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Train Information from Edinburgh to Leeds

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 8 min
priceAverage train ticket price$112 (€90)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country, London North Eastern Railway or First Transpennine Express

Trains from Edinburgh to Leeds cover the 162 miles (261 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 8 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway or First Transpennine Express. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $60 (€48), but the average price of train tickets is $112 (€90). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Leeds Railway Station.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Edinburgh to Leeds you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Enjoy a smooth and easy journey from Edinburgh to Leeds with CrossCountry! As an official travel partner of CrossCountry, Omio can help you search current train schedules and timetables from CrossCountry, compare the best routes between Edinburgh and Leeds as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable CrossCountry Edinburgh to Leeds train ticket available today. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a line at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train from Edinburgh to Leeds on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 162 miles (261 km) route from Edinburgh to Leeds with ease and comfort on a train with CrossCountry.

When purchasing your CrossCountry train tickets between Edinburgh and Leeds, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

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 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
How much does a cheap train between Edinburgh and Leeds cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Edinburgh to Leeds to cost as little as $60 (€48)  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train between Edinburgh and Leeds?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Edinburgh to Leeds train price to come in at an average of $112 (€90)  one way.
How far is Leeds from Edinburgh by train?
The train distance from Edinburgh to Leeds is around 162 miles (261 km).
How long is the train between Edinburgh and Leeds?
While the time it takes to travel 162 miles (261 km) to Leeds from Edinburgh can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Edinburgh to Leeds train journey time is on average 3 h 8 min.
What is the departure train station in Edinburgh and arrival train station in Leeds?

Omio customers book a train from Edinburgh Waverley   to Leeds Railway Station   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Edinburgh to go to Leeds? Where is the train station in Leeds located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Leeds Railway Station, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center.

What train providers go from Edinburgh to Leeds?
When taking a train from Edinburgh to Leeds, you can count on Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway or First Transpennine Express for the best way to get you to Leeds. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Leeds from Edinburgh and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Are there any nonstop train services from Edinburgh to Leeds?
Yes, there are 16 direct trains from Edinburgh to Leeds per day with Cross Country  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
How many trains are there to Leeds from Edinburgh a day?
On average, there are 16 trains a day from Edinburgh to Leeds. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When can I take the first train from Edinburgh to Leeds? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Edinburgh at 7: 12 AM. The last train leaves from Edinburgh at 9: 51 AM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Edinburgh to Leeds and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I book Edinburgh to Leeds train tickets to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Edinburgh to Leeds is on average $112 (€90) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets between Edinburgh and Leeds available a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh
Leeds
Edinburgh Waverley
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.