Leeds to Edinburgh train

Cheap train tickets from Leeds to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 11 Aug

Cheapest

£70

Average

£117

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.

Cheapest
08:13Leeds Railway Station3h07 11:20Edinburgh Waverley
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£701One-way
08:13Leeds Railway Station3h07 11:20Edinburgh Waverley
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£1091One-way
09:14Leeds Railway Station3h07 12:21Edinburgh Waverley
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£1311One-way
09:08Leeds Railway Station2h56 12:04Edinburgh Waverley
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£1311One-way
10:08Leeds Railway Station2h52 13:00Edinburgh Waverley
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£1311One-way

Train schedule Leeds to Edinburgh

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, 11 August
08:08Leeds Railway Station2h58 11:06Edinburgh Waverley
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08:13Leeds Railway Station3h07 11:20Edinburgh Waverley
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08:13Leeds Railway Station3h07 11:20Edinburgh Waverley
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09:08Leeds Railway Station2h56 12:04Edinburgh Waverley
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09:14Leeds Railway Station3h07 12:21Edinburgh Waverley
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10:08Leeds Railway Station2h52 13:00Edinburgh Waverley
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Fastest train times from Leeds to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 11 Aug

Fastest Journey

2 h 52 m

Average

3 h 1 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

262 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Leeds for Edinburgh every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
10:08Leeds Railway Station2h52 13:00Edinburgh Waverley
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£1311One-way
09:08Leeds Railway Station2h56 12:04Edinburgh Waverley
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£1311One-way
08:08Leeds Railway Station2h58 11:06Edinburgh Waverley
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£1311One-way
08:13Leeds Railway Station3h07 11:20Edinburgh Waverley
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£701One-way
09:14Leeds Railway Station3h07 12:21Edinburgh Waverley
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£1311One-way

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Overview: Train from Leeds to Edinburgh

distanceDistance162 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 55 min
priceAverage train ticket price£68 (€77)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country, Northern Rail, Avanti West Coast or London North Eastern Railway

Trains from Leeds to Edinburgh cover the 162 miles long trip taking on average 2 h 55 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, Northern Rail, Avanti West Coast or London North Eastern Railway. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £68, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £29. Travellers depart most frequently from Leeds Railway Station and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train providers: First TransPennine Express 3, CrossCountry and Northern Rail (3) trains Leeds to Edinburgh

Travel to Edinburgh from Leeds from £29 with Omio’s train partners First TransPennine Express 3, CrossCountry and Northern Rail (3)! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable route for you.

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Northern Rail (3)
First TransPennine Express 3

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

It’s easy to book your CrossCountry train ticket from Leeds to Edinburgh online with Omio! Simply check the current CrossCountry train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route to Edinburgh from Leeds as well as relevant travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap CrossCountry train tickets online. Prices for CrossCountry trains from Leeds to Edinburgh start at £69 one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 162 miles (261 km). If you search for CrossCountry trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when travelling by train to Edinburgh from Leeds. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Leeds to Edinburgh CrossCountry train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

CrossCountry from Leeds to Edinburgh train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 58 min
  • Average Price: £69
  • CrossCountry frequency: 11 a day

Northern Trains is one of many publicly owned train providers in the United Kingdom. Headquartered in York, Northern operates local and regional trains across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day tickets can be purchased for Northern train journeys between Leeds and Edinburgh. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.

    Are you making plans to travel between Leeds and Edinburgh? Why not take a train with First TransPennine Express 3? Omio can show you current First TransPennine Express 3 train times, tickets, travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) and prices so you can find the best deals on Leeds to Edinburgh trains all in one place. On the First TransPennine Express 3 train, you can expect to travel 162 miles (261 km) from Leeds to Edinburgh. If you use the Omio app to search for trains from Leeds to Edinburgh, you can quickly see if the First TransPennine Express 3 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 First TransPennine Express 3 train to Edinburgh from 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!

    Train information from Leeds to Edinburgh with First TransPennine Express 3:

    • Average Duration: 1 h 13 min
    • First TransPennine Express 3 frequency: 1 a day

    Trains from Leeds to Edinburgh

    Business travellers or city break vacationers heading north to the Scottish capital from Yorkshire can take direct trains from Leeds to Edinburgh on the East Coast Main Line seven days a week. Two rail operators offer direct connections to Edinburgh from early morning to mid-evening. Additional indirect connections with one change en route add several travel options to the daily schedule. The fastest journey times to Edinburgh are just under three hours.

    Which train companies travel from Leeds to Edinburgh?

    Cross Country Trains and London North Eastern Railway (LNER) offer direct trains from Leeds to Edinburgh. Additional indirect routes use  First Transpennine Express departures from Leeds to York, connecting with LNER trains north to Edinburgh or LNER services with one change at Newcastle.

    How long is the train from Leeds to Edinburgh?

    The quickest rail connection between Leeds and Edinburgh is the Cross Country direct train taking two hours and 55 minutes to cover the 200-mile journey north to the Scottish capital.  Most connections take five or ten minutes longer, with some indirect services taking around three hours and 30 minutes.

    How many trains are there from Leeds to Edinburgh?

    Cross Country and LNER direct trains to Edinburgh from Leeds run every hour on weekdays, with at least one additional indirect connection available every hour, which includes a change at either York or Newcastle. The timetable starts very early in the morning with trains running throughout the day until the final departure from Leeds in the mid-evening. Sunday schedules feature slightly fewer services, with no early morning direct departures.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Leeds to Edinburgh?

    Departure train station:  Leeds  Station is located in the city centre, with public transport links provided by the CityBus service stopping by the main entrance and other routes stopping on New Station Street. Facilities at the station include food stores, a coffee shop, news vendors, a first-class lounge,  a cycle rental desk and taxi stands.

    Arrival train station: Edinburgh Waverley Station is situated in the city centre, with frequent public transport connections available from bus and tram stops on Princes Street and an airport shuttle service from Waverley Bridge. The station concourse offers a news vendor, a pharmacy, a fast-food restaurant, food stores, baggage storage facilities and taxi stands.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Leeds to Edinburgh

    Travel by train to Edinburgh 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 Leeds to Edinburgh.
    FAQs
    Omio customers have found the cheapest trains to Edinburgh from Leeds to cost as little as £29  in the next 7 days.
    If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Leeds to Edinburgh train to cost on average £68  one way.
    The distance to Edinburgh from Leeds by train is approximately 162 miles.
    While the time it takes to travel 162 miles between Leeds and Edinburgh can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Leeds to Edinburgh is on average 2 h 55 min.

    When taking the train between Leeds and Edinburgh, you can choose to depart from train stations like Leeds Railway Station and Leeds Fest Bus. Your trip can end in train stations such as Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Gateway and Edinburgh Park.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Leeds Railway Station   and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Leeds Railway Station, located approximately 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city centre of Leeds. The most popular arrival train station in Edinburgh, called Edinburgh Waverley, is located around 0.4 miles (659 m) away from its city centre.

    When taking a train from Leeds to Edinburgh, you can count on Cross Country, Northern Rail, Avanti West Coast or London North Eastern Railway for the best way to get you to Edinburgh. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Edinburgh from Leeds and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    Yes, there are 12 direct trains per day to Edinburgh from Leeds, and you can find a direct train for this route with Cross Country  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
    On average, there are 12 trains a day from Leeds to Edinburgh. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    If you prefer early morning trains from Leeds to Edinburgh, the first train leaves at 04: 57. If you prefer late night trains from Leeds to Edinburgh, the last train of the day leaves at 19: 50. Omio shows you the latest train from Leeds to Edinburgh schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you buy train tickets from Leeds to Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £68 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Leeds to Edinburgh a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Leeds
    Edinburgh
    Leeds Railway Station is the most popular Leeds railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Leeds for your journey to Edinburgh.
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    ShoppingShopping
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    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sat: 04: 45 - 23: 59 | Sun: 06: 45 - 22: 30
    Public transport options for Leeds Railway Station
    Bus lines: 1, 16, 201, 229, 34, 5, 60, A1
    Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express

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