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from London to Leeds

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

Our recommendation

To get from London to Leeds on Jan 27 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:20AMLondon4h05 12:25PMLeeds
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$161One-way
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10:30AMLondon4h20 02:50PMLeeds, Coach Station
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$131One-way
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09:55AMLondon4h00 01:55PMLeeds
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$171One-way
03:20PMLondon4h10 07:30PMLeeds
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$161One-way
11:20AMLondon4h05 03:25PMLeeds
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$161One-way

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Thu
Jan 27
$89London North Eastern Railway
$8Flixbus
Fri
Jan 28
$45London North Eastern Railway
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Sat
Jan 29
$45London North Eastern Railway
$4Flixbus
Sun
Jan 30
$53London North Eastern Railway
$8Flixbus
Mon
Jan 31
$89London North Eastern Railway
$8Flixbus
Tue
Feb 1
$89London North Eastern Railway
$4Flixbus
Wed
Feb 2
$89London North Eastern Railway
$5Flixbus
Thu
Feb 3
$61London North Eastern Railway
$4Flixbus
Fri
Feb 4
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$8Flixbus
Sat
Feb 5
$33London North Eastern Railway
$5Flixbus
Sun
Feb 6
$45London North Eastern Railway
$8Flixbus
Mon
Feb 7
$61London North Eastern Railway
$4Flixbus
Tue
Feb 8
$61London North Eastern Railway
$4Flixbus
Wed
Feb 9
$51East Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Thu
Feb 10
$53London North Eastern Railway
$4Flixbus
Fri
Feb 11
$41London North Eastern Railway
$7Flixbus
Sat
Feb 12
$29London North Eastern Railway
$8Megabus
Sun
Feb 13
$24London North Eastern Railway
$8Megabus
Mon
Feb 14
$45London North Eastern Railway
$7Flixbus
Tue
Feb 15
$37London North Eastern Railway
$8Flixbus

Travel Information from London to Leeds

distanceDistance168 miles (271 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$11 - $92
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $11 (€9) • 3 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $92 (€76) • 2 h 13 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 168 miles (271 km) by bus or train from London to Leeds. 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 $11 (€9). 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

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FAQs

What are the ways to get from London to Leeds?

You can travel to Leeds from London 2 different ways: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from London to Leeds?

The cheapest way to travel to Leeds from London is by taking a bus with an average price of $11 (€9).

This is compared to other travel options to Leeds:

A bus is generally $81 (€67) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $92 (€76) from London to Leeds.

What is the quickest way to get from London to Leeds?

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, going by bus can take 3 h 55 min   on average.

What is the distance from London to Leeds?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from London to Leeds?

The average frequency per day from London to Leeds is:

  • 16 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from London? Where do I arrive in Leeds?

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from London, Hammersmith Bridge Road and arrive in Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop.
  • Most travelers catch their train from London Victoria and arrive in Leeds Railway Station.

Who can get me from London to Leeds?

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

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Leeds by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus London to Leeds tickets on Omio for $11 (€9).
  • Travel with London North Eastern Railway to go to Leeds by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find London North Eastern Railway London to Leeds tickets on Omio for $92 (€76).

Where should I go next after I travel between London and Leeds?

Your trip from London to Leeds doesn't have to end in Leeds. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Manchester, Glasgow or Liverpool. If you’d like to add Manchester, Glasgow or Liverpool to your London to Leeds tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Leeds today!

How far in advance should I purchase my London to Leeds one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket costs $11 (€9) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $92 (€76) one way for this journey.

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.