The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Leeds to London will cost around $ 137 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 112.
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Trains per day
Of the 5 train that leave Leeds for London every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 272 km distance in an average of 2h 20m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2h 16m .
The slowest train will take 2h 28m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
2 hours 23 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$97|
|Trains depart from:||Leeds|
|Trains arrive in:||London|
|Train Companies:||London North Eastern Railway, East Midlands Trains, Grand Central Trains|
Leeds might be an important northern city with its own designer shopping outlets, vibrant nightlife and diverse dining scene, but sometimes the capital calls. For business travelers or city break vacationers heading south, direct trains from Leeds to London offer frequent, fast connections seven days a week. Journey times from Yorkshire to London King's Cross are around two hours for the fastest services, with departures from early morning to late evening. Indirect routes offer additional travel options.
London North Eastern Railway (LNER) provides daily direct trains from Leeds to London King's Cross Station. In addition, East Midlands Trains operate direct services to London St Pancras. Indirect connections involve taking Northern Rail or Transpennine Express services to York, connecting with LNER or Grand Central Trains departures south to London.
The fastest connection on the 197-mile trip south to London is an LNER departure to London King's Cross taking one hour and 59 minutes to reach the capital. Most direct trains take at least 15 minutes longer. East Midlands Trains services to London St Pancras take three hours and 36 minutes. Indirect connections take from two hours and 30 minutes to over three hours.
The LNER timetable provides direct trains from Leeds to London every half hour from early morning to mid-evening. The East Midlands Trains schedule has two daily direct trains, with early morning departure times. Indirect connections via York depart hourly from Leeds, from early morning to late evening. Sunday services are reduced, with roughly hourly direct LNER trains.
Departure train station: Leeds Station is on the south side of the city center, connected by CityBus services and local routes stopping on New Station Street. The station facilities include a bakery, book store, food supermarket, cycle hire, pharmacy, pub and taxi stands.
Arrival train station:London King's Cross and St Pancras stations are located on the northern side of central London, served by bus routes stopping on Euston Road and Underground trains on six lines. The station concourses offer international restaurants, coffee shops, food supermarkets, news vendors, book stores, free WiFi and taxi stands.