The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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4 h 50 m
5 h 8 m
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Of the 5 buses that leave Edinburgh for Leeds every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||162 miles (261 km)|
|Average coach duration||4 h 50 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£25 (€28)|
|Coach companies||Flixbus, Megabus or National Express|
Coaches from Edinburgh to Leeds cover the 162 miles (261 km) long route taking on average 4 h 50 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Megabus or National Express. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this trip for as low as £20, but the average price of coach tickets is £25. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop.
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FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost coach operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance coach services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach between Edinburgh and Leeds, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some of the Edinburgh coach stations to Leeds you can start your journey from include Edinburgh, Elder Street, Edinburgh, North Bridge and Edinburgh, York Place (Stop YJ). Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Leeds include Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop, Leeds, Coach Station and Leeds, York Street (Travel Centre).
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arriving in Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop.
You can find the most popular departure coach station for this trip, Edinburgh Waverley, located approximately 0.4 miles (659 m) from the city centre of Edinburgh. The most popular arrival coach station in Leeds, called Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop, is located around 0.4 miles (685 m) away from its city centre.
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