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

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Train LNER  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Leeds to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley

$54 - $80

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Bus  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to London Golders Green National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Golders Green to Stansted Airport London National Express

$32 - $45

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Train via Leicester  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Leicester
  3. Take the train from Leicester to Stansted Airport

$110 - $204

Drive  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Leeds to Essex 192.8 miles

$40 - $60

Train to Manchester, fly to Southend  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southend (SEN) MAN - SEN

$102 - $350

Train to Manchester, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAN - LHR
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley

$136 - $352

Fly Leeds Bradford to London Heathrow, train  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to London Heathrow (LHR) LBA - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley

$107 - $257

Train to Manchester, fly to Norwich, train  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Norwich (NWI) MAN - NWI
  3. Take the train from Norwich to Colchester

$134 - $276

Train to Manchester, fly to Southampton, train  •  7 h

  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
  4. Take the train from Stratford (London) to White Notley

$108 - $241

Fly Leeds Bradford to Southampton, train  •  6 h 40 min

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

$124 - $306

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The cheapest way to get from Leeds to Essex is to bus which costs £24 - £35 and takes 7 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leeds to Essex is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leeds station to Essex. However, there are services departing from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street and arriving at Black Notley, Bulford Lane via London Golders Green, Stansted Airport, Coach Station and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 4 min.

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The distance between Leeds and Essex is 163 miles. The road distance is 192.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Leeds to Essex without a car is to train which takes 3 h 56 min and costs £40 - £65.

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Leeds to Essex, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Leeds to Essex is to train which takes 3 h 56 min and costs £40 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £24 - £35 and takes 7 h 4 min.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Southend Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Leeds to Essex bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Stansted Airport London station.

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Map of how to get from Leeds to Essex.
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  • Distance: 163.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 min

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

You can take a train from Leeds to Essex via London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Liverpool Street station, and London Liverpool Street in around 3 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leeds to Essex via London Golders Green, Stansted Airport London, Stansted Airport, Coach Station, and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park in around 7 h 4 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Leeds Bradford to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Manchester to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Norwich to Colchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to White Notley
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Leicester to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $80
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Leicester
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $22
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
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
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 Golders Green
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Golders Green to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Leeds to Essex is 193 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to drive from Leeds to Essex.

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Flybe offers flights from Manchester Airport to Southend Airport.

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There are 197+ hotels available in Essex. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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