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Trains from Edinburgh to Leeds

Running 13 times a day with CrossCountry*

*Based on scheduled timetable

Travel in comfort from Edinburgh to Leeds with CrossCountry and take advantage of Advance tickets even on the day, up to 15 minutes before departure.

Travelling from Edinburgh to Leeds with CrossCountry takes approximately 3 hours and rewards you with stunning views across the Northumberland Coast and the historical cities of Durham and York.

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CrossCountry Trains from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Leeds

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Travelling to Leeds

  • First CrossCountry train - 06:06
  • Last CrossCountry train - 18:08

Travelling from Edinburgh to Leeds

Lively Leeds is one of the UK’s largest cities. It attracts thousands of tourists from all over the UK every year and is known to have the UK’s largest student population outside of London. Its wonderful mix of modern and traditional architecture creates a unique skyline, and its vibrant multicultural society means lots of choice when it comes to eating, drinking, learning and exploring!

Once you have arrived in Leeds

Onward travel: Buses in Leeds

Onward travel from Leeds is readily available via the local bus services. First UK operate the buses in the city centre, while the Arriva bus service offer buses out of the city to nearby towns and villages throughout West Yorkshire. A taxi rank is outside the entrance on New Station Street, where wheelchair-accessible taxis are available. If you’d rather not wait, you can always book a taxi from a local company.

Shopping in Leeds

A shopping spree is inevitable in Leeds’s compact city centre; with a short walk between designer stores, high street brands, market stalls and independent boutiques, you’ll have everything you need to shop till you drop! For designer indulgence, visit the Victorian arcades or go to Trinity Leeds for three floors of shops, bars and restaurants. Funky boutiques can be found at Corn Exchange and historic Kirkgate Market has been providing bargains and rare finds since 1875.

Culture in Leeds

Leeds has loads on offer if you’re looking for a spot of culture. Bursting with exhibitions, live performances and world-famous music festivals, it’s no wonder The Times named Leeds as the UK’s best ‘cultural’ place to live. Whether you want a night out at the theatre, a movie in an old school cinema or a night at the ballet, Leeds has it all. The city has a thriving music scene, with a handful of underground music venues, and is also home to the famous First Direct Arena and O2 Academy where well-known names regularly perform.

Spending time in Leeds?

Whether you’re looking to have a fun day out, spend an entire weekend or just grab a bite to eat, our Leeds Guide can help you plan the perfect trip!

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