Edinburgh to Leeds train

Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Leeds

Showing times and prices for Nov 28

Cheapest

78

Average

132

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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10:30AMEdinburgh Waverley3h10 01:40PMLeeds Railway Station
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781One-way
08:30AMEdinburgh Waverley3h10 11:40AMLeeds Railway Station
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1351One-way
09:30AMEdinburgh Waverley3h09 12:39PMLeeds Railway Station
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1351One-way
10:03AMEdinburgh Waverley3h05 01:08PMLeeds Railway Station
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1471One-way
08:06AMEdinburgh Waverley3h01 11:07AMLeeds Railway Station
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1481One-way

Train schedule from Edinburgh to Leeds

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, November 28
08:06AMEdinburgh Waverley3h01 11:07AMLeeds Railway Station
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08:30AMEdinburgh Waverley3h10 11:40AMLeeds Railway Station
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09:05AMEdinburgh Waverley3h03 12:08PMLeeds Railway Station
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09:30AMEdinburgh Waverley3h09 12:39PMLeeds Railway Station
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10:03AMEdinburgh Waverley3h05 01:08PMLeeds Railway Station
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10:30AMEdinburgh Waverley3h10 01:40PMLeeds Railway Station
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Fastest train times from Edinburgh to Leeds

Showing times and prices for Nov 28

Fastest Journey

3 h 1 m

Average

3 h 6 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

262 km

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.

Fastest
08:06AMEdinburgh Waverley3h01 11:07AMLeeds Railway Station
0 transfers
1481One-way
09:05AMEdinburgh Waverley3h03 12:08PMLeeds Railway Station
0 transfers
1481One-way
10:03AMEdinburgh Waverley3h05 01:08PMLeeds Railway Station
0 transfers
1471One-way
09:30AMEdinburgh Waverley3h09 12:39PMLeeds Railway Station
1 transfer
1351One-way
10:30AMEdinburgh Waverley3h10 01:40PMLeeds Railway Station
1 transfer
781One-way

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Leeds

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 59 min
priceAverage train ticket price$162 (€147)
frequencyTrain frequency40 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesNorthern 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.

Train companies: Northern Rail (3), First TransPennine Express 3 and CrossCountry from Edinburgh to Leeds trains

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 Rail (3)
First TransPennine Express 3
CrossCountry

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:

    • Average Duration: 3 h 42 min
    • First TransPennine Express 3 frequency: 1 a day

    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:

    • Average Duration: 3 h
    • CrossCountry frequency: 11 a day

    Trains from Edinburgh to Leeds

    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.

    Which train companies travel from Edinburgh to Leeds?

    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.

    How long is the train from Edinburgh 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.

    How many trains are there from Edinburgh to Leeds?

    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.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Edinburgh to Leeds?

    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.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Edinburgh to Leeds

    Travel Tips: Travel by train to Leeds easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to Leeds.
    FAQs
    Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Edinburgh to Leeds to cost as little as $161 (€146)  in the next 7 days.
    The Edinburgh to Leeds train ticket price is on average $162 (€147)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.
    The distance between Edinburgh and Leeds by train is approximately 162 miles (261 km).
    The Edinburgh to Leeds train duration is on average 2 h 59 min, which is to be expected when traveling 162 miles (261 km) between Edinburgh and Leeds. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

    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.

    For the trip from Edinburgh to Leeds you can take a train with Northern Rail, London North Eastern Railway, Cross Country or TransPennine Express Service. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Edinburgh and Leeds on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day between Edinburgh and Leeds. If you’re looking for a direct train, consider traveling with Cross Country. Nonstop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
    The average number of trains departing Edinburgh for Leeds is 40 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    The earliest train departing from Edinburgh to Leeds leaves at 5: 06 AM. The last train departing from Edinburgh to Leeds leaves at 5: 06 AM. You can find the latest Edinburgh to Leeds train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets to Leeds from Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $162 (€147) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Edinburgh to Leeds a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports in Edinburgh and Leeds

    Edinburgh
    Leeds
    Edinburgh Waverley is the most popular Edinburgh railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Edinburgh for your trip to Leeds.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
    Public transit options for Edinburgh Waverley
    Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
    Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Waterloo Place, pick up across from Apex Hotel and drop off outside the Apex Hotel.
    Metro: No metro available.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    Public transit options for Edinburgh Gateway
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the bus stops outside the station
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    Public transit options for Edinburgh Park
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from Platform 2 bus stop, adjacent to Herminston Gate

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