Leeds to London train

Cheap train tickets from Leeds to London

Showing times and prices for 30 Jun

Cheapest

£45

Average

£84

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.

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09:38Leeds Railway Station3h30 13:08London St Pancras
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£451One-way
09:45Leeds Railway Station2h14 11:59London Kings Cross
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£621One-way
09:15Leeds Railway Station2h16 11:31London Kings Cross
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£681One-way
08:18Leeds Railway Station2h34 10:52London Kings Cross
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£981One-way
08:15Leeds Railway Station2h16 10:31London Kings Cross
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£1161One-way

Train schedule Leeds to London

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08:15Leeds Railway Station2h16 10:31London Kings Cross
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08:18Leeds Railway Station2h34 10:52London Kings Cross
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08:46Leeds Railway Station2h15 11:01London Kings Cross
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09:38Leeds Railway Station3h30 13:08London St Pancras
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09:45Leeds Railway Station2h14 11:59London Kings Cross
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Fastest train times from Leeds to London

Showing times and prices for 30 Jun

Fastest Journey

2 h 14 m

Average

2 h 30 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

272 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Leeds for London every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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09:45Leeds Railway Station2h14 11:59London Kings Cross
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£621One-way
08:46Leeds Railway Station2h15 11:01London Kings Cross
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08:15Leeds Railway Station2h16 10:31London Kings Cross
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09:15Leeds Railway Station2h16 11:31London Kings Cross
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£681One-way
08:18Leeds Railway Station2h34 10:52London Kings Cross
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£981One-way

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Overview: Train from Leeds to London

distanceDistance168 miles (271 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 19 min
priceAverage train ticket price£46 (€51)
frequencyTrain frequency28 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 28 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersLondon North Eastern Railway, Grand Central Trains, Thameslink, Northern Rail or East Midlands Railway

Trains from Leeds to London cover the 168 miles (271 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 19 min with our travel partners like London North Eastern Railway, Grand Central Trains, Thameslink, Northern Rail or East Midlands Railway. Normally, there are 28 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £35, but the average price of train tickets is £46. Travellers depart most frequently from Leeds Railway Station and arrive in London Victoria.

Train providers: Thameslink, Grand Central Trains and Northern Rail (3) trains Leeds to London

Travel from Leeds to London from £35 with Omio’s train partners Thameslink, Grand Central Trains and Northern Rail (3)! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip for you.

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Northern Rail (3)
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Find the perfect Grand Central Trains train from Leeds to London for a smooth and relaxing journey. Omio makes it convenient for you to check the latest Grand Central Trains train timetables and compare the cheapest, fastest or earliest train from Leeds to London. You can also check relevant travel information for the Grand Central Trains train, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, depending on the class fare you choose. Once you find the ideal route, book your cheap Grand Central Trains train tickets online. You can expect to travel around 168 miles (271 km) on this trip and your Grand Central Trains Leeds to London train ticket can cost as little as £41 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for Grand Central Trains tickets to London from Leeds in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Buy your official Grand Central Trains train tickets online quickly and easily on Omio and enjoy the travel experience!

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 to London from Leeds. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.

    Enjoy a smooth and easy trip to London from Leeds with Thameslink! As an official travel partner of Thameslink, Omio can help you search current train timetables from Thameslink, compare the best routes from Leeds to London as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable Thameslink Leeds to London train ticket available today. If you search for Thameslink tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a queue at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train to London from Leeds on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 168 miles (271 km) journey between Leeds and London with ease and comfort on a train with Thameslink.

      Trains from Leeds to London

      You can get trains from Leeds to London easily, with many running on a daily basis. There are generally about 32 trains daily between Monday and Saturday, with about 23 on Sundays. Trains normally leave from early in the morning to late at night, so there should be a suitable train to match your schedule. On average, trains to London from Leeds take in the region of 2h 10min to arrive. However, there are also slightly faster trains which take under 2 hours and slower ones that take approximately 2h 25min.

      Leeds to London Train Time: Daily Departures

      During the week, Leeds to London trains run regularly, so you will be able to complete your trip with ease. From Monday to Saturday, the first train normally departs at around 05:00, whilst on Sundays this is slightly later at about 08:00. The last departure on weekdays and Sundays is at approximately 20:45, whilst on Saturdays, it's a bit earlier at around 20:15. There are roughly 32 trains daily on weekdays and Saturdays and about 23 on Sundays.

      How long is the journey by train from Leeds to London?

      Trains from Leeds to London have an average journey time of about 2h 10min. The fastest train takes about 1h 59min, whilst the slowest needs around 2h 24min. All trains on this route are direct.

      Trains from Leeds to London: City Hall building in Leeds. Source: Shutterstock

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

      Departure train station: All trains to London leave from Leeds train station, which is conveniently located in the heart of the city. You can travel to the train station from popular sites in the city, such as the Royal Armouries Museum, in about 17min on the number 444 Max bus. There are lots of facilities at the train station, such as cash points, coffee stalls, food shops and toilets.

      Arrival train station: Trains arrive at London Kings Cross train station, which is located in the heart of the city. You can get to popular tourist attractions like Charles Dickens Museum in around 14min on the number 17 bus. The train station is very busy and has plenty of amenities for travellers. With food outlets, drinks stalls, ticket machines, cashpoints and toilets, you'll be all set for the rest of your journey.

      Which train companies travel from Leeds to London?

      There is one train company providing the train from Leeds to London. LNER runs a frequent and reliable service, so you can get to your destination quickly. There are about 215 trains in total operating throughout the week. On average, trains from Leeds to London take about 2h 10min. All trains on this service are direct unless there is rail maintenance taking place, in which case you might need to change on the way.

      Night trains Leeds

      You cannot get a night train from Leeds to London. However, there are trains that leave early in the morning at about 05:00, arriving in London at around 07:30. You can also get trains that leave at about 20:45 and arrive in the capital at around 23:00.

      LNER trains from Leeds to London

      LNER Leeds to London trains depart regularly throughout the week. There are about 160 trains between Monday and Friday and a further 55 trains operating at the weekend. The earliest train on weekdays and Saturdays departs at approximately 05:00, whilst running slightly later on Sundays at approximately 08:00. The final departure each day is at around 20:45 on weekdays and Sundays and about 20:15 on Saturdays. The average journey time for LNER trains from Leeds to London is roughly 2h 10min, but there are also trains that complete the journey in approximately 2h. All trains that travel this route are direct, so you can just relax and enjoy your journey.

      trains from Leeds to London: Sustainability travel

      If you take a train from Leeds to London, you will be engaging in greener travel. Travelling by train travel is more sustainable than going by bus, car or plane, due to its lower carbon emissions per passenger than the other modes of transport. This is great news for your carbon footprint, something we all should try to reduce. In addition, train travel causes lower levels of noise pollution, beneficial for the general well-being of people as well as local wildlife.

      Train Leeds to London: Services on Board

      When you get a train from Leeds to London, you can enjoy a range of top-quality facilities. LNER have both First- and Second-Class carriages, so you can choose to travel in style. You can take three items of luggage on board the trains with you, which can consist of a large suitcase, a small bag and a hand luggage item. Suitcases must be a maximum of 80cm x 57cm x 30cm, and hand luggage items must fit into the overhead compartments. You may stow small bags under your seats. A bicycle can be taken on board too, but you must make a reservation as there is limited space on LNER trains for non-folding bikes. You can also take two pets on board with you for free, but you must ensure that they are on a lead or in a pet carrier for the entire journey. If you have a disability or a mobility issue, you can contact the provider to arrange for assistance.

      How to find cheap train tickets from Leeds to London

      Cheap tickets from Leeds to London are easy to find. The earlier you book your ticket, the more likely it is to snap up a cheaper fare as prices tend to increase the closer you get to the departure date. If you are able to be flexible with your journey, this may also help you find a lower-cost ticket. Look for trains a few hours either side of your preferred travel time as they may be cheaper. Using a railcard can also help you make savings of up to one-third off the regular cost. If you want to find out about other locations in the UK you can travel to with cheap tickets, you should check out the Window Seat magazine for inspiration.

      Trains from Leeds to London: cityscape of London. Source: Shutterstock

      To London by train—travel tips

      London is a fantastic city for tourism, as there is loads to see and do. If you want to experience some of the top Royal sites, why not head over to The Tower of London, Her Majesty's Fortress. Then take a trip to Buckingham Palace, the Queen's official residence in the city. Close by, you will find Hyde Park, great for escaping the hustle and bustle of the city. You can cycle around the park, enjoy a coffee at a café, or lounge about in one of the vast green spaces. Next up, head over to the Millennium Wheel or the London Eye, giving you unobstructed views of the city. If you are travelling with kids, you should check out the SEA LIFE Centre, with its wonderful marine life. A trip to London wouldn't be the same without a good old-fashioned English meal. So try out a pie or fish and chips at one of the excellent restaurants the city has to offer.

      • Stroll along the South Bank and peek at the Thames
      • Head up The Shard for panoramic views of the city
      • Explore Spitalfields Market to see if you can find a bargain
      • Take a look at the impressive Houses of Parliament
      • Check the time at Big Ben

      Travel Tips: Trains from Leeds to London

      Travel by train to London 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 London.
      FAQs
      Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Leeds to London to cost as little as £35  in the next 7 days.
      In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket to London from Leeds is £46  one way.
      The distance to London from Leeds by train is approximately 168 miles (271 km).
      On average the Leeds to London train time is 2 h 19 min  covering the 168 miles (271 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

      When taking a train from Leeds, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Leeds Railway Station and Leeds Fest Bus. When you arrive in London, your train can arrive in train stations including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.

      Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Leeds Railway Station   to London Victoria.

      Passengers board the train most frequently from Leeds Railway Station, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at London Victoria, located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre.

      If you're looking for trains from Leeds to London, you can rely on London North Eastern Railway, Grand Central Trains, Thameslink, Northern Rail or East Midlands Railway to get you to London. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Leeds to London journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
      Yes, there are 28 direct trains per day from Leeds to London with London North Eastern Railway, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your train ticket.
      On average, there are 28 trains a day from Leeds to London. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
      The earliest train for this route departs from Leeds at 05: 11. The last train leaves from Leeds at 20: 45. Check Omio for the latest train timetable from Leeds to London and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
      You can find a train from Leeds to London to cost on average £46 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Leeds to London train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

      Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

      Leeds
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      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 London.
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      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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