drinking, learning and exploring!
Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Leeds?
Yes, CrossCountry provides direct trains from Edinburgh to Leeds.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Edinburgh to Leeds?
As you would expect from a CrossCountry train, a full range of amenities are available when travelling from Edinburgh to Leeds. These include table seats, electric plug sockets and luggage storage areas, as well as a trolley service serving light refreshments and drinks during the journey. If you’d like even more comfort on your ride from Edinburgh to Leeds, why not book a First Class ticket?
Does Leeds Station have step-free access?
Leeds Station is fully accessible to those with a range of mobility needs. Accessible ticket machines and booking office counters are available, plus there are ramps for train access. The station also provides wheelchairs for passengers; booking in advance is recommended.
How far is the city centre?
Leeds Station is located in the heart of the city, making it easy to walk to many of the main attractions.
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 those holding a First Class ticket, there is a First Class lounge.
For further information about Leeds Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Leeds
Onward travel: Buses in Leeds
Onward travel from Leeds is readily available via the local bus services. First UK operate the buses in the city centre, while the Arriva bus service offer buses out of the city to nearby towns and villages throughout West Yorkshire. A taxi rank is outside the entrance on New Station Street, where wheelchair-accessible taxis are available. If you’d rather not wait, you can always book a taxi from a local company.
Shopping in Leeds
A shopping spree is inevitable in Leeds’s compact city centre; with a short walk between designer stores, high street brands, market stalls and independent boutiques, you’ll have everything you need to shop till you drop! For designer indulgence, visit the Victorian arcades or go to Trinity Leeds for three floors of shops, bars and restaurants. Funky boutiques can be found at Corn Exchange and historic Kirkgate Market has been providing bargains and rare finds since 1875.
Culture in Leeds
Leeds has loads on offer if you’re looking for a spot of culture. Bursting with exhibitions, live performances and world-famous music festivals, it’s no wonder The Times named Leeds as the UK’s best ‘cultural’ place to live. Whether you want a night out at the theatre, a movie in an old school cinema or a night at the ballet, Leeds has it all. The city has a thriving music scene, with a handful of underground music venues, and is also home to the famous First Direct Arena and O2 Academy where well-known names regularly perform.
Spending time in Leeds?
Whether you’re looking to have a fun day out, spend an entire weekend or just grab a bite to eat, our Leeds Guide can help you plan the perfect trip!