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Of the 14 bus that leave London for Leeds every day 14 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct bus cover the 272 km distance in an average of 4h 44m but if you time it right, some bus will get you there in just 4h 20m .
The slowest bus will take 5h 55m 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.
The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from London to Leeds will cost around £ 21 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 12.
|Avg. Bus Duration:|
5 hours 38 minutes
|Coach Ticket Price:||£9|
|Buses depart from:||London|
|Bus arrives in:||Leeds|
|Bus Companies:||National Express|
Anyone who wants to travel from the UK capital to Leeds will find plenty of options. Taking the coach is cost effective and relatively fast. Services are also very frequent, with 15-20 buses on weekdays, and 15-19 at weekends. Journeys take between 3 hours 50 minutes and 5 hours 55 minutes, which can be faster than taking the train.
Coaches to Leeds from London will always be operated by National Express. The UK's leading coach travel provider, National Express offers direct services between the two cities, and no changes will be needed at any point.
Travel times vary significantly between London and Leeds, so bear that in mind when selecting the correct service. Journey times for direct buses range from 3 hours 50 minutes to 5 hours 55 minutes. Services with longer durations tend to travel overnight journeys, and leave London just before midnight.
The London to Leeds route is very well served by National Express, with 15-20 weekday departures and 15-19 at weekends. Expect buses to leave at least once an hour from around 7:00 a.m. until shortly before midnight.
Departure Station: Coaches from London to Leeds will depart from London Victoria Coach Station. The Coach Station is easy to reach from most parts of central London. Those coming from the West End and north London can take the Underground to nearby Victoria Station. After that, it takes 5-10 minutes to walk to the coach terminal. Overground services connect Victoria to Surrey and Kent, while express buses link the Coach Station to London Heathrow and Gatwick airports in 30-40 minutes.
Arrival Station: All buses from London will arrive at Leeds Coach Station. The Coach Station is located on Dyer Street, just east of the city centre. Anyone headed to city centre hotels or who wants to explore Kirkgate Market and the cathedral can walk there in 10-15 minutes. Those travelling to the University of Leeds can hop on the number 1 bus, which travels there in 15 minutes, while football fans can reach Elland Road by the 229 or 15 buses. Leave 15 minutes for the transfer.