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The cheapest trains

from London
to Leeds

Showing times and prices for Aug 19

Cheapest

£62

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 travelling 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 £ 62.

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09:33London Kings Cross2h1511:48Leeds Railway Station
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£621One-way
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08:33London Kings Cross2h1410:47Leeds Railway Station
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£761One-way
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08:03London Kings Cross2h1310:16Leeds Railway Station
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£931One-way
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09:00London Kings Cross2h3111:31Leeds Railway Station
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£1461One-way
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08:06London Kings Cross2h4010:46Leeds Railway Station
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£1461One-way

Train Times

London to Leeds

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08:03London Kings Cross2h1310:16Leeds Railway Station
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08:06London Kings Cross2h4010:46Leeds Railway Station
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08:33London Kings Cross2h1410:47Leeds Railway Station
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09:00London Kings Cross2h3111:31Leeds Railway Station
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09:33London Kings Cross2h1511:48Leeds Railway Station
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Prices across different modes

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Bus
Flight
Sun
Aug 18
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£20National Express
£406Aer Lingus
Mon
Aug 19
£62London North Eastern Railway
£11National Express
£141British Airways
Tue
Aug 20
£51London North Eastern Railway
£12National Express
£120British Airways
Wed
Aug 21
£51London North Eastern Railway
£24National Express
£141British Airways
Thu
Aug 22
£51London North Eastern Railway
£12National Express
£120British Airways
Fri
Aug 23
£51London North Eastern Railway
£20National Express
£172British Airways
Sat
Aug 24
£124East Midlands Trains
£20National Express
£219KLM
Sun
Aug 25
£57East Midlands Trains
£24National Express
£241British Airways
Mon
Aug 26
£62London North Eastern Railway
£18National Express
£86British Airways
Tue
Aug 27
£51London North Eastern Railway
£11National Express
£101British Airways
Wed
Aug 28
£32London North Eastern Railway
£7National Express
£101British Airways
Thu
Aug 29
£32London North Eastern Railway
£9National Express
£74British Airways
Fri
Aug 30
£51London North Eastern Railway
£9National Express
£101British Airways
Sat
Aug 31
£32London North Eastern Railway
£9National Express
£141British Airways
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Sep 1
£34London North Eastern Railway
£15National Express
£101British Airways
Mon
Sep 2
£51London North Eastern Railway
£7National Express
£62British Airways
Tue
Sep 3
£32London North Eastern Railway
£7National Express
£74British Airways
Wed
Sep 4
£32London North Eastern Railway
£7National Express
£62British Airways
Thu
Sep 5
£21London North Eastern Railway
£7National Express
£74British Airways
Fri
Sep 6
£51London North Eastern Railway
£9National Express
£62British Airways
Sat
Sep 7
£49London North Eastern Railway
£7National Express
£101British Airways

The fastest trains

from London
to Leeds

Showing times and prices for Aug 19

Fastest Journey

2h 13m

Average

2h 22m

Trains per day

5

Distance

272 km

Of the 5 train that leave London for Leeds every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 272 km distance in an average of 2h 22m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2h 13m .

The slowest train will take 2h 40m 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
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08:03London Kings Cross2h1310:16Leeds Railway Station
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£931One-way
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08:33London Kings Cross2h1410:47Leeds Railway Station
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£761One-way
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09:33London Kings Cross2h1511:48Leeds Railway Station
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£621One-way
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09:00London Kings Cross2h3111:31Leeds Railway Station
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£1461One-way
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08:06London Kings Cross2h4010:46Leeds Railway Station
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£1461One-way

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Journey Summary

London to Leeds Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
2 hours 20 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £72
Trains depart from:London
Trains arrive in:Leeds
Distance:272 km
TrainTrain Companies:London North Eastern Railway, East Midlands Trains, Grand Central Trains

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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Best fares for trains from London to Leeds

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Fri, Aug 23
Train
London North Eastern Railway
08:332h 15m10:48
LondonLeeds
Sat, Aug 24
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East Midlands Trains
09:022h 58m12:00
LondonLeeds
Fastest Trains from London to Leeds
Sat, Aug 31
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London North Eastern Railway
07:032h 13m09:16
LondonLeeds
Fri, Sep 6
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London North Eastern Railway
07:032h 13m09:16
LondonLeeds
Mon, Sep 9
Train
London North Eastern Railway
08:032h 13m10:16
LondonLeeds
Return Train Tickets for Leeds to London
Tue, Aug 20
Train
London North Eastern Railway
07:452h 16m10:01
LeedsLondon
Wed, Aug 21
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London North Eastern Railway
07:452h 16m10:01
LeedsLondon
Thu, Aug 22
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London North Eastern Railway
08:152h 16m10:31
LeedsLondon

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
London
Leeds
TrainLondon Bridge

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TrainLondon Charing Cross

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TrainLondon Euston

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TrainLondon Fenchurch Street

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TrainLondon 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.
Metro lines Victoria, Circle
Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
TrainLondon 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.
Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
TrainLondon Paddington

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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.
Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District
Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
TrainLondon St Pancras

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TrainLondon 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.
Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria
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.
TrainLondon Waterloo East

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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.
Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City
Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176

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