Ayr to Leeds by train

  • First train
    05:13
  • Last train
    23:15
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 13m
  • Distance
    271 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    19
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 14m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Ayr to Leeds by train

Fast trains from Ayr to Leeds take around 5 hours and 13 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 271 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Ayr and Leeds.

1. Are there direct trains from Ayr to Leeds?

Journeys between Ayr and Leeds usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 18 departures on the route from Ayr to Leeds every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 19 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Ayr to Leeds?

The Ayr to Leeds train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 13 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Ayr to Leeds train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Leeds is usually scheduled to depart Ayr around 05:13 and the last train is around 23:00. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Ayr around 05:13, and the last at 23:15.

When to book Ayr to Leeds train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Ayr to Leeds by train.

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Which train companies operate between Ayr and Leeds?

More than one train company operates on the route from Ayr to Leeds, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • ScotRail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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