There are 11 ways to get from London to Leeds by train, bus, rideshare, 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.

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Train LNER  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Leeds

$30 - $120

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Bus  •  4 h 20 min

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

$17 - $50

9 alternative options

Train Grand Central  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Wakefield Kirkgate
  2. Take the train from Wakefield Kirkgate to Leeds

$90 - $145

Rideshare  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Leeds 195.5 miles

$18 - $40

Drive  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Drive from London to Leeds 195 miles

$40 - $65

Fly London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford  •  2 h 50 min

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

$87 - $222

Fly London Heathrow to Manchester, train  •  3 h 57 min

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

$114 - $322

Train to Southampton, fly to Leeds Bradford  •  3 h 54 min

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

$105 - $273

Train to Southend, fly to Manchester, train  •  4 h 47 min

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

$105 - $370

Fly London Heathrow to Newcastle, train  •  4 h 32 min

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

$117 - $407

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester, train  •  4 h 56 min

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

$87 - $213

Questions & Answers

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Kings Cross and arriving at Leeds. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 2 h 11 min.

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The distance between London and Leeds is 170 miles. The road distance is 195 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Leeds without a car is to train which takes 2 h 11 min and costs .

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The train from London Kings Cross to Leeds takes 2 h 11 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from London to Leeds is to train which takes 2 h 11 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 20 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 2 h 50 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from London to Leeds.
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  • Distance: 170 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 11 min

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

LNER operates a train from London to Leeds hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 11 min. East Midlands Trains also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Leeds hourly. Tickets cost $17 - $23 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min. Megabus UK also services this route once daily.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Southampton to Leeds Bradford via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Leeds
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $90
Train from Newcastle to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
5 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 London St Pancras International to Leeds
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
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
Grand Central
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 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
Train from Newcastle to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Leeds
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Leeds is 195 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to drive from London to Leeds.

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

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There are 543+ hotels available in Leeds. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between London and Leeds. 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 London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs .

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