is plentiful in Leeds and if you’re looking for
a bus there’s sure to be one – or three –
along at any moment. Three local bus companies, namely Black Prince, First Leeds and Metroline,
as well as three national companies service Leeds and
ensure that you get from A to B in comfort.
Black Prince is based in Morley, where the depot is also
located. Black Prince buses are identifiable because of
their distinctive red, maroon and yellow logos. The Black
Prince name goes right back to 1968 when owner Brian Crowther
purchased his first bus. From humble beginnings the company
now has 36 buses running Monday to Saturday and 11 on
If you’re looking for a local bus, check out Leeds
City Bus Station [map],
New York Street, you’ll find it next to Leeds Market.
The bus station has more than 26 stands and a range of
facilities including toilets, a cash machine and a bakery.
There are several travel centres within the station including The Metro Travel Centre and The Yorkshire Coastliner
Ltd Centre. Metro buses offer a range of discounted
fairs to get you across Leeds. If you’re planning
to go out and about it’s worth investing in a West
Yorkshire DayRover: a one-day leisure ticket giving
you unlimited travel in West Yorkshire. Valid from 9:30am
on weekdays and all day at weekends and on bank holidays.
A large percentage of the buses running from this station
are Arriva Yorkshire and cover a wide area including
Wakefield, Halifax and Dewsbury. In 1990 Yorkshire
Coastliner Ltd was created and now has more than 20
buses servicing both North and West Yorkshire.
If, during your holiday in Leeds, you fancy going further
a field, hop on board a Coastliner and pay a visit
to the gothic town of Whitby or the old-fashioned village
Alternatively, if you’re looking for an escape to
the beach or a few hours in an amusement arcade Coastliner
offers services to Bridlington and Scarborough, and can
get you there from Leeds city centre in less than three