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from London to Leeds

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

Our recommendation

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

15:20London4h10 19:30Leeds
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£61One-way
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13:20London4h05 17:25Leeds
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£51One-way
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11:20London4h05 15:25Leeds
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£61One-way
11:00London4h25 15:25Leeds
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£61One-way
15:00London4h30 19:30Leeds
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£61One-way

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Wed
18 May
£39London North Eastern Railway
£4Flixbus
Thu
19 May
£42London North Eastern Railway
£4Flixbus
Fri
20 May
£33London North Eastern Railway
£5Megabus
Sat
21 May
£25London North Eastern Railway
£5Megabus
Sun
22 May
£24East Midlands Railway
£5Megabus
Mon
23 May
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£5Megabus
Tue
24 May
£32Grand Central Trains
£4Flixbus
Wed
25 May
£45East Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
Thu
26 May
£32Grand Central Trains
£4Flixbus
Fri
27 May
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£5Megabus
Sat
28 May
£25London North Eastern Railway
£5Megabus
Sun
29 May
£45London North Eastern Railway
£5Megabus
Mon
30 May
£38East Midlands Railway
£5Megabus
Tue
31 May
£45East Midlands Railway
£5Megabus
Wed
1 Jun
£33London North Eastern Railway
£5Flixbus
Thu
2 Jun
£27London North Eastern Railway
£6Megabus
Fri
3 Jun
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£5Megabus
Sat
4 Jun
£21London North Eastern Railway
£5Megabus
Sun
5 Jun
£53London North Eastern Railway
£5Megabus
Mon
6 Jun
£62East Midlands Railway
£5Megabus

Travel Information to Leeds from London

distanceDistance168 miles (271 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£6 - £44
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £6 • 3 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £44 • 2 h 13 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or London North Eastern Railway

Take a coach or train to travel 168 miles (271 km) from London to Leeds. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 13 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £6. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from London to Leeds.

General Information About the Journey from London to Leeds

About 186 miles (300 km) apart, the journey from London to Leeds can be made direct by bus or train, and there are also flights available. Flying takes around 1 hour, which is fairly comparable to taking the bus or train once you factor in commuting and waiting times.

Return journeys from Leeds to London are also available.

Buses from London to Leeds

Buses from London Victoria Coach station to Leeds Coach Station are available as a direct National Express service which departs at least once every hour. Travel times range from 4 hour to 5.5 hours for journeys requiring a larger number of stops. Services begin around 7:00 a.m. and continue until around 11:30 p.m.

Trains from London to Leeds

The East Coast line takes passengers between London Kings Cross Station and Leeds on direct services. The journey time between the two locations is just over 2 hours with services running twice each hour. Departures begin just before 6:00 a.m. and continue until around 11:30 p.m.

Flights from London to Leeds

Flights between London and Leeds are operated by premium airline British Airways and low cost airline Flybe. British Airways offers around three services each day between Heathrow and Leeds Bradford with a total journey time of just one hour. Flybe offers both direct services from London City and also those requiring a connection to be made. Flights begin just before 7:00 a.m. and continue until around 7:30 p.m. each day.

Travel Tips: Travel from London to Leeds

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FAQs

How do I go from London to Leeds?

You can travel between London and Leeds 2 different ways: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel between London and Leeds?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from London to Leeds, which costs on average £6.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Leeds:

A coach is about £39 less than a train, which costs on average £44 for this route.

What is the fastest way from London to Leeds?

The fastest way to get to Leeds from London is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 13 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Leeds by coach can take on average 3 h 45 min.

How many miles are between London and Leeds

The distance between London and Leeds is around 168 miles (271 km).

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

The average frequency per day from London to Leeds is:

  • 16 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Leeds from London 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 London to Leeds?

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

  • Trains most often depart from London at London Victoria and arrive in Leeds at Leeds Railway Station.

Who can get me from London to Leeds?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from London to Leeds:

  • You can go to Leeds from London by coach with Flixbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £6 with Flixbus from London to Leeds on Omio.
  • You can travel by train to Leeds from London with London North Eastern Railway, and you can find London North Eastern Railway London to Leeds tickets for £44 on Omio.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between London and Leeds ends?

Many of our customers travelling from London to Leeds don't make Leeds their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Manchester, Glasgow or Liverpool, either of which you could add to your London and Leeds trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Leeds to any of these top destinations today!

When should I purchase a ticket to Leeds from London online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip to Leeds from London, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing £6 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £44 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between London and Leeds online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.