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from Edinburgh to Leeds

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Travel Information between Edinburgh and Leeds

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$26 - $42
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $26 (€21) • 4 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $42 (€35) • 2 h 59 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or London North Eastern Railway

Take a bus or train to travel 162 miles (261 km) to Leeds from Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 59 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $26 (€21). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Leeds.

Travel Tips: Travel from Edinburgh to Leeds

Travel 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 Edinburgh to Leeds.

What are the ways to get from Edinburgh to Leeds?

There are 2 ways to get from Edinburgh to Leeds: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Leeds?

The cheapest way to travel between Edinburgh and Leeds is by taking a bus with an average price of $26 (€21).

This is compared to other travel options to Leeds:

A bus is $16 (€13) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Edinburgh to Leeds costing on average $42 (€35).

What is the fastest way from Edinburgh to Leeds?

The fastest way from Edinburgh to Leeds is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 59 min.

There are alternative travel options to Leeds that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 4 h 50 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Edinburgh to Leeds?

The distance from Edinburgh to Leeds is approximately 162 miles (261 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Edinburgh to Leeds?

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Leeds is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Edinburgh and Leeds as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Edinburgh? Where do I arrive in Leeds?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Edinburgh to Leeds:

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Edinburgh to Leeds depart from Edinburgh, Elder Street to Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop.
  • Most travelers board their train from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Leeds Railway Station.

Who can get me from Edinburgh to Leeds?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Edinburgh to Leeds, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can take you to Leeds by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Edinburgh to Leeds for $26 (€21).
  • Travel with London North Eastern Railway for trains to Leeds. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for London North Eastern Railway Edinburgh to Leeds tickets on Omio for $42 (€35).

Where should I go next after I travel to Leeds from Edinburgh?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Edinburgh to Leeds often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Glasgow. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Edinburgh and Leeds itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Leeds and any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I book tickets from Edinburgh to Leeds online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Edinburgh to Leeds, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $26 (€21) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $42 (€35) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Edinburgh to Leeds online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.