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Coach to Leeds from London by National Express and Megabus


National Express coach from London to Leeds

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Coach services from London to Leeds are operated by two UKs’ well-known carriers - National Express and Megabus.
National Express and Megabus provide a direct intercity coach service between London and Leeds. There is no other coach operator, which offers similar shuttle service between these two cities.
National Express offers more than 20 direct services per day, while Megabus has about 8 connections a day.
Some National Express and Megabus services terminate in Leeds, but most of them are not intended to serve the route from London to Leeds only, the coaches run on larger distances and Leeds is only an intermediate stop.
The National Express main direct coach line between London and Leeds is 561 but there are few other carriers’ routes passing through Leeds. M12 is the Megabus line from London to Leeds.

Megabus coach service from London to Leeds

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Most of the services from Leeds to London begin their journey at one of the UKs’ northern cities or towns, however, all terminate at Victoria Coach Station in London (see details below).

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National Express & Megabus’ coaches are high-class vehicles, equipped with toilet, air conditioning, reclining seats and radio. Both carriers put the safety and comfort of passengers first, so the vehicles are equipped with a large number of safeguards. The operators are using modern vehicles with large panoramic windows and increased legroom. Some coaches on this route provide free Wi-Fi and can take passengers in wheelchairs on board the bus.
Travelling between London and Leeds with National Express takes about 4 hours 20 minutes and 4 hours  40 minutes with Megabus. This is one of the cheapest transport options between Central London and Leeds.

Go to National Express or Megabus website to check current timetable and prices and book a ticket for your journey.

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Timetables and fares...

Coach to Leeds from london by National Express

NX service number 425 561 561 426 561 561 561 563 425/426
561 561
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Fr,Su Daily Daily Daily Daily
Period(s) of operation - - - - - - 2
- - - -
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Dep. 7:00 8:00 9:00 9:30 10:30 11:30 12:30 12:30 13:00 14:00 15:00
LONDON, Golders Green
Dep. - 8:35 9:35
- - 12:05 - - - 14:35 -
LEEDS, Bus & Coach Stn.
Arr. 11:45 12:30 13:30 13:45 14:45 15:50k 16:40k 16:45k 17:15 18:30n 19:15n
LEEDS, University
Arr. - - - - 14:55
- - - - - 19:25n
LEEDS, Metropolitan Uni.
Arr. - - - - 15:05 - - - - - 19:35n

Coach to Leeds from London by National Express

NX service number 561 425/426 561 561 561 561 561 561 561 561 561 465
Days of operation Fr,Su Daily Daily Fr,Su Daily Fr,Su Daily Su Daily Daily Su Daily
Period(s) of operation 2
- - 2
- 2
- 3
- 1
3
1
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Dep. 16:00 16:00 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:30 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:30
LONDON, Golders Green
Dep. - - - - 18:35 - - - 20:30 - - 23:55
LEEDS, Bus & Coach Stn. Arr. 20:10
20:25 21:25k 21:40 22:20 22:40 23:00 23:30 0:05 1:05 1:55 5:20
LEEDS, University Arr. - - - - - - - - 0:14
- - -
LEEDS, Metropolitan Uni. Arr. - - - - - - - - 0:20
- - -

M = Monday, T= Tuesday, W = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday
1 = Does not operate 24 and 31 December, but operates additionally 26 December and 1 January
2 = Does not operate 28 December and 2 January
3 = Does not operate 28 December
k = Operates 15 minutes later Friday (excluding 2 January and 3 April, but additionally 2 April)
n = Operates 30 minutes later Friday (excluding 2 January and 3 April, but additionally 2 April)

Coach to London from Leeds by National Express

NX service number 561
561 561
561
561
425/426 563 561
561 561
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Fr,Su Daily Fr,Su
Period(s) of operation - - - -
- - - 2
- 2
LEEDS, Metropolitan Uni. Dep. - - - 8:20g
- - - - - -
LEEDS, University Dep. - - - 8:30g
- - - - - -
LEEDS, Bus & Coach Stn. Dep. 5:10z 6:40x 8:00x 9:00 9:40 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30
LONDON, Golders Green Arr. - - 11:45d - - - - - 15:40 -
LONDON, Marble Arch Arr. 10:00 11:05 12:25 13:20 13:55 14:35 15:05 15:50 16:20 16:40k
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 10:10 11:15 12:35 13:30 14:05 14:45 15:15 16:00 16:30 16:50k

Coach to London from Leeds by National Express

NX service number 425/426 561 561 561 561 561 561 426 561 425 561 465
Days of operation Daily Su Daily Daily Daily Sun Daily Daily Daily Daily Fr,Su Daily
Period(s) of operation - 3 - - -
3 - - 1
- 2 1
LEEDS, Metropolitan Uni. Dep. - - - - - - - - - - - -
LEEDS, University Dep. - - - - - - - - - - - -
LEEDS, Bus & Coach Stn. Dep. 13:00 13:30 14:00 15:00 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:15 19:00 19:30 0:20
LONDON, Golders Green Arr. - - 17:40k - - - 20:40k - - - - 5:50
LONDON, Marble Arch Arr. 17:05k 17:40 18:15k 19:15k 20:25k 20:35 21:10k 21:30 22:10 22:55 23:10 6:10
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 17:15k 17:50 18:25k 19:25k 20:35k 20:45 21:20k 21:40 22:20 23:05 23:20 6:20

M = Monday, T= Tuesday, W = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday
1 = Does not operate 24 and 31 December, but operates additionally 26 December and 1 January
2 = Does not operate 28 December and 2 January
3 = Does not operate 28 December
d = Operates 10 minutes later Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays (also 29-31 December and
2 January)
g = Operates 15 minutes later Saturday, Sun Sunday & Bank Holidays (also 29-31 December and
2 January)
k = Operates 15 minutes later Friday (excluding 2 January and 3 April, but additionally 2 April)
n = Operates 30 minutes later Friday (excluding 2 January and 3 April, but additionally 2 April)
x = Operates 30 minutes later Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays and 29-31 December and 2 January)
z = Operates 45 minutes later Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays and 29-31 December and 2 January)

Bus and coach boarding points

LONDON, Victoria Coach Station, Departure Hall
LONDON, (Marble Arch), Park Lane (to London only)
LONDON, (Golders Green), Bus Station, Stops GD/GE
LEEDS, Bus & Coach Station, Dyer Street
LEEDS, University, Parkinson Steps
LEEDS, Metropolitan Uni., Otley Road, nr junction Churchwood Av (from London)
LEEDS, Metropolitan Uni., Otley Road, opp. junction Drummon Ave (to London)

Prices for online tickets

London to Leeds Adult Youth/Senior Child BOOK NOW
Single Return Single Return Single Return
London to Leeds (Standard)
£25 £46.60 £20 £37.30 £12.50 £23.30 London to Leeds
Leeds to London (Standard)
£25 £46.60 £20 £37.30 £12.50 £23.30 Leeds to London
London to Leeds (eg. APEX/Funfares)
from £5.50 one way from £5.50 one way from £5.50 one way London to Leeds
Leeds to London (eg. APEX/Funfares) from £5.50 one way from £5.50 one way from £5.50 one way Leeds to London
  • Age categories: Children: 3-15 years, Seniors: 60+ years. Children aged under 3 travel free.

>>> National Express BUS TO LEEDS on-line booking <<<


Timetables and fares...

Coach to Leeds from London by Megabus

Megabus service number

MB12 MB12 MB12 MB12
MB12 MB12 MB12 MB12 MB12 MB12 MB12
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Fr,Su Daily Daily Daily Daily
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Dep. 1:00 8:00 9:30 11:30 13:30 15:00 16:00 16:30 17:00 18:00 19:30
LEEDS, Bus Station, Stand 1
Arr. 5:50 12:30 13:45 15:45 18:20 19:35 20:25 21:00 20:55 22:30 -
LEEDS, Stop F5, York Street
Arr. - - - - - - - - - - 23:40

Coach to London from Leeds by Megabus

Megabus service number MB12 MB12 MB12 MB12 MB12 MB12 MB12 MB12 MB12 MB12 MB12 MB12 MB12
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Fr,Su Daily Fr,Su
Daily Daily Daily Daily Sa,Su Fr
LEEDS, Stop F5, York Street Dep 1:00 - - - - - - - - - - - -
LEEDS, Bus Station, Stand 1 Dep. - 2:45* 5:50^ 9:20 10:20 10:50 11:30 12:30 13:45 16:20 16:30 18:40 19:30
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 5:40 8:00 10:30 14:00 15:00 15:30 16:00 17:00 18:15 21:00 21:00 23:10 23:59

M = Monday, T= Tuesday, W = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday, n = Daily except...
*/^ = Operates 15/30 mins later on Saturdays & Sundays

Bus and coach boarding points

LONDON, Victoria Coach Station, Departure Hall
LEEDS, Bus Station, Stand 1
LEEDS, Stop F5, York Street

Prices for online tickets

London to Leeds
Adult Youth/Senior Child BOOK NOW
Single Return Single Return Single Return
London to Leeds
from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way London to Leeds
Leeds to London
from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way Leeds to London
  • Age categories: Children: 3-15 years, Seniors: 60+ years. Children aged under 3 travel free.

>>> Megabus BUS TO LEEDS on-line booking <<<


How to buy tickets online for travel from London to Leeds?

To purchase tickets online for National Express routes you can do it directly at the Europebus home page using a journey planner provided. You can also do it on the National Express website. For Megabus connections visit Megabus website. Simply fill out all fields in the journey planner and follow the instructions to buy a ticket. Discounted tickets are also available for youths, children and seniors. If you book early and your travel dates and times are flexible, you may get ticket with a discount. Early booking is highly recommended, because services between London and Leeds are very popular and the coaches are fully booked on some days.

Carriage of luggage and bikes

Luggage policy for the National Express bus to Leeds: The coach driver will load and unload customers’ luggage but customers are responsible for seeing their own luggage onto and off the coach on which they are travelling.
 Each customer has a free luggage allowance of two medium sized suitcases, weighing no more than 20 kilograms each and 1 piece of hand luggage, which must be located on the shelf above your head or under the passenger seat. >>> NX's BUS TO LEEDS on-line booking <<<

Luggage policy for the Megabus bus to Leeds: Megabus doesn’t check luggage or provide receipts for luggage transported on the bus by the passenger. Passengers are advised that Megabus will accept up to one piece of luggage per passenger. For guidance this should be no more than the size of a standard suitcase and should not weigh more than 20kg. Passengers can also take on board one small piece of luggage that must fit either on your lap or under the seat in front of you. >>> Megabus BUS TO LEEDS on-line

Of course you can take a bike but... In a bike bag as carry-on luggage, semi-dismantled, free of charge. You can take a bicycle with you as carry-on luggage free of charge on any coach, if you put it in a zip-up 'bike bag', with wheels and pedals removed and handlebars turned. Bike bags are available from most cycle shops, for example www.wiggle.co.uk

Overview of alternative transports between London and Leeds. Trains & airlines services within the UK.

If our information is insufficient for you to convince you to travel by coach, or simply you don’t like this transportation arrangement then we encourage you to take advantage of rail or in some cases flight services. If you want to travel for example from London to Leeds or vice versa by train we suggest you to visit the Train Line website, while good flights between British cities are recommend on the Budget Air’s website

Rail services in the UK are fast, frequent and convenient. Tickets can be bought in advance easily via a train reservation service available at the Train Line website
Regular air links to distant cities in Britain can be checked and booked at www.budgetair.co.uk. Flights connections are available to various destinations in the UK, Europe and worldwide.

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