The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Leeds to Edinburgh 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 Leeds for Edinburgh 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 52 min|
|Average train ticket price||$171 (€148)|
|Train frequency||13 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 13 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Transpennine Express, London North Eastern Railway, Avanti West Coast, Cross Country or Northern Rail|
Trains from Leeds to Edinburgh cover the 162 miles (261 km) long route taking on average 2 h 52 min with our travel partners like Transpennine Express, London North Eastern Railway, Avanti West Coast, Cross Country or Northern Rail. Normally, there are 13 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $170 (€148), but the average price of train tickets is $171 (€148). Travelers depart most frequently from Leeds Railway Station and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
CrossCountry and Northern Rail (3) trains will get you from Leeds to Edinburgh from $170 (€148). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Leeds to Edinburgh you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
Leeds to Edinburgh train information with 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 Edinburgh from Leeds. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.
Business travellers or city break vacationers heading north to the Scottish capital from Yorkshire can take direct trains from Leeds to Edinburgh on the East Coast Main Line seven days a week. Two rail operators offer direct connections to Edinburgh from early morning to mid-evening. Additional indirect connections with one change en route add several travel options to the daily schedule. The fastest journey times to Edinburgh are just under three hours.
Cross Country Trains and London North Eastern railroad (LNER) offer direct trains from Leeds to Edinburgh. Additional indirect routes use First Transpennine Express departures from Leeds to York, connecting with LNER trains north to Edinburgh or LNER services with one change at Newcastle.
The quickest rail connection between Leeds and Edinburgh is the Cross Country direct train taking two hours and 55 minutes to cover the 200-mile journey north to the Scottish capital. Most connections take five or ten minutes longer, with some indirect services taking around three hours and 30 minutes.
Cross Country and LNER direct trains to Edinburgh from Leeds run every hour on weekdays, with at least one additional indirect connection available every hour, which includes a change at either York or Newcastle. The schedule starts very early in the morning with trains running throughout the day until the final departure from Leeds in the mid-evening. Sunday schedules feature slightly fewer services, with no early morning direct departures.
Departure train station: Leeds Station is located in the city center, with public transport links provided by the CityBus service stopping by the main entrance and other routes stopping on New Station Street. Facilities at the station include food stores, a coffee shop, news vendors, a first-class lounge, a cycle rental desk and cab stands.
Arrival train station: Edinburgh Waverley Station is situated in the city center, with frequent public transport connections available from bus and tram stops on Princes Street and an airport shuttle service from Waverley Bridge. The station concourse offers a news vendor, a pharmacy, a fast-food restaurant, food stores, baggage storage facilities and cab stands.
Some of the Leeds train stations to Edinburgh you can start your journey from include Leeds Railway Station and Leeds. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Edinburgh include Edinburgh Waverley, Haymarket and Edinburgh Gateway.
When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Leeds Railway Station and arriving in Edinburgh Waverley.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Leeds Railway Station, is located 0.2 miles (369 m) from the city center of Leeds.
The most popular arrival train station, Edinburgh Waverley, is located 0.4 miles (660 m) away from the city center of Edinburgh.
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