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Leeds to London
|Distance||162 miles (261 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 58 min|
|Average train ticket price||£59 (€65)|
|Train companies||Cross 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.
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 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Leeds Railway Station and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
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.
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