The cheapest trains from Birmingham to Leicester

Showing times and prices for 29 Oct

Cheapest

£11

Average

£18

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 £ 18 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 11.

Cheapest
10:22Birmingham New Street0h50 11:12Leicester
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£111One-way
Cheapest
09:52Birmingham New Street0h59 10:51Leicester
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£111One-way
08:22Birmingham New Street0h51 09:13Leicester
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£221One-way
09:22Birmingham New Street0h51 10:13Leicester
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£221One-way
08:52Birmingham New Street0h58 09:50Leicester
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£221One-way

Timetable Birmingham to Leicester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Fri, 29 Oct
08:22Birmingham New Street0h51 09:13Leicester
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08:52Birmingham New Street0h58 09:50Leicester
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09:22Birmingham New Street0h51 10:13Leicester
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09:52Birmingham New Street0h59 10:51Leicester
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10:22Birmingham New Street0h50 11:12Leicester
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Thu
28 Oct
£9Cross Country
£8National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£11Cross Country
£8National Express
Sat
30 Oct
£11Cross Country
£9National Express
Sun
31 Oct
£11Cross Country
£8National Express
Mon
1 Nov
£11Cross Country
£8National Express
Tue
2 Nov
£9Cross Country
£6National Express
Wed
3 Nov
£6Cross Country
£6National Express
Thu
4 Nov
£6Cross Country
£7National Express
Fri
5 Nov
£11Cross Country
£8National Express
Sat
6 Nov
£11Cross Country
£7National Express
Sun
7 Nov
£11Cross Country
£7National Express
Mon
8 Nov
£11Cross Country
£6National Express
Tue
9 Nov
£9Cross Country
£6National Express
Wed
10 Nov
£9Cross Country
£6National Express
Thu
11 Nov
£9Cross Country
£6National Express
Fri
12 Nov
£11Cross Country
£6National Express
Sat
13 Nov
£11Cross Country
£7National Express
Mon
15 Nov
£11Cross Country
£5National Express
Wed
17 Nov
£9Cross Country
£4National Express

The fastest trains from Birmingham to Leicester

Showing times and prices for 29 Oct

Fastest Journey

50 m

Average

53 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

55 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Birmingham for Leicester every day 5 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 53 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 50 m .

The slowest trains will take 59 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
10:22Birmingham New Street0h50 11:12Leicester
0 changes
£111One-way
08:22Birmingham New Street0h51 09:13Leicester
0 changes
£221One-way
09:22Birmingham New Street0h51 10:13Leicester
0 changes
£221One-way
08:52Birmingham New Street0h58 09:50Leicester
0 changes
£221One-way
09:52Birmingham New Street0h59 10:51Leicester
0 changes
£111One-way

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Train Information between Birmingham and Leicester

distanceDistance33 miles (54 km)
durationAverage train Duration50 min
priceAverage train Ticket Price£10 (€11)
changesDirect trainYes
carrierstrain providersCross Country

Trains from Birmingham to Leicester cover the 33 miles (54 km) long journey taking on average 50 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £6, but the average price of train tickets is £10. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Leicester.

Train companies

CrossCountry Birmingham – Leicester

CrossCountry trains will get you from Birmingham to Leicester from £6. 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 from Birmingham to Leicester you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Find the perfect CrossCountry train from Birmingham to Leicester for a smooth and relaxing journey. Omio makes it convenient for you to check the latest CrossCountry train timetables and compare the cheapest, fastest or earliest train from Birmingham to Leicester. You can also check relevant travel information for the CrossCountry train, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, depending on the class fare you choose. Once you find the ideal route, book your cheap CrossCountry train tickets online. You can expect to travel around 33 miles (54 km) on this route and your CrossCountry Birmingham to Leicester train ticket can cost as little as £6 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for CrossCountry tickets between Birmingham and Leicester in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets online quickly and easily on Omio and enjoy the travel experience!

These are CrossCountry 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Birmingham to Leicester:

  • 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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