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Journey Information

There are 31 intercity buses per day from Leeds to London. Traveling by bus from Leeds to London usually takes around 4 hours and 34 minutes, but the fastest National Express bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance169 mi (272 km)
Shortest duration3h 40m
Cheapest price£2.47
Trips per day31
Most frequent serviceMegabus
Coach lines3

What coach companies travel from Leeds to London?

There are 3 bus lines from Leeds to London available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 14 daily trips, Megabus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus94h 20m£7.76
Megabus144h 27m£14.06
National Express125h 0m£17.18
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    Book FlixBus from Leeds to London from £2. There are 9 FlixBus schedules from Leeds to London and you can expect on average to pay for a FlixBus ticket to London. In Leeds, FlixBus departs to London from 75 Kirkgate and no other station. In London, FlixBus arrives at Victoria Coach Station and 2 other stations.

    An average trip on FlixBus from Leeds to London takes 4 hours and 20 minutes , while the fastest available FlixBus trip will get you to London in 3 hours and 40 minutes .

    On weekends, FlixBus offers 11 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to London.

  • Megabus

    Megabus

    Book Megabus from Leeds to London from £5. There are 14 Megabus schedules from Leeds to London and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to London. In Leeds, Megabus departs to London from Leeds Coach Station and 1 other station. In London, Megabus arrives at Victoria Coach Station and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Megabus from Leeds to London takes 4 hours and 27 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to London in 3 hours and 40 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 15 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to London.

  • National Express

    National Express

    Book National Express from Leeds to London from £7. There are 12 National Express schedules from Leeds to London and you can expect on average to pay for a National Express ticket to London. In Leeds, National Express departs to London from Leeds Coach Station and 1 other station. In London, National Express arrives at London Marble Arch and 2 other stations.

    An average trip on National Express from Leeds to London takes 5 hours and 0 minutes , while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to London in 3 hours and 40 minutes .

    On weekends, National Express offers 12 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to London.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Leeds to London during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, coach carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all coach passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the coach.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the coach ride?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 34 minutes to cover the 169 miles from Leeds to London. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 40 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach to enjoy the weekend in London. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Leeds?

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Leeds to London, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach departures serve London each day?

There are 31 scheduled coaches that travel from Leeds to London every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct coaches which you can take the entire route from Leeds to London without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Leeds to London; ticket prices start at £19.50.

City Information

Leeds

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Leeds is where you should go if you're looking for action, entertainment, history, and culture in the Yorkshire area. Its vibrant community attracts visitors from all places, especially when sports, theatre, and dance events occur in the city.

Prepare to be mesmerized by the city's remarkable Victorian arcades as well as historic houses and estates. Start your tour at Shibden Hall in West Yorkshire, a landmark built in 1420. You should also drop by the Royal Armories Museum to see a spectacular display of arms and armours used in different parts of the world.

Leeds has long served as a destination for world-class performances and events. Leeds' entertainment calendar is one that never runs dry. Check out the Leeds Playhouse for some theatrical performances and The HiFi Club if you want to enjoy live music 'til the break of dawn.

Travelling to Leeds is scenic and straightforward on Northern Rail. The central train station in the city is located at New Station Street. Additional transportation is offered by the coaches serving the area: National Express, Megabus, and FlixBus. Thanks to affordable coach tickets, see how you can travel to Leeds and 4 other iconic United Kingdom cities for under £60.

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Leeds?

Departure stations

Coaches to London leave from 4 stations in Leeds.

All coach stations in Leeds:

  • Leeds Coach Station

  • 75 Kirkgate

  • York St

  • University of Leeds, Parkinson Steps

Where does the coach arrive in London?

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Arrival stations

London's Victoria Coach Station has its main entrance on Buckingham Palace Road. Well-signposted but slightly hidden in an attractive art deco office block, the station welcomes around 14 million passengers each year. The arrival and departure areas are at different ends of Elizabeth Street, with the departure zone containing food concession stands, left-luggage facilities, and restrooms. As London's largest coach station, most major coach companies, including FlixBus, Megabus, and National Express, operate from Victoria Coach Station. It is a ten-minute walk to rail and Underground services at Victoria Rail Station, whose 19 platforms include express services to Gatwick Airport.

Coach stations in London:

  • Victoria Coach Station

  • Finchley Rd

  • London Marble Arch

  • 235 Finchley Rd

  • London Finchley Road Station

  • Hammersmith Bridge Road

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