Birmingham to Leicester train

Wed, 29 May
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Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Leicester

Showing times and prices for 29 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Birmingham to Leicester is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Cross Country
10:220h50
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
11:12Leicester station (LEI)
£131One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Cross Country
09:520h59
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
10:51Leicester station (LEI)
£131One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Cross Country
10:520h59
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
11:51Leicester station (LEI)
£131One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
11:220h48
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
12:10Leicester station (LEI)
£171One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
08:220h51
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
09:13Leicester station (LEI)
£201One-way
0 changes

Train timetableBirmingham to Leicester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 29 May
Cross Country
08:220h51
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
09:13Leicester station (LEI)
0 changes
Cross Country
08:521h00
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
09:52Leicester station (LEI)
0 changes
Cross Country
09:520h59
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
10:51Leicester station (LEI)
0 changes
Cross Country
10:220h50
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
11:12Leicester station (LEI)
0 changes
Cross Country
10:520h59
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
11:51Leicester station (LEI)
0 changes
Cross Country
11:220h48
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
12:10Leicester station (LEI)
0 changes

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Train times from Birmingham to Leicester

Showing times and prices for 29 May

Fastest Journey

48 m

Average

54 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

55 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Birmingham for Leicester every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Cross Country
11:220h48
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
12:10Leicester station (LEI)
£171One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
10:220h50
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
11:12Leicester station (LEI)
£131One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
08:220h51
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
09:13Leicester station (LEI)
£201One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
09:520h59
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
10:51Leicester station (LEI)
£131One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
10:520h59
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
11:51Leicester station (LEI)
£131One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Birmingham to Leicester

distanceDistance33 miles
durationAverage train duration48 min
priceAverage train ticket price£13 (€14)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCrossCountry

Trains from Birmingham to Leicester cover the 33 miles long trip taking on average 48 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £5, but the average price of train tickets is £13. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Leicester.

Train companies: CrossCountry trains Birmingham to Leicester

For as little as £5 you can travel by train between Birmingham and Leicester with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains between Birmingham and Leicester. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

Birmingham to Leicester train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 48 min
  • Cheapest Price: £5
  • CrossCountry frequency: 16 a day

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.

FAQs: Birmingham to Leicester train

FAQs: Travel by train from Birmingham to Leicester easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Birmingham to Leicester.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Leicester can start from as little as £5 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Birmingham to Leicester is £13; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time between Birmingham and Leicester is on average 48 min   for the 33 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go to Leicester from Birmingham by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Birmingham to Leicester leaves at 06: 22. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Birmingham to Leicester leaves at 22: 22.
There are 16 trains a day from Birmingham to Leicester which require at least one change with CrossCountry. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the best Birmingham to Leicester train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with CrossCountry. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Birmingham to Leicester to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 22.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Birmingham New Street, which is located around 1.7 miles (2.7 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Leicester, located 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Birmingham to Leicester is March.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Leicester from Birmingham including taking a coach or train.

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