Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Leicester

Showing times and prices for 21 May

Cheapest

£9

Average

£12

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Birmingham to Leicester will cost around £ 12 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 9.

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18:52Birmingham New Street1h19 20:11Leicester
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£91One-way
12:52Birmingham New Street1h18 14:10Leicester
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£121One-way
14:52Birmingham New Street1h19 16:11Leicester
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£121One-way
15:52Birmingham New Street1h19 17:11Leicester
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£121One-way
10:52Birmingham New Street1h19 12:11Leicester
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£121One-way

Train schedule Birmingham to Leicester

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08:22Birmingham New Street0h48 09:10Leicester
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09:12Birmingham New Street0h58 10:10Leicester
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10:12Birmingham New Street0h58 11:10Leicester
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10:52Birmingham New Street1h19 12:11Leicester
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11:52Birmingham New Street1h19 13:11Leicester
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12:52Birmingham New Street1h18 14:10Leicester
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13:52Birmingham New Street1h19 15:11Leicester
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14:52Birmingham New Street1h19 16:11Leicester
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15:52Birmingham New Street1h19 17:11Leicester
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16:52Birmingham New Street1h18 18:10Leicester
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17:52Birmingham New Street1h19 19:11Leicester
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18:52Birmingham New Street1h19 20:11Leicester
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Sat
21 May
£12Cross Country
£7National Express
Sun
22 May
£12Cross Country
£6National Express
Mon
23 May
£12Cross Country
£6National Express
Tue
24 May
£9Cross Country
£6National Express
Wed
25 May
£18Cross Country
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Thu
26 May
£9Cross Country
£6National Express
Fri
27 May
£12Cross Country
£7National Express
Sat
28 May
£9Cross Country
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Sun
29 May
£12Cross Country
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Mon
30 May
£24Cross Country
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Tue
31 May
£18Cross Country
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1 Jun
£18Cross Country
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2 Jun
£12Cross Country
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3 Jun
£12Cross Country
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4 Jun
£12Cross Country
£7National Express
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5 Jun
£12Cross Country
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6 Jun
£18Cross Country
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7 Jun
£18Cross Country
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8 Jun
£24Cross Country
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Fastest train times from Birmingham to Leicester

Showing times and prices for 21 May

Fastest Journey

48 m

Average

1 h 12 m

Trains per day

12

Distance

55 km

Of the 12 trains that leave Birmingham for Leicester every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 55 km distance in an average of 1 h 12 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 48 m .

The slowest trains will take 1 h 19 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
08:22Birmingham New Street0h48 09:10Leicester
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£121One-way
09:12Birmingham New Street0h58 10:10Leicester
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£121One-way
10:12Birmingham New Street0h58 11:10Leicester
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£181One-way
12:52Birmingham New Street1h18 14:10Leicester
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£121One-way
16:52Birmingham New Street1h18 18:10Leicester
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£121One-way

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Overview: Train from Birmingham to Leicester

distanceDistance33 miles (54 km)
durationAverage train duration48 min
priceAverage train ticket price£12 (€13)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country

Trains from Birmingham to Leicester cover the 33 miles (54 km) long trip taking on average 48 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £12, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £9. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Leicester.

Train companies: CrossCountry trains Birmingham to Leicester

CrossCountry trains will get you to Leicester from Birmingham from £9. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to Leicester from Birmingham you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Book your CrossCountry Birmingham to Leicester train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check CrossCountry up-to-date train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Birmingham to Leicester routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance between Birmingham and Leicester is 33 miles (54 km), and the best price for a one-way Birmingham - Leicester CrossCountry train ticket starts at £9 if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your CrossCountry ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train. Waiting in a queue at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with CrossCountry!

CrossCountry from Birmingham to Leicester train information:

  • Average Duration: 53 min
  • Average Price: £9
  • CrossCountry frequency: 14 a day

Please follow the recommendations outlined by CrossCountry when booking your train tickets to Leicester from Birmingham due to the coronavirus:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from Birmingham to Leicester

It's incredibly straightforward to make the trip from Birmingham to Leicester by train, with services departing Birmingham New Street station every 30 minutes throughout the day. What's more, trains from Birmingham to Leicester are direct, with most services taking just under an hour during peak times. You can be incredibly flexible with your departure time, with services beginning at around 5:15 a.m. each day and ending at around 10:20 p.m. every evening. Return journeys for rail services from Birmingham to Leicester are also available.

Which train companies go from Birmingham to Leicester?

CrossCountry operates all services for direct trains from Birmingham to Leicester.

How long is the train from Birmingham to Leicester?

Trains from Birmingham to Leicester take around 51 minutes during peak hours. Some direct services can take slightly longer, with the total journey time standing at approximately 58 minutes.

When are the first and last trains of the day from Birmingham to Leicester?

The first direct train from Birmingham to Leicester is at 5:19 a.m. and the last direct service from Birmingham to Leicester leaves at 10.22 p.m. During peak time and throughout the day, direct services department Birmingham at least twice per hour.

What facilities are available on trains from Birmingham to Leicester?

CrossCountry services from Birmingham to Leicester off a range of facilities to make journeys more convenient and comfortable. All trains offer on-board toilets, with disabled access throughout. These services also offer on-board luggage storage for passengers travelling with suitcases and other heavy baggage. Although these services don't operate a full catering service, a limited selection of on-board refreshment are available. CrossCountry services are also pet-friendly.

What are the departure and arrival station for trains from Birmingham to Leicester?

Departure Station: Direct services from Birmingham to Leicester depart from Birmingham New Street station, situated in the heart of the city centre.The station is easily accessed on foot or via bus or tram.

Arrival Station: Services from Birmingham arrive at Leicester railway station. The station lies just a stone's throw from the city centre itself, with most amenities just a 2 minute walk away.

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FAQs

How much do cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Leicester cost?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train between Birmingham and Leicester for as little as £9  in the next 7 days.

What is the average price of train tickets to Leicester from Birmingham?

If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Birmingham to Leicester train to cost on average £12  one way.

What is the distance by train from Birmingham to Leicester?

You should expect to travel around 33 miles (54 km)  between Birmingham and Leicester by train.

How long is the train between Birmingham and Leicester?

The Birmingham to Leicester train duration is on average 48 min, which is to be expected when travelling 33 miles (54 km) between Birmingham and Leicester. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

Which train station in Birmingham goes to Leicester? Which train station do I come into Leicester from Birmingham?

Omio customers book a train from Birmingham New Street   to Leicester   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Birmingham? Where is the train station in Leicester?

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Birmingham New Street and need to travel around 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Leicester most often arrive at Leicester and need to travel around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from this train station to the city centre.

What train providers offer a service from Birmingham to Leicester?

Take the Birmingham to Leicester train with Cross Country. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route from Birmingham to Leicester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many train services per day are there between Birmingham and Leicester?

The average number of trains departing Birmingham for Leicester is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When is the earliest train from Birmingham to Leicester? When is the last train from Birmingham to Leicester?

The first Birmingham to Leicester train departs at 04: 52   and the last train from Birmingham to Leicester leaves at 22: 22. Check out the most up-to-date Birmingham to Leicester train times on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How far in advance should I purchase train tickets to Leicester from Birmingham for the best deals?

If you buy a train ticket to Leicester from Birmingham within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £12 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Birmingham to Leicester are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Birmingham
Leicester
The major railway station for departures from Birmingham is Birmingham New Street. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Birmingham New Street for your trip to Leicester from Birmingham.
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Bus lines: N5, N6, N8, 4, 9, 23, 45, 50, 61, X51, X70
Train lines: West Midlands, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales