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 $ 176 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 154.
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Trains per day
Of the 5 train that leave London for Leeds 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 22m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2h 13m .
The slowest train will take 2h 40m 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 19 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$67|
|Trains depart from:||London|
|Trains arrive in:||Leeds|
|Train Companies:||London North Eastern Railway, East Midlands Trains, Grand Central Trains|
There are regular daily direct rail connections from London King's Cross to Leeds. Departures are roughly every half hour on weekdays and Saturdays, with trains departing London from early morning through to late night. Indirect connections provide additional options, with one change required at York or Doncaster en route. The Sunday schedule is a little less frequent. It takes just over two hours for most direct journeys from London to the Yorkshire city.
LNER (London North Eastern Railway) - previously Virgin Trains East Cost - operates the direct trains between King's Cross and Leeds. Some additional indirect connections involve taking Grand Central Railway departures to York or Doncaster, connecting with TransPennine Express or Northern Rail trains to Leeds. East Midlands Trains also offer daily evening services to Leeds from London St Pancras.
Most direct trains and indirect connections from London King's Cross take around two hours and 15 minutes to complete the 200-mile route to Leeds. Sunday services can take a little longer. The East Midlands Trains direct services from St Pancras take between three and four hours, due to numerous stops en route.
The weekday timetable offers departures from London to Leeds every half hour for most of the day, reverting to an hourly service in the evenings. The first train from London is just before 6:00 a.m. with a final departure just before midnight. The Sunday schedule begins a little later, with a first departure just before 9:00 a.m.
Departure train station: London King's Cross King's Cross Station is situated on the northern side of central London, with Underground connections on six lines, bus services from Euston Road and a taxi stand at the front of the station. East Midlands Trains departures are from St Pancras, adjacent to King's Cross.
Arrival train station: Leeds Leeds Station is situated a five-minute walk southwest of the city's central shopping area, served by local bus stops on Bishopgate Street and New Station Street. Facilities include a taxi stand, left luggage office, and a number of restaurants and shops.