London to Leeds Train Tickets



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Whether you board with London North Eastern Railway or East Midlands Trains, you’ll be sure to travel from London to Leeds by train in total comfort and style! Each day, several of their high-speed commuters provide a smooth link between these two English cities. Along the way, sit back and enjoy the wide variety of convenient onboard services and amenities designed to enhance your rail travel experience.

Awaiting you is the charming city of Leeds, located in the heart of England’s West Yorkshire region. Shop ‘til you drop in some of Europe’s finest shops and boutique stores, spend some quiet time in one of the many quaint sidewalk cafés, or take a scenic walk in Roundhay Park, one of Europe’s biggest municipal parks. Other key tourist attractions include the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds Art Gallery and the historic 18th-century Nostell Priory.

Your London to Leeds ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ can be purchased here, seat reservation included. Soon after you’ve placed your order with us, you will receive your purchase confirmation, complete with a ticket collection reference number, via email. Use this number to retrieve your actual ticket from a local ticket dispensing machine and you will be ready to travel from London to Leeds by train!

Journey Details


On average, trains depart every 30 minutes, with 39 departures daily (36 of them direct routes)

Travel time

2 hours and 9 minutes direct (fastest time)

Train stations

London King’s Cross or St. Pancras Int. and Leeds Central

Train features

London North Eastern Railway and East Midlands Trains high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 200km/h
Ticket Fares


Anytime tickets offer full flexibility. With no time restrictions, you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours.


Advance tickets are less expensive, but have a limited availability. The sooner you book, the less you pay. Ideal for those committed to traveling on a particular date, time and train.


Off-peak tickets offer some flexibility, allowing you to travel aboard any train operating during off-peak hours on your ticket date. Though peak times may vary, they are typically before 9:30am and between 4:00pm and 7:00pm.
Ticket Classes

Standard Class

Standard class coaches provide comfortable, quality seating.

First Class

First class coaches are equipped with larger, reclining seats that offer superior comfort as well as plenty of leg and elbow room. Passengers can enjoy complimentary services such as at-seat food and drink catering, WiFi connectivity and a morning newspaper.
Ticket Discounts

Child discount

Children under 5 years of age travel for free. Children between the ages of 5 and 15 can save up to 50% off the adult ticket price.
Train Services and Amenities
  • Onboard food and drink catering (subject to availability)
  • WiFi internet access
  • Power outlets for charging laptops or other mobile devices
  • Designated storage areas for personal luggage items
  • “Quiet Coach” seating
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating and facilities
Additional Details

Seat reservations

In most cases, your ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ e-ticket will include a seat reservation. Exceptions where the seat may not be reserved at the time of booking include shorter journeys that don’t offer seat reservations or when the allocation of reservable seats is fully booked. In either case, your ticket is still valid and you can sit in any vacant seat.

Ticket Purchase Conditions and Delivery

Tickets for travel from London to Leeds by train may be booked up to 3 months in advance. Refunds and exchanges are not permitted.
Once your e-ticket order has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation with a ticket collection #. Collect your physical ticket simply by using this number at a self-service ticket dispensing machine at the station before boarding.

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