How to get to Leeds from London

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from London to Leeds

How to get to Leeds from London by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from London to Leeds is by taking a coach because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Megabus
09:304h20
London, Victoria Coach Station
13:50Leeds
£121One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Megabus
09:304h20
London, Victoria Coach Station
13:50Leeds
£121One-way
0 changes
Fastest
London North Eastern Railway
09:332h12
London Kings Cross (KGX)
11:45Leeds station (LDS)
£631One-way
0 changes
Other options
London North Eastern Railway
10:332h14
London Kings Cross (KGX)
12:47Leeds station (LDS)
£581One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
09:032h13
London Kings Cross (KGX)
11:16Leeds station (LDS)
£731One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
10:032h13
London Kings Cross (KGX)
12:16Leeds station (LDS)
£761One-way
0 changes
Megabus
10:053h45
London
13:50Leeds
£141One-way
0 changes
National Express
09:304h20
London, Victoria Coach Station
13:50Leeds, Coach Station
£131One-way
0 changes
Megabus
07:354h20
London
11:55Leeds
£121One-way
0 changes

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Travel Information between London and Leeds

distanceDistance168 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, coach or flight
priceTicket price range£7 - £39
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £7 • 3 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £39 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus, Flybe or East Coast

Take a train, coach or flight to travel 168 miles from London to Leeds. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Megabus, Flybe or East Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train 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.

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Flybe, Loganair and Hull Trains will get you to Leeds from London at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Hull Trains is a British train operator that provides services between Hull and London. It operates up to five trains per day, with two direct services and three services that require a change at Brough. The trains are modern and comfortable, with two types available: the Super Express and the Express. The Super Express offers a faster journey time and more spacious seating, while the Express is a more economical option. Both offer onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a trolley service. Hull Trains offers a range of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets. The most popular routes are Hull to London Kings Cross and Hull to Brough. Passengers can also take advantage of the Hull Trains Plus loyalty scheme, which offers discounts and rewards.

    National Express is the leading travel operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the London - Leeds travel: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

        FAQs: London to Leeds

        FAQs: 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 London to Leeds.
        FAQs

        There are 3 travel options from London to Leeds: train, coach or flight.

        The cheapest way to go to Leeds from London is by taking a coach, which costs on average £7.

        This is compared to other ways of getting from London to Leeds:

        A coach is £32 less than a flight with an average ticket price of £39 from London to Leeds.

        Taking a coach costs £25 less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of £32.

        The fastest way to get to Leeds from London is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h.

        Other travel options to Leeds take longer:

        Coach takes 3 h 45 min on average.

        Taking a train requires on average 2 h 12 min of travel time.

        The distance between London and Leeds is around 168 miles.

        The average frequency per day from London to Leeds is:

        • 15 coaches per day.
        • 51 trains per day.

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

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

        • Coaches most often depart from London at London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Leeds at Leeds, Coach Station.
        • Flights from London to Leeds most often leave from London Gatwick Airport and arrive in Leeds Bradford International Airport.
        • Trains from London to Leeds most often leave from London Euston and arrive in Leeds.

        The following travel companies offer services from London to Leeds:

        • Travel with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus to go to Leeds by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Megabus London to Leeds tickets on Omio for £7.
        • Flybe or Azul can take you to Leeds by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Azul from London to Leeds for £402.
        • Travel with East Coast, Grand Central Trains, East Midlands Trains, First Hull Trains or Thameslink for trains to Leeds. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for East Coast London to Leeds tickets on Omio for £32.

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

        • You can find 15 direct coaches per day to take to Leeds with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus.
        • You can check for a direct train to Leeds with East Coast with 29 direct trains per day.

        Direct services to Leeds tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

        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, Edinburgh, York or Birmingham, 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!

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