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Leeds to London Kings Cross by train

It takes an average of 2h 34m to travel from Leeds to London Kings Cross by train, over a distance of around 167 miles (269 km). There are normally 44 trains per day travelling from Leeds to London Kings Cross and tickets for this journey start from £16 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 59m
PriceFrom £16
Distance167 miles (269 km)
Frequency44 trains per day
Departure stationLeeds
Arrival stationLondon Kings Cross
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsLondon North Eastern Railway

Leeds to London Kings Cross train times

Check out the next trains departing from Leeds to London Kings Cross for Tuesday 11th May 2021 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
02:35 On timeleeds07:01 london kings crossPlat. 11 estimatedtranspennine express PeakGet tickets4h 26m, 1 change
05:05 leeds07:31 london kings crossPlat. 8 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets2h 26m, direct
05:19 leeds08:10 london kings crossPlat. 12 estimatedeast midlands railway PeakGet tickets2h 51m, 1 change
05:19 leeds09:11 london kings crossPlat. 12 estimatedeast midlands railway PeakGet tickets3h 52m, 1 change
06:05 leeds08:39 london kings crossPlat. 8 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets2h 34m, 1 change
06:34 leeds10:27 london kings crossPlat. 15 estimatedeast midlands railway PeakGet tickets3h 53m, 1 change
06:40 leeds09:00 london kings crossPlat. 8 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets2h 20m, direct
07:15 leeds09:43 london kings crossPlat. 8 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets2h 28m, direct
07:41 leeds10:09 london kings crossPlat. 9 estimatedlondon north eastern railway Off PeakGet tickets2h 28m, direct
07:43 On timeleeds10:31 london kings crossPlat. 15 estimatedtranspennine express PeakGet tickets2h 48m, 1 change

Leeds to London Kings Cross train times information

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

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Leeds to London Kings Cross? 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 Leeds to London Kings Cross take?

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.

What's the fastest journey time between Leeds and London Kings Cross by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Leeds to London Kings Cross is 1 hour and 59 minutes.

How much does the train from Leeds to London Kings Cross cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Leeds to London Kings Cross?

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.

What time does the first train from Leeds to London Kings Cross leave?

The first train from Leeds to London Kings Cross leaves at 04:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Leeds to London Kings Cross leave?

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.

What's the distance between Leeds and London Kings Cross by train?

Trains travelling from Leeds to London Kings Cross cover a distance of around 167 miles (269 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London Kings Cross to Leeds. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Leeds to London Kings Cross.

Cheap train tickets from Leeds to London Kings Cross

Train tickets from Leeds to London Kings Cross start at £16 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, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

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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 Leeds to London Kings Cross is right for you.

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