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Finding cheap train tickets can be challenging because travelling by train can be expensive. Thus we wanted to highlight our tricks to find cheap train tickets Edinburgh to Leeds.
When should I book my ticket?
Booking your ticket early instead of leaving it until the last minute will enable you to spend less. Advance tickets typically go on sale 12 weeks in advance. On many routes you can save as much as 80% by buying your ticket 90 days in advance. We recommend you to book your ticket as soon as you can.
When is the cheapest time of the day to travel?
You will also find that, the cheapest time to travel is outside the peak train times, which are between 06:30 to 9:30 and 15:30 to 18:30. Thus, try to avoid travelling during rush hours and you should spend less on your train ticket Edinburgh to Leeds.
Is it cheaper to book two single tickets or a return?
It's quite often that two singles cost less than a return ticket, that's why you should have a look at both fares for your travel to make savings.
What is split ticketing?
Splitting your ticket for your journey to Leeds is another money saving trick. It is completely legitimate to split your ticket into multiple tickets covering the different sections of your journey, the only rule is that the train you're using calls at the stations you bought tickets for.
National Railcards can offer great value for money if you're taking the train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you are able to get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can enable you to make great savings for your Edinburgh Leeds train ticket.
To understand how much you can save with a railcard, you need to calculate the number of journeys you need to save money. You will see that commonly only a few trips are needed.
For your assessment, you must include the cost of your railcard, for instance £30, how much you're saving on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a Edinburgh Leeds ticket is £41.87 (1).
Divide the cost of your railcard by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £41.87: £88/£41.87 = 2.1. It will take you on average 3 trips from Leeds to Edinburgh (one way trip) with your railcard to be profitable.
Railcards enable you to save 34% off most train fares for a year. The Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the five other ones £30.
(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 months for one way journey
|Train Journey||Average price without railcard(1)||With a railcard 34% off(2)||Saving based on a one-way trip||Number of return trips to pay off the cost|
|Edinburgh to Leeds train||£41.87||£27.91||£13.96||2.11|
(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way
(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare
Many trains run from Edinburgh to Leeds, but there are also near stations served like for instance:
When are the next trains to Leeds?
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We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from Edinburgh to Leeds by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to Leeds. Your Edinburgh to Leeds train ticket is just few clicks away!
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|£50.70||07/06/2017||17:07||Cross Country||2 days ago|
|£50.70||30/05/2017||17:07||Cross Country||1 day ago|
|£50.70||29/05/2017||12:08||Cross Country||1 day ago|
|£50.70||07/06/2017||18:05||Cross Country||2 days ago|
Best price found for Edinburgh to Leeds train ticket for the next 30 days.
Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute
The cost for train tickets Edinburgh to Leeds tend to increase if you don't book early. If we look at our data, if you purchase your seat 2 months in advance, the price of the ticket starts at £24 while if buying your ticket on the day you're travelling, you will have to pay a minimum of £58 for your trip. Thus, you will save 60% on the cost of your ticket by purchasing your seat 2 months in advance as opposed to on the day you're travelling.
The results are based on the best prices found in the last six months when booking in advance versus at the last minute.
And if you change?
Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Edinburgh to Leeds:
Transport operators from Edinburgh to Leeds
The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route Edinburgh to Leeds.
Things to do in Leeds
We have created for you a list of 6 things that you can visit in Leeds.
As travel specialists, we know that organizing a trip and searching for all the information about a specific city can last for hours. We would like to help you by providing some things to do, whether you are visiting for a day or for holidays.
Each year, many people are visiting Leeds. If you would like visit one of the most famous landmark of the city, you should go to Royal Armouries. If you have the time, we will also recommend you to go to Leeds City Museum and Kirkstall Abbey (Ruins) to complete your stay.
Another interesting area that you can discover is Henry Moore Institute if you want to find out more about this destination.
Tropical World is also a place that we will recommend you to visit if you have enough time during your trip.
Finally, if you're still looking to discover more about Leeds, Leeds Art Gallery can be the final stage of your stay. Even though people may not consider it as the most important thing to do, it will enable you to get a complete view of the city and its history.
Main train ticket types in United Kingdom
There are three main rail tickets types in United Kingdom, Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime tickets. Each ticket types offers different fares and travel flexibility. But other tickets types are available like Season tickets, Super-Off-Peak tickets or Rover and Rangers tickets for instance. Let's see the different types of train ticket from Edinburgh to Leeds below:
If you want to book the lowest available ticket, Advance tickets are ideal for you. These tickets are released 12 weeks before travel and offer biggest discounts. The earlier you book, the cheaper the train prices are! But you can't cancel your advance rail ticket, they are non-refundable, and they are sold as singles.
Off-Peak and Super Off-peak tickets are available on numerous trains outside of peak travel times. Thanks to these tickets you make your journey at Off-Peak time, so don't have to pay the fare of a fully flexible Anytime ticket. You can be reimbursed if you decide not to travel.
Anytime tickets is perfect for you, if you want a entirely flexible ticket with no restrictions to travel. They offer the greatest flexibility in your time of travel. But they are not recommended if you want the cheapest type of ticket Edinburgh to Leeds.
Season tickets are ideal for you if you make the same journey more than three or four times a week. In this case, Season Tickets offer better value for money compared to buying daily tickets.
Gopili compares ticket prices for you every day from all operators to help you find cheap train tickets for your next trip. The best Cross Country price found was £43.
There are different ways to get your Edinburgh to Leeds train ticket:
You can purchase tickets online using the rail companies' websites including C2C, Northern Rail, South West Trains, Chiltern Railways. You can also buy train tickets on Ticket Retailers' websites like Trainline or Raileasy.
If you don't want to purchase your ticket on companies' websites, you may get in touch with the train companies by phone. Most of them offer this service.
While the biggest stations in the country have a ticket vending machine or a travel centre to get your train ticket, smaller stations may not. Look at the opening hours and the available services beforehand.
By using our fast and convenient search engine, you are be able to compare hundreds of train fares from all major rail operators. Gopili can help you get cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Leeds! Moreover, train tickets Leeds to Edinburgh are also available for your return journey.
Travel information for your train journey
Route Edinburgh to Leeds
|Arrival city||Leeds, England|
|Departure city||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Lowest train ticket price||from £22.50|
|Train operators for Edinburgh to Leeds||Cross Country|
Which operators can I use?
There are many rail providers across the UK & Europe but the services between Edinburgh in Scotland to Leeds in England are run by Cross Country.
How long is the train?
On average, the journey takes approximately 3h05m by train to cover the 163 miles to travel to Leeds from Edinburgh. The train duration will vary depending if your train is direct or with stops.
What is the price of a train ticket for this journey?
The cheapest ticket price we've found for the next 30 days is £22.50 one way.
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