Travel from Glasgow to Leeds with CrossCountry and take advantage of Advance tickets even on the day, up to 15 minutes before departure.
Train journeys from Glasgow to Leeds take an average time of 4 hours and 20 minutes. The journey is a notably beautiful route, with some of the tracks passing close by the North Pennines. Trains run this route during the week and over the weekend, in addition, you can save money by booking Advance tickets.
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Travelling to Leeds
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Travelling from Glasgow to Leeds
One of the UK’s largest cities, Leeds is home to the third busiest train station outside of London. It’s easy to see why so many people are fascinated by Leeds and its attractions. The architecture is a huge draw, with its wonderful mix of modern and traditional creating a unique skyline. There are a multitude of places to grab a bite to eat or drink, as well as a vast selection of galleries, shops, museums and more.
Are there direct trains from Glasgow to Leeds?
Yes, there are direct trains from Glasgow to Leeds. Although some services require passengers to change trains.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Glasgow to Leeds?
While travelling from Glasgow to Leeds you can take advantage of the full range of amenities available on all CrossCountry trains. These include table seats, charging points and luggage storage areas. There is also an at-seat service serving light refreshments and drinks during the journey. For the next level of comfort on our trains, we recommend booking 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 and booking in advance is recommended.
How far is the city centre?
Leeds Station is located just a short walk from central Leeds, making it the perfect place to explore the city from.
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
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.
Shopping in Leeds
The compact nature of the city centre in Leeds makes it a shopper’s paradise and due to its impressive offering of shops, the city has been named one of the best cities for shopping in the country. Trinity Leeds is situated in the heart of the city and covers three floors of shops, bars and restaurants. It is also one of the UK’s premier tax-free shopping centres. Alternatively, visit Kirkgate Market, which has been home to a variety of stalls since 1875, a great place to soak up the history.
Culture in Leeds
Leeds is bursting at the seams with cultural attractions. Alongside a slew of underground music venues, the city is home to the famous First Direct Arena and O2 Academy where well-known names regularly perform. Leeds is also a treasure trove when it comes to independent eateries, bars and cafés and there’s something new to be explored around every corner.
Spending time in Leeds?
Whether you’re looking to have a fun day out, spend an entire weekend or simply want to grab a bite to eat, our Leeds Guide can help you plan the perfect trip!
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