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20 Oct
£15West Midlands Railway
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£14West Midlands Railway
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£14West Midlands Railway
£10National Express
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£14Cross Country
£10National Express
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£14West Midlands Railway
£10National Express
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£14Cross Country
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£15West Midlands Railway
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£15West Midlands Railway
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Train Information to Leicester from Coventry

distanceDistance22 miles (36 km)
durationAverage train duration53 min
priceAverage train ticket price£14 (€16)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country or West Midlands Railway

Trains from Coventry to Leicester cover the 22 miles (36 km) long journey taking on average 53 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or West Midlands Railway. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £14, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £14. Travellers depart most frequently from Coventry and arrive in Leicester.

Train companies

CrossCountry from Coventry to Leicester

Find the best trains from Coventry to Leicester with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry from £14. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.


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

Find the perfect CrossCountry train from Coventry 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 between Coventry and 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 22 miles (36 km) on this trip and your CrossCountry Coventry to Leicester train ticket can cost as little as £15 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for CrossCountry tickets between Coventry 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!

When purchasing your CrossCountry train tickets between Coventry and Leicester, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • 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 Coventry to Leicester: Journey Details

There are no direct trains from Coventry to Leicester, but several indirect options. The most frequent connection involves taking a London Midland train to Nuneaton and changing to a CrossCountry service to Leicester. Alternative routes include using the Virgin Trains service to Birmingham New Street and changing to the CrossCountry train to Leicester. Weekday departures start early in the morning and there is an hourly service until late in the evening. Journey times are approximately an hour and 10 minutes. The Sunday timetable has a later first departure and an earlier last train, but a slightly more frequent daytime service. Weekday off-peak day return fares are available on departures from Coventry from around 10:00 a.m. onwards.

Taking the Train from Coventry

Trains From Coventry To Leicester depart from the main station situated south of the city centre. There are bus stops immediately outside the station and nearby on Warwick Road, with routes around the city, including connections to the Pool Meadow bus station. Taxis are available from the rank beside the station front.

Getting into Leicester by Train

Leicester is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city historically associated with Richard III and the Battle of Bosworth. The city's heritage sites, such as Leicester Abbey and St. Martin's Cathedral, are complemented by a buzzing nightlife and some of the finest Asian restaurants anywhere in the UK. Trains from Coventry to Leicester arrive at the main station on the south-eastern side of the city centre, close to the University. There are bus stops by the station forecourt and nearby on London Road and Charles Street. The Haymarket bus station is about 10 minutes away on foot. The taxi rank is by the station front.

Travel Tips

Trains from Coventry to Leicester
Travel by train 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 Coventry to Leicester.
How much does a cheap train to Leicester from Coventry cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Coventry to Leicester for as low as £14  for the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a train from Coventry to Leicester?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket to Leicester from Coventry is £14  one way.
What is the distance by train from Coventry to Leicester?
You should expect to travel around 22 miles (36 km)  to Leicester from Coventry by train.
What is the average Coventry to Leicester train duration?
The train time from Coventry to Leicester is on average 53 min  for the 22 miles (36 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Leicester from Coventry by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the Coventry to Leicester train leave from? Which Leicester train station do I come into from Coventry?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Coventry   and arrive in Leicester.

Where is the train station in Coventry to go to Leicester? Where is the train station in Leicester located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Coventry, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Coventry.

The most popular arrival train station, Leicester, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Leicester.

What train companies go from Coventry to Leicester?
Take the Coventry to Leicester train with Cross Country or West Midlands Railway. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip to Leicester from Coventry as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services per day are there from Coventry to Leicester?
On average, there are 16 trains a day from Coventry to Leicester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What time is the earliest train from Coventry to Leicester? What time is the last train from Coventry to Leicester?
If you prefer early morning trains from Coventry to Leicester, the first train leaves at 08: 17. If you prefer late night trains from Coventry to Leicester, the last train of the day leaves at 10: 17. Omio shows you the latest train from Coventry to Leicester schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
When should I purchase Coventry Leicester train tickets to score the best deals?
If you buy a train ticket between Coventry and Leicester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £14 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Coventry to Leicester are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Coventry is Coventry. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Coventry for your trip between Coventry and Leicester.