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 Edinburgh to Leeds will cost around £ 99 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 60.
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2 h 59 m
3 h 2 m
Trains per day
Of the 5 train that leave Edinburgh for Leeds every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 262 km distance in an average of 3 h 2 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2 h 59 m .
The slowest train will take 3 h 5 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.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
3 hours 9 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£66|
|Trains depart from:||Edinburgh|
|Trains arrive in:||Leeds|
|Train Companies:||London North Eastern Railway, Virgin Trains, First Transpennine Express, Cross Country|
CrossCountry operates direct trains from Edinburgh to Leeds. Weekday schedules begin with an early morning departure and continue with an hourly service until the final train in mid-evening with a journey time of around 3 hours. Indirect trains require taking a Virgin Trains East Coast service to York then changing to a CrossCountry, TransPennine Express or Northern Rail connection to Leeds. The Sunday timetable features a later first departure from Edinburgh and an earlier final train.
Historically an important wool and mill town, modern Leeds has grown into Yorkshire's commercial and cultural centre. Attractions for visitors include the stained glass arcades and designer boutiques of the Victoria Quarter, the bustling Kirkgate Market with its 800 stalls, and the Royal Armouries Museum.
Trains from Edinburgh to Leeds depart from Waverley Station in the city centre. Nearby bus stops on Princes Street and North Bridge offer connections around the city, while the tram stop on Princes Street provides a link to Haymarket station and the airport.
Night bus services leave from Waverley Bridge by the station's western exit. Edinburgh's main bus station on St. Andrews Square is a 5-minute walk north of Waverley. Taxis are available from a rank located inside the station.
Trains from Edinburgh to Leeds arrive at the city's main station on the south side of the centre. The taxi rank and bus interchange are located outside the main entrance on New Station Street. The frequent Citybus service operates a route around the city centre from Monday to Saturday, while Arriva and First routes connect the station to most areas of Leeds.