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There are 10 ways to get from Leeds to London by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train LNER  •  2h 7m

  1. Take the train from Leeds to London Kings Cross

$30 - $120

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Rideshare  •  3h 52m

  1. Take the rideshare from Leeds to London 196.3 miles

$15 - $40

8 alternative options

Train West Midlands  •  3h 35m

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Tamworth High Level
  2. Take the train from Tamworth to London Euston

$94 - $190

Bus  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to London Marble Arch National Express

$17 - $23

Drive  •  3h 19m

  1. Drive from Leeds to London 196.2 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Leeds Bradford to London Heathrow  •  3h 5m

  1. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to London Heathrow (LHR) LBA - LHR

$81 - $215

Train to Manchester, fly to London Heathrow  •  3h 36m

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAN - LHR

$114 - $321

Fly Leeds Bradford to Southampton, train  •  4h 15m

  1. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Southampton (SOU) LBA - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo

$102 - $264

Train to Newcastle, fly to London City  •  4h 44m

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to London City (LCY) NCL - LCY

$89 - $384

Train to Manchester, fly to Southampton, train  •  4h 51m

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southampton (SOU) MAN - SOU
  3. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo

$88 - $211

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leeds to London is to bus which costs £13 - £18 and takes 4h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Leeds to London is to train which costs £25 - £95 and takes 2h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street station and arriving at London Marble Arch. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Leeds and arriving at London Kings Cross. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 7m.

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The distance between Leeds and London is 170 miles. The road distance is 196.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Leeds to London without a car is to train which takes 2h 7m and costs £25 - £95.

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The train from Leeds to London Kings Cross takes 2h 7m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Leeds to London bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street.

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Leeds to London train services, operated by LNER, depart from Leeds station.

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The best way to get from Leeds to London is to train which takes 2h 7m and costs £25 - £95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £18 and takes 4h 20m, you could also fly, which costs £60 - £170 and takes 3h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Leeds to London.
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  • Distance: 170 miles
  • Duration: 2h 7m

What companies run services between Leeds, England and London, England?

LNER operates a train from Leeds to London hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 2h 7m. East Midlands Trains also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Leeds to London hourly. Tickets cost $17 - $23 and the journey takes 4h 20m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Newcastle to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Leeds to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $90
Train from Leeds to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $65
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leeds to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$85 - $140
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $120
Anytime Single
$120 - $180
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Tamworth High Level
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Train from Leeds to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Tamworth to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
Train from Leeds to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to London Marble Arch
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
National Express
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Leeds to London
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Leeds Bradford Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Leeds to London bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Marble Arch station.

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Leeds to London train services, operated by LNER, arrive at London Kings Cross station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leeds to London is 196 miles. It takes approximately 3h 19m to drive from Leeds to London.

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British Airways offers flights from Leeds Bradford Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 9115+ hotels available in London. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Leeds and London. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Leeds to Leeds Bradford Airport is to line 757 bus which takes 35m and costs .

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