London North Eastern Railway (LNER) operates a direct service twice an hour at 05 and 40 from Leeds to London Kings Cross, taking approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes journey time. Alternatively, there is an indirect route calling at Leeds station at 13.12 and 14.12 changing at York via Transpennine Express, lasting the same journey time.
First-class passengers on London North Eastern Railway (LNER) can have an array of hot meals served to their seats while standard class have the choice of a range of sandwiches, snacks and breakfast options.
Transpennine Express catering service offers food to their passengers between 7am and 7pm.
*Information correct at time of writing (March 2011). May be subject to change
The average journey time by train between Leeds and London Kings Cross is 2 hours and 34 minutes, with around 44 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 Leeds to London Kings Cross is 1 hour and 59 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Leeds to London Kings Cross can start from as little as £16 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 Leeds to London Kings Cross without having to change trains. There are 44 direct trains from Leeds to London Kings Cross each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Leeds to London Kings Cross leaves at 04:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Leeds to London Kings Cross leaves at 20:45. 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 Leeds to London Kings Cross cover a distance of around 167 miles (269 km) during the journey.
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