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Train Information from Edinburgh to Leeds

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 1 min
priceAverage train ticket price£55 (€62)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country, London North Eastern Railway or First Transpennine Express

Trains from Edinburgh to Leeds cover the 162 miles (261 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 1 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway or First Transpennine Express. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £55, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £43. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Leeds Railway Station.

Train companies

CrossCountry between Edinburgh and Leeds

For as little as £43 you can travel by train from Edinburgh to Leeds with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Edinburgh and Leeds you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Are you making plans to travel from Edinburgh to Leeds? Why not take a train with CrossCountry? Omio can show you current CrossCountry train times, tickets, travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) and prices so you can find the best deals on Edinburgh to Leeds trains all in one place. On the CrossCountry train, you can expect to travel 162 miles (261 km) between Edinburgh and Leeds. If you use the Omio app to search for trains from Edinburgh to Leeds, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you have found your perfect one-way CrossCountry train from Edinburgh to Leeds, book your cheap train tickets online on Omio or in the Omio app quickly and easily so you can spend the rest of your time enjoying your upcoming trip!

    Please follow the recommendations outlined by CrossCountry when booking your train tickets from Edinburgh to Leeds due to the coronavirus:

    • Refund or voucher policy
    • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Trains from Edinburgh to Leeds: Journey Details

    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.

    Where do trains from Edinburgh to Leeds depart from?

    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.

    Where do trains from Edinburgh to Leeds arrive at?

    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.

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Edinburgh to Leeds
    Travel by train to Leeds easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to Leeds.
    FAQs
    What is the cost of cheap trains to Leeds from Edinburgh?
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Edinburgh and Leeds for as low as £43  for the next 7 days.
    What is the cost of a train ticket from Edinburgh to Leeds on average?
    If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Edinburgh to Leeds train to cost on average £55  one way.
    What is the distance by train from Edinburgh to Leeds?
    When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Leeds from Edinburgh via train to be approximately 162 miles (261 km).
    How long is the train journey between Edinburgh and Leeds?
    While the time it takes to travel 162 miles (261 km) to Leeds from Edinburgh can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Edinburgh to Leeds is on average 3 h 1 min.
    When travelling by train from Edinburgh to Leeds, which train station in Edinburgh do I depart from and which train station in Leeds do I arrive in?

    When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley   and arriving in Leeds Railway Station.

    Where do I find the Edinburgh train station to Leeds? Where is the Leeds train station?

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Edinburgh Waverley, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Edinburgh.

    The most popular arrival train station, Leeds Railway Station, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Leeds.

    Which train companies can get me from Edinburgh to Leeds?
    For the best Edinburgh to Leeds train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway or First Transpennine Express. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Edinburgh to Leeds to compare what amenities they may offer.
    How many trains per day are there between Edinburgh and Leeds?
    The average number of trains departing Edinburgh for Leeds is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    When can I take the first train from Edinburgh to Leeds? When can I take the last train for the day?
    The first train from Edinburgh to Leeds leaves at 07: 30   and the last train for this leaves at 10: 30. Omio shows you the latest train from Edinburgh to Leeds timetable to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
    How far in advance should I buy a train ticket to Leeds from Edinburgh to get the best deals?
    If you book Edinburgh to Leeds train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £55. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Edinburgh and Leeds. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Edinburgh
    Leeds
    The major railway station for departures from Edinburgh is Edinburgh Waverley. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Edinburgh Waverley for your trip from Edinburgh to Leeds.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxiTaxi
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket office hours
    Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59 | Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59
    Connections to/from station
    Bus lines: 21, 25, 30, 36, 61, 62, 77, BLQ
    Monorail lines: Marconi Express
    Train lines: FR, FA, FB, IC, ICN, R, Italo, ÖBB EC, EN