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London to León by train

It takes an average of 45h 53m to travel from London to León by train, over a distance of around 667 miles (1074 km). There are normally 1 train per day travelling from London to León and tickets for this journey start from $174.15 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 45h 53m
PriceFrom $174.15
Distance667 miles (1074 km)
Frequency1 train per day
First train10:24
Last train10:24
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationLeón
Changes3 changes
Train and bus operatorsALSA, Eurostar, Renfe, SNCF

Eurostar, Renfe, SNCF and AV-City trains from London to León

You can travel from London to León on Eurostar, Renfe, SNCF and AV-City 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.

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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).

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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SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

Designed to complement its AVE high-speed service, Renfe’s AV-City trains usually offer cheaper fares than the AVE. The trains have two comfort classes available – Turista (standard) and Turista Plus (wider, more comfortable seats and extra legroom). All trains have air conditioning and WiFi on board, and most also have a buffet carriage serving food and beverages.

Cheap train tickets from London to León

The price of train tickets from London to León starts at $174.15 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 London to León 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.

FAQs for London to León

Want to know more about your journey from London to León? 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 London to León take?

The average journey time by train between London and León is 45 hours and 53 minutes, with around 1 train 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 London and León by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to León is 45 hours and 53 minutes.

How much does the train from London to León cost?

Train tickets from London to León can start from as little as $174.15 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 London to León?

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

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

The first train from London to León leaves at 10:24. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from London to León leaves at 10:24. 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 London and León by train?

Trains travelling from London to León 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 León to London.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for London to León 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 05/19/2020 for travel on 05/19/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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