Southend to Leeds by train

  • First train
    04:13
  • Last train
    23:36
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 55m
  • Distance
    294 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    43
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 38m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Southend to Leeds by train

Fast trains from Southend to Leeds take around 3 hours and 55 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 294 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Southend and Leeds.

1. Are there direct trains from Southend to Leeds?

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

We usually find around 41 departures on the route from Southend 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 53 departures.

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

The Southend to Leeds train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 55 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Leeds is usually scheduled to depart Southend around 04:30 and the last train is around 23:36. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Southend around 04:13, and the last at 22:49.

When to book Southend 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 Southend to Leeds by train.

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Which train companies operate between Southend and Leeds?

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

  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Trains
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • UK Rail Connections
  • c2c

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

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.