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Leeds to London Train Information

Avg. Train Duration2h 17m
Trains arrive inLondon
Trains depart fromLeeds
Train Ticket Price£ 28.22
Distance272 km
Train Companies
  • East Coast

Quick Guide: Trains from Leeds to London

Average Price: £57
Trains per day: ~72
Changes: Direct
Average Time: 2h16
Fastest Route: 2h13
Slowest Route: 2h24

Train from Leeds to London: Journey Details

Virgin Trains East Coast runs all trains from Leeds to London. Trains leave from Leeds train station and arrive in King's Cross Station in London. The journeys take between two hours, and two hours and thirty minutes. The earliest train leaves Leeds station very early in the morning, with four trains an hour leaving until 9:00 a.m., after which the number is reduced to three. The fare prices decrease also. About half the daily journeys are direct to London, with the others involving a short change. The final journey, after 9:30 p.m., involves three changes and takes over nine hours.

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Leeds to London Train Cost

Average prices for Trains from Leeds to London when you book in advance

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Leeds to London Trains: General Information

Virgin trains east coast train ticket prices fluctuate quite frequentky so there is no hard and fast rule for obtaining cheap tickets. However, your best bet would be to try to book as far in advance as possible.

  • autobus All Leeds to London trains are run by Virgin Trains.

  • autobus Most Leeds to London trains are direct, with a few services a day changing at York. The services depart from London Kings Cross and arrive at Leeds Railway station.

  • autobus Journey Time: The Leeds to London train journey usually takes 2 hours and 30 minutes to arrive in London.

Based on GoEuro's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Leeds to London trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 66% cheaper to book a Leeds to London train a day ahead of time rather than purchasing a ticket at the station.
  • Leeds to London trains are a massive 102% cheaper when booked a week ahead of the travel date.
  • Leeds to London train costs are 127% cheaper when booked 1 or 3 months in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.


Local Time 17:51
£ Pounds Sterling
Population 7,500,000
Region Greater London
Languages English

How expensive is London?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in London costs 6% more than in Leeds.


Prices in London are on average 13.8% higher than in Leeds.

Public Transport

Public transport in London costs around 2% less than in Leeds.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in London is about 68.5% more expensive than in Leeds.

Taking the Train from Leeds

Leeds railway station is located on New Station Street. It is a hub of mainline rail services and has connections to most major cities in the UK. LeedsCityBus runs a link service to other local and national bus routes, in the city. Beginning after 6:30 a.m. and finishing just after 7:00 p.m., the buses leave or arrive at the station about every ten minutes. Rail passengers also have access to taxis and a cycle hire service.

Getting into London by Train

London is England's capital city, a world-class metropolis and filled with attractions and entertainment. Passengers arriving at King's Cross Station are within minutes of the British Library on Euston Road and the British Museum, near Russell Square.

King's Cross is the main terminating train station for trains from Leeds to London, and a hub of the London Underground network. It is also within reach of the bus network. The Underground network closes at about 12:00 a.m. Night buses serve many London routes. London's famous black taxi service and other private cab operators are accessible by passengers arriving at Kings's Cross.

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