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    London Kings Cross
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    Leeds
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    London Kings Cross
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Journey information from London to Leeds

  • Train Fares from: £17.50
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct

London to Leeds train times information

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) offers direct train services between London Kings Cross and Leeds at every 3 minutes and 33 minutes past the hour, taking just under 2h 30m or 2h 12m on the fastest service. New Azuma trains from LNER were introduced on the London to Leeds route in 2019. You can also travel from London to Leeds via indirect services in around 2h 30m with Grand Central Railway, TransPennine Express or Northern Rail trains – usually with a change at York or Doncaster.

LNER trains come with a variety of amenities, including free WiFi, space for five bicycles, free pet boarding and a café/bar serving hot and cold drinks and snacks. If you’re travelling in First Class, you can enjoy at-seat dining and a complimentary meal or light bite.

*Information correct at time of writing (August 2019). May be subject to change.

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  • How long does it take to travel from London to Leeds by train?

    The average journey time between London and Leeds is . On an average weekday, there are 45 trains travelling from London to Leeds. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • What is the fastest journey from London to Leeds by train?

    The fastest journey time by train is .

  • How much does the train from London to Leeds cost?

    Train tickets from London to Leeds can start from as little as £17.50 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

  • Are there direct trains from London to Leeds?

    Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Leeds without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from London to Leeds.

    Direct
  • What is the distance between London and Leeds?

    The distance between London and Leeds is 169 miles.

    Distance: 169 miles
  • What time is the first train from London to Leeds?

    The first train from London to Leeds departs at .

    What time is the last train from London to Leeds?

    The last train from London to Leeds departs at .

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    Last train
    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

London to Leeds timetable

Check out the next trains departing from London to Leeds for Wednesday 27th May 2020. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

DepartsArrivesDuration
06:3308:522h 19m, direct
07:3309:472h 14m, direct
08:3310:472h 14m, direct
09:3311:482h 15m, direct
10:0012:412h 41m, 1 change

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

Looking for other travel options? We also sell National Express coach tickets across the UK. Check out times and tickets for London to Leeds by bus.

How to find cheap train tickets from London to Leeds

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