How to get from Leeds to London by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Leeds to London is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||168 miles (271 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus|
|Fastest mode||Bus • $25 (€21) • 5 h 41 min|
|Popular travel companies||Megabus|
Travel 168 miles (271 km) by bus to London from Leeds. Megabus is the main travel company operating this trip. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Leeds to London.
Located about 200 miles (320 km) apart, the journey from Leeds to London is convenient by bus and train for travelers in the UK. There are even direct flights available from Leeds International Airport. Trains and coaches both depart Leeds city center, whilst flights to London are available from Leeds Bradford International Airport.
Return trips from London to Leeds are also available.
National Express operate buses from Leeds to London, with a journey time of approximately 4.5 hours. Buses depart from the early hours of the morning until late evening, with frequent departures throughout the day.
Trains from Leeds to London depart from Leeds' City Railway Station and arrive at either London King's Cross or London St Pancras International Stations. Trains operated by East Midlands require a change of service at York. There are between two and three departures an hour throughout the day. Train journeys between Leeds and London take approximately 2.5 hours.
British Airways operate three direct flights from Leeds to London per day between Leeds International Airport - located around 14 kilometers from the city of Leeds - and London Heathrow Airport. The flight duration is around 1 hour.
You can travel by train or bus for as low as $9 (€8). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
Grand Central Trains is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates services from London to the North East of England, Yorkshire and the East Midlands. Grand Central Trains offers a range of services, including express, semi-fast and stopping services. Express services run between London and the North East, Yorkshire and the East Midlands, with journey times of up to three hours. Semi-fast services run between London and the North East, Yorkshire and the East Midlands, with journey times of up to four hours. Stopping services run between London and the North East, Yorkshire and the East Midlands, with journey times of up to five hours. Grand Central Trains offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, First Class and Advance tickets. Standard tickets are the most economical option, while First Class tickets offer more comfort and space. Advance tickets are available for purchase up to 12 weeks in advance and offer the best value for money. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of snacks and drinks. The most popular routes for Grand Central Trains are London to Bradford, London to Sunderland, London to York and London to Wakefield.
National Express is the leading travel company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Leeds - London travel: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.
Travel Leeds to London by bus.
Going by bus is the quickest way from Leeds to London with an average travel time of 5 h 41 min.
The Leeds to London distance is around 168 miles (271 km).
The average frequency per day from Leeds to London is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to London from Leeds as scheduled services by bus can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Leeds to London:
The following travel company offer services from Leeds to London:
Yes, there is a direct service from Leeds to London:
Direct services to London 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 trip.
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