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Find cheap train tickets from London to Leeds

Thanks to Gopili, compare train ticket prices and find the best price to travel from London to Leeds by train. Our service is dedicated to helping you find the cheapest London to Leeds train ticket and gives you practical information: booking, next departures, timetables, fares, and good deals.

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Find the best prices for train tickets London to Leeds

from £16.00 MORE 2h22m
Other modes of transport available to travel from London to Leeds
from £3.90 MORE 4h35m
from £3.80 MORE 4h38m

And if you change?

Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from London to Leeds:

Bus from London to Leeds

Things to do in Leeds

We have compiled for you a list of 6 things that you can visit in Leeds.

  • Thackray Medical Museum
  • Leeds City Museum
  • Tropical World
  • Royal Armouries
  • Canal Gardens
  • Armley Mills - Leeds Industrial Museum

As travel specialists, we are aware that trying to organize a trip and finding all the information regarding a specific city can last for hours. We would like to help you by providing some points of interests, whether you are coming for a day or for holidays.

Every year, many visitors are visiting Leeds. If you are looking to visit one of the most essential attraction of the city, you have to visit Thackray Medical Museum. If you have the time, we will also suggest you to visit Royal Armouries or Leeds City Museum to complete your visit.

Another noteworthy place that you may want to visit is Canal Gardens if you want to know more about the city.

Tropical World is also a touristic site that we will recommend you to see if you have spare time during your trip.

Lastly, if you're still curious in discovering more about Leeds, Armley Mills - Leeds Industrial Museum can be the final stage of your trip. While people may not consider it as the most important thing to do, it will help you get a full picture of the city and its character.

Transport operators from London to Leeds

The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route London to Leeds.

Transport operators Departure Arrival
First Hull Trains London Leeds

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Best price found for train ticket from London to Leeds

We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from London 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 London to Leeds train ticket is just few clicks away!

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Kings Cross
£22.00 22/12/2017 07:05 2 days ago
Kings Cross
£22.00 28/12/2017 07:35 5 days ago
Kings Cross
£22.00 28/12/2017 07:05 5 days ago
Kings Cross
£29.00 05/01/2018 12:35 1 day ago
Kings Cross
£29.00 05/01/2018 09:03 1 day ago
Kings Cross
£29.00 05/01/2018 13:05 1 day ago
Kings Cross
£29.00 05/01/2018 12:03 1 day ago
Kings Cross
£29.00 05/01/2018 13:35 1 day ago
Kings Cross
£29.00 23/12/2017 07:05 2 days ago
Kings Cross
£29.00 22/12/2017 08:06 2 days ago

Best price found for London to Leeds train ticket for the next 30 days.

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Departure and arrival for your train travel

London city has several stations available for your departure:London Waterloo train station, London St Pancras train station, London Stratford international train station, London New Barnet train station, London Bexley train station, London Enfield Town train station, London Harrow & Wealdstone train station, London Victoria train station, London Liverpool Street train station, London Bridge train station, London Charing Cross train station, London Euston train station, London Paddington train station, London King's Cross train station, London Fenchurch Street train station, London Southall train station, London Surbiton train station.

After 2h15m of journey you arrive at the Leeds train station, located near the city centre.

Train ticket types for your travel

Train tickets may look a bit elaborate at first sight but it's easy to apprehend how it is working. To start, there are three main rail tickets types available in the England for your train London to Leeds: Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime tickets.

  • Advance Ticket : Advance train tickets are a great manner to obtain really cheap train tickets. They are applicable up to 12 weeks before travel and offer the biggest reductions. To take benefit of these tickets you must book earlier: the earlier you make reservation, the cheaper the train costs are! Advance tickets London to Leeds are constantly sold as singles, but if you want to book tickets for a return trip, just book two Advance tickets. They are only used for the date and train they are booked for. Also, these tickets cannot be refunded but can be amended before departure.
  • Off-Peak Ticket : If you need more flexibility than an Advance train ticket, the Off-Peak train tickets could be for you. They are flexible and valid at “off peak” hours of the day. These tickets are less expensive than the Anytime ticket and still offer the flexibility of going on any Off-peak trains. They can be purchased any time before travelling, even at the last minute. They are efficient at any time of the day on Saturdays, Sundays, and Public Holidays and after around 09:30 on Mondays to Fridays.
  • Anytime ticket : They are fully flexible and they can be utilized on any train, at any time, on any day. They offer complete security when you can't be certain of your travel times, or if you need to change the day you travel. These tickets are more costly than advance or Off-Peak but they are eligible for refunds.
  • For your information more ticket types exist in the United Kingdom to travel to Leeds, like Super-Off-Peak tickets, Season tickets, Rover and Rangers tickets…

Discount London to Leeds train tickets

National Railcards can bring you great savings if you're using the train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you can get one of the 5 existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you save money for your London Leeds train ticket.

Why should I buy a railcard?

In order to understand the benefits of a railcard, you can evaluate the number of journeys you need to break even. You will see that most of the time, only a few trips are needed.

For your calculation, you need to include the railcard cost, for instance £30, your savings on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average cost of a London Leeds ticket is £43.98 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £43.98: £88/£43.98 = 2. You will need to make approximately 3 trips from Leeds to London (one way journey) with your railcard to start saving money.

How much do I need to pay for a railcard?

The cost to get a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to get the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save a third off most rail fares for a complete year.

(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
London to Leeds train £43.98 £29.32 £14.66 2.01

(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

Travel information for your train journey

London Leeds train

Route London to Leeds

London Leeds train map

Train duration 2h15m
Arrival city Leeds, England
Departure city London, England
Distance 169 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £16.00
Train operators for London to Leeds First Hull Trains

Which operators can I use?

There are several train companies across the UK & Europe but the services from London in England to Leeds in England are operated by First Hull Trains.

How far is it by train?

Travelling by train is a fast and easy solution to go to Leeds from London. The average journey duration between London to Leeds is 2h15m to travel the 169 miles.

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

We found tickets from £16.00 to travel in the next month. Prices will vary depending on when you travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.

Book cheap train from London to Leeds

You have the availability to purchase your London to Leeds train ticket in three different ways:

  • You are able to book your tickets online directly on most train providers' websites such as C2C, Northern Rail, South West Trains, CrosscCountry. You may also purchase train tickets on Ticket Retailers' websites such as Redspottedhanky or My Train Ticket.
  • If you don't want to purchase your ticket online, you may reach the train operators by phone. Most of them offer this service.
  • Depending on the station, you have the ability to either book your train ticket at the staffed ticket office or using a ticket vending machine available at many stations. We advise you to check beforehand if the station offers these services and the office hours.

Gopili helps you get cheap train tickets from London to Leeds by comparing journey times and fares across all train companies. You can also sort the results by price, duration, departure time to find the ticket that suits your requirements. Need to find the cheapest fare for the way back? Check the prices of train tickets Leeds to London using our travel search engine and find the best deal.

Proximity journey

Many trains run from London to Leeds, but there are also near stations served like for instance:

How to find cheap train tickets London to Leeds ?

It could be easy to get cheap train tickets London to Leeds. If you're following these few tips, you can always find cheap train tickets for your route.

  • The earlier you buy your ticket the cheaper it gets. You are able to save up to 80% on your train ticket by booking 3 months before the date of departure. Why? Because train companies tend to release advance tickets up to 90 days before the date of departure and it is often at this time that you will find the cheapest price.
  • In order to find cheap train tickets, you need to avoid travelling during peak times between 06:30 to 09:30 and 15:30 to 18:30. Consider different times and your train ticket London to Leeds will be cheaper.
  • For some trains, it is cheaper to book two singles rather than a return ticket. You will have less flexibility as you need to know beforehand the time you wish to take the return journey but cheaper tickets might be available.
  • Splitting your ticket for your journey to Leeds is another way to pay less. It is totally legitimate to split your ticket into several tickets covering the different stages of your journey, the only condition is that the train you're on calls at the stations you've bought your tickets from.

London - Leeds: the best time to book cheap trains

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















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Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets London to Leeds are increasing as you approach your travel date. Based on our data, if you book your ticket 1 month in advance, you can find tickets from £21 whereas if booking on the day you're travelling, you will need to pay a minimum of £63 for your train. Thus, you can save 68% on the cost of your train by buying your ticket 1 month in advance as opposed to on the day you're travelling.

The results are based on the best fares found in the past six months when booking in advance versus at the last minute.

Where to find cheap train tickets

First Hull Trains

The rail company First Hull Trains offers year-round connections by train to travel from London to Leeds at low cost. The tickets are available from First Hull Trains from £38.