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Mon
26 Jul
£104First Transpennine Express
£31National Express
Tue
27 Jul
£42London North Eastern Railway
£28Megabus
Wed
28 Jul
£43London North Eastern Railway
£28Megabus
Thu
29 Jul
£51London North Eastern Railway
£19National Express
Fri
30 Jul
£61London North Eastern Railway
£28Megabus
Sat
31 Jul
£62First Transpennine Express
£25National Express
Sun
1 Aug
£34London North Eastern Railway
£28Megabus
Mon
2 Aug
£62First Transpennine Express
£28National Express
Tue
3 Aug
£62First Transpennine Express
£28Megabus
Wed
4 Aug
£62First Transpennine Express
£28Megabus
Thu
5 Aug
£62First Transpennine Express
£24National Express
Fri
6 Aug
£62First Transpennine Express
£28Megabus
Sat
7 Aug
£62First Transpennine Express
£24National Express
Sun
8 Aug
£27London North Eastern Railway
£28Megabus
Mon
9 Aug
£50First Transpennine Express
£28Megabus
Tue
10 Aug
£125First Transpennine Express
£36National Express
Wed
11 Aug
£127London North Eastern Railway
£20National Express
Thu
12 Aug
£50First Transpennine Express
£28Megabus
Fri
13 Aug
£50First Transpennine Express
£19National Express
Sat
14 Aug
£49First Transpennine Express
£28Megabus

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Train Information to Edinburgh from Leeds

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 58 min
priceAverage train ticket price£59 (€65)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesCross Country, London North Eastern Railway or First Transpennine Express

Trains from Leeds to Edinburgh cover the 162 miles (261 km) long route taking on average 2 h 58 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway or First Transpennine Express. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £59, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £42. Travellers depart most frequently from Leeds Railway Station and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train companies

CrossCountry trains from Leeds to Edinburgh

For as little as £42 you can travel by train from Leeds to Edinburgh with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

CrossCountry

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.

Save time and money by searching for and booking your CrossCountry train between Leeds and Edinburgh online with Omio! If you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest CrossCountry train from Leeds to Edinburgh, Omio can help you out every step of the way. Check current CrossCountry train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best connections for the 162 miles (261 km) journey between Leeds and Edinburgh as well as ticket information for the train (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard), and then book a cheap train ticket – all in one convenient place. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains between Leeds and Edinburgh, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Buy your official CrossCountry Leeds to Edinburgh train tickets online on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy the travel experience!

CrossCountry has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train from Leeds to Edinburgh:

  • 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 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
What is the price of the cheapest train to Edinburgh from Leeds?
You can find a cheap train from Leeds to Edinburgh for some dates and times for as low as £42  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a train from Leeds to Edinburgh?
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Leeds to Edinburgh train price to come in at an average of £59  one way.
What is the distance to Edinburgh from Leeds via train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Leeds to Edinburgh via train to be approximately 162 miles (261 km).
What is the average Leeds to Edinburgh train duration?
The Leeds to Edinburgh train duration is on average 2 h 58 min, which is to be expected when travelling 162 miles (261 km) from Leeds to Edinburgh. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
What station does the Leeds to Edinburgh train leave from? Which Edinburgh train station do I come into from Leeds?

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

Where is the train station in Leeds? Where is the train station in Edinburgh?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Leeds Railway Station, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Edinburgh Waverley, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.

What train companies offer a service to Edinburgh from Leeds?
If you're looking for trains from Leeds to Edinburgh, you can rely on Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway or First Transpennine Express to get you to Edinburgh. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Leeds to Edinburgh journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
What are the first and last departure train times from Leeds to Edinburgh?
The first Leeds to Edinburgh train departs at 07: 08   and the last train from Leeds to Edinburgh leaves at 08: 14. Check out the most up-to-date Leeds to Edinburgh train schedule on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I purchase train tickets to Edinburgh from Leeds to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets between Leeds and Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £59 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Leeds to Edinburgh a few months in advance.
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