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 6 trains that leave Edinburgh for Leeds every day 3 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||2 h 59 min|
|Average train ticket price||$162 (€147)|
|Train frequency||40 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Northern Rail, London North Eastern Railway, Cross Country or TransPennine Express Service|
Trains from Edinburgh to Leeds cover the 162 miles (261 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 59 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail, London North Eastern Railway, Cross Country or TransPennine Express Service. Normally, there are 40 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $161 (€146), but the average price of train tickets is $162 (€147). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Leeds Railway Station.
Northern Rail (3), First TransPennine Express 3 and CrossCountry trains will get you between Edinburgh and Leeds from $161 (€146). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.
Northern Trains is one of many publicly owned train operating companies in the United Kingdom. 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. Headquartered in York, Northern 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. Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day tickets can be purchased for Northern train journeys to Leeds from Edinburgh. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.
One of the best ways to travel to Leeds from Edinburgh is by taking a train with First TransPennine Express 3. Omio helps you find the ideal First TransPennine Express 3 train to Leeds from Edinburgh by showing you First TransPennine Express 3 current train schedules and timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like baggage allowance) and the best prices for this Edinburgh to Leeds route. You can expect to travel 162 miles (261 km) between Edinburgh and Leeds on a train with First TransPennine Express 3. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains from Edinburgh to Leeds, you can check straight away if the First TransPennine Express 3 ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Once you’ve found that perfect train, book your First TransPennine Express 3 train ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip to Leeds from Edinburgh!
First TransPennine Express 3 from Edinburgh to Leeds train information:
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to Leeds from Edinburgh you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
If you're looking for cheap CrossCountry tickets from Edinburgh to Leeds, check out Omio! With one-way Edinburgh to Leeds train ticket prices starting as low as $161 (€146) when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Leeds from Edinburgh by showing you the latest CrossCountry offers, train schedules and tickets for this 162 miles (261 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this journey, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard with CrossCountry. If you search for CrossCountry tickets between Edinburgh and Leeds in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train to Leeds from Edinburgh on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with CrossCountry so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.
Train information from Edinburgh to Leeds with CrossCountry:
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 trip from including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Gateway and Edinburgh Park. When arriving in Leeds, you can end your trip in train stations like Leeds Railway Station and Leeds.
Omio customers book a train from Edinburgh Waverley to Leeds Railway Station most frequently for this route.
Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Edinburgh Waverley and need to travel around 0.4 miles (660 m) from the city center to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Leeds most often arrive at Leeds Railway Station and need to travel around 0.5 miles (849 m) from this train station to the city center.
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