Public Transport: Planning a Journey

Planning a journey by public transport has never been easier. In addition to more old school bus and rail timetables, online journey planning tools and apps allow you to easily identify where to travel from and to, at what time, and on what service.

Online Journey Planners

Online tools are a really easy option for planning your bus or train journey. All you need to do is enter where you want to travel from and to and your preferred travel time. The journey planner will do the rest.

West Yorkshire Metro have a great online journey planning tool for journeys made across West Yorkshire. Plan your route from A to B and compare the options available whether you’re looking to travel by bus, train or a combination of both. Click the button below to access the journey planner.

Timetables

It’s a good idea to look at timetables if you aren’t sure exactly when you’ll be travelling but would like to know the frequency of services.

The easiest way to view timetables for bus services across Leeds and West Yorkshire is on the operator websites, with the main operators being First and Arriva, as well as on the WY Metro website.

Below you’ll find information and links to the timetables of key services around Thorpe Park.


164 – Arriva
Leeds to Selby, via destinations including Cross Gates, Thorpe Park Leeds, Garforth, Micklefield and Sherburn. Services can be caught from stops along Century Way and at The Springs.

165– Arriva
Leeds to Kippax, via destinations including Cross Gates, Thorpe Park Leeds and Garforth. Services can be caught from stops along Century Way and at The Springs.


19/19A – First Bus
Garforth to Tinshill, via destinations including Colton, York Road and Leeds. Services can be caught from Selby Road bus stops, with a number of peak period services diverting into Thorpe Park and to The Springs.


163 – Arriva
Leeds to Castleford, via destinations including Halton, Selby Road at Thorpe Park, Garforth and Allerton Bywater. Services can be caught from Selby Road bus stops.


Apps

Bus operator apps are fast becoming the go to place for planning (and paying for) bus journeys. Not only do they let you plan a journey between A and B, but they also show you the location of your bus in real time on a user friendly map. Gone are the days of waiting around at the bus stop waiting for your bus.

Make sure you’re making the most of the apps available now by checking out our handy guide, or visit the Arriva, First and WY Metro websites to download your app today.

Apps also provide a great way to plan a journey by train. In a similar way to bus apps, they allow you to easily plan a journey between any two stations, whilst also providing direct access to live updates, station information, booking facilities and much more. We’ve provided links to our favourite rail apps below.

Network Maps

To view a network map of the rail stations across West Yorkshire, including zone information, click the button below.

There are a number of bus network maps available for the Leeds area, with links provided to some of the most relevant ones below.