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Coach Information between Edinburgh and Leeds

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
durationAverage coach duration5 h 15 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£28 (€31)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or Megabus

Coaches from Edinburgh to Leeds cover the 162 miles (261 km) long route taking on average 5 h 15 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £28, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £28. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop.

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Edinburgh to Leeds with National Express

For as little as £28 you can travel by coach between Edinburgh and Leeds with National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

National Express

Looking for a cheap and hassle-free way to travel from Edinburgh to Leeds? National Express is the UK’s leading coach company that provides premium services and comfortable travel experiences on a budget. National Express connects hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country and even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol. Check National Express coach timetables and tickets available for the route on Omio to find the best deals on coaches between Edinburgh and Leeds. When you ride with National Express, you can expect to travel 162 miles (261 km) from Edinburgh to Leeds.

All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, perfect if you need to charge your phone or laptop. You can select from three ticket options for the Edinburgh to Leeds coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. If you’re looking for more flexibility on cancelling or changing your coach ticket easily, we recommend splurging on the Fully Flexible Fare option.

Please follow the recommendations outlined by National Express when booking your coach tickets from Edinburgh to Leeds due to the coronavirus:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Coaches from Edinburgh to Leeds

There are three coach services from Edinburgh to Leeds every day of the week. Two of these services are non-stop and these take a maximum of five and a half hours. There's a daily indirect overnight service, leaving Edinburgh late in the evening with a stop in Manchester. This journey takes almost nine and a half hours.

Which coach companies travel from Edinburgh to Leeds?

The only coach company operating the service between these two cities is National Express. National Express operates both the non-stop and the indirect services between Edinburgh and Leeds. No other coach company runs regular buses on this route.

How long is the coach from Edinburgh to Leeds?

Direct, non-stop services provide the fastest coach journeys between Edinburgh and Leeds. The fastest of these services takes five hours but some direct services can take up to five and a half hours, depending on the departure time and the day of the week. There's a daily overnight service, leaving Edinburgh late at night and arriving in Leeds in the early morning with a stop in Manchester. This journey takes almost nine and a half hours.

How many coaches are there from Edinburgh to Leeds?

There are three services from Edinburgh to Leeds every day of the week, including at weekends. The first departs in mid-morning and the last late at night. Two of these services are non-stop, requiring no change of coaches. A daily overnight service requires a change at Manchester Coach Station and takes substantially longer than the daytime services.

What are the departure and arrival stations for coaches from Edinburgh to Leeds?

Departure coach station: Edinburgh Elder Street is the departure point for coach journeys to Leeds. This modern bus station is in the city centre with easy access to tram and bus stops. The railway station is a ten-minute walk away. Among the facilities at the bus station are public toilets, a range of left luggage facilities, a newsagent, food vending machines, a cash machine and phone chargers.

Arrival coach station: Leeds Coach Station is where services from Edinburgh arrive. It's in the city centre with local buses available. Leeds Railway Station is a ten-minute walk away. Among the facilities at the coach station are a coffee shop, newsagents, a cash machine, food outlets and phone charging points.

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FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest coach from Edinburgh to Leeds?
Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches from Edinburgh to Leeds to cost as little as £28  in the next 7 days.
How much is a coach ticket from Edinburgh to Leeds?
If you are looking to purchase your coach ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Edinburgh to Leeds coach to cost on average £28  one way.
What is the distance to Leeds from Edinburgh by coach?
The Edinburgh to Leeds coach distance is approximately 162 miles (261 km).
How many hours does it take from Edinburgh to Leeds by coach?
While the time it takes to travel 162 miles (261 km) to Leeds from Edinburgh can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from Edinburgh to Leeds is on average 5 h 15 min.
When travelling by coach from Edinburgh to Leeds, which coach station in Edinburgh do I depart from and which coach station in Leeds do I arrive in?

When taking a coach from Edinburgh, you have a couple of coach stations you can depart from including Edinburgh, Elder Street, Edinburgh, North Bridge and Edinburgh. When you arrive in Leeds, your coach can arrive in coach stations including Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop, Leeds, York Street and Leeds, Coach Station.

Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from Edinburgh Waverley   to Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop.

Where is the coach station in Edinburgh to go to Leeds? Where is the coach station in Leeds located?

Passengers board their coach most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this coach station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the coach station to the city centre in Leeds.

What coach companies offer a service between Edinburgh and Leeds?
For the best Edinburgh to Leeds coach to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express or Megabus. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services between Edinburgh and Leeds to compare what amenities they may offer.
Are there any direct coaches from Edinburgh to Leeds?
Yes, you can search for direct coaches from Edinburgh to Leeds on Omio with Megabus, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your coach ticket.
What are the first and last departure coach times from Edinburgh to Leeds?
You can take the first coach from Edinburgh to Leeds at 09: 45   or take the last coach from Edinburgh to Leeds leaving at 21: 45. Look for the latest Edinburgh Leeds coach timetable on Omio and book the best time to take the coach for this route.
When should I book Edinburgh Leeds coach tickets to score the best deals?
The price of a one way coach ticket from Edinburgh to Leeds is on average £28 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for coaches from all possible coach companies offering this route. In general, you can find coach tickets between Edinburgh and Leeds available a few months in advance.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.