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Train Information between Leeds and Edinburgh

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 58 min
priceAverage train ticket price£42 (€48)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country, London North Eastern Railway or First Transpennine Express

Trains from Leeds to Edinburgh cover the 162 miles (261 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 58 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway or First Transpennine Express. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £30, but the average price of train tickets is £42. Travellers depart most frequently from Leeds Railway Station and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train companies

Train between Leeds and Edinburgh with CrossCountry

Travel between Leeds and Edinburgh from £30 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient journey for you.

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.

CrossCountry tickets from Leeds to Edinburgh are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect trip with CrossCountry from Leeds to Edinburgh all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train, you can find all the current CrossCountry train timetables and train tickets available on Omio for the 162 miles (261 km) journey. You can also see relevant travel information for the CrossCountry train, such as luggage policy and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this train, compare the fastest Leeds to Edinburgh routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best CrossCountry Leeds to Edinburgh train ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry train ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Edinburgh with CrossCountry!

    When purchasing your CrossCountry train tickets between Leeds and Edinburgh, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

    • 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 cost of cheap trains to Edinburgh from Leeds?
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train from Leeds to Edinburgh for as little as £30  in the next 7 days.
    What is the cost of a train ticket from Leeds to Edinburgh on average?
    In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket to Edinburgh from Leeds is £42  one way.
    How far is it from Leeds to Edinburgh by train?
    When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Leeds to Edinburgh via train to be approximately 162 miles (261 km).
    How many hours does it take from Leeds to Edinburgh by train?
    On average the Leeds to Edinburgh train time is 2 h 58 min  covering the 162 miles (261 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
    Which train station from Leeds to Edinburgh do I depart from? Which Edinburgh train station from Leeds do I arrive in?

    Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Leeds Railway Station   to Edinburgh Waverley.

    Where is the departure train station in Leeds located? Where is the arrival train station in Edinburgh located?

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Leeds Railway Station, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Leeds. The most popular arrival train station in Edinburgh, called Edinburgh Waverley, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

    Which train providers can take me from Leeds to Edinburgh?
    Take the Leeds to Edinburgh train with Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway or First Transpennine Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey from Leeds to Edinburgh as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    How many trains are there to Edinburgh from Leeds a day?
    The average number of trains departing Leeds for Edinburgh is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    When is the earliest train from Leeds to Edinburgh? When is the last train from Leeds to Edinburgh?
    The first train from Leeds to Edinburgh leaves at 07: 30   and the last train for this leaves at 11: 35. Omio shows you the latest train from Leeds to Edinburgh timetable to help you book the best departure time for this route.
    How far in advance should I book train tickets between Leeds and Edinburgh for the best deals?
    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 book train tickets between Leeds and Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £42 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
    The major railway station for departures from Leeds is Leeds Railway Station. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Leeds Railway Station for your trip from Leeds to Edinburgh.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxiTaxi
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket office hours
    Sun: 06: 45 - 22: 30 | Mon - Sat: 04: 45 - 23: 59
    Connections to/from station
    Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express
    Bus lines: 1, 16, 201, 229, 34, 5, 60, A1