The cheapest trains from London to Leeds

Showing times and prices for 17 Jun

Cheapest

£53

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.

The average ticket from London to Leeds will cost around £ 84 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 53.

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10:33London Kings Cross2h15 12:48Leeds Railway Station
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£531One-way
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14:33London Kings Cross2h18 16:51Leeds Railway Station
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£531One-way
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11:33London Kings Cross2h13 13:46Leeds Railway Station
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£531One-way
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12:33London Kings Cross2h15 14:48Leeds Railway Station
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£531One-way
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10:03London Kings Cross2h13 12:16Leeds Railway Station
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£531One-way

Timetable London to Leeds

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08:03London Kings Cross2h13 10:16Leeds Railway Station
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08:33London Kings Cross2h14 10:47Leeds Railway Station
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09:00London Kings Cross2h40 11:40Leeds Railway Station
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09:33London Kings Cross2h13 11:46Leeds Railway Station
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10:03London Kings Cross2h13 12:16Leeds Railway Station
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10:33London Kings Cross2h15 12:48Leeds Railway Station
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11:00London Kings Cross2h40 13:40Leeds Railway Station
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11:33London Kings Cross2h13 13:46Leeds Railway Station
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12:00London Kings Cross2h40 14:40Leeds Railway Station
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12:33London Kings Cross2h15 14:48Leeds Railway Station
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12:56London Kings Cross2h44 15:40Leeds Railway Station
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14:03London Kings Cross2h13 16:16Leeds Railway Station
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14:33London Kings Cross2h18 16:51Leeds Railway Station
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15:00London Kings Cross2h40 17:40Leeds Railway Station
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15:33London Kings Cross2h16 17:49Leeds Railway Station
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16:03London Kings Cross2h13 18:16Leeds Railway Station
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Wed
16 Jun
£44London North Eastern Railway
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Thu
17 Jun
£53London North Eastern Railway
£2Flixbus
Fri
18 Jun
£44London North Eastern Railway
£2Flixbus
Sat
19 Jun
£65London North Eastern Railway
£2Flixbus
Sun
20 Jun
£65London North Eastern Railway
£2Flixbus
Mon
21 Jun
£44London North Eastern Railway
£5National Express
Tue
22 Jun
£33London North Eastern Railway
£2Flixbus
Wed
23 Jun
£33London North Eastern Railway
£2Flixbus
Thu
24 Jun
£44London North Eastern Railway
£2Flixbus
Fri
25 Jun
£33London North Eastern Railway
£2Flixbus
Sat
26 Jun
£33London North Eastern Railway
£2Flixbus
Sun
27 Jun
£33London North Eastern Railway
£2Flixbus
Mon
28 Jun
£33London North Eastern Railway
£2Flixbus
Tue
29 Jun
£33London North Eastern Railway
£2Flixbus
Wed
30 Jun
£33London North Eastern Railway
£2Flixbus
Thu
1 Jul
£33London North Eastern Railway
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Fri
2 Jul
£33London North Eastern Railway
£2Flixbus
Sat
3 Jul
£27London North Eastern Railway
£2Flixbus
Sun
4 Jul
£27London North Eastern Railway
£4Flixbus
Mon
5 Jul
£27London North Eastern Railway
£2Flixbus
Tue
6 Jul
£27London North Eastern Railway
£2Flixbus

The fastest trains from London to Leeds

Showing times and prices for 17 Jun

Fastest Journey

2 h 13 m

Average

2 h 22 m

Trains per day

16

Distance

272 km

Of the 16 trains that leave London for Leeds every day 11 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 22 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 13 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 44 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
08:03London Kings Cross2h13 10:16Leeds Railway Station
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£801One-way
Fastest
09:33London Kings Cross2h13 11:46Leeds Railway Station
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£811One-way
Fastest
14:03London Kings Cross2h13 16:16Leeds Railway Station
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£811One-way
Fastest
11:33London Kings Cross2h13 13:46Leeds Railway Station
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£531One-way
Fastest
16:03London Kings Cross2h13 18:16Leeds Railway Station
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£1501One-way

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Journey Summary

London to Leeds Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
2 hours 14 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £29
Trains depart from:London
Trains arrive in:Leeds
Distance:272 km
Train Companies:London North Eastern Railway

Trains from London to Leeds

From its origins as a hub of the wool trade to its industrial heyday, Leeds has long been a major city of the north. It has good rail links with the capital, meaning business travellers and holidaymakers can take frequent direct trains from London to the Yorkshire city. Fastest journey times for trains from London to Leeds are a little over two hours, with connections available from very early morning to late night. Indirect connections with one change en route offer additional options for travel to Leeds.

Which train companies travel from London to Leeds?

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) offers daily direct services from London King's Cross to Leeds on the East Coast Main Line. East Midlands Trains also has a slower direct service to Leeds from London St Pancras in the evenings. Indirect journeys involve taking LNER or Grand Central Trains services from King's Cross to York and changing to First Transpennine Express connections to Leeds.

How long is the train from London to Leeds?

Some LNER services can complete the 175 mile trip north from London to Leeds in two hours and 13 minutes. Other direct services take  two to ten minutes longer,  East Midlands Trains departures from London St Pancras take three hours and 45 minutes. Indirect connections with a change at York take around two hours and 30 minutes.

How many trains are there from London to Leeds?

LNER's weekday timetable begins with a first departure from London King's Cross just before 6:00 a.m. and continues with trains every half hour throughout the day until a final departure just before midnight. East Midlands Trains offers connections every half hour in the evenings. Sunday schedules are less frequent.

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

Departure train station:  London Kings Cross and St Pancras are located on the northern edge of the city centre, with Underground connections on six lines and city buses stopping on Euston Road. The stations have restaurants, supermarkets, bookshops, free WiFi and taxi ranks.

Arrival train station: Leeds Station is situated on the south side of the city centre, served by CityBus shuttles and local bus stops on New Station Street interchange. Facilities at the station include  a first class lounge, cafe, newsagent, supermarket, chemist, bakery, pub and taxi rank.

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
How much do cheap train tickets from London to Leeds cost?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from London to Leeds for the next 7 days starting from £33  one way.
How much is a train ticket from London to Leeds?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Leeds train price to come in at an average of £50  one way.
How many miles is it from London to Leeds by train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance from London to Leeds via train to be approximately 168 miles (271 km).
How long is the train from London to Leeds?
The London to Leeds train duration is on average 2 h 13 min, which is to be expected when travelling 168 miles (271 km) to Leeds from London. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which train station in London goes to Leeds? Which train station do I come into Leeds from London?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Leeds Railway Station.

Where is the train station in London to go to Leeds? Where is the train station in Leeds located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called London Victoria, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of London.

The most popular arrival train station, Leeds Railway Station, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Leeds.

Which train companies can take me to Leeds from London?
For the trip from London to Leeds you can take a train with London North Eastern Railway, East Midlands Trains or Grand Central Trains. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between London and Leeds on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Are there any London to Leeds direct trains?
If you’re looking for a direct train from London to Leeds, consider travelling with London North Eastern Railway. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
What are the first and last departure train times from London to Leeds?
You can take the first train from London to Leeds at 07: 03   or take the last train from London to Leeds leaving at 09: 07. Look for the latest London Leeds train schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
How early should I purchase train tickets from London to Leeds to score the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from London to Leeds is on average £50 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets from London to Leeds available a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Leeds
London Bridge
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London Charing Cross
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London Euston
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London Fenchurch Street
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London Kings Cross
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Victoria, Circle<br>Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
London Liverpool Street
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Paddington
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District<br>Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
London St Pancras
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London Victoria
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria<br>Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
London Waterloo East
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City<br>Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176