Travel options
from Edinburgh to Leeds

You can get from Edinburgh to Leeds by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Edinburgh to Leeds on 19 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:45Edinburgh5h05 13:50Leeds, Coach Station
0 changes
£211One-way
Cheapest
21:10Edinburgh5h15 02:25Leeds, Coach Station
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£181One-way
Other options
11:15Edinburgh, Elder Street5h15 16:30Leeds
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£301One-way
10:45Edinburgh5h30 16:15Leeds, Coach Station
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£361One-way
22:45Edinburgh, Elder Street5h15 04:00Leeds
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£301One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Mon
18 Oct
£127Cross Country
£18National Express
Tue
19 Oct
£43London North Eastern Railway
£18National Express
Wed
20 Oct
£55London North Eastern Railway
£16National Express
Thu
21 Oct
£51London North Eastern Railway
£16National Express
Fri
22 Oct
£61London North Eastern Railway
£18National Express
Sat
23 Oct
£43London North Eastern Railway
£18National Express
Sun
24 Oct
£43London North Eastern Railway
£19National Express
Mon
25 Oct
£51London North Eastern Railway
£18National Express
Tue
26 Oct
£35London North Eastern Railway
£18National Express
Wed
27 Oct
£43London North Eastern Railway
£18National Express
Thu
28 Oct
£43London North Eastern Railway
£18National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£51London North Eastern Railway
£18National Express
Sat
30 Oct
£43London North Eastern Railway
£18National Express
Sun
31 Oct
£43London North Eastern Railway
£18National Express
Mon
1 Nov
£43London North Eastern Railway
£12National Express
Tue
2 Nov
£43London North Eastern Railway
£12National Express
Wed
3 Nov
£43London North Eastern Railway
£10National Express
Fri
5 Nov
£43London North Eastern Railway
£12National Express
Sat
6 Nov
£34London North Eastern Railway
£10National Express
Sun
7 Nov
£35London North Eastern Railway
£12National Express

Travel Information from Edinburgh to Leeds

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£12 - £61
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £12 • 5 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £61 • 2 h 59 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or First Transpennine Express

Travel 162 miles (261 km) by coach or train between Edinburgh and Leeds. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 59 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £12. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or First Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Edinburgh to Leeds.

Travel Tips

Travel from Edinburgh to Leeds
Travel 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 Edinburgh to Leeds.
FAQs
How do I travel between Edinburgh and Leeds?

There are 2 ways that you can travel from Edinburgh to Leeds. You can take a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Leeds?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Leeds, which costs on average £12.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Leeds:

A coach is £49 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Edinburgh to Leeds costing on average £61.

What is the fastest way from Edinburgh to Leeds?

The fastest way to get to Leeds from Edinburgh is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 59 min.

There are alternative travel options to Leeds that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Leeds by coach can take on average 5 h 5 min.

What is the distance from Edinburgh to Leeds?

Leeds is approximately 162 miles (261 km) away from Edinburgh.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Edinburgh to Leeds?

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Leeds is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Leeds from Edinburgh as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Edinburgh? Where do I arrive in Leeds?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Edinburgh to Leeds:

  • Coaches from Edinburgh to Leeds most often leave from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop.
  • Trains mostly leave from Edinburgh Waverley and tend to arrive in Leeds Railway Station.
Who can get me from Edinburgh to Leeds?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Edinburgh to Leeds, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can take you to Leeds by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for National Express from Edinburgh to Leeds for £12.
  • First Transpennine Express can take you to Leeds by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for First Transpennine Express from Edinburgh to Leeds for £61.
Can I travel directly to Leeds from Edinburgh?

Yes, there are direct services available from Edinburgh to Leeds with the following travel operators:

  • You can book a direct coach with National Express or Megabus.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Leeds as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Leeds from Edinburgh.

Where should I go next after I travel to Leeds from Edinburgh?
Looking to extend your trip from Edinburgh to Leeds? Many Omio customers who go from Edinburgh to Leeds usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Glasgow. If you're looking to explore London, Manchester or Glasgow from Leeds, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
When should I buy a ticket between Edinburgh and Leeds online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Edinburgh to Leeds, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is £12 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is £61 one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Edinburgh to Leeds tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.