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Best price £ 0.16
Journey duration 3 h 26 min
Connections per day 47
First departure 01:10
Last departure 00:42
Distance 162.8 mi

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Virail helps thousands of travelers plan their journeys every year. How? It's easy. Just enter the dates on which you plan to travel from Leeds to Edinburgh. Our powerful engine will look at the data from thousands of travel providers, then show you all the available routes. You can choose to travel however you want. Decide on the type of transport you want to use, what time of day you'd like to set off and whether you'd like a direct journey or one with connections. When you've found your ideal route, Virail will redirect you to the web page of the provider. There, you can make your booking, then it's time to prepare for your trip.

How much do train tickets from Leeds to Edinburgh cost?

Prices will vary when you travel from Leeds to Edinburgh. On average, though, you'll pay about £ 48.71 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as £ 0.16, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.

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Trains from Leeds to Edinburgh

How long does the journey from Leeds to Edinburgh take by train?

The distance between Leeds and Edinburgh is around 162.8 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 3 h 26 min. However, the fastest routes between Leeds and Edinburgh take 2 h 50 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

When do departures from Leeds to Edinburgh leave?

If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Leeds to Edinburgh leaving at 01:10. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 00:42.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

Which stations can I use on the Leeds to Edinburgh route?

You will be able to leave Leeds by using stations such as Leeds [ LDS ]. These connect you to stations including Edinburgh [ EDB ] and Edinburgh [ EDB ] in Edinburgh. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Leeds or in Edinburgh, for your convenience while traveling.

How many times a day do departures from Leeds leave for Edinburgh?

If you want to get from Leeds to Edinburgh, you can travel with providers such as Nationalrail. You will find a maximum number of 49 departures per day. On average, there are 47 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 31 direct journeys between Leeds and Edinburgh. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 16 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you.