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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 20 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:25Edinburgh, Elder Street5h00 16:25Leeds
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£271One-way
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11:25Edinburgh, Elder Street5h00 16:25Leeds
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£271One-way
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22:40Edinburgh, Elder Street4h50 03:30Leeds
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£301One-way

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Fri
20 May
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£27Megabus
Sat
21 May
£59Northern Rail
£27Megabus
Sun
22 May
£57London North Eastern Railway
£27Megabus
Mon
23 May
£47Northern Rail
£28Megabus
Tue
24 May
£46Northern Rail
£27Megabus
Wed
25 May
£51London North Eastern Railway
£27Megabus
Thu
26 May
£39Northern Rail
£19Flixbus
Fri
27 May
£47London North Eastern Railway
£27Megabus
Sat
28 May
£61London North Eastern Railway
£21National Express
Sun
29 May
£27London North Eastern Railway
£28Megabus
Mon
30 May
£133London North Eastern Railway
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Tue
31 May
£46Northern Rail
£27Megabus
Wed
1 Jun
£60London North Eastern Railway
£19Flixbus
Thu
2 Jun
£67London North Eastern Railway
£23National Express
Fri
3 Jun
£67London North Eastern Railway
£23National Express
Sat
4 Jun
£132Cross Country
£27Megabus
Sun
5 Jun
£132Cross Country
£27Megabus
Mon
6 Jun
£43London North Eastern Railway
£21National Express
Tue
7 Jun
£132Cross Country
£21National Express
Wed
8 Jun
£27London North Eastern Railway
£15Flixbus

Travel Information between Edinburgh and Leeds

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£27 - £83
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £27 • 4 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £83 • 2 h 59 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or First Transpennine Express

Take a coach or train to travel 162 miles (261 km) to Leeds from Edinburgh. 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 £27. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or First Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Leeds.

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FAQs

What are my travel options from Edinburgh to Leeds?

There are 2 ways to travel between Edinburgh and Leeds including taking a coach or train.

How do I get from Edinburgh to Leeds the cheapest way?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Leeds, which costs on average £27.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Leeds:

A coach is generally £56 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £83 from Edinburgh to Leeds.

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, travelling by coach can take you on average 4 h 50 min.

How many miles from Edinburgh to Leeds would I travel?

The distance from Edinburgh to Leeds is approximately 162 miles (261 km).

How many services a day are there from Edinburgh to Leeds?

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Leeds is:

  • 16 trains a day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Edinburgh to Leeds?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Edinburgh to Leeds:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop.
  • Most travellers board their train from Edinburgh Waverley and 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 £27.
  • First Transpennine Express can get you to Leeds by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with First Transpennine Express from Edinburgh to Leeds for £83 on Omio.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Leeds from Edinburgh?

Your journey from Edinburgh to Leeds doesn't have to end in Leeds. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Glasgow. If you’d like to add London, Manchester or Glasgow to your Edinburgh to Leeds trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Leeds today!

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 purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is £27 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is £83 one way on average.

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.