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from Edinburgh to Leeds

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

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Sat
Sep 18
$177First Transpennine Express
$25National Express
Sun
Sep 19
$120London North Eastern Railway
$27National Express
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Sep 20
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$19National Express
Tue
Sep 21
$60London North Eastern Railway
$19National Express
Wed
Sep 22
$71London North Eastern Railway
$14National Express
Thu
Sep 23
$60London North Eastern Railway
$17National Express
Fri
Sep 24
$177London North Eastern Railway
$21National Express
Sat
Sep 25
$177First Transpennine Express
$19National Express
Sun
Sep 26
$120London North Eastern Railway
$21National Express
Mon
Sep 27
$86London North Eastern Railway
$17National Express
Tue
Sep 28
$60London North Eastern Railway
$14National Express
Wed
Sep 29
$60London North Eastern Railway
$17National Express
Thu
Sep 30
$60London North Eastern Railway
$17National Express
Fri
Oct 1
$71London North Eastern Railway
$38Megabus
Sat
Oct 2
$28First Transpennine Express
$17National Express
Sun
Oct 3
$72Northern Rail
$17National Express
Mon
Oct 4
$71London North Eastern Railway
$19National Express
Tue
Oct 5
$48London North Eastern Railway
$14National Express
Thu
Oct 7
$60London North Eastern Railway
$14National Express
Fri
Oct 8
$71London North Eastern Railway
$17National Express

Travel Information to Leeds from Edinburgh

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$17 - $86
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $17 (€13) • 5 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $86 (€69) • 2 h 59 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or First Transpennine Express

Take a bus or train to travel 162 miles (261 km) from Edinburgh to Leeds. 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 $17 (€13). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or First Transpennine Express among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus 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.
FAQs
How do I reach Leeds from Edinburgh?

There are 2 travel options from Edinburgh to Leeds: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Edinburgh to Leeds?

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Leeds is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $17 (€13) compared to other travel options to Leeds:

Taking a bus is about $69 (€55) less than taking a train, which costs on average $86 (€69) for this trip.

What is the fastest way to travel from Edinburgh to Leeds?

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

Other travel options to Leeds can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Leeds by bus can take on average 5 h 5 min.

How far is it from Edinburgh to Leeds?

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

How many services a day are there 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 route between Edinburgh and Leeds as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling between Edinburgh and Leeds, where do I depart from Edinburgh and where do I arrive in Leeds?

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop.
  • Trains mostly depart from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Leeds Railway Station.
Who can get me from Edinburgh to Leeds?

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 National Express, and you can find National Express Edinburgh to Leeds tickets for $17 (€13) on Omio.
  • You can travel to Leeds from Edinburgh by train with First Transpennine Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $86 (€69) with First Transpennine Express from Edinburgh to Leeds.
Can I travel directly from Edinburgh to Leeds?

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

  • You'll find direct buses with National Express or Megabus.

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

Where should I go next after I travel to Leeds from Edinburgh?
Your trip from Edinburgh to Leeds doesn't have to end in Leeds. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Glasgow. If you’d like to add London, Manchester or Glasgow to your Edinburgh to Leeds tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Leeds today!
When should I book a ticket from Edinburgh to Leeds online to score 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 cost $17 (€13) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $86 (€69) one way.

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh
Leeds
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus 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.
Edinburgh Waverley
Amenities
Refreshments
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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.