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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To get from Leeds to Edinburgh on Mar 29 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

02:15PMLeeds4h55 07:10PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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02:15PMLeeds4h55 07:10PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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02:25AMLeeds4h30 06:55AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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09:08AMLeeds2h56 12:04PMEdinburgh Waverley
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08:08AMLeeds2h59 11:07AMEdinburgh Waverley
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Travel Information between Leeds and Edinburgh

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$6 - $48
fastestFastest modeBus • $32 (€29) • 4 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus

Travel 162 miles (261 km) by bus, flight or train between Leeds and Edinburgh. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Megabus 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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Travel Tips: Travel from Leeds to Edinburgh

Travel Tips: Travel to Edinburgh 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 Leeds to Edinburgh.

There are 3 travel options from Leeds to Edinburgh: bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Leeds to Edinburgh is by taking a flight with an average price of $6 (€5).

This is compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

A flight is generally $27 (€24) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $32 (€29) from Leeds to Edinburgh.

A flight is $42 (€37) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Leeds to Edinburgh costing on average $48 (€42).

The fastest way to get to Edinburgh from Leeds is by bus with an average travel time of 4 h 50 min.

Other travel options to Edinburgh can usually take longer:

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

In comparison, getting to Edinburgh by train can take on average 2 h 59 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Leeds to Edinburgh is:

  • 3 buses a day.
  • 13 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Leeds to Edinburgh depart from Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop to Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travelers catch their flight from Leeds Bradford International Airport and arrive in Edinburgh Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their train 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 take you to Edinburgh by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Megabus from Leeds to Edinburgh for $32 (€29).

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

  • You can find 2 direct buses per day to take to Edinburgh with Flixbus or Megabus.
  • You can find 13 direct trains per day to Edinburgh with Cross Country.

Direct services to Edinburgh 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.

Many of our customers traveling from Leeds to Edinburgh don't make Edinburgh their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Edinburgh are London, Glasgow or Manchester, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Edinburgh to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • A bus ticket costs $32 (€29) one way on average for this route.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $6 (€5) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $48 (€42) one way for this journey.

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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