How to travel from Edinburgh to Leeds

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from Edinburgh to Leeds

You can get from Edinburgh to Leeds by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Edinburgh to Leeds on Dec 08 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:25AMEdinburgh, Elder Street5h00 04:25PMLeeds
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09:10PMEdinburgh5h15 02:25AMLeeds, Coach Station
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08:45AMEdinburgh5h05 01:50PMLeeds, Coach Station
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08:52AMEdinburgh Waverley4h46 01:38PMLeeds Railway Station
1 transfer
10:45AMEdinburgh5h30 04:15PMLeeds, Coach Station
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Travel Information to Leeds from Edinburgh

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $87
fastestFastest modeTrain • $87 (€78) • 2 h 47 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Cross Country

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 162 miles (261 km) to Leeds from Edinburgh. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Megabus or Cross Country among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Edinburgh to Leeds.

Travel Tips: Travel from Edinburgh to Leeds

Travel Tips: 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.

There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Leeds: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Edinburgh and Leeds is by taking a flight with an average price of $2 (€2).

This is compared to other travel options to Leeds:

Taking a flight is usually $32 (€28) less than taking a bus to Leeds, which costs on average $34 (€30) for the same trip.

A flight is $85 (€76) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Edinburgh to Leeds costing on average $87 (€78).

The quickest way to travel to Leeds from Edinburgh is by train, which takes on average 2 h 47 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 4 h 40 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 162 miles (261 km) between Edinburgh and Leeds.

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Leeds is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • Around 40 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Leeds from Edinburgh as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Buses most often depart from Edinburgh at Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Leeds at Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop.
  • Flights mostly depart from Edinburgh Airport and arrive in Leeds Bradford International Airport.
  • Trains from Edinburgh to Leeds most often leave from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Leeds Railway Station.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Edinburgh to Leeds:

  • You can travel by bus from Edinburgh to Leeds with Megabus, and you can find Megabus Edinburgh to Leeds tickets for $34 (€30) on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Edinburgh and Leeds with Cross Country, and you can find Cross Country Edinburgh to Leeds tickets for $87 (€78) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Edinburgh to Leeds with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 1 direct bus per day with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus.
  • You can take a direct train with Cross Country with 12 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Leeds as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets 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!

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $34 (€30) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $2 (€2) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $87 (€78) 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.

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