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.
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2 h 13 m
2 h 20 m
Trains per day
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.
|Distance||168 miles (271 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 13 min|
|Average train ticket price||$72 (€58)|
|Train frequency||16 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 16 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||London 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Travelers who want to travel by train from London to Leeds can use the London North Eastern Railway company.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from London Victoria and arrive in Leeds Railway Station.
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.
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