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Travelling by Bus and Rail

There are frequent bus services to Thorpe Park Leeds, from the city centre, via Cross Gates and from Garforth. There are stops along Century Way, which runs through the centre of the business park, and at The Springs. Further stops can be found on A63, Selby Road (just a few minutes walk away).

If you’re travelling from further afield, you can catch the train to Cross Gates or Garforth and then hop on a connecting bus.

Below you’ll find lots of useful information about timetables and routes, as well as ticketing options (including discounts available to Thorpe Park Leeds employees).

If you can’t find the answer to your query, get in touch and we’ll be pleased to help:


Like elsewhere in the country, public transport services are affected at Thorpe Park at the moment. Government guidance states that people should only be using public transport when it is absolutely essential. 

We understand that a lot of employees across the site will be working from home but there are some people that are still required to travel to work and some on public transport. 

Emergency timetables are in place on all of the bus services at Thorpe Park, you can see details below: 

First Leeds
All services operating on varying reduced timetables. Services impacted by this are: 
X27/X26 – click to view the timetable
19/19A – click to view the timetable

Arriva Yorkshire
Services are operating on a reduced timetable:
163/166 – Every 30 minutes, 5am – 11pm
403/402 – No services 

Services are operating on a reduced timetable: 
9 & 22 – click to download the timetable

X26 / X27
The X26 / X27 service runs up to 4 times an hour from the city centre to Thorpe Park Leeds.
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X26/X27 Bus Service
The X26 links Leeds city centre with Thorpe Park via Cross Gates, whilst the X27 travels via Manston Lane to Thorpe Park Leeds, but extends on to Garforth. The service is 'limited' stop, meaning its the quickest way to travel by bus. Download a copy of the timetable below and if you have any questions, get in touch:

Thorpe Park/The Springs - Cross Gates - Leeds

Useful Apps
Take a look at some of the useful apps that can help you plan and pay for your journey by public transport.
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Useful Apps
Whether you want to plan your journey, get live departure information for your trip or to buy and store your ticket on your phone, check out our picks for the best apps below.

First Bus Apps
> First Bus App
> First mTicket App

Arriva Bus Apps
> Arriva Bus App
> Arriva mTicket App

Train Apps
> Northern Rail App
>National Rail App>
>Transpennine Express App
Download a Timetable
Know which service you want to use? Download a timetable to make sure you don't miss your bus.
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Bus & Rail Timetables
The following bus timetables are for services that currently pass, or enter, Thorpe Park Leeds. Further timetables for all bus and rail services within West Yorkshire can be found at WY Metro.

> X26/X27 (download):
Operated by: First
Garforth - Thorpe Park/The Springs - Cross Gates - Leeds

> 22 (download):
Operated by: Square Peg
Rothwell - Swillington - Kippax - Garforth - Thorpe Park/The Springs - Seacroft

> 19/19A (download):
Operated by: First
Garforth - Colton - Leeds - Tinshill/Ireland Wood

> 163/166 (download):
Operated by: Arriva
Leeds - York Rd - Halton/Cross Gates - Colton - Garforth - Kippax - Castleford

> 402/403 (download):
Operated by: Arriva
Leeds - Halton/Cross Gates - Colton - Garforth - Sherburn/Selby

> 9 (download):
Operated by: Squarepeg
Horsforth - Pudsey - White Rose - Rothwell - Colton - Cross Gates - Seacroft

Tickets and Discounts
Let us help make sure you aren't paying too much for your journey by public transport.
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Find Out More
Save on First Bus Tickets: If you regularly use First bus services to get to Thorpe Park Leeds, you're likely to save money through their Commuter Travel Club. You'll pay for tickets monthly, via direct debit, and your ticket is stored on your phone - so no need for cash! Find out more here. If you are a regular user of Arriva services, ask your employer if they are a member of the Employer Travel Club (which allows you to make exclusive savings on an annual ticket). Find out more here. M-Card Savings: If you use a combination of bus companies and / or train to get to work, you may well benefit from an M-Card, which allows you to travel on all bus / rail services throughout West Yorkshire on one ticket. You can save 12% on an annual M-Card if your employer is a member of the Travel Plan Network - so ask your HR department to find out if you are eligible for the discount. If you would like help finding the best ticketing deal for you, please get in touch.
Online Journey Planner
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Public Transport Guide
We've prepared a simple guide to getting to Thorpe Park Leeds by public transport.
Useful Links
Check out the useful links below, to help you plan your public transport journey.
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Useful Links
Check out the useful links below, to help you plan your public transport journey.

> Live Rail Departures: from National Rail
> Taking cycles on a train: all you need to know
> Rail Stations: details about stations in West Yorkshire
> Train Operators: contact details
> National Rail Enquiries: train times, booking facilities & more
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