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Traveling from León to London by train

Looking to travel from León to London by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 46 hours 35 minutes to travel from León to London by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 46 hours 18 minutes though. You'll usually find 2 trains per day running along the 1074 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 3 changes during the journey to London, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. You'll be traveling with Eurostar, TGV or Renfe on your way to London, as these are the main rail operators on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from León to London start from $406.96 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to London by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

León to London by train

It takes an average of 46h 35m to travel from León to London by train, over a distance of around 667 miles (1074 km). There are normally 2 trains per day traveling from León to London and tickets for this journey start from $406.96 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 46h 18m
PriceFrom $406.96
Distance667 miles (1074 km)
Frequency2 trains per day
First train18:47
Last train18:47
Departure stationLeón
Arrival stationLondon
Changes3 changes
Train and bus operatorsALSA, Eurostar, Renfe, SNCF

Renfe, Trenhotel, Media Distancia and Eurostar trains from León to London

You can travel from León to London on Renfe, Trenhotel, Media Distancia and Eurostar trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It operates trains on the longest high-speed railway network in Europe, and the second-longest in the world. The country's major cities are linked up by the high-speed AVE and Avlo trains, while other long-distance routes are served by Altaria, Talgo, Alvia and Euromed trains. Renfe also operates cross-border services into neighbouring Portugal and France. Depending on which service you are travelling on, you'll usually find two classes on Renfe trains - Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (First Class). Fare types range from the cheapest (but least flexible) Básico fare, to the more flexible Elige fares, to the Premium fare for seats in Confort carriages.

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The Trenhotel is Renfe's night train service, which serves national and international routes in Portugal. The trains offer three classes with different levels of comfort for the beds and seats – Turista (Second Class), Preferente (First Class) and Gran Confort or Gran Clase. There are six different Trenhotel routes – Galicia (Barcelona – Vigo), Rosalía de Castro (Barcelona – A Coruña), Rías Gallegas (Madrid – Pontevedra), Atlántico (Madrid – Ferrol), Lusitania (Madrid – Lisbon) and Surexpreso (Irun – Lisbon).

Renfe's Media Distancia are regional trains operated by CAF locomotives that run on medium-distance routes not covered by Avant high-speed trains. Most Media Distancia trains have one class. However, there are some that will have Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). These trains also have spaces for bicycles, and all seats are equipped with power sockets and reading lights.

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Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed train service that links London to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and the rest of Europe at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). All Eurostar trains have modern, comfortable facilities, plenty of room for luggage, and onboard food and beverage car. There are three comfort classes on offer – Standard, Standard Premier (equivalent to Premium Economy, with light refreshments served), and Business Premier (equivalent to First or Business Class, with flexible travel options, priority boarding, lounge access and delicious food and drink included).

Cheap train tickets from León to London

The price of train tickets from León to London starts at $406.96 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from León to London by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.
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FAQs for León to London

Want to know more about your journey from León to London? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from León to London take?

The average journey time by train between León and London is 46 hours and 35 minutes, with around 2 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between León and London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from León to London is 46 hours and 18 minutes.

How much does the train from León to London cost?

Train tickets from León to London can start from as little as $406.96 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from León to London?

No, there are no direct train services from León to London. Travelling from León to London by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.

What time does the first train from León to London leave?

The first train from León to London leaves at 18:47. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from León to London leave?

The last train from León to London leaves at 18:47. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between León and London by train?

Trains travelling from León to London cover a distance of around 667 miles (1074 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London to León.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for León to London for a typical week day using timetable data for . On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 03/15/2020 for travel on 03/15/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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