It takes an average of 3h 17m to travel from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Leeds by train, over a distance of around 163 miles (262 km). There are normally 28 trains per day travelling from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Leeds and tickets for this journey start from £19 when you book in advance.
262 miles (163 km)
28 trains per day
Direct trains available
Thinking about taking the train from Edinburgh to Leeds? You've come to the right place.
The train from Edinburgh to Leeds usually takes around 3h 13m but can take just 2h 53m on the fastest services, with around 63 trains running on this popular route every day. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available.
You can either travel with CrossCountry, TransPennine Express, or London North Eastern Railway (LNER) on this route. CrossCountry offer direct services to Leeds, whereas you'll need to change at Newcastle or York if you're traveling with TransPennine Express or LNER.
If you want to snap up the cheapest fares, take the train during Off-Peak times. You can also get a Railcard if you’re travelling by train more than a few times a year – you'll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys.
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The average journey time by train between Edinburgh (Waverley) and Leeds is 3 hours and 17 minutes, with around 28 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Leeds is 2 hours and 58 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Leeds can start from as little as £19 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Leeds without having to change trains. There are 28 direct trains from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Leeds each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Leeds leaves at 05:06. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Leeds leaves at 21:00. 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.
Trains travelling from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Leeds cover a distance of around 163 miles (262 km) during the journey.
If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Edinburgh (Waverley) to Leeds is right for you.
National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.
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