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Overview: Train from London to Leeds

distanceDistance168 miles (271 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 13 min
priceAverage train ticket price£58 (€67)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesLondon North Eastern Railway, East Midlands Trains or Grand Central Trains

Trains from London to Leeds cover the 168 miles (271 km) long journey 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 route for as low as £33, but the average price of train tickets is £58. 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.

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

What is the cost of cheap trains from London to Leeds?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Leeds from London for as little as £33  in the next 7 days.

How much is a train ticket from London to Leeds?

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 £58  one way.

How far is it from London to Leeds by train?

You should expect to travel around 168 miles (271 km)  between London and Leeds by train.

What is the average London to Leeds train duration?

On average the London to Leeds train time is 2 h 13 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.

What station does the London to Leeds train leave from? Which Leeds train station do I come into from London?

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

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

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called London Victoria, is located 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city centre of London.

The most popular arrival train station, Leeds Railway Station, is located 0.1 miles (172 m) away from the city centre of Leeds.

Which train companies can get me from London to Leeds?

For the best London to Leeds train to book, 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 providers with services between London and Leeds to compare what amenities they may offer.

How many trains are there to Leeds from London a day?

The average number of trains departing London for Leeds is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When does the first train depart from London to Leeds? When does the last train depart from London to Leeds?

You can take the first train from London to Leeds at 05: 27   or take the last train from London to Leeds leaving at 10: 38. Look for the latest London Leeds train schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.

How early should I buy London to Leeds train tickets to get the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you purchase train tickets to Leeds from London within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £58 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from London to Leeds a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Leeds
The major railway station for departures from London is London Victoria. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London Victoria for your trip between London and Leeds.
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ParkingParking
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+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
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
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LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
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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
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
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Ticket Office Hours
24/7
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
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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+44 2078437688
ticketOfficeHours
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Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
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