The cheapest trains from Leeds to London

Showing times and prices for 22 Sep

Cheapest

£45

Average

£70

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.

The average ticket from Leeds to London will cost around £ 70 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 45.

Cheapest
12:45Leeds Railway Station2h16 15:01London Kings Cross
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£451One-way
13:15Leeds Railway Station2h16 15:31London Kings Cross
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£531One-way
10:45Leeds Railway Station2h16 13:01London Kings Cross
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£531One-way
12:15Leeds Railway Station2h16 14:31London Kings Cross
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£531One-way
14:15Leeds Railway Station2h19 16:34London Kings Cross
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£531One-way

Timetable Leeds to London

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wed, 22 Sep
08:15Leeds Railway Station2h16 10:31London Kings Cross
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08:18Leeds Railway Station2h35 10:53London Kings Cross
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08:46Leeds Railway Station2h15 11:01London Kings Cross
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09:15Leeds Railway Station2h16 11:31London Kings Cross
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09:21Leeds Railway Station3h01 12:22London Kings Cross
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10:15Leeds Railway Station2h15 12:30London Kings Cross
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10:45Leeds Railway Station2h16 13:01London Kings Cross
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11:15Leeds Railway Station2h16 13:31London Kings Cross
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11:18Leeds Railway Station2h35 13:53London Kings Cross
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11:45Leeds Railway Station2h16 14:01London Kings Cross
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12:15Leeds Railway Station2h16 14:31London Kings Cross
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12:18Leeds Railway Station2h32 14:50London Kings Cross
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12:45Leeds Railway Station2h16 15:01London Kings Cross
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13:15Leeds Railway Station2h16 15:31London Kings Cross
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13:18Leeds Railway Station2h33 15:51London Kings Cross
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13:45Leeds Railway Station2h20 16:05London Kings Cross
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14:15Leeds Railway Station2h19 16:34London Kings Cross
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Tue
21 Sep
£65London North Eastern Railway
£3Flixbus
Wed
22 Sep
£65London North Eastern Railway
£3Flixbus
Thu
23 Sep
£65London North Eastern Railway
£3Flixbus
Fri
24 Sep
£53London North Eastern Railway
£6Flixbus
Sat
25 Sep
£68First Hull Trains
£4National Express
Sun
26 Sep
£49London North Eastern Railway
£3Flixbus
Mon
27 Sep
£45London North Eastern Railway
£3Flixbus
Tue
28 Sep
£53London North Eastern Railway
£3Flixbus
Wed
29 Sep
£45London North Eastern Railway
£3Flixbus
Thu
30 Sep
£53London North Eastern Railway
£3Flixbus
Fri
1 Oct
£45London North Eastern Railway
£3Flixbus
Sat
2 Oct
£68First Hull Trains
£3Flixbus
Sun
3 Oct
£45London North Eastern Railway
£3Flixbus
Mon
4 Oct
£65London North Eastern Railway
£3Flixbus
Tue
5 Oct
£53London North Eastern Railway
£3Flixbus
Wed
6 Oct
£66London North Eastern Railway
£3Flixbus
Thu
7 Oct
£53London North Eastern Railway
£3Flixbus
Fri
8 Oct
£39London North Eastern Railway
£3Flixbus
Sat
9 Oct
£53London North Eastern Railway
£3Flixbus
Sun
10 Oct
£45London North Eastern Railway
£3Flixbus
Mon
11 Oct
£53London North Eastern Railway
£3Flixbus

The fastest trains from Leeds to London

Showing times and prices for 22 Sep

Fastest Journey

2 h 15 m

Average

2 h 23 m

Trains per day

17

Distance

272 km

Of the 17 trains that leave Leeds for London every day 12 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 272 km distance in an average of 2 h 23 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 15 m .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 1 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
08:46Leeds Railway Station2h15 11:01London Kings Cross
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£1251One-way
Fastest
10:15Leeds Railway Station2h15 12:30London Kings Cross
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£531One-way
13:15Leeds Railway Station2h16 15:31London Kings Cross
0 changes
£531One-way
10:45Leeds Railway Station2h16 13:01London Kings Cross
0 changes
£531One-way
12:15Leeds Railway Station2h16 14:31London Kings Cross
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£531One-way

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Train Information to London from Leeds

distanceDistance168 miles (271 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 16 min
priceAverage train ticket price£59 (€65)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesLondon North Eastern Railway, East Midlands Trains or Grand Central Trains

Trains from Leeds to London cover the 168 miles (271 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 16 min with our travel partners like London North Eastern Railway, East Midlands Trains or Grand Central Trains. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £59, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £45. Travellers depart most frequently from Leeds Railway Station and arrive in London Victoria.

Train from Leeds to London: Journey Details

Virgin Trains East Coast runs all trains from Leeds to London. The journey takes between 2 hours, and 2 hours and 30 minutes. The earliest train leaves Leeds station very early in the morning, with four trains an hour leaving before 9:00 a.m., after which the number is reduced to three an hour. The fare prices decrease after this time also. About half the daily journeys are direct to London, with the others involving a short change. The final journey, after 9:30 p.m., involves three changes and takes over nine hours.



Leeds to London Train Cost

Average prices for trains from Leeds to London when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

£99

1 Day in Advance

£51

1 Week in Advance

£32

2 Weeks in Advance

£28

1 Month in Advance

£22

3 Months in Advance

£22

Leeds to London Trains: General Information


Virgin trains east coast train ticket prices fluctuate quite frequently so there is no hard and fast rule for obtaining cheap tickets. However, your best bet would be to try to book as far in advance as possible.


  • autobus All Leeds to London trains are run by Virgin Trains.

  • autobus Most Leeds to London trains are direct, with a few services a day changing at York. The services depart from London King's Cross stationand arrive at Leeds Railway station.

  • autobus Journey Time: The Leeds to London train journey usually takes 2 hours and 30 minutes to arrive in London.





Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Leeds to London trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 66% cheaper to book a Leeds to London train a day ahead of time rather than purchasing a ticket at the station.
  • Leeds to London trains are a massive 102% cheaper when booked a week ahead of the travel date.
  • Leeds to London train costs are 127% cheaper when booked 1 or 3 months in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.



Trains from Leeds to London: Station Information

Where does the train from Leeds to London depart from? Leeds railway station is located on New Station Street. It is a hub of mainline rail services and has connections to most major cities in the UK. LeedsCityBus runs a link service to other local and national bus routes in the city. Beginning after 6:30 a.m. and finishing just after 7:00 p.m. The buses leave and arrive at the station about every ten minutes. Rail passengers also have access to a taxi rank and a cycle hire service.

Where does the train from Leeds to London arrive at? King's Cross is the main terminating train station for trains from Leeds to London, and a hub of the London Underground network. It is also within reach of the bus network. The Underground network closes at about 12:00 a.m. Night buses serve many London routes. London's famous black taxi service and other private cab operators are accessible by passengers arriving at Kings's Cross.

Passengers arriving at King's Cross Station are within minutes of the British Library on Euston Road and the British Museum, near Russell Square.

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FAQs
How much do cheap trains from Leeds to London cost?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to London from Leeds for the next 7 days starting from £45  one way.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Leeds to London on average?
If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Leeds to London train prices are on average £59  one way.
What is the distance by train from Leeds to London?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Leeds to London via train to be approximately 168 miles (271 km).
How long is the train journey to London from Leeds?
The train time to London from Leeds is on average 2 h 16 min  for the 168 miles (271 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Leeds to London by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Leeds to London do I depart from? Which London train station from Leeds do I arrive in?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Leeds Railway Station   and arrive in London Victoria.

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

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Leeds Railway Station and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in London most often arrive at London Victoria and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from this train station to the city centre.

Which train companies should I travel with from Leeds to London?
For the best Leeds to London train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with London North Eastern Railway, East Midlands Trains or Grand Central Trains. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to London from Leeds to compare what amenities they may offer.
When is the earliest train from Leeds to London? When is the last train from Leeds to London?
The first Leeds to London train departs at 07: 15   and the last train from Leeds to London leaves at 09: 05. Check out the most up-to-date Leeds to London train times on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I buy train tickets between Leeds and London to score the best deals?
If you purchase a train ticket from Leeds to London within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £59 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to London from Leeds are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
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