Travelling to Leeds
First CrossCountry train - 06:40
Last CrossCountry train - 19:42
Travelling from Newcastle to Leeds
Travel to the busy city of Leeds with CrossCountry. One of the largest and most vibrant cities in the North of the country, Leeds is an amazing place to spend a day or even a week. Its known primarily for its sporting prowess, particularly the success of its football, rugby and cricket teams. It also has a great reputation for its music scene and nightlife. Whatever your reason for visiting, you’re sure to enjoy your stay in Leeds.
Are there direct trains from Newcastle to Leeds?
Yes, all CrossCountry services between Newcastle and Leeds are direct.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Newcastle to Leeds?
CrossCountry provides its usual exceptional service to those travelling from Newcastle to Leeds. You can expect an at-seat service of light refreshments, hot and cold drinks, plentiful seating options, charge points, luggage storage space and more on your train. If you’re looking for that extra level of luxury on your journey, we recommend booking a First Class seat.
Does Leeds Station have step-free access?
Leeds station has step-free access across the whole station. There are also accessible ticket office counters and ticket machines, as well as ramps for train access. If you require assistance reaching your platform, this is also available upon request.
How far is the city centre?
How far is the city centre?
Leeds train station is located in the heart of the city, making it the perfect place from which to explore.
Does the station have family areas?
Leeds station has waiting rooms and a First Class lounge that are both open to families. Those travelling with young children may also wish to take advantage of the baby changing facilities in the station.
For further information about Leeds Station, check out our station guide.
Onward travel: Taxis and Buses in Leeds
There are several options if you have an onwards journey upon arrival in Leeds. Firstly, the station is serviced by an extensive bus network, taking you across the city as well as to neighbouring towns and villages. 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 call ahead and book a taxi from one of the many local companies.
Shopping in Leeds
Trinity Leeds is the premier shopping centre in the city. Here you will find over 100 shops, bars and restaurants – if you get overwhelmed, take a break in one of the cafes. For a touch of luxury, head to Victoria Leeds, where the beautiful architecture adds pizazz to the already swanky shopping choices; think Vivienne Westwood, Louis Vuitton and Harvey Nichols. If you’re on the search for all things vintage, one-off and quirky, Leeds Corn Exchange is where you need to be.
Culture in Leeds
Whether you’re travelling with your kids, your closest friends or your special someone, there’s something for everyone in Leeds. The city is home to a number of fun and interactive museums, such as the Abbey House Museum and the Thwaite Mills Watermill Museum. You can also visit the Northern Ballet theatre, the First Direct Arena, and the West Yorkshire Playhouse, for world-class ballet, music and theatre. The city is also home to parks and open spaces including Roundhay Park, one of the largest city parks in Europe with lakes, woodland and gardens.
Spending time in Leeds?
Whether you’re looking to have a fun day out or are planning a longer stay, our Leeds Guide can help you plan the perfect journey!