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Cheap train tickets from Leicester to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 21 Jun

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Cross Country
09:500h48
Leicester station (LEI)
10:38Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£131One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Cross Country
10:160h59
Leicester station (LEI)
11:15Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£131One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
10:500h48
Leicester station (LEI)
11:38Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£171One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
08:500h48
Leicester station (LEI)
09:38Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£191One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
09:151h00
Leicester station (LEI)
10:15Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£191One-way
0 changes

Train timetableLeicester to Birmingham

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 21 June
Cross Country
08:180h57
Leicester station (LEI)
09:15Birmingham New Street (BHM)
0 changes
Cross Country
08:500h48
Leicester station (LEI)
09:38Birmingham New Street (BHM)
0 changes
Cross Country
09:151h00
Leicester station (LEI)
10:15Birmingham New Street (BHM)
0 changes
Cross Country
09:500h48
Leicester station (LEI)
10:38Birmingham New Street (BHM)
0 changes
Cross Country
10:160h59
Leicester station (LEI)
11:15Birmingham New Street (BHM)
0 changes
Cross Country
10:500h48
Leicester station (LEI)
11:38Birmingham New Street (BHM)
0 changes

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Train times from Leicester to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 21 Jun

Fastest Journey

48 m

Average

53 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

55 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Leicester for Birmingham 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
09:500h48
Leicester station (LEI)
10:38Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£131One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Cross Country
08:500h48
Leicester station (LEI)
09:38Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£191One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Cross Country
10:500h48
Leicester station (LEI)
11:38Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£171One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
08:180h57
Leicester station (LEI)
09:15Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£221One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
10:160h59
Leicester station (LEI)
11:15Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£131One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Leicester to Birmingham

distanceDistance33 miles
durationAverage train duration48 min
priceAverage train ticket price£11 (€12)
frequencyTrain frequency50 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCrossCountry

Trains from Leicester to Birmingham cover the 33 miles long route taking on average 48 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry. Normally, there are 50 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £11, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £4. Travellers depart most frequently from Leicester and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Train companies: CrossCountry trains Leicester to Birmingham

Travel to Birmingham from Leicester from £4 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip for you.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains to Birmingham from 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.

Leicester to Birmingham train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 48 min
  • Cheapest Price: £4
  • CrossCountry frequency: 25 a day

Trains from Leicester to Birmingham: Journey Details

Getting from Leicester to Birmingham by train is easy with around 35 daily direct services plying the route from around 6:00 a.m. till late at night. The travel time from Leicester London Road to Birmingham New Street stations is around an hour with the fastest service covering the route in 48 minutes.

Taking the Train from Leicester

Trains from Leicester to Birmingham depart from Leicester Railway Station which is managed by East Midlands Trains and just a five minutes walk from the city's main shopping area. The station is well served with buses including the 48 and 80 which run to the university. Another alternative are taxis which can be easily booked to the station.

Getting into Birmingham by Train

As England's second largest city, Birmingham has much to offer the visitor. Once a major manufacturing hub for the East Midlands, today's Birmingham is a cultural centre. It's home to modern museums, galleries, theatre, outstanding shopping, and boasts a world-class symphony orchestra and ballet troupe. Services from Leicester arrive at Birmingham New Street Station, located right in the centre of the city by the Bullring Shopping Centre. Many bus routes pass the station with stops on nearby Smallbrook Queensway and Hill Street. Taxis are plentiful with a rank on Navigation Street outside the Stephenson Street/Victoria Square exit.

FAQs: Leicester to Birmingham train

FAQs: Travel by train from Leicester to Birmingham 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 Leicester to Birmingham.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Leicester to Birmingham can start from as little as £4 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Leicester to Birmingham is £11; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Leicester to Birmingham train time is 48 min   covering the 33 mile long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Leicester to Birmingham leaves at 05: 48. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Leicester to Birmingham leaves at 22: 56.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Leicester to Birmingham without having to change trains with CrossCountry. There are 25 direct trains from Leicester to Birmingham each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Take the Leicester to Birmingham train with CrossCountry. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey between Leicester and Birmingham as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 56.

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

A day trip to Birmingham from Leicester is worth doing with a journey time of 48 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Leicester to Birmingham by train is January.
You have options as you can travel from Leicester to Birmingham 2 different ways: train or coach.

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