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Getting into Leeds this festive season

27 October 2022

As the busy festive season starts ramping up, why not take the stress and expense out of driving into Leeds and leave the car at home.  There’s no better time to use public transport or even give it a go for the first time! And if you’re looking for things to do why not check out Visit Leeds for the latest events and activities.

Leeds City Centre has some major highway schemes in progress, including the closure of city square for general traffic, which means your normal route into the city by car may have changed and extra congestion is likely. For more information visit City centre (leeds.gov.uk)

Festive holiday services on bus and rail

Good News

With award winning Park & Rides and the new bus fare price drop launched through the Mayor’s Fares and MCard, bus travel has never been simpler.  Cheaper fares to help with the cost of living have come at exactly the right time, so if you’re meeting up with colleagues, friends and family or simply enjoying the city this season, here’s the best way to go about it.

Buses

Cheaper Bus Fares

£4.50 - the MCard DaySaver gives you unlimited travel* on any bus, anytime, anywhere in West Yorkshire so hop on and off any bus as many times as you like in one day.

£2 max single fare – You won’t pay more than £2 for any single fare on any bus in West Yorkshire. So a return trip will be just £4 or less.

£1 Leeds City Bus / Service 5 - Linking key locations around the city centre. (Free for MCard, Park & Ride and operator season ticket holders and Concessionary Pass holders otherwise operator fares apply)

Boxing Day - £2 max single fare – On Monday 26 December 2022 special services will run approximately every half an hour between 0900 and 1800 on main route across West Yorkshire. (All MCards, concessionary fares and operator season tickets valid, otherwise operator fares apply.)

Download the MCard Mobile app on Google Play Store or Apple Store to buy and store tickets on your smartphone or get your ticket on the bus.

Leeds Core Network – There are 18 bus routes serving Leeds with services every 15 minutes or better. Find out more by watching our video on youtube.

 

Leeds Park & Ride – Elland Road, Temple Green or Stourton.

10-15 mins into the city. Visit iparkandride.com

Free car parking and just £3 for an all-day bus ticket (£2 on Saturdays), £2 after 1pm and £1 after 3pm.

Plus 3 kids go free with every paying adult.  So, the whole family can get into the city for just £1 after 3pm.

5 for £5 - Groups of 5 can travel on Saturday or Sunday for just £5. 

 

Cycling and Walking

Visit CityConnect for lots of ideas, help and tips on getting about on bike or foot including free cycle training.

Travel Tools

Plan a journey - Pop in your starting point and your destination and you can find out exactly how to get there.

yournextbus – Find out how many minutes away your bus is from your stop

Bus travel alerts – Current disruptions which may affect your bus service

National Rail – For departures and UK train times and timetables

Follow us on Twitter @metrotravelnews for the latest travel news and updates

Contact us – For more information on travelling around West Yorkshire.

Cycling and WalkingFor tips and information on getting around by bike or foot including free cycle training.

 

What’s on in LeedsVisit Leeds

Visit Leeds has everything that’s going on in and around the city this season so why not visit their website for some great ideas on things to do from art and culture, food and drink, shopping, places to see and plenty of festive and fun family activities and ideas.

*excludes special services.

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