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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train Virgin Trains East Coast  •  3 h 56 min

$55 - $82

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 26 min

  1. National Express
  2. 777 / ...

$37 - $58

8 alternative options

Train via Leicester  •  7 h 37 min

$102 - $180

Drive  •  3 h 12 min

  1. 192.8 miles

$40 - $60

Fly Leeds Bradford to London Heathrow, train  •  5 h 18 min

  1. LBA - LHR

$109 - $257

Train to Manchester, fly to Southend  •  5 h 19 min

  1. MAN - SEN

$102 - $351

Train to Manchester, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  5 h 45 min

  1. MAN - LHR

$137 - $354

Fly Leeds Bradford to Southampton, train  •  6 h 20 min

  1. LBA - SOU

$126 - $306

Train to Manchester, fly to Norwich, train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. MAN - NWI

$135 - $282

Train to Manchester, fly to Southampton, train  •  6 h 47 min

  1. MAN - SOU

$109 - $243

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 Underground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 3 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leeds to Essex via Milton Keynes Coachway, Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway, Stansted Airport, Coach Station, and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) in around 7 h 26 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
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
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Southampton via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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 - $28
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
Train from Norwich to Colchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $27
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Train from Nottingham to Leicester
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$12 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$18 - $27
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
$23 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leeds to Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Leeds and Essex is 261 km. The road distance is 309 km.

The cheapest way to get from Leeds to Essex is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3 h 12 min.

The quickest way to get from Leeds to Essex is to drive which takes 3 h 12 min and costs £30 - £45.

No, there is no direct bus from Leeds to Essex. However, there are services departing from Leeds and arriving at Black Notley, Brain Valley Avenue via Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway, Stansted Airport, Coach Station and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 26 min.

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