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Located in Yorkshire, Leeds is home to the UK’s third busiest station outside of London. Trains from Sheffield to Leeds take approximately 1 hour. Visitors will enjoy seeing the sights in and around the city, from sports teams like Leeds United to landmarks like the Royal Armouries.
Travelling to Leeds
First CrossCountry train - 07:21
Last CrossCountry train - 22:24
Travelling from Sheffield to Leeds
From its nightlife to its many museums, Leeds attracts visitors from all over the country. The Leeds City Museum, Abbey House Museum and the Armley Mills Industrial Museum are all easy to get to from the train station. With the fourth largest population of students in the UK, the city transforms into a hotspot for entertainment when night falls, from catching a theatrical show to enjoying the bars and clubs.
Are there direct trains from Sheffield to Leeds?
Yes, there are CrossCountry trains that will take you directly from Sheffield to Leeds.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Sheffield to Leeds?
All CrossCountry trains from Sheffield to Leeds offer a choice of seating options. There are also tables with electric points and dedicated bag storage areas. Food and drink can be enjoyed in our food carriages. Why not reserve a seat in our First Class carriage and treat yourself to an even more enjoyable experience?
Does Leeds have step-free access?
The whole station is fully accessible to people with a range of mobility needs. If you need assistance to get to and from the platforms, help is available. Ramps for train access can also be provided.
How far is the city centre?
Leeds Station is in the heart of Leeds, making it quick and easy to get from the station to the city’s attractions.
Does the station have family areas?
Families visiting Leeds can take advantage of the dedicated baby changing areas, the comfortable waiting rooms and the selection of available restaurants.
For further information about Leeds Train Station, please read our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Leeds
Onward travel: Buses & Taxis
Bus services operate from outside the main entrance to Leeds Station, making it easy to immerse yourself in the city. As well as numerous bus services that can take passengers to tourist hotspots such as Elland Road and Temple Newsam House. There is also a bustling taxi rank on hand for those who want to explore on their own timetable.
Shopping in Leeds
Leeds has enough shops to keep even the most avid of shopaholics entertained. The White Rose Shopping Centre and Trinity Leeds are popular malls, and the compact city centre is a wonderful place to explore if you prefer to shop on the high street. Designer shops are located in Victoria Leeds and Kirkgate Market is perfect if you want to grab yourself a bargain.
Culture in Leeds
Leeds is well-known as the centre of Yorkshire’s culture. Attending the annual Leeds West Indian Carnival in August is a wonderful way to experience the city’s multi-ethnic culture. If you’re a fan of the arts, watch thought-provoking theatre at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, have an immersive film experience with Sneaky Experience, or see incredible artwork at The Leeds Art Gallery.
Spending time in Leeds?
If you want to spend a day, a weekend or even a week or more in Leeds, read our Guide to Leeds to help you plan your perfect journey.
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