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from Leeds to Edinburgh

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

Our recommendation

To get from Leeds to Edinburgh on 18 Sep we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

15:15Leeds, Coach Station5h05 20:20Edinburgh
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£181One-way
Cheapest
02:55Leeds, Coach Station5h10 08:05Edinburgh
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£161One-way
Other options
14:00Leeds5h00 19:00Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£301One-way
02:40Leeds4h40 07:20Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£331One-way
13:35Leeds, Coach Station5h35 19:10Edinburgh
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£361One-way

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Sat
18 Sep
£127First Transpennine Express
£16National Express
Sun
19 Sep
£35London North Eastern Railway
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Mon
20 Sep
£20First Transpennine Express
£12National Express
Tue
21 Sep
£36First Transpennine Express
£13National Express
Wed
22 Sep
£34First Transpennine Express
£10National Express
Thu
23 Sep
£34First Transpennine Express
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Fri
24 Sep
£57London North Eastern Railway
£15National Express
Sat
25 Sep
£20First Transpennine Express
£12National Express
Sun
26 Sep
£27London North Eastern Railway
£15National Express
Mon
27 Sep
£43London North Eastern Railway
£27Megabus
Tue
28 Sep
£34First Transpennine Express
£10National Express
Wed
29 Sep
£30First Transpennine Express
£10National Express
Thu
30 Sep
£34First Transpennine Express
£10National Express
Fri
1 Oct
Find prices
£13National Express
Sat
2 Oct
£56London North Eastern Railway
£12National Express
Sun
3 Oct
£24London North Eastern Railway
£10National Express
Mon
4 Oct
£34First Transpennine Express
£12National Express
Tue
5 Oct
£34First Transpennine Express
£10National Express
Wed
6 Oct
£20First Transpennine Express
£27Megabus
Thu
7 Oct
£34First Transpennine Express
£10National Express

Travel Information to Edinburgh from Leeds

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£16 - £70
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £16 • 4 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £70 • 2 h 58 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or London North Eastern Railway

Take a coach or train to travel 162 miles (261 km) to Edinburgh from Leeds. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 58 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £16. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Leeds to Edinburgh.

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FAQs
What are my Leeds to Edinburgh travel options?

There are 2 ways to get from Leeds to Edinburgh: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Leeds to Edinburgh?

The cheapest way from Leeds to Edinburgh is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £16 compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

A coach is generally £54 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £70 from Leeds to Edinburgh.

What is the fastest way to get from Leeds to Edinburgh?

The fastest way to get to Edinburgh from Leeds is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 58 min.

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

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 4 h 40 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Leeds to Edinburgh would I travel?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Leeds to Edinburgh is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Leeds to Edinburgh?

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

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

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

  • Travel with National Express for coaches to Edinburgh. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Leeds to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for £16.
  • Travel with London North Eastern Railway to go to Edinburgh by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find London North Eastern Railway Leeds to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for £70.
Can I find a direct route to Edinburgh from Leeds?

Yes, there are direct routes from Leeds to Edinburgh with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct coaches per day to Edinburgh with National Express or Megabus.
  • You can find 25 direct trains per day to Edinburgh with First Transpennine Express, Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Edinburgh tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this journey.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Leeds to Edinburgh?
Looking to extend your trip from Leeds to Edinburgh? Many Omio customers who go from Leeds to Edinburgh usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you're looking to explore London, Glasgow or Manchester from Edinburgh, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I purchase tickets between Leeds and Edinburgh online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Leeds to Edinburgh, 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 on average £16 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £70 one way for this trip.

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

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Leeds Bus Station
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