Edinburgh to Leicester train

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Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Leicester

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
08:524h59
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
13:51Leicester station (LEI)
£1161One-way
2 changes
London North Eastern Railway
09:004h49
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
13:49Leicester station (LEI)
£1331One-way
1 change
London North Eastern Railway
08:005h02
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
13:02Leicester station (LEI)
£1371One-way
2 changes
Cross Country
08:054h57
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
13:02Leicester station (LEI)
£2021One-way
1 change
Cross Country
09:004h29
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
13:29Leicester station (LEI)
£2021One-way
2 changes

Train timetableEdinburgh to Leicester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, 20 May
London North Eastern Railway
08:005h02
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
13:02Leicester station (LEI)
2 changes
Cross Country
08:054h57
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
13:02Leicester station (LEI)
1 change
Avanti West Coast
08:524h59
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
13:51Leicester station (LEI)
2 changes
Cross Country
09:004h29
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
13:29Leicester station (LEI)
2 changes
London North Eastern Railway
09:004h49
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
13:49Leicester station (LEI)
1 change
Cross Country
09:074h56
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
14:03Leicester station (LEI)
1 change

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Train times from Edinburgh to Leicester

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Fastest Journey

4 h 29 m

Average

4 h 52 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

392 km

To travel from Edinburgh to Leicester you need to make at least one change.

Fastest
Cross Country
09:004h29
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
13:29Leicester station (LEI)
£2021One-way
2 changes
London North Eastern Railway
09:004h49
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
13:49Leicester station (LEI)
£1331One-way
1 change
Cross Country
09:074h56
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
14:03Leicester station (LEI)
£2021One-way
1 change
Cross Country
08:054h57
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
13:02Leicester station (LEI)
£2021One-way
1 change
Avanti West Coast
08:524h59
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
13:51Leicester station (LEI)
£1161One-way
2 changes

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Leicester

distanceDistance243 miles
durationAverage train duration4 h 49 min
priceAverage train ticket price£104 (€116)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesEast Coast, CrossCountry or Virgin Trains

Trains from Edinburgh to Leicester cover the 243 miles long trip taking on average 4 h 49 min with our travel partners like East Coast, CrossCountry or Virgin Trains. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £74, but the average price of train tickets is £104. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Leicester.

Train providers: East Coast, CrossCountry and Virgin Trains trains Edinburgh to Leicester

Travel between Edinburgh and Leicester from £73 with Omio’s train partners East Coast, CrossCountry and Virgin Trains! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient journey for you.

Avanti West Coast is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates high-speed trains between London and major cities in the UK, including Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The company offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, First Class and Advance tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of food and drinks. The most popular routes for Avanti West Coast are London to Birmingham, London to Manchester and London to Glasgow. The company operates a fleet of Pendolino and Super Voyager trains, which offer a smooth and comfortable journey.

Edinburgh to Leicester train information with Virgin Trains:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 59 min
  • Cheapest Price: £73

FAQs: Edinburgh to Leicester train

FAQs: Travel by train from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Leicester.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Leicester can start from as little as £74 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Edinburgh to Leicester is £104; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Edinburgh to Leicester train travel time is 4 h 49 min   for the 243 mile long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Edinburgh to Leicester leaves at 04: 48. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Edinburgh to Leicester leaves at 16: 30.
There are 25 trains a day from Edinburgh to Leicester which require at least one change with East Coast, CrossCountry or Virgin Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
When taking a train from Edinburgh to Leicester, you can count on East Coast, CrossCountry or Virgin Trains for the best way to get you to Leicester. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Edinburgh to Leicester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0.4 miles (727 m) 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.

A trip to Leicester from Edinburgh is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 4 h 49 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Edinburgh to Leicester is February.
You have options as you can travel between Edinburgh and Leicester 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Edinburgh and Leicester

Edinburgh
Leicester
The major railway station for departures from Edinburgh is Edinburgh Waverley. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Edinburgh Waverley for your trip to Leicester from Edinburgh.
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
Public transport options for Edinburgh Waverley
Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Waterloo Place, pick up across from Apex Hotel and drop off outside the Apex Hotel.
Metro: No metro available.
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Public transport options for Edinburgh Gateway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the bus stops outside the station
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Public transport options for Edinburgh Park
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from Platform 2 bus stop, adjacent to Herminston Gate
Edinburgh, Airport
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