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Leeds to Edinburgh train information

Leeds Edinburgh train map

Train duration 3h00m
Arrival Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure Leeds, England
Distance 163 Miles
Train operators Cross Country, TransPennine Express
Lowest train price from £17.30
Average train price £82.00

Which train company can I use?

The trains from Leeds (Yorkshire and the Humber England) to Edinburgh (Eastern Scotland) are provided by Cross Country, TransPennine Express. The services on board can change depending on the train company.

How far is it by train?

There are 163 miles between the two cities and the average duration between Leeds to Edinburgh is around 3h00m. Train travel is most of the time the quickest way to travel to Edinburgh from Leeds, and it's also more environmentally friendly than driving or taking the plane.

What is the price of a train ticket for this journey?

The lowest ticket price we've found for the next 30 days is £17.30 one way.

Best prices for Leeds to Edinburgh train tickets

from £17.30 MORE 3h01m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £12.10 MORE 7h26m
from £9.80 MORE 5h02m

Leeds - Edinburgh prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Leeds to Edinburgh by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Megabus£14

National Express£19

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Megabus£19

National Express£33

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Megabus--

National Express£33

Loco2£52

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Train times Leeds to Edinburgh

When are the next trains to Edinburgh?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
There are no more services available today.
Friday 21 December
Leeds
08:07
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
11:06
2h59m Cross Country
Leeds
08:21
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
11:22
3h01m TransPennine Express
Leeds
09:08
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
12:03
2h55m Cross Country
Leeds
09:21
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
12:20
2h59m TransPennine Express
Leeds
12:08
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
15:08
3h00m Cross Country
Leeds
12:21
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
15:19
2h58m TransPennine Express
Leeds
13:08
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
16:06
2h58m Cross Country
Leeds
13:21
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
16:20
2h59m TransPennine Express
Leeds
14:08
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
17:05
2h57m Cross Country
Leeds
17:08
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
20:08
3h00m Cross Country
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Leeds - Edinburgh: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

90

£24

60

£26

30

£33

15

£45

7

£45

3

£47

1

£63

Same day

Days before Departure

The chart above illustrates the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the ticket is purchased. Purchasing your train from Leeds to Edinburgh in advance will enable you to pay less for your train.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £24 when purchasing your train 2 months in advance which is 63% cheaper than the best price we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Leeds to Edinburgh trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Leeds and Edinburgh by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Edinburgh to Leeds and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Leeds
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£36.00 24/12/2018 07:08 5 days ago
Leeds
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£51.50 30/12/2018 08:30 2 days ago
Leeds
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£51.50 21/12/2018 07:08 5 days ago
Leeds
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£53.00 19/12/2018 18:38 Cross Country 5 days ago
Leeds
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£53.00 19/12/2018 14:08 Cross Country 5 days ago
Leeds
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£86.90 30/12/2018 13:05 Cross Country 2 days ago
Leeds
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£86.90 30/12/2018 10:08 Cross Country 2 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Leeds Edinburgh train

Discount Leeds - Edinburgh train tickets

National Railcards can offer great value for money if you're travelling by train. Depending on your age and your situation, you can get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you save money for your Leeds Edinburgh train ticket.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

The main benefit of getting a railcard is that it only takes a couple of trips to earn as much money as you spent.

You will need to pay at least £88 of train tickets across the whole year for the card to be worthwile. This number corresponds to the cost of the railcard, £30, divided by the discount, 34%. On every ticket that you book afterwards, you will make savings.

As an example, train tickets from Leeds to Edinburgh cost on average £81.43 (1). By dividing £88 by £81.43 (£88/£81.43 = 1.08), it appears that after only 2 one way journeys from Edinburgh to Leeds, the railcard will have paid for itself.

How much do I need to pay for a railcard?

Railcards enable you to save 34% off most adult fares for 12 months. A 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
Leeds to Edinburgh train £81.43 £54.29 £27.14 1.08

(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

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