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.
The average ticket from Edinburgh to Leeds will cost around £ 27 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 18.
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5 h 5 m
5 h 16 m
Buses per day
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.
These direct buses cover the 262 km distance in an average of 5 h 16 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 5 h 5 m .
The slowest buses will take 5 h 30 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||162 miles (261 km)|
|Average coach duration||5 h 5 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£19 (€21)|
|Coach companies||National Express or Megabus|
Coaches from Edinburgh to Leeds cover the 162 miles (261 km) long route taking on average 5 h 5 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 £19, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £13. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop.
Travel between Edinburgh and Leeds from £13 with Omio’s coach partners National Express! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.
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 from Edinburgh to Leeds, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.
National Express has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by coach 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.
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.
There are a few coach stations in Edinburgh to start your trip from including Edinburgh, Elder Street, Edinburgh, North Bridge and Edinburgh. In Leeds you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop, Leeds, York Street and Leeds, Coach Station.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop.
Passengers board the coach most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.
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