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The cheapest trains

from London
to Leeds

Showing times and prices for Jul 18

Cheapest

$154

Average

$176

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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09:33London Kings Cross2h1511:48Leeds Railway Station
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$1541One-way
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08:03London Kings Cross2h1310:16Leeds Railway Station
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$1821One-way
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08:33London Kings Cross2h1410:47Leeds Railway Station
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$1821One-way
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09:00London Kings Cross2h3111:31Leeds Railway Station
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$1821One-way
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08:06London Kings Cross2h4010:46Leeds Railway Station
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$1821One-way

Train Times

London to Leeds

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08:03London Kings Cross2h1310:16Leeds Railway Station
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08:06London Kings Cross2h4010:46Leeds Railway Station
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08:33London Kings Cross2h1410:47Leeds Railway Station
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09:00London Kings Cross2h3111:31Leeds Railway Station
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09:33London Kings Cross2h1511:48Leeds Railway Station
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Prices across different modes

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Bus
Flight
Wed
Jul 17
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$22National Express
$616Aer Lingus
Thu
Jul 18
$154London North Eastern Railway
$17National Express
$176British Airways
Fri
Jul 19
$64London North Eastern Railway
$15National Express
$150British Airways
Sat
Jul 20
$42London North Eastern Railway
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$127British Airways
Sun
Jul 21
$77London North Eastern Railway
$19National Express
$109British Airways
Mon
Jul 22
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$109British Airways
Tue
Jul 23
$42London North Eastern Railway
$12National Express
$150British Airways
Wed
Jul 24
$64London North Eastern Railway
$12National Express
$127British Airways
Thu
Jul 25
$64London North Eastern Railway
$12National Express
$127British Airways
Fri
Jul 26
$64London North Eastern Railway
$12National Express
$93British Airways
Sat
Jul 27
$40London North Eastern Railway
$14National Express
$109British Airways
Sun
Jul 28
$64London North Eastern Railway
$19National Express
$127British Airways
Mon
Jul 29
$64London North Eastern Railway
$12National Express
$93British Airways
Tue
Jul 30
$64London North Eastern Railway
$12National Express
$93British Airways
Wed
Jul 31
$40London North Eastern Railway
$8National Express
$79British Airways
Thu
Aug 1
$40London North Eastern Railway
$8National Express
$79British Airways
Fri
Aug 2
$40London North Eastern Railway
$8National Express
$79British Airways
Sat
Aug 3
$40London North Eastern Railway
$12National Express
$93British Airways
Sun
Aug 4
$154London North Eastern Railway
$19National Express
$79British Airways
Mon
Aug 5
$64London North Eastern Railway
$12National Express
$79British Airways
Tue
Aug 6
$40London North Eastern Railway
$8National Express
$79British Airways

The fastest trains

from London
to Leeds

Showing times and prices for Jul 18

Fastest Journey

2h 13m

Average

2h 22m

Trains per day

5

Distance

272 km

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.

Fastest
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08:03London Kings Cross2h1310:16Leeds Railway Station
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$1821One-way
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08:33London Kings Cross2h1410:47Leeds Railway Station
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$1821One-way
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09:33London Kings Cross2h1511:48Leeds Railway Station
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$1541One-way
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09:00London Kings Cross2h3111:31Leeds Railway Station
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$1821One-way
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08:06London Kings Cross2h4010:46Leeds Railway Station
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$1821One-way

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Journey Summary

London to Leeds Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
2 hours 19 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $67
Trains depart from:London
Trains arrive in:Leeds
Distance:272 km
TrainTrain Companies:London North Eastern Railway, East Midlands Trains, Grand Central Trains

Trains from London to Leeds

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.

Which train companies travel from London to Leeds?

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.

How long is the train from London to Leeds?

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.

How many trains are there from London to Leeds?

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.

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

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.

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Best fares for trains from London to Leeds

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Fri, Jul 19
Train
London North Eastern Railway
08:332h 15m10:48
LondonLeeds
Sat, Jul 20
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London North Eastern Railway
08:332h 15m10:48
LondonLeeds
Fastest Trains from London to Leeds
Sat, Aug 3
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London North Eastern Railway
07:032h 13m09:16
LondonLeeds
Sat, Aug 17
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London North Eastern Railway
07:032h 13m09:16
LondonLeeds
Fri, Aug 23
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London North Eastern Railway
07:032h 13m09:16
LondonLeeds
Return Train Tickets for Leeds to London
Fri, Jul 19
Train
London North Eastern Railway
07:152h 16m09:31
LeedsLondon
Sat, Jul 20
Train
London North Eastern Railway
07:452h 14m09:59
LeedsLondon
Sun, Jul 21
Train
London North Eastern Railway
08:052h 28m10:33
LeedsLondon

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
London
Leeds
TrainLondon Bridge

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TrainLondon Charing Cross

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TrainLondon Euston

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TrainLondon Fenchurch Street

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TrainLondon Kings Cross

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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.
Metro lines Victoria, Circle
Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
TrainLondon Liverpool Street

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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 Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
TrainLondon Paddington

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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.
Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District
Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
TrainLondon St Pancras

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TrainLondon Victoria

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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.
Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria
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.
TrainLondon 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.
Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City
Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176

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