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£70

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£95

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08:48London Kings Cross2h22 11:10Leeds Railway Station
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£701One-way
09:30London Kings Cross2h42 12:12Leeds Railway Station
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£1201One-way

Train schedule London to Leeds

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Fastest train times from London to Leeds

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Fastest Journey

2 h 22 m

Average

2 h 32 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

272 km

It's difficult to get from London to Leeds without changing at least once.

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Overview: Train from London to Leeds

distanceDistance168 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 12 min
priceAverage train ticket price£54 (€61)
frequencyTrain frequency46 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 26 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersNorthern Rail, Grand Central Trains, East Midlands Railway, London North Eastern Railway, Thameslink or Cross Country

Trains from London to Leeds cover the 168 miles long trip taking on average 2 h 12 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail, Grand Central Trains, East Midlands Railway, London North Eastern Railway, Thameslink or Cross Country. Normally, there are 46 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £54, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £35. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Leeds Railway Station.

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

For as little as £35 you can travel by train to Leeds from London with Northern Rail (3), Grand Central Trains and Thameslink. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

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Looking to travel by train between London and Leeds? Omio can help you find that perfect journey with Grand Central Trains. Check Omio to see current Grand Central Trains train timetables, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the London to Leeds train and book Grand Central Trains tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a train from London to Leeds, you can expect to travel 168 miles (271 km) one-way with Grand Central Trains. If you search for trains between London and Leeds in the Omio app, you can check if the Grand Central Trains 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. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train with Grand Central Trains, we do the work for you to get you safely to Leeds from London. Book that perfect London to Leeds train now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with Grand Central Trains!

London to Leeds train information with Grand Central Trains:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 44 min
  • Grand Central Trains frequency: 4 a day

Northern Trains is a publicly owned train operator in the United Kingdom, headquartered in York. The train provider 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. Tickets such as Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day are available to purchase for routes with Northern. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.

    Are you making plans to travel from London to Leeds? Why not take a train with Thameslink? Omio can show you current Thameslink train times, tickets, travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) and prices so you can find the best deals on London to Leeds trains all in one place. On the Thameslink train, you can expect to travel 168 miles (271 km) from London to Leeds. If you use the Omio app to search for trains to Leeds from London, you can quickly see if the Thameslink ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you have found your perfect one-way Thameslink train from London to Leeds, book your cheap train tickets online on Omio or in the Omio app quickly and easily so you can spend the rest of your time enjoying your upcoming trip!

      Trains from London to Leeds

      On weekdays, you can catch about 35 trains from London to Leeds per day, with about 25-28 on weekends. They run pretty regularly at roughly half-hour intervals, with a few trains added during peak times, when you can catch one every 15min or so. The journey takes between about 2h 15min and 3h 20min on weekdays, with weekend trips taking around 3-4h.

      London to Leeds Train Time: Daily Departures

      You can board a London to Leeds train roughly every half an hour from early in the morning until late at night during the week and mid-evening on weekends. The first trains from Monday to Saturday typically depart at just before 05:30, with the first Sunday trains at around 09:40. The last trains during the week leave at around 23:30, with those on Saturdays and Sundays leaving at about 20:15 and 21:35, respectively.

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

      The fastest trains to Leeds from London during the week take just under 2h 15min, and the longest trips last around 3h 20min. They’re roughly equally split between direct and one-stop journeys throughout the day. At weekends, you can get to Leeds in roughly 3-4h, with most trips making one change on the way. The changes don’t add any significant travel time to your journey.

      Trains from London to Leeds: child on a train station in London. Source: Shutterstock

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

      Departure train station: London to Leeds trains depart either from London King’s Cross Station or London St. Pancras Station. From the centre of London, you can catch the tube on the Piccadilly Line, taking about 13min, or a Line 91 or 73 bus to get there in the same amount of time. St. Pancras Station is roughly 6min from Central London, also on the Piccadilly Line. Both stations have full accessibility amenities, including all-round step-free access. There are showers, baby care rooms, a few cafés, coffee shops and convenience stores.

      Arrival train station: The train route from London to Leeds ends at Leeds Railway Station. You couldn’t get closer to the centre of Leeds if you tried, so from here you can simply take public transport to wherever you’re ultimately heading. Passengers with limited mobility are assisted by the station’s Journey Care service, and the entire station is wheelchair-accessible. There are a few shops, a kiosk selling snacks and drinks, and baby care rooms.

      Which train companies travel from London to Leeds?

      Several operators offer trains from London to Leeds. East Midlands Railway, LNER and Grand Central Trains operate the route at weekends, with the former two offering the most trips. During the week, EMR and LNER operate the majority of the trains between the two cities, with First Hull Trains contributing a few. Most of the LNER trains travel directly to Leeds, while East Midlands Railway trains usually make one change on the way, as do First Hull Trains. There’s not much difference between LNER and First Hull Trains when it comes to travel time: both are on the quicker side of the average at around 2h 15 min and about 2h 30, respectively. East Midlands Railway trains tend to take a bit longer at around 3h to 3h 20min.

      Night trains London

      There is a night train from London to Leeds once a day on weekdays. Operated by LNER, it leaves at just past 23:30 from London Kings Cross and travels directly to Leeds. The journey only takes about 2h 45min, so this isn’t an overnight train – you’ll arrive at Leeds Railway Station at roughly 02:30.

      LNER trains from London to Leeds

      LNER trains to Leeds from London are the ones to choose if you’re looking for the fastest journeys. Most travel directly to Leeds in around 2h 15min, while others stop in York for a change and take about 2h 40min. Departures start at around 06:00 and leave every 30min or so until about 21:30. After a short gap, the last two trains of the day then leave between 23:00 and 23:30.

      East Midlands Railway trains from London to Leeds

      East Midlands Railway runs two trains from London to Leeds in the early morning peak hours, and then a couple in the afternoon. It takes them between about 3h and 3h 20min to make the journey. They leave from London St. Pancras Station and make one stop for a change of train in Sheffield. This won’t add a significant amount of time to your trip, only taking about 10min for the switch.

      First Hull Trains from London to Leeds

      From Monday to Friday, there’s also a single London to Leeds service operated by First Hull Trains. It leaves mid-morning from Kings Cross Station and first heads to Selby for a train change of about 5min before continuing to Leeds Railway Station. The total travel time on these trains is about 2h 40min. This train company doesn’t run any trains on this route at weekends.

      Grand Central Trains from London to Leeds

      Grand Central Trains offers two services from London to Leeds on weekdays, leaving late afternoon and early evening. Trains depart from London Kings Cross and stop once in Doncaster, where you’ll also switch trains. There are two trains available at weekends, one at around midday and one in the late afternoon. They take about 2h 25min to reach Leeds.

      Trains from London to Leeds: Sustainability travel

      A train to Leeds from London is a far better way of travelling than by car or even by bus, in terms of carbon emissions, as many trains run on electricity rather than diesel. The other big factor in their favour is that so many people can travel on a single trip at the same time, significantly reducing the per-person emissions. As train companies introduce more efficient engines, trains also use less and less energy every year. All of the carriers on this route conform to the principles of the UK Rail Sustainable Development Programme.

      Train London to Leeds: Services on Board

      All London to Leeds train providers have Assisted Travel programmes of one sort or another, with staff trained to cater for passengers with limited mobility. All trains have wheelchair spaces on board, although these are limited, so book further in advance if you want one of these. Suitcase-sized luggage is stowed near the inter-coach doors, with space once again limited, so you’ll generally only be allowed one baggage item here. All other luggage goes either in the overhead compartments, which can take smaller luggage, or you can keep hand luggage on your lap or under your seat. Up to two domestic pets are allowed with you, as long as they’re on a lead or in a travel container and don’t disturb other passengers. LNER, First Hull Trains and Grand Central Railway have a few bicycle spaces that you can book, while East Midlands Railway only allows foldable bicycles. All four train companies also offer First-Class tickets over and above these amenities.

      How to find cheap train tickets from London to Leeds?

      One good way of finding cheap tickets for a train from London to Leeds is to look at the schedules well ahead of time when you can sometimes find tickets that come with appreciable early-bird discounts. If you’re not planning that far in advance, and you’re not too particular about the day on which you travel, wait as long as you can before booking. This will allow you to benefit from last-minute cancellations when train companies often resell tickets at discounted prices. On some routes, you can book longer trips or itineraries with several stops in-between, which are sometimes cheaper too.

      Trains from London to Leeds: friends taking a train to Leeds

      Trains from London to Leeds: friends taking a train to Leeds. Source: Shutterstock

      To Leeds by train—travel tips

      Once your train to Leeds from London arrives, you can visit city landmarks like the City Quarter. It’s fully pedestrianised and surrounded by attractions, including some of the city’s most famous statues. The Leeds Art Gallery is also in this part of the city, as is the Leeds City Museum. For shopping in a Victorian-era arcade, head to Briggate with its expansive stained glass covering, located on Queen Victoria Street. St. John the Evangelist’s Church is the religious and architectural centrepiece of the city, and another famous historical landmark is the Leeds Corn Exchange, a Grade I listed building where you can now find boutiques and chic cafes. Harewood House is renowned for its ceiling and wall paintings and also features fine collections of original Chippendale furniture. In addition, there are displays of porcelain, including some by El Greco. You can also head to Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills to explore the region’s textile and clothing production history. Our online travel magazine, The Window Seat, has more ideas.

      • The Headrow
      • Thackray Medical Museum
      • Temple Newsome House
      • The Royal Armouries Museum
      • Lotherton Hall
      • Abbey House and Museum

      Travel Tips: Trains from London to Leeds

      Travel by train to Leeds 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 London to Leeds.
      FAQs
      If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Leeds from London for as little as £35  in the next 7 days.
      If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the London to Leeds train to cost on average £54  one way.
      You should expect to travel around 168 miles  to Leeds from London by train.
      The train time to Leeds from London is on average 2 h 12 min  for the 168 miles long journey, but the time it takes to go to Leeds from London by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

      There are a few train stations in London to start your route from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. In Leeds you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Leeds Railway Station and Leeds Fest Bus.

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

      The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called London Victoria, is located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city centre of London.

      The most popular arrival train station, Leeds Railway Station, is located 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre of Leeds.

      For the best London to Leeds train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Northern Rail, Grand Central Trains, East Midlands Railway, London North Eastern Railway, Thameslink or Cross Country. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between London and Leeds to compare what amenities they may offer.
      Yes, there are 26 direct trains per day from London to Leeds 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 buy your train ticket.
      On average, there are 46 trains a day from London to Leeds. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
      The first London to Leeds train departs at 04: 55   and the last train from London to Leeds leaves at 22: 33. Check out the most up-to-date London to Leeds train schedule on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
      If you buy a train ticket between London and Leeds within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £54 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Leeds from London are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

      Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

      London
      Leeds
      London Victoria is the most popular London 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 London for your journey to Leeds.
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      Public transport options for London Victoria
      Onward travel information: Victoria Bus Station at Station Front
      Location for Rail Replacement Services: When weekend engineering dictate that replacement bus services will operate, these will usually depart from the immediate Station front/Terminus Place. Travel from London Victoria is usually conveyed by London Buses in these instances. Check posters and staff for more details.
      Metro: Underground services: Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line
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      Public transport options for London Euston
      Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
      Overground lines: Watford DC
      Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
      Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
      Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
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      Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
      Public transport options for London Kings Cross
      Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
      Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
      Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
      Metro: N/A
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      Public transport options for London Paddington
      Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
      Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
      Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
      Metro: Tube Lines.
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      Public transport options for London St Pancras International
      Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
      Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
      Bus lines: 326, 139
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      Public transport options for London Waterloo
      Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
      Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
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      Public transport options for London Liverpool Street
      Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop on either Liverpool Street (outside the station entrance), or beside Platform 10, depending on operational requirements
      Metro: Liverpool Street underground station has connections to the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
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      Public transport options for London Bridge
      Onward travel information: The Bus Station is located directly outside the main entrance at upper level. There are also bus stops outside on Tooley Street. For further information on buses, a bus information kiosk is also located outside the main doors of the station at upper level.
      Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus services are usually found outside the front of the station. However this is sometimes subject to change. Please check engineering posters or consult a member of staff.
      Metro: For North and North East Kent and South East London
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      Public transport options for Heathrow Airport T123
      Onward travel information: National Rail trains serving London Paddington National Express coaches to Victoria Coach Station and Gatwick Airport London Underground
      Metro: Connection available with the London Underground (Piccadilly Line)
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      Public transport options for London Marylebone
      Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
      Metro: Bakerloo Line.

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