How to travel from Leeds to Edinburgh

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from Leeds to Edinburgh

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

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bus

To get from Leeds to Edinburgh on Jun 28 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

02:00PMLeeds5h00 07:00PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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02:00PMLeeds5h00 07:00PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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10:14AMLeeds Railway Station3h06 01:20PMEdinburgh Waverley
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02:55AMLeeds, Coach Station5h10 08:05AMEdinburgh
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10:08AMLeeds Railway Station2h52 01:00PMEdinburgh Waverley
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Travel Information to Edinburgh from Leeds

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • $168 (€150) • 2 h 52 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Cross Country

Travel 162 miles (261 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Leeds and 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 Leeds to Edinburgh.

How to get from Leeds to Edinburgh

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Leeds to Edinburgh there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 67,80% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Leeds to Edinburgh. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs

You can travel to Edinburgh from Leeds 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Leeds to Edinburgh is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around $1 (€1) compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

Taking a ferry is usually $35 (€31) less than taking a bus to Edinburgh, which costs on average $35 (€31) for the same trip.

Taking a ferry is about $2 (€2) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $2 (€2) for this trip.

Taking a ferry is about $168 (€150) less than taking a train, which costs on average $168 (€150) for this trip.

The quickest way to travel from Leeds to Edinburgh is by train, which takes on average 2 h 52 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 4 h 35 min.

In comparison, traveling by flight can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, going by ferry can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

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

The average frequency per day from Leeds to Edinburgh is:

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

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

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

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

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

  • Megabus can get you to Edinburgh by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Megabus from Leeds to Edinburgh for $35 (€31) on Omio.
  • Cross Country can get you to Edinburgh by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Cross Country from Leeds to Edinburgh for $168 (€150) on Omio.

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

  • You can find around 1 direct bus per day and travel with 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 Edinburgh as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Edinburgh from Leeds.

Omio customers who travel from Leeds to Edinburgh often also extend their vacation to go to London, Glasgow or Manchester. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Edinburgh and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before traveling from Leeds to Edinburgh, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $35 (€31) one way for this route.
  • A plane ticket for this trip costs on average $2 (€2) one way.
  • A ferry ticket is costing on average $1 (€1) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $168 (€150) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Leeds to Edinburgh tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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