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Glasgow Central to Leeds by train

It takes an average of 4h 20m to travel from Glasgow Central to Leeds by train, over a distance of around 179 miles (288 km). There are normally 1 train per day travelling from Glasgow Central to Leeds and tickets for this journey start from £10.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 19m
PriceFrom £10.80
Distance179 miles (288 km)
Frequency1 train per day
First train06:48
Last train07:48
Departure stationGlasgow Central
Arrival stationLeeds
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsCrossCountry

Glasgow Central to Leeds train times

Check out the next trains departing from Glasgow Central to Leeds for Tuesday 24th May 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
04:28 glasgow central08:41 leedsPlat. 1 estimatedavanti west coast Peak4h 13m, 1 change
05:45 glasgow central10:07 leedsunknown operator Peak4h 22m, 2 changes
06:48 glasgow central11:07 leedsPlat. 2 estimatedlondon north eastern railway 4h 19m, 1 change
07:09 glasgow central11:40 leedsPlat. 1 estimatedtranspennine express Peak4h 31m, 1 change
07:48 glasgow central12:08 leedsPlat. 5 estimatedcrosscountry Peak4h 20m, direct

About the train journey from Glasgow Central to Leeds

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The train from Glasgow Central to Leeds usually takes 5 hours 38 minutes on average to travel 179 miles (288 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 4 hours 19 minutes. You can expect to find 1 train per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Leeds, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. During your journey, you're likely to be travelling with London North Eastern Railway, Avanti West Coast or ScotRail, as these are the main train operators on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Glasgow Central to Leeds if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from £10.80. You can also travel Off-Peak – tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends – or get a Railcard and save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

If you want to know more about the journey, scroll up for timetables and live train times, or keep reading for tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Glasgow Central to Leeds? 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 Glasgow Central to Leeds take?

The average journey time by train between Glasgow Central and Leeds is 4 hours and 20 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 Glasgow Central and Leeds by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Glasgow Central to Leeds is 4 hours and 19 minutes.

How much does the train from Glasgow Central to Leeds cost?

Train ticket prices from Glasgow Central to Leeds can start from as little as £10.80 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.

Is there a direct train from Glasgow Central to Leeds?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Glasgow Central to Leeds without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Glasgow Central to Leeds each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Glasgow Central to Leeds leave?

The first train from Glasgow Central to Leeds leaves at 06:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Glasgow Central to Leeds leave?

The last train from Glasgow Central to Leeds leaves at 07:48. 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 Glasgow Central and Leeds by train?

Trains travelling from Glasgow Central to Leeds cover a distance of around 179 miles (288 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Leeds to Glasgow Central.

Cheap train tickets from Glasgow Central to Leeds

Train tickets from Glasgow Central to Leeds start at £10.80 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

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 Glasgow Central to Leeds is right for you.

Use your Railcard

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.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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