Leeds to Edinburgh train

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Cheap train tickets from Leeds to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 21 Jun

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Leeds to Edinburgh is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Cross Country
05:433h22
Leeds station (LDS)
09:05Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£581One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
05:574h21
Leeds station (LDS)
10:18Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£801One-way
1 change
Cross Country
05:523h13
Leeds station (LDS)
09:05Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£821One-way
1 change

Train timetableLeeds to Edinburgh

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 21 June
Cross Country
05:433h22
Leeds station (LDS)
09:05Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes
Cross Country
05:523h13
Leeds station (LDS)
09:05Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
1 change
Avanti West Coast
05:574h21
Leeds station (LDS)
10:18Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
1 change

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Train times from Leeds to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 21 Jun

Fastest Journey

3 h 13 m

Average

3 h 38 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

262 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Leeds for Edinburgh every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Cross Country
05:523h13
Leeds station (LDS)
09:05Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£821One-way
1 change
Cross Country
05:433h22
Leeds station (LDS)
09:05Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£581One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
05:574h21
Leeds station (LDS)
10:18Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£801One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from Leeds to Edinburgh

distanceDistance162 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 52 min
priceAverage train ticket price£62 (€70)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 11 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCrossCountry, East Coast, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, Lumo or Northern Rail (3)

Trains from Leeds to Edinburgh cover the 162 miles long journey taking on average 2 h 52 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry, East Coast, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, Lumo or Northern Rail (3). Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £43, but the average price of train tickets is £62. Travellers depart most frequently from Leeds and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train companies: CrossCountry, East Coast and TransPennine Express trains Leeds to Edinburgh

Buy your official CrossCountry, East Coast and TransPennine Express train tickets to Edinburgh from Leeds from £43 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient journey.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains from Leeds to Edinburgh. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

Leeds to Edinburgh train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 52 min
  • Cheapest Price: £48
  • CrossCountry frequency: 10 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.

FAQs: Leeds to Edinburgh train

FAQs: Travel by train from Leeds 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
Cheap train tickets from Leeds to Edinburgh can start from as little as £43 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Leeds to Edinburgh is £62; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time to Edinburgh from Leeds is on average 2 h 52 min   for the 162 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go from Leeds to Edinburgh by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Leeds to Edinburgh leaves at 04: 43. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Leeds to Edinburgh leaves at 20: 13.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Leeds to Edinburgh without having to change trains with CrossCountry or East Coast. There are 11 direct trains from Leeds to Edinburgh each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
When taking a train from Leeds to Edinburgh, you can count on CrossCountry, East Coast, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, Lumo or Northern Rail (3) for the best way to get you to Edinburgh. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Leeds to Edinburgh and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 13.

When departing from Leeds, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Leeds and Yeadon, Leeds Bradford Airport Bus. When arriving in Edinburgh, you can end your journey in train stations like Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Park and Edinburgh Gateway.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Leeds, which is located around 0.2 miles (369 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Edinburgh Waverley, located 0.4 miles (727 m) away from the city centre.

A trip to Edinburgh from Leeds is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 52 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Leeds to Edinburgh is March.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between Leeds and Edinburgh including taking a train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Leeds and Edinburgh

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Leeds 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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Mon - Sat: 04: 45 - 23: 59 | Sun: 06: 45 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Leeds
Bus lines: 1, 16, 201, 229, 34, 5, 60, A1
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express
Yeadon, Leeds Bradford Airport Bus
HomeTrainsTrain Times to Edinburgh Leeds to Edinburgh train

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