Train heading towards Morecambe along the Bentham Line
Train heading to Leeds through snowy countryside
Train travelling along the Bentham Line through lush countryside
Bentham Line train travelling through the countryside
The Bentham Line
Leeds - Morecambe / Heysham Port via Skipton, Bentham & Lancaster
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Plan your trip

Take the train from London Kings Cross to Leeds for easy connection along The Bentham Line to stations between Long Preston and Leeds, Giggleswick and Clapham. Trains from London Kings Cross leave regularly throughout the day (look up times) and the journey takes approximately 2 hour 15 minutes.

Travelling to the other parts of the line? Get the train from London Euston to Lancaster and transfer to The Bentham Line, for easy access to Morecambe and Bentham. The journey from London Euston to Lancaster takes approximately 2 hours 25 minutes.


Attractions along the Bentham Line include:



Leeds has something for everyone with modern shopping complexes, restored Victorian arcades, art galleries, theatres, concert venues and museums all within easy access of Leeds station. 


Saltaire, a Victorian working community near Shipley created by Sir Titus Salt, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Salts Mill now houses an art gallery, shops and restaurants.

Worth Valley Railway

Take a trip back in time along the Worth Valley Railway behind a vintage steam locomotive at Keighley.


Skipton is the largest town in the Craven District of North Yorkshire. Its medieval castle lies at the top of the High Street where a vibrant street market is held four times each week. Leave the train here for Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway.

The great outdoors

The stations between Skipton and Bentham provide access to the Yorkshire Dales, whilst those between Giggleswick and Wennington are designated gateway stations to the Forest of Bowland AONB (Area Of Natural Beauty).

Rural delights

The livestock market town of Bentham and picturesque village of Clapham are good bases from which to explore the ever-changing rural landscape of the Dales, the Pennines and Bowland.


There are connecting services at Carnforth for Furness line stations. The station buildings house a heritage centre and the Brief Encounter Refreshment Rooms.


A bustling university city, Lancaster with its ancient castle, museums and Williamson Park lies on the banks of the River Lune. Change here for services on the West Coast Main Line.



From the promenade at Morecambe there are stunning views across the bay towards the Lake District mountains. Look out for the many bird sculptures of the Tern Project and the celebrated bronze of Eric Morecambe.

More lines to explore nearby

Nearby heritage railways