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Train Information to Edinburgh from Leeds

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 58 min
priceAverage train ticket price$68 (€55)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country, London North Eastern Railway or First Transpennine Express

Trains from Leeds to Edinburgh cover the 162 miles (261 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 58 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway or First Transpennine Express. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $28 (€23), but the average price of train tickets is $68 (€55). Travelers depart most frequently from Leeds Railway Station and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

CrossCountry

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

Enjoy a smooth and easy route between Leeds and Edinburgh 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 from Leeds to Edinburgh 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 Leeds to Edinburgh 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 between Leeds and Edinburgh 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) trip from Leeds to Edinburgh with ease and comfort on a train with CrossCountry.

CrossCountry's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Leeds and Edinburgh are the following:

  • 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 Leeds to Edinburgh

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.

Which train companies travel from Leeds to Edinburgh?

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.

How long is the train from Leeds to Edinburgh?

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.

How many trains are there from Leeds to Edinburgh?

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.

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

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.

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FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets from Leeds to Edinburgh cost?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Leeds to Edinburgh for the next 7 days starting from $28 (€23)  one way.
How much is the train to Edinburgh from Leeds on average?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $68 (€55)  for a train ticket between Leeds and Edinburgh.
How far is it from Leeds to Edinburgh by train?
The distance to Edinburgh from Leeds by train is approximately 162 miles (261 km).
How many hours is the train time between Leeds and Edinburgh?
The train time between Leeds and Edinburgh is on average 2 h 58 min  for the 162 miles (261 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Leeds and Edinburgh by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What train station in Leeds goes to Edinburgh? What train station do I come into Edinburgh from Leeds?

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Leeds Railway Station   and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Where do I find the Leeds train station to Edinburgh? Where is the Edinburgh train station?

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

Which train providers can take me from Leeds to Edinburgh?
For the trip from Leeds to Edinburgh you can take a train with Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway or First Transpennine Express. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Edinburgh from Leeds on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many train services per day are there from Leeds to Edinburgh?
The average number of trains departing Leeds for Edinburgh is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first train depart from Leeds to Edinburgh? When does the last train depart from Leeds to Edinburgh?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Leeds at 7: 30 AM. The last train leaves from Leeds at 10: 15 AM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Leeds to Edinburgh and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
When should I buy the Leeds to Edinburgh train for the best deals on tickets?
The price of a one way train ticket from Leeds to Edinburgh is on average $68 (€55) if you purchase 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 to Edinburgh from Leeds available a few months in advance.
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