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There are 8 ways to get from Waterloo Station to Leeds Playhouse 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  •  3h 6m

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Leeds

£27 - £213

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 43m

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

£10 - £24

6 alternative options

Train via Sheffield  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Leeds

£56 - £242

Rideshare  •  4h 17m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Leeds 196.2 miles

£14 - £30

Drive  •  3h 23m

  1. Drive from Waterloo Station to Leeds Playhouse 196.2 miles

£29 - £45

Train to Southampton, fly to Leeds Bradford  •  3h 39m

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

£130 - £391

Fly London Heathrow to Manchester, train  •  5h 8m

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

£71 - £243

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester, train  •  5h 45m

  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

£98 - £449

Waterloo Station to Leeds Playhouse by subway, train and walk

The journey time between Waterloo Station and Leeds Playhouse is around 2h 48m and covers a distance of around 189 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 28m. Services are operated by London Underground (Tube) and LNER. Typically 192 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 48m
Fastest journey time:
2h 28m
Services per week:
192
Cheapest price:
£27
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:18
Last service departs at:
23:13

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Waterloo Station to Leeds Playhouse subway, train and walk schedules

Departing Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Waterloo Station → Leeds Playhouse
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The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to Leeds Playhouse is to bus which costs £9 - £24 and takes 5h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Waterloo Station to Leeds Playhouse is to train which costs £27 - £220 and takes 3h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Waterloo Station station to Leeds Playhouse station. However, there are services departing from Waterloo StationUpper Taxi Rd and arriving at Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 43m.

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No, there is no direct train from Waterloo Station station to Leeds Playhouse. However, there are services departing from Waterloo station and arriving at Leeds via Leicester Square station and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 6m.

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It is 170 miles from Waterloo Station to Leeds Playhouse. It is approximately 196.2 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Waterloo Station to Leeds Playhouse without a car is to train which takes 3h 6m and costs £27 - £220.

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It takes approximately 3h 6m to get from Waterloo Station to Leeds Playhouse, including transfers.

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Waterloo Station to Leeds Playhouse bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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

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The best way to get from Waterloo Station to Leeds Playhouse is to train which takes 3h 6m and costs £27 - £220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £24 and takes 5h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Waterloo Station to Leeds Playhouse.
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  • Distance: 170.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 6m

What companies run services between Waterloo Station, Greater London, England and Leeds Playhouse, England?

LNER operates a train from London Kings Cross to Leeds hourly. Tickets cost £24 - £210 and the journey takes 2h 11m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street every 3 hours. Tickets cost £8 - £12 and the journey takes 4h 20m. Megabus UK also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £240
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Southampton to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £370
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Leeds
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£24 - £210
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£24 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£90 - £130
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£140 - £210
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£75 - £110
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£35 - £60
Off-Peak Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£75 - £110
Train from Sheffield to Leeds
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£19 - £29
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£8 - £22
Off-Peak Single
£15 - £22
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£19 - £29
TransPennine Express Service
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
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£8 - £12
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to 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
3h 53m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £30
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Southampton Airport to Leeds Bradford Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Waterloo Station to Leeds Playhouse train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Leeds station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Waterloo Station to Leeds Playhouse is 196 miles. It takes approximately 3h 23m to drive from Waterloo Station to Leeds Playhouse.

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Eastern Airways offers flights from Southampton Airport to Leeds Bradford Airport.

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There are 334+ hotels available in Leeds Playhouse. Prices start at £75 per night.

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

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