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London Kings Cross to Leeds by train

It takes an average of 2h 41m to travel from London Kings Cross to Leeds by train, over a distance of around 167 miles (270 km). There are normally 39 trains per day travelling from London Kings Cross to Leeds and tickets for this journey start from £17.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 10m
PriceFrom £17.50
Distance167 miles (270 km)
Frequency39 trains per day
First train04:55
Last train23:33
Departure stationLondon Kings Cross
Arrival stationLeeds
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsLondon North Eastern Railway

London Kings Cross to Leeds train times

Check out the next trains departing from London Kings Cross to Leeds for Thursday 24th June 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
05:55 On timelondon kings cross08:23 On timeleedsPlat. 4 estimatedlondon north eastern railway Off PeakGet tickets2h 28m, direct
06:33 On timelondon kings cross08:52 On timeleedsPlat. 7 estimatedlondon north eastern railway Off PeakGet tickets2h 19m, direct
07:00 london kings cross09:40 leedsPlat. 5 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets2h 40m, 1 change
07:33 london kings cross09:45 leedsPlat. 3 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets2h 12m, direct
08:03 london kings cross10:16 leedsPlat. 2 estimatedlondon north eastern railway Off PeakGet tickets2h 13m, direct
08:33 london kings cross10:47 leedsPlat. 4 estimatedlondon north eastern railway Off PeakGet tickets2h 14m, direct
09:00 london kings cross11:40 leedslondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets2h 40m, 1 change
09:33 london kings cross11:46 leedsPlat. 6 estimatedlondon north eastern railway Super Off PeakGet tickets2h 13m, direct
10:03 london kings cross12:16 leedsPlat. 1 estimatedlondon north eastern railway Super Off PeakGet tickets2h 13m, direct
10:33 london kings cross12:48 leedslondon north eastern railway Super Off PeakGet tickets2h 15m, direct

London Kings Cross to Leeds train times information

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) services leave from London Kings Cross to Leeds twice an hour. Direct train trips last approximately two to two and a half hours. Indirect journeys typically involve changes at places such as York, Selby, or Doncaster. Some of these involve other providers like CrossCountry, Hull Trains, Grand Central, Transpennine Express, Northern Rail and East Midlands Railway (formerly East Midlands Trains). The last train of the day leaves between 22:00 and 22.30. Free WiFi is available on all London North Eastern Railway (LNER) trains.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between London Kings Cross and Leeds is 2 hours and 41 minutes, with around 39 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 London Kings Cross and Leeds by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London Kings Cross to Leeds is 2 hours and 10 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from London Kings Cross to Leeds can start from as little as £17.50 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 London Kings Cross to Leeds?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London Kings Cross to Leeds without having to change trains. There are 39 direct trains from London Kings Cross 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 London Kings Cross to Leeds leave?

The first train from London Kings Cross to Leeds leaves at 04:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from London Kings Cross to Leeds leaves at 23:33. 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 Kings Cross and Leeds by train?

Trains travelling from London Kings Cross to Leeds cover a distance of around 167 miles (270 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from London Kings Cross to Leeds

Train tickets from London Kings Cross to Leeds start at £17.50 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.

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 London Kings Cross to Leeds is right for you.

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