Trains from Edinburgh to Leeds

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The cheapest trains

from Edinburgh
to Leeds

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

Cheapest

£60

Average

£99

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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08:09Edinburgh Waverley2h59 11:08Leeds Railway Station
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£601One-way
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09:07Edinburgh Waverley3h02 12:09Leeds Railway Station
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£601One-way
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08:00Edinburgh Waverley3h03 11:03Leeds Railway Station
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£1251One-way
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09:00Edinburgh Waverley3h05 12:05Leeds Railway Station
1 change
£1251One-way
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08:30Edinburgh Waverley3h01 11:31Leeds Railway Station
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£1251One-way

Train Times

Edinburgh to Leeds

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08:00Edinburgh Waverley3h03 11:03Leeds Railway Station
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08:09Edinburgh Waverley2h59 11:08Leeds Railway Station
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08:30Edinburgh Waverley3h01 11:31Leeds Railway Station
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09:00Edinburgh Waverley3h05 12:05Leeds Railway Station
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09:07Edinburgh Waverley3h02 12:09Leeds Railway Station
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Wed
Sep 18
£60Cross Country
£21National Express
£1012Air France
Thu
Sep 19
£60Cross Country
£16National Express
£374BA Cityflyer
Fri
Sep 20
£124First Transpennine Express
£16National Express
£291British Airways
Sat
Sep 21
£46Virgin Trains
£21National Express
£187Aer Lingus
Sun
Sep 22
£119First Transpennine Express
£16National Express
£303British Airways
Mon
Sep 23
£123First Transpennine Express
£15National Express
£136British Airways
Tue
Sep 24
£60Cross Country
£13National Express
£116British Airways
Wed
Sep 25
£60Cross Country
£15National Express
£159British Airways
Thu
Sep 26
£60Cross Country
£16National Express
£256British Airways
Fri
Sep 27
£34Cross Country
£16National Express
£359KLM
Sat
Sep 28
£39Virgin Trains
£13National Express
£202KLM
Sun
Sep 29
£50Cross Country
£12National Express
£153British Airways
Mon
Sep 30
£124London North Eastern Railway
£10National Express
£96British Airways
Tue
Oct 1
£33London North Eastern Railway
£12National Express
£104British Airways
Wed
Oct 2
£25London North Eastern Railway
£11National Express
£94British Airways
Thu
Oct 3
£33London North Eastern Railway
£12National Express
£105British Airways
Fri
Oct 4
£51Cross Country
£13National Express
£136British Airways
Sat
Oct 5
£41Virgin Trains
£13National Express
£166British Airways
Sun
Oct 6
£50Cross Country
£13National Express
£146British Airways
Mon
Oct 7
£33London North Eastern Railway
£13National Express
£105British Airways

The fastest trains

from Edinburgh
to Leeds

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

Fastest Journey

2 h 59 m

Average

3 h 2 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

262 km

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.

Fastest
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08:09Edinburgh Waverley2h59 11:08Leeds Railway Station
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£601One-way
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08:30Edinburgh Waverley3h01 11:31Leeds Railway Station
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£1251One-way
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09:07Edinburgh Waverley3h02 12:09Leeds Railway Station
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£601One-way
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08:00Edinburgh Waverley3h03 11:03Leeds Railway Station
1 change
£1251One-way
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09:00Edinburgh Waverley3h05 12:05Leeds Railway Station
1 change
£1251One-way

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Journey Summary

Edinburgh to Leeds Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
3 hours 9 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £66
Trains depart from:Edinburgh
Trains arrive in:Leeds
Distance:262 km
TrainTrain Companies:London North Eastern Railway, Virgin Trains, First Transpennine Express, Cross Country

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Edinburgh
Leeds
TrainEdinburgh Waverley

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

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