How to travel from London to Leeds

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from London to Leeds

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

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To get from London to Leeds on May 18 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Leeds from London

distanceDistance168 miles (271 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$7 - $56
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $7 (€6) • 3 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $56 (€50) • 2 h 13 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 168 miles (271 km) by bus or train to Leeds from London. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 13 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $7 (€6). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct from London to Leeds.

General Information About the Journey from London to Leeds

About 186 miles (300 km) apart, the journey from London to Leeds can be made direct by bus or train for travelers in the UK. There are also flights available. Flying takes around 1 hour, which is fairly comparable to taking the bus or train once you factor in traveling to the airport and waiting times.

Return journeys from Leeds to London are also available.

How to get from London to Leeds

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from London to Leeds, 66,88% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from London to Leeds and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Buses from London to Leeds

Buses from London to Leeds depart from Victoria Coach station and arrive at Leeds Coach Station. National Express offers direct buses that depart at least once every hour. Travel times range from 4 hours to 5.5 hours for journeys requiring a larger number of stops. The first bus of the day departs around 7:00 a.m. continuing until around 11:30 p.m.

Trains from London to Leeds

East Coast trains take passengers between London Kings Cross Station and Leeds on direct services. The journey time for trains from London to Leeds is just over 2 hours with services running twice each hour. Departures begin just before 6:00 a.m. and continue until around 11:30 p.m.

Flights from London to Leeds

Flights from London to Leeds are operated by premium airline British Airways and low cost airline Flybe. British Airways offers around three services each day between Heathrow and Leeds Bradford with a total journey time of just one hour. Flybe offers both direct services from London City and also those requiring a connection to be made. Flights begin just before 7:00 a.m. and continue until around 7:30 p.m. each day.

Travel Tips: Travel from London 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 London to Leeds.

There are 2 ways that you can travel between London and Leeds. You can take a bus or train.

The cheapest way to go to Leeds from London is by taking a bus, which costs on average $7 (€6).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Leeds:

A bus is $49 (€44) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from London to Leeds costing on average $56 (€50).

The quickest way to travel between London and Leeds is by train, which takes on average 2 h 13 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 3 h 45 min.

The distance from London to Leeds is approximately 168 miles (271 km).

The average frequency per day from London to Leeds is:

  • 16 trains per day.

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

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

  • Trains most often depart from London at London Victoria and arrive in Leeds at Leeds Railway Station.

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

  • You can travel by bus from London to Leeds with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus London to Leeds tickets for $7 (€6) on Omio.
  • You can go to Leeds from London by train with London North Eastern Railway. You'll see cheap train tickets for $56 (€50) with London North Eastern Railway from London to Leeds on Omio.
Many of our customers traveling from London to Leeds don't make Leeds their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Leeds are Manchester, Glasgow or Liverpool, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Leeds to any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from London to Leeds, 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 $7 (€6) one way for this route.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $56 (€50) one way.

But we recommend booking London to Leeds 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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