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Overview: Train from London to Leeds

distanceDistance168 miles (271 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 13 min
priceAverage train ticket price$79 (€65)
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. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $37 (€31), but the average price of train tickets is $79 (€65). 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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Travel Tips: Trains from London to Leeds

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FAQs

How much are cheap trains between London and Leeds?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap London to Leeds trains for as little as $37 (€31)  in the next 7 days.

How much does it cost to take a train to Leeds from London?

If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Leeds train price to come in at an average of $79 (€65)  one way.

How far is London to Leeds by train?

The train distance from London to Leeds is around 168 miles (271 km).

How long is the train between London and Leeds?

The train time between London and Leeds is on average 2 h 13 min  for the 168 miles (271 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between London and Leeds by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

Which train station from London to Leeds do I depart from? Which Leeds train station from London do I arrive in?

Omio customers book a train from London Victoria   to Leeds Railway Station   most frequently for this route.

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Leeds Railway Station, located 0.1 miles (172 m) away from the city center.

What train companies offer a service to Leeds from London?

For the route from London to Leeds you can take a train with London North Eastern Railway, East Midlands Trains or Grand Central Trains. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from London to Leeds on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

How many train services per day are there between London and Leeds?

The average number of trains departing London for Leeds is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

What time is the earliest train from London to Leeds? What time is the last train from London to Leeds?

The first London to Leeds train departs at 5: 27 AM   and the last train from London to Leeds leaves at 10: 38 AM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from London to Leeds on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket from London to Leeds to get the best deals?

If you book a train ticket from London to Leeds within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $79 (€65) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from London to Leeds are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Leeds
The major railway station for departures from London is London Victoria. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London Victoria for your journey between London and Leeds.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
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
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
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
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
24/7
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
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 2078437688
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
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