The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Edinburgh to Leeds is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 5 trains that leave Edinburgh for Leeds every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||162 miles (261 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 45 min|
|Average train ticket price||$90 (€81)|
|Train frequency||42 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 13 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Lumo, Cross Country, Transpennine Express, Northern Rail or London North Eastern Railway|
Trains from Edinburgh to Leeds cover the 162 miles (261 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 45 min with our travel partners like Lumo, Cross Country, Transpennine Express, Northern Rail or London North Eastern Railway. Normally, there are 42 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $90 (€81), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $90 (€81). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Leeds Railway Station.
You can travel by train to Leeds from Edinburgh with CrossCountry and Northern Rail (3) for as low as $90 (€81). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
Northern Trains is a publicly owned train operating company in the United Kingdom, headquartered in York. The company operates local and commuter trains across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. The rail network in the UK has been run by over 20 train companies, but they work together as National Rail with coordinated fares and ticketing. Tickets such as Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day are available to purchase for routes with Northern. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.
Leeds, an attractive modern city with a reputation for excellent shopping facilities and a vibrant cultural scene, is a popular destination for city breaks. Vacationers or business travelers heading south from the Scottish capital can take direct trains from Edinburgh to Leeds on the East Coast Main Line. Daily direct services take around three hours to reach the Yorkshire city. Additional indirect journeys are available, requiring one change en route, usually at York. Departure times range from very early morning to mid evening.
Cross Country Trains and London North Eastern Railway (LNER) operate direct trains from Edinburgh to Leeds. Most indirect routes involve taking LNER services from Edinburgh to York, connecting with First Transpennine Express trains to Leeds. Additional indirect connections include taking Virgin Trains departures to Carlisle, connecting with Northern Rail services to Leeds.
Cross Country Trains direct services offer the fastest rail connections on the 220 mile route south from Edinburgh to Leeds, taking just under three hours. The quickest indirect connections with LNER via York take three hours, but some journeys can take up to 30 minutes longer.
Direct trains from Edinburgh to Leeds with Cross Country Trains offer a roughly hourly service from 6:00 a.m. to just after 6:00 p.m. LNER's daily direct service to Leeds leaves at 9:00 p.m. LNER indirect connections via York operate every half hour throughout the day from early morning until mid evening. Sunday schedules are less frequent, with no early morning trains and longer journey times.
Departure train station:Edinburgh Waverley Station is in the city center, with public transport options including city trams and buses stopping on Princes Street and an airport shuttle link at Waverley Bridge. The station has a pub, food store, baggage storage facilities, news vendor, bakery and taxi stands.
Arrival train station:Leeds Station is on the southern side of the city center, served by CityBus shuttles and local buses from stops on New Station Street. Facilities at the station include a bookshop, food supermarket, coffee shop, first class lounge, pub, pharmacy, ATMs and taxi stand.
When departing from Edinburgh, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh and Edinburgh Gateway. When arriving in Leeds, you can end your trip in train stations like Leeds Railway Station, Yeadon, Leeds Bradford Airport Bus and Leeds.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0.4 miles (727 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Leeds Railway Station, located 0.7 miles (1.1 km) away from the city centre.
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