Train from London to Leeds

Cheap train tickets from London to Leeds

Showing times and prices for Nov 29

Cheapest

57

Average

105

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from London to Leeds is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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10:03AMLondon Kings Cross2h13 12:16PMLeeds Railway Station
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09:33AMLondon Kings Cross2h13 11:46AMLeeds Railway Station
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09:03AMLondon Kings Cross2h13 11:16AMLeeds Railway Station
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Train schedule from London to Leeds

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08:03AMLondon Kings Cross2h13 10:16AMLeeds Railway Station
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08:27AMLondon Kings Cross2h40 11:07AMLeeds Railway Station
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Fastest train times from London to Leeds

Showing times and prices for Nov 29

Fastest Journey

2 h 13 m

Average

2 h 17 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

272 km

Of the 6 trains that leave London for Leeds every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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09:03AMLondon Kings Cross2h13 11:16AMLeeds Railway Station
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08:03AMLondon Kings Cross2h13 10:16AMLeeds Railway Station
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09:33AMLondon Kings Cross2h13 11:46AMLeeds Railway Station
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Overview: Train from London to Leeds

distanceDistance168 miles (271 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 29 min
priceAverage train ticket price$196 (€177)
frequencyTrain frequency46 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 26 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesNorthern Rail, Grand Central Trains, East Midlands Railway, London North Eastern Railway, Thameslink or Cross Country

Trains from London to Leeds cover the 168 miles (271 km) long route taking on average 2 h 29 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail, Grand Central Trains, East Midlands Railway, London North Eastern Railway, Thameslink or Cross Country. Normally, there are 46 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $196 (€177), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $196 (€177). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Leeds Railway Station.

Train providers: Northern Rail (3), CrossCountry and Thameslink from London to Leeds trains

Find the best trains to Leeds from London with Omio's travel partners Northern Rail (3), CrossCountry and Thameslink from $196 (€177). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

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Looking for trains between London and Leeds? Thameslink is one of the best companies to travel with on the 168 miles (271 km) trip to Leeds from London. As an official travel partner of Thameslink, Omio quickly shows you the latest Thameslink train schedules and timetables, tickets and offers (such as baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest London to Leeds routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable Thameslink train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains from London to Leeds, you can quickly see if the Thameslink ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your London - Leeds train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with Thameslink!

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

    One of the best ways to travel to Leeds from London is by taking a train with CrossCountry. Omio helps you find the ideal CrossCountry train to Leeds from London by showing you CrossCountry current train schedules and timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like baggage allowance) and the best prices for this London to Leeds trip. You can expect to travel 168 miles (271 km) between London and Leeds on a train with CrossCountry. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains to Leeds from London, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Once you’ve found that perfect train, book your CrossCountry train ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip between London and Leeds!

      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 between London and Leeds. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.

        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.%


        Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from London - Leeds. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

        The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

        • Buying your train ticket from London - Leeds 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 29% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
        • If you book a ticket London - Leeds with 2 months in advance you save up to about 29% compared to the initial price.
        • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 29%.
        • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

        Travel Tips: Trains from London to Leeds

        Travel Tips: 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
        Train tickets from London to Leeds for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $196 (€177)  one way in the next 7 days.
        If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Leeds train price to come in at an average of $196 (€177)  one way.
        When traveling this route you should expect the distance from London to Leeds by train to be approximately 168 miles (271 km).
        The London to Leeds train duration is on average 2 h 29 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.

        Some of the London train stations to Leeds you can start your journey from include London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Leeds include Leeds Railway Station and Leeds.

        When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Leeds Railway Station.

        Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from London Victoria and need to travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

        Passengers arriving in Leeds most often arrive at Leeds Railway Station and need to travel around 0.5 miles (849 m) from this train station to the city center.

        For the trip from London to Leeds you can take a train with Northern Rail, Grand Central Trains, East Midlands Railway, London North Eastern Railway, Thameslink or Cross Country. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from London to Leeds on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
        On average, there are 46 trains a day from London to Leeds. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
        You can take the earliest train from London to Leeds at 7: 27 AM   or take the last train from London to Leeds leaving at 7: 27 AM. Look for the latest London to Leeds train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
        You can find trains between London and Leeds to cost on average $196 (€177) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the London to Leeds train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

        Important Stations and Airports in London and Leeds

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        Leeds
        London Victoria is the most popular London railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in London for your trip to Leeds.
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        Public transit options for London Victoria
        Onward travel information: Victoria Bus Station at Station Front
        Location for Rail Replacement Services: When weekend engineering dictate that replacement bus services will operate, these will usually depart from the immediate Station front/Terminus Place. Travel from London Victoria is usually conveyed by London Buses in these instances. Check posters and staff for more details.
        Metro: Underground services: Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line
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        Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
        Public transit options for London Euston
        Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
        Overground lines: Watford DC
        Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
        Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
        Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
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        Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
        Public transit options for London Kings Cross
        Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
        Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
        Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
        Metro: N/A
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        Public transit options for London Paddington
        Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
        Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
        Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
        Metro: Tube Lines.
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        Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
        Public transit options for London St Pancras International
        Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
        Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
        Bus lines: 326, 139
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        Public transit options for London Waterloo
        Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
        Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
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        Public transit options for London Liverpool Street
        Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop on either Liverpool Street (outside the station entrance), or beside Platform 10, depending on operational requirements
        Metro: Liverpool Street underground station has connections to the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
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        Public transit options for London Bridge
        Onward travel information: The Bus Station is located directly outside the main entrance at upper level. There are also bus stops outside on Tooley Street. For further information on buses, a bus information kiosk is also located outside the main doors of the station at upper level.
        Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus services are usually found outside the front of the station. However this is sometimes subject to change. Please check engineering posters or consult a member of staff.
        Metro: For North and North East Kent and South East London
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        Public transit options for Heathrow Airport T123
        Onward travel information: National Rail trains serving London Paddington National Express coaches to Victoria Coach Station and Gatwick Airport London Underground
        Metro: Connection available with the London Underground (Piccadilly Line)
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        Public transit options for London Marylebone
        Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
        Metro: Bakerloo Line.
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        Public transit options for London Charing Cross
        Metro: Bakerloo Line Northern Line.

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