The cheapest buses from Edinburgh to Leeds

Showing times and prices for 27 Oct

Cheapest

£18

Average

£27

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.

Cheapest
21:10Edinburgh5h15 02:25Leeds, Coach Station
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£181One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:45Edinburgh5h05 13:50Leeds, Coach Station
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£211One-way
11:15Edinburgh, Elder Street5h15 16:30Leeds
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£301One-way
22:45Edinburgh, Elder Street5h15 04:00Leeds
0 changes
£301One-way
10:45Edinburgh5h30 16:15Leeds, Coach Station
0 changes
£361One-way

Timetable Edinburgh to Leeds

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08:45Edinburgh5h05 13:50Leeds, Coach Station
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10:45Edinburgh5h30 16:15Leeds, Coach Station
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11:15Edinburgh, Elder Street5h15 16:30Leeds
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21:10Edinburgh5h15 02:25Leeds, Coach Station
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22:45Edinburgh, Elder Street5h15 04:00Leeds
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Tue
26 Oct
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£18National Express
Wed
27 Oct
£43London North Eastern Railway
£18National Express
Thu
28 Oct
£55London North Eastern Railway
£18National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£61London North Eastern Railway
£18National Express
Sat
30 Oct
£112London North Eastern Railway
£27Megabus
Sun
31 Oct
£43London North Eastern Railway
£19National Express
Mon
1 Nov
£43London North Eastern Railway
£13National Express
Tue
2 Nov
£43London North Eastern Railway
£13National Express
Wed
3 Nov
£43London North Eastern Railway
£27Megabus
Thu
4 Nov
£43London North Eastern Railway
£15National Express
Fri
5 Nov
£43London North Eastern Railway
£13National Express
Sat
6 Nov
£43London North Eastern Railway
£16National Express
Sun
7 Nov
£35London North Eastern Railway
£13National Express
Mon
8 Nov
£51London North Eastern Railway
£16National Express
Tue
9 Nov
£43London North Eastern Railway
£12National Express
Wed
10 Nov
Find prices
£10National Express
Thu
11 Nov
£43London North Eastern Railway
£13National Express
Fri
12 Nov
£56London North Eastern Railway
£18National Express
Sat
13 Nov
£35London North Eastern Railway
£13National Express
Sun
14 Nov
£35London North Eastern Railway
£12National Express
Mon
15 Nov
£43London North Eastern Railway
£12National Express

The fastest buses from Edinburgh to Leeds

Showing times and prices for 27 Oct

Fastest Journey

5 h 5 m

Average

5 h 16 m

Buses per day

5

Distance

262 km

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.

Fastest
08:45Edinburgh5h05 13:50Leeds, Coach Station
0 changes
£211One-way
2nd Fastest
11:15Edinburgh, Elder Street5h15 16:30Leeds
0 changes
£301One-way
2nd Fastest
22:45Edinburgh, Elder Street5h15 04:00Leeds
0 changes
£301One-way
2nd Fastest
21:10Edinburgh5h15 02:25Leeds, Coach Station
0 changes
£181One-way
10:45Edinburgh5h30 16:15Leeds, Coach Station
0 changes
£361One-way

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Coach Information between Edinburgh and Leeds

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
durationAverage coach duration5 h 5 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£19 (€21)
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 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.

Coach companies

National Express between Edinburgh and Leeds

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

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:

    • 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
    How much do cheap coaches from Edinburgh to Leeds cost?
    Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest coach between Edinburgh and Leeds for the next 7 days starting from £13  one way.
    What is the cost of a coach ticket from Edinburgh to Leeds on average?
    If you are looking to buy your coach ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Edinburgh to Leeds coach to cost on average £19  one way.
    What is the distance between Edinburgh and Leeds by coach?
    The distance to Leeds from Edinburgh by coach is approximately 162 miles (261 km).
    How long is the coach journey from Edinburgh to Leeds?
    On average the coach from Edinburgh to Leeds duration is 5 h 5 min  for the 162 miles (261 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
    Which coach station from Edinburgh to Leeds do I depart from? Which Leeds coach station from Edinburgh do I arrive in?

    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.

    Where is the Edinburgh coach station located? Where is the Leeds coach station located?

    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.

    What coach companies offer a service between Edinburgh and Leeds?
    Take the Edinburgh to Leeds coach with National Express or Megabus. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the trip to Leeds from Edinburgh as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Are there any Edinburgh to Leeds direct coach services?
    Yes, there are direct coaches to Leeds from Edinburgh, and you can find a direct coach for this trip with National Express or Megabus  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your coach ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
    When can I take the first coach from Edinburgh to Leeds? When can I take the last coach for the day?
    The earliest coach departing from Edinburgh to Leeds leaves at 07: 45. The last coach departing from Edinburgh to Leeds leaves at 21: 10. You can find the latest Edinburgh to Leeds coach schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    How far in advance should I buy coach tickets to Leeds from Edinburgh for the best deals?
    The price of a one way coach ticket from Edinburgh to Leeds is on average £19 if you buy 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 journey. In general, you can find coach tickets to Leeds from Edinburgh available a few months in advance.

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