The cheapest trains from London to Leeds

Showing times and prices for 22 Sep

Cheapest

£53

Average

£105

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 £ 105 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 53.

Cheapest
10:03London Kings Cross2h13 12:16Leeds Railway Station
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£531One-way
09:33London Kings Cross2h13 11:46Leeds Railway Station
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£651One-way
08:33London Kings Cross2h14 10:47Leeds Railway Station
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£1251One-way
08:03London Kings Cross2h13 10:16Leeds Railway Station
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£1251One-way
09:00London Kings Cross2h40 11:40Leeds Railway Station
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£1551One-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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21 Sep
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£6Flixbus
Wed
22 Sep
£53London North Eastern Railway
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23 Sep
£53London North Eastern Railway
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Fri
24 Sep
£49London North Eastern Railway
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25 Sep
£43London North Eastern Railway
£3Flixbus
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26 Sep
£53London North Eastern Railway
£3Flixbus
Mon
27 Sep
£53London North Eastern Railway
£4National Express
Tue
28 Sep
£33London North Eastern Railway
£3Flixbus
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29 Sep
£33London North Eastern Railway
£3Flixbus
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30 Sep
£33London North Eastern Railway
£3Flixbus
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1 Oct
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£4National Express
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2 Oct
£49London North Eastern Railway
£3Flixbus
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3 Oct
£39London North Eastern Railway
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4 Oct
£33London North Eastern Railway
£3Flixbus
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5 Oct
£27London North Eastern Railway
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6 Oct
£33London North Eastern Railway
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Thu
7 Oct
£33London North Eastern Railway
£3Flixbus
Fri
8 Oct
£33London North Eastern Railway
£3Flixbus
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9 Oct
£33London North Eastern Railway
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10 Oct
£33London North Eastern Railway
£3Flixbus
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11 Oct
£33London North Eastern Railway
£3Flixbus

The fastest trains from London to Leeds

Showing times and prices for 22 Sep

Fastest Journey

2 h 13 m

Average

2 h 18 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

272 km

Of the 5 trains that leave London for Leeds every day 4 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 18 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 40 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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£1251One-way
Fastest
10:03London Kings Cross2h13 12:16Leeds Railway Station
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£531One-way
Fastest
09:33London Kings Cross2h13 11:46Leeds Railway Station
0 changes
£651One-way
08:33London Kings Cross2h14 10:47Leeds Railway Station
0 changes
£1251One-way
09:00London Kings Cross2h40 11:40Leeds Railway Station
1 changes
£1551One-way

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Train Information from London to Leeds

distanceDistance168 miles (271 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 13 min
priceAverage train ticket price£53 (€59)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersLondon North Eastern Railway, East Midlands Trains or Grand Central Trains

Trains from London to Leeds cover the 168 miles (271 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 13 min with our travel partners like London North Eastern Railway, East Midlands Trains or Grand Central Trains. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £43, but the average price of train tickets is £53. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Leeds Railway Station.

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.

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Trains from London to Leeds
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FAQs
How much does a cheap train to Leeds from London cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between London and Leeds for as low as £43  for the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from London to Leeds on average?
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 £53  one way.
How far is it from London to Leeds by train?
The train distance from London to Leeds is around 168 miles (271 km).
How many hours does it take from London to Leeds by train?
On average the London to Leeds train time is 2 h 13 min  covering the 168 miles (271 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
Which train station in London goes to Leeds? Which train station do I come into Leeds from London?

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

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, London Victoria, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of London. The most popular arrival train station in Leeds, called Leeds Railway Station, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

Which train companies should I travel with from London to Leeds?
When taking a train from London to Leeds, you can count on London North Eastern Railway, East Midlands Trains or Grand Central Trains for the best way to get you to Leeds. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between London and Leeds and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many train services are there between London and Leeds a day?
On average, there are 16 trains a day from London to Leeds. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What time is the earliest train from London to Leeds? What time is the last train from London to Leeds?
The earliest train departing from London to Leeds leaves at 07: 03. The last train departing from London to Leeds leaves at 09: 07. You can find the latest London to Leeds train times on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I book train tickets between London and Leeds to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey and save money. If you purchase train tickets between London and Leeds within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £53 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from London to Leeds 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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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