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  1. on time
    London Kings Cross
    on time
    Leeds
    Platform 6 estimated
    0 changes
    Super Off Peak
  2. on time
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 4 estimated
    21:00
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 4 estimated
    23:08
    York
    Platform 5 estimated
    23:37
    York
    Platform 4 estimated
    00:02
    Leeds
    Platform 12D estimated
    on time
    Leeds
    Platform 12D estimated
    1 change
    Super Off Peak
  3. on time
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 5 estimated
    on time
    Leeds
    Platform 8 estimated
    0 changes
    Super Off Peak
  4. on time
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 1 estimated
    on time
    Leeds
    Platform 8 estimated
    0 changes
    Super Off Peak
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    London Kings Cross
    Platform 7 estimated
    on time
    Leeds
    Platform 8 estimated
    0 changes
    Super Off Peak
  6. London Kings Cross
    Platform 3 estimated
    Leeds
    Platform 6 estimated
    0 changes
    Super Off Peak
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    Platform 6 estimated
    Leeds
    Platform 8 estimated
    0 changes
    Super Off Peak
  8. London Kings Cross
    Leeds
    Platform 6 estimated
    0 changes
    Super Off Peak
  9. London Kings Cross
    Platform 3 estimated
    Leeds
    Platform 8 estimated
    0 changes
    Super Off Peak
  10. London Kings Cross
    Platform 7 estimated
    08:06
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 7 estimated
    10:05
    York
    Platform 9 estimated
    10:22
    York
    Platform 5 estimated
    10:46
    Leeds
    Platform 16A estimated
    Leeds
    Platform 16A estimated
    1 change
    Super Off Peak

Journey information from London to Leeds

  • Train Fares from: £15.90
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct

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London to Leeds train times information

Virgin Trains East Coast offers a direct train service between London Kings Cross and Leeds every hour at 03 and 33 minutes past the hour and journeys take just under two and a half hours. Additionally, Northern Rail and Grand Central offer indirect services. These trips take upwards of two and a half hours.

Virgin Trains East Coast trains are equipped with a variety of amenities, including bicycle storage and free pet boarding, free Wi-Fi, a café bar, restaurant and at-seat dining for first class travellers.

*Information correct at time of writing (March 2011). 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 . The fastest journey time is . On an average weekday, there are 36 trains per day travelling from London to Leeds. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • 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 .

    First train
    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.

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How to find cheap train tickets from London to Leeds

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