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London to Leeds by train

The journey from London to Leeds by train is 169.36 mi and takes 2 hrs 20 mins. There are 23 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:55 and the last at 20:30. It is possible to travel from London to Leeds by train for as little as £22.44 or as much as £261.95. The best price for this journey is £22.44.

Lowest Price£22.44
Journey Duration2 hrs 20 mins
Connection per Day23
Lowest Price£22.44
Highest Price£261.95
First Departure05:55
Last Departure20:30
Distance169.36 mi
DepartureLondon
ArrivalLeeds
CarriersGrand Central, Northern RailMore

London to Leeds Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, 28 Feb 2024

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How much does it cost to get from London to Leeds by train?

The prices for train tickets from London to Leeds vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from London to Leeds will cost £22.44. The average train ticket price is approximately £57.46. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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When you're traveling from London to Leeds, you can expect to pay an average of approximately £57.46. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

How long is the journey from London to Leeds by train?

The journey between London and Leeds by train is approximately 169.36 mi. It will take you more or less 2 hrs 20 mins to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The journey between London and Leeds by train usually takes 2 hrs 20 mins to cover a distance of 169.36 mi. The shortest journey from London to Leeds will take you 2 hrs 10 mins. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Leeds quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

What time are the first and last departures from London to Leeds?

The first daily departure from London to Leeds leaves at 05:55, while the last journey of the day sets out at 20:30. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between London and Leeds. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking. In general, the first departure of the night will leave London at 05:55, and the last departure will leave at 20:30. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from London to Leeds can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change.

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

You will be able to leave London by using stations such as . These connect you to stations including in Leeds. 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 London or in Leeds, for your convenience while traveling.

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

The exact number of journeys from London to Leeds can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 23 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from London to Leeds. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from London to Leeds varies, but in general, you can expect to find 19 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 4 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from London to Leeds. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from London to Leeds
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from London to Leeds.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from London to Leeds, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from London to Leeds.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around £25.58 to £63.97 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 60% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from London to Leeds

The cheapest London - Leeds train tickets can be found for as low as £15.00 if you’re lucky, or £71.81 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £162.94.

Find the best day to travel to Leeds by train

When travelling to Leeds by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Northern is a train operating company that provides passenger services across the north of England. Northern is owned by Northern Trains Ltd, a division of "DOHL," the public sector holding company for the Department of Transportation. It is owned by Arriva UK Trains and operates over 2,500 services every weekday, serving cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, and Newcastle.

TransPennine Express is a train operating company in the United Kingdom that provides intercity train services across the North of England and Scotland. The company operates services between major cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. Transpennine Express offers a range of ticket options, including advance purchase tickets, out-of-season tickets, and flexible tickets. The company also provides onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and refreshments.

Services on board Grand Central, Northern Rail and London North Eastern Railway from London to Leeds
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London to Leeds CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
19.08kg
Bus
20.44kg
Flight
54.51kg
Car
43.61kg
What are the CO2 emissions from London to Leeds by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between London and Leeds are 19.08kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between London and Leeds? By taking the train between London and Leeds you will save 35.43kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.36kg compared to a bus and 24.53kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from London to Leeds?
A train ticket from London to Leeds is £57.46. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as £22.44.
What's the cheapest train ticket from London to Leeds?
The cheapest ticket you can get from London to Leeds is £22.44. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between London and Leeds by train?
London to Leeds is 169.36 mi.
How long does the train between London and Leeds take?
London to Leeds is on average 2 hrs 20 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hrs 10 mins.
Which companies operate from London to Leeds?
The train journey from London to Leeds is covered by 3 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Grand Central, Northern Rail, TransPennine Express and London North Eastern Railway.
How many train connections per day go from London to Leeds?
London to Leeds has 23 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from London to Leeds leave?
The earliest train from London to Leeds departs at 05:55. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from London to Leeds depart?
The latest train from London to Leeds departs at 20:30. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from London to Leeds in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is £22.44 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from London to Leeds?
There are 19 station(s) that you can depart from London to go to Leeds. You can go from Gatwick Airport, London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, London Heathrow Airport, London Bridge, London Southend Airport, London Euston, London Charing Cross, London Waterloo, London Premier Inn Heathrow Terminal 5, London Victoria, London St Pancras, Waterloo, London Paddington, London City Airport, Southend Airport, London Stratford, London Hyde Park, Luton Airport and Stansted Airport and you can arrive at Leeds Great Wilson Street, Leeds York Street and Leeds Railway station.
How many direct connections depart from London to Leeds?
There are on average 19 direct connection(s) from London to go to Leeds.
What's the fastest journey time between London to Leeds by train?
The fastest journey time by train between London and Leeds is 2 hrs 10 mins.
Is there a direct train from London to Leeds?
Yes, there is a direct train between London and Leeds.
What are the CO2 emissions for London to Leeds by train?
The train journey from London to Leeds creates 19.08kg of CO2 emissions.

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