Leeds: the busiest station in the north of England

Serving nearly 30 million passengers a year, Leeds station is the third busiest British railway station outside of London. With 18 platforms, it is also the largest in terms of platforms in England outside of London, with 12 terminus platforms and six through platforms.

Station opening hours

  • Open: 24 hours – On some occasions, the station may be closed overnight due to no train services running and to prevent the transmission of Covid-19.

Tickets and travel information

National Rail Enquiries
03457 48 49 50

Textphone: 0345 60 50 600
Welsh language line: 0345 60 40 500

Station enquiries

General station enquiries: 03457 11 41 41

Find your way around using the Leeds Station Map (PDF 569 KB).

British Transport Police

The British Transport Police station is outside the New Station Street entrance.

For help call 0800 40 50 40 (24 hours), text 61016 or speak to a member of station staff. In an emergency call 999.

British Transport Police in our stations

Face coverings

You must wear a face covering for the full duration of your journey on public transport in England, Scotland and Wales.

You could be fined up to £6,400 if you refuse to wear a face covering. Find out more about specific exemptions.


Private cars can pick up and set down in the Aire Street short stay car park.

Sat nav postcode: LS1 4HT


The taxi rank is outside the entrance on New Station Street.

For more information visit traintaxi.


If you need to take your bike on the train, please check with the train operator first.


For information about trains to and from Leeds station go to National Rail Enquiries or call 03457 48 49 50.


‘First' and ‘Yorkshire Tiger' both operate a network of frequent local bus routes around Leeds city and West Yorkshire.  For route maps and timetables visit: www.firstgroup.com\leeds  and www.yorkshiretiger.co.uk   The Citybus stops here and connects key location in Leeds.  For more information about all buses in West Yorkshire visit www.wymetro.com

Tickets and information

Ticket office
Near the New Station Street entrance. It is operated by Northern and is open 04.45 – 00.00 Monday to Saturday and Sunday 06.45 – 22.30.

Ticket machines
There are machines around the station selling tickets for all train companies. They're managed by Northern and London North Eastern Railway.

Travel enquiries

Go to the desk in the Travel Centre*:

  • Monday to Saturday 09:00 – 18:00
  • Sunday 10:00 – 16:00

*On some occasions the travel centre may be closed or open shorter hours due to Covid 19.

For tickets, train times and real-time updates visit National Rail Enquiries, or call on 03457 48 49 50, or contact the train operator directly.

Toilets and baby changing

Toilets are free of charge.

Men: platform 8 and near the New Station Street entrance.

Women: platform 8 and near the New Station Street entrance.

Accessible: platform 8 (unisex), platform 12 (unisex), and near the New Station Street entrance (unisex).

Baby change: near the New Station Street entrance, and platform 12.


There are cash machines on the west footbridge and south concourse.

There is no bureau de change.


On the west footbridge and New Station Street.

There is a textphone.

Lost property

At the station
Items handed in at the station are kept in the left luggage office. Report a lost item online.

Lost property counter hours:

  • Monday to Sunday 08:00 – 21:00

Onboard a train
Items left on trains are kept by the train company.

Left luggage

You can leave baggage at Excess Baggage Co, on the North Concourse near the Wellington Street entrance.

  • Monday to Sunday 08:00 – 21:00

You can prebook storage for your heavy, awkward or high-value luggage at one of our station left luggage facilities.

For more information call 0113 350 3966or visit Excess Baggage.


Available on all platforms and at entrances. Coin-operated – the £1 deposit is refunded when you return the trolley to a trolley bay.

Photo booths

There are booths for photos for passports etc. located on the south concourse and near the ticket office in the booking hall.

Waiting rooms

Platforms 9-11 and 12-15.

The first class lounge (route restrictions apply) is opposite the ticket office.

Water fountain

The free water fountains are located on the west footbridge near the escalators, which lead to platform 6 and on platform 8 near the toilets.


Short stay

For pricing and general car park information, please visit the APCOA parking webpage.

Short – stay accessible parking

There are two Blue Badge spaces both within 50 metres of the step free Aire Street entrance to the station. The normal tariff applies.

About the car park

Managed by APCOA0345 222 4224 .

Complaints and refunds: NWRparkingrefunds@apcoa.com

This car park has been awarded the Park Mark for safer parking.

Cycle parking

There are bike racks on platform 0/1 (undercover), platform 6/8 behind the lift, platform 12/15 and in the short stay car park.

Long stay car park closures 

Due to the new platform build at Leeds station, the long-stay car parks are closed to the public until Spring 2021.

Alternative Leeds city parking and Park and Ride facilities are available to use throughout the closure. Contract car parks spaces will remain in place.

Blue badge spaces are available to the public in the multi-storey car park.

Please see maps below alternative car parks within Leeds city centre.

Park and Ride Facilities

Park and Ride facilities are available into Leeds City Centre from Elland Road and Temple Green. Drop off and pick up are both situated on Boar Lane. Please see below details on each of the Park and Ride:

Elland Road Park and Ride is opposite Elland Road Police Station.

800 spaces
Postcode for SatNav: LS11 8TU
Drop off: Boar Lane, Leeds
First bus: 06.00 (Monday-Friday), 07.00 (Saturday), 10.15 (Sunday)
Last bus: 20.35 (Monday-Friday), 19.00 (Saturday), 17.40 (Sunday)

Temple Green Park and Ride is in the Aire Valley, near junction 45 of the M1.

1,000 spaces
Postcode for SatNav: LS9 0PS
Drop off: Boar Lane, Leeds
First bus: 06.00 (Monday-Friday), 07.00 (Saturday), closed on Sundays
Last bus: 20.50 (Monday-Friday), 19.05 (Saturday), closed on Sundays

Accessible parking

There are 11 Blue Badge spaces in the multi-storey car park, the normal tariff applies.

The spaces are over 50m from the station entrance; no assistance is available to/from the car park.

About the car parks

Both long stay car parks are managed by APCOA0345 222 4224 .

Complaints and refunds: NWRparkingrefunds@apcoa.com

Both car parks have been awarded the Park Mark for safer parking.

Station accessibility

Step free access: All entrances are step-free and have automatic doors.

Platforms and footbridge – use the lifts behind the escalator on platform 8.

The waiting rooms on platforms 12-15 have manual doors and may not be wide enough for wheelchairs.

Induction loop locations in the station:

  • North Concourse departure boards, near Starbucks
  • South Concourse departure boards
  • Departure boards, end of platform 6
  • West Footbridge, outside the lift for platforms 9-11
  • Platform 12-15 departure boards
  • Southern Entrance, Lower Ground Floor.

Requesting assistance

Coronavirus information: Book passenger assistance as you normally would. Please wear your own face covering and our staff will do likewise, this reduces the risk to you and our staff. At our stations we have face coverings and hand sanitiser available to help us help you.

If you need assistance please phone your train operator:

If you wish to book assistance but are not sure which train operator you are travelling with, you can call 0800 022 3720. On calling, you will be referred to the appropriate train operator.

Alternatively go to one of the customer information points:

  • South Concourse
  • Platform 8
  • On the west footbridge

They are open Monday to Saturday 06:30 – 20:30, Sunday 10:00 – 18:00. At other times speak to any member of staff.

There are no mobility assistance vehicles.

Accessible toilets

  • South Concourse
  • Platform 12
  • Platform 8

If you need help, please speak to an attendant or any member of station staff.

Wheelchairs and mobility assistance vehicles

Wheelchairs can be borrowed for use around the station.

There are no mobility assistance vehicles.

Getting to and from the station

For information about accessible travel around Leeds, visit WYMetro or call 0113 245 7676.


Pick up / set down: In the Aire Street short stay car park.

Parking, short stay: Aire Street. Three Blue Badge spaces within 50 metres of the station entrance. The normal tariff applies.

Parking, long stay: Aire Street. 11 Blue Badge spaces which are more than 50 metres away from the station entrance. The normal tariff applies.

No assistance is available from the car parks.

Parking spaces can be booked by contacting APCOA on 0113 247 9238.


‘First’ and ‘Yorkshire Tiger’ both operate a network of frequent bus routes around Leeds City and West Yorkshire.   For route maps and timetables visit www.firstgroup.com\Leeds and www.yorkshiretiger.co.uk

The Citybus stops here and connects key locations in Leeds.   For more information about all buses in West Yorkshire visit www.wymetro.com


Taxi rank: 20 metres from the New Station Street entrance.

Set down: In the Aire Street short stay car park.

Around half of the city’s taxis are accessible.

For more information visit traintaxi.

View the PDF below to search for food, drink and shopping outlet opening hours and services at Leeds station.


We’re making improvements to Leeds Station which will make it brighter, more accessible and allow more trains to use the station.

Visit our Leeds station improvements page to find out more.

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