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Getting ready for a day of adventure in one of England’s most vibrant cities? For a stress-free start, leave the car behind and book yourself some train tickets from Edinburgh to Leeds. Whether you’re sampling the city’s foodie scene, doing some boutique shopping or visiting a country house estate, you can plan your trip with our live train times, and we’ll even give you some handy tips on how to save money on your fares below. 

Journey information from Edinburgh to Leeds

  • How long is the average journey duration from Edinburgh to Leeds? 3 hours 2 minutes
  • How long is the fastest journey duration from Edinburgh to Leeds? 2 hours 59 minutes
  • When is the first train from Edinburgh to Leeds? 06:06
  • When is the last train from Edinburgh to Leeds? 19:03
  • How many services run for Edinburgh to Leeds today? 14

The above information is intended as a guide. It may not include timetable alterations because of engineering work, unplanned disruption etc. Please use the journey planner to plan your journey before you travel. Some tickets are subject to restrictions. Please check these before you travel.

The information above refers to direct journeys only. Other journeys may be available by changing train or by using a different London Terminal. At certain times buses may operate some of the journeys shown. Services of all operators on the route shown are included in the figures. Not all tickets may be used on all services.

On many routes, the last journey before services finish for the day departs after midnight. Where this is the case, it is this service (in the early hours of the following morning), and not the last one before midnight that is shown.


Tips on how to book cheaper train tickets

Book on our website

By securing your train tickets from Edinburgh to Leeds directly through our website, you’ll avoid having to pay any of those pesky booking fees, leaving you with a little extra cash in your pocket.

Choose quieter times

Travelling during Off-Peak times could save you money – check our journey planner to see which times apply.

Invest in a Railcard

We have a selection of Railcards suitable for 16-25s, disabled persons, seniors and more, so why not pick out the one that’s right for you and you could start saving 1/3 on trains from Edinburgh to Leeds and beyond.

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