The cheapest trains from London to Leeds

Showing times and prices for Sep 20

Cheapest

$74

Average

$130

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from London to Leeds will cost around $ 130 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 74.

Cheapest
10:03AMLondon Kings Cross2h13 12:16PMLeeds Railway Station
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$741One-way
09:33AMLondon Kings Cross2h17 11:50AMLeeds Railway Station
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$911One-way
09:00AMLondon Kings Cross2h40 11:40AMLeeds Railway Station
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$1371One-way
08:33AMLondon Kings Cross2h14 10:47AMLeeds Railway Station
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$1741One-way
08:03AMLondon Kings Cross2h18 10:21AMLeeds Railway Station
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$1741One-way

Timetable London to Leeds

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08:03AMLondon Kings Cross2h18 10:21AMLeeds Railway Station
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08:33AMLondon Kings Cross2h14 10:47AMLeeds Railway Station
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09:00AMLondon Kings Cross2h40 11:40AMLeeds Railway Station
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09:33AMLondon Kings Cross2h17 11:50AMLeeds Railway Station
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10:03AMLondon Kings Cross2h13 12:16PMLeeds Railway Station
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Sun
Sep 19
$83London North Eastern Railway
$8Flixbus
Mon
Sep 20
$74London North Eastern Railway
$8Flixbus
Tue
Sep 21
$63London North Eastern Railway
$5Flixbus
Wed
Sep 22
$69London North Eastern Railway
$5Flixbus
Thu
Sep 23
$74London North Eastern Railway
$5Flixbus
Fri
Sep 24
$63London North Eastern Railway
$4Flixbus
Sat
Sep 25
$83London North Eastern Railway
$5Flixbus
Sun
Sep 26
$63London North Eastern Railway
$4Flixbus
Mon
Sep 27
$46London North Eastern Railway
$4Flixbus
Tue
Sep 28
$46London North Eastern Railway
$5Flixbus
Wed
Sep 29
$46London North Eastern Railway
$4Flixbus
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Sep 30
$46London North Eastern Railway
$5Flixbus
Fri
Oct 1
$54London North Eastern Railway
$5Flixbus
Sat
Oct 2
$69London North Eastern Railway
$5Flixbus
Sun
Oct 3
$46London North Eastern Railway
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Mon
Oct 4
$46London North Eastern Railway
$5Flixbus
Tue
Oct 5
$37London North Eastern Railway
$5Flixbus
Wed
Oct 6
$46London North Eastern Railway
$5Flixbus
Thu
Oct 7
$46London North Eastern Railway
$5Flixbus
Fri
Oct 8
$46London North Eastern Railway
$5Flixbus
Sat
Oct 9
$37London North Eastern Railway
$5Flixbus

The fastest trains from London to Leeds

Showing times and prices for Sep 20

Fastest Journey

2 h 13 m

Average

2 h 20 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

272 km

Of the 5 trains that leave London for Leeds every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 272 km distance in an average of 2 h 20 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 13 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 40 m 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.

Fastest
10:03AMLondon Kings Cross2h13 12:16PMLeeds Railway Station
0 changes
$741One-way
08:33AMLondon Kings Cross2h14 10:47AMLeeds Railway Station
0 changes
$1741One-way
09:33AMLondon Kings Cross2h17 11:50AMLeeds Railway Station
0 changes
$911One-way
08:03AMLondon Kings Cross2h18 10:21AMLeeds Railway Station
0 changes
$1741One-way
09:00AMLondon Kings Cross2h40 11:40AMLeeds Railway Station
1 changes
$1371One-way

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Train Information from London to Leeds

distanceDistance168 miles (271 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 13 min
priceAverage train ticket price$72 (€58)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesLondon North Eastern Railway, East Midlands Trains or Grand Central Trains

Trains from London to Leeds cover the 168 miles (271 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 13 min with our travel partners like London North Eastern Railway, East Midlands Trains or Grand Central Trains. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $72 (€58), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $63 (€50). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Leeds Railway Station.

Trains from London to Leeds

There are regular and frequent trains  from London to Leeds. The express, direct  train from London to Leeds takes around two hours and 15 minutes to arrive at  Leeds Railway Station.  Some trains traveling between London and Leeds transfer at York and Doncaster station. Trains with transfers take between two hours and 34 minutes and four hours and 18 minutes to complete the journey, depending on the duration of the stopover. Trains operate Monday to Friday and on weekends, with relatively short waiting periods between trains. 

London to Leeds Train time: Daily departures

Trains depart from King's Cross Station roughly every 30 minutes.  There are typically 20 trains during the morning, 20 afternoon trains, and about the same number of trains in the evening.  Trains are plentiful during the week and over the weekend. The first trains depart just before 6:00 a.m. and the last train departs at about 11:30 p.m., usually arriving in Leeds around two hours and 30 minutes later. 

How long is the journey by train from London to Leeds?

The express train from London to Leeds takes around two hours and 15 minutes to arrive at Leeds Railway Station. Trains with stops at York or Doncaster take between two hours and 34 minutes to four hours and 18 minutes to get from London to Leeds. Most trains that cover the route are express trains. 

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

Departure train station: Trains depart from London King's Cross station. King's Cross station can be reached by taking the city bus, the London Underground,  city taxi, or local car-share service from the city center in under 30 minutes. The station  has ticket machines, shops,  phones, restaurants,  bathrooms and baby care facilities, showers, ATMs, left luggage facilities, and good parking.  The station is wheelchair accessible. 

Arrival train station: Trains arrive at the Leeds Railway Station. Leeds station has a waiting lounge for passengers,  ticket facilities, baby-changing facility, phones, shops, eateries, cash machines, and a left luggage service.  To access Leeds city center from the railway station, travelers can use the city bus. The journey is quite short, taking just a couple minutes, with buses usually departing every five minutes and operating Monday to Sunday. You can also take a taxi or walk about 12 minutes into the city center.

Which train companies travel from London to Leeds?

Travelers who want to travel by train from London to Leeds can use the London North Eastern Railway company. 

London North Eastern Railway London to Leeds

The London North Eastern Railway offers numerous trains from London to Leeds during the morning, afternoon, and evening.  There are trains approximately every half-hour or even more frequent. The speediest trains take about two hours and 15 minutes to travel to Leeds. Trains with stops at York or Doncaster may take up to four hours and 20 minutes, depending on the duration of the stop and transfer. 

London to Leeds Trains: Services on board

 There is a choice of first class or standard tickets on London North East Railway, also known as LNER. Three items per person are allowed: one large suitcase, a carry on bag, and one small handbag. Non-folding bikes may be carried on board once a reservation is made. To accommodate animal lovers, two dogs, cats, or other small domestic animals can travel free of charge, with dogs on a leash and other animals in appropriate carrriers. Pets are allowed in first class lounges. Services for people with limited mobility include assisted travel to help boarding and leaving the train, special reserved seating and special discounts. 

How can I find cheap train tickets from London to Leeds?

To save on ticket costs, tickets may be purchased in advance, purchased during off-peak times, or purchased as a business special for five or more travelers. It is generally advisable to book tickets in advance. Passengers can also buy tickets in the off-season and take advantage of special prices for groups of business travelers.  Special discounts apply to groups over ten. If you are  flexible about travel dates you can take advantage of seasonal specials and discounts. Trains with connections are generally cheaper than express trains. 

Train tickets from London to Leeds: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 27 €
2 weeks earlier 23 €17%
3 weeks earlier 21 €29.%
1 month before 22 €23%
2 months earlier 21 €29.%
3 months earlier 21 €29.%


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Trains from London 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 London to Leeds.
FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train from London to Leeds?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Leeds from London for as low as $63 (€50)  for the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket from London to Leeds?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $72 (€58)  for a train ticket from London to Leeds.
How many miles is it from London to Leeds by train?
The train distance from London to Leeds is around 168 miles (271 km).
How many hours is the train time between London and Leeds?
The London to Leeds train duration is on average 2 h 13 min, which is to be expected when traveling 168 miles (271 km) between London and Leeds. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
When traveling by train from London to Leeds, which train station in London do I depart from and which train station in Leeds do I arrive in?

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

Where is the London train station located? Where is the Leeds train station located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Leeds Railway Station and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city center in Leeds.

What train companies go from London to Leeds?
When taking a train from London to Leeds, you can count on London North Eastern Railway, East Midlands Trains or Grand Central Trains for the best way to get you to Leeds. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between London and Leeds and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Can I purchase a direct train from London to Leeds?
Yes, there are 16 direct trains between London and Leeds per day with London North Eastern Railway  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase 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 London a day?
On average, there are 16 trains a day from London 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 London to Leeds? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train departing from London to Leeds leaves at 7: 03 AM. The last train departing from London to Leeds leaves at 11: 15 PM. You can find the latest London to Leeds train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
When should I buy the London to Leeds train for the best deals on tickets?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you purchase train tickets from London to Leeds within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $72 (€58) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from London to Leeds a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Leeds
London Bridge
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London Charing Cross
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London Euston
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London Fenchurch Street
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London Kings Cross
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Victoria, Circle<br>Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
London Liverpool Street
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Paddington
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport. Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
London St Pancras
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London Victoria
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WC

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.<br>Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria<br>Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
London Waterloo East
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City<br>Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176