Leicester to Birmingham train

Cheap train tickets from Leicester to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 04 Jul

Cheapest

£13

Average

£16

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.

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10:50Leicester0h48 11:38Birmingham New Street
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£131One-way
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09:15Leicester1h00 10:15Birmingham New Street
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£131One-way
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09:50Leicester0h48 10:38Birmingham New Street
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£131One-way
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10:18Leicester0h56 11:14Birmingham New Street
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£131One-way
08:18Leicester0h57 09:15Birmingham New Street
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£191One-way

Train schedule Leicester to Birmingham

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, 4 July
08:18Leicester0h57 09:15Birmingham New Street
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08:50Leicester0h48 09:38Birmingham New Street
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09:15Leicester1h00 10:15Birmingham New Street
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09:50Leicester0h48 10:38Birmingham New Street
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10:18Leicester0h56 11:14Birmingham New Street
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10:50Leicester0h48 11:38Birmingham New Street
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Fastest train times from Leicester to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 04 Jul

Fastest Journey

48 m

Average

52 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
10:50Leicester0h48 11:38Birmingham New Street
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£131One-way
Fastest
08:50Leicester0h48 09:38Birmingham New Street
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£261One-way
Fastest
09:50Leicester0h48 10:38Birmingham New Street
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£131One-way
10:18Leicester0h56 11:14Birmingham New Street
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£131One-way
08:18Leicester0h57 09:15Birmingham New Street
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£191One-way

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Overview: Train from Leicester to Birmingham

distanceDistance33 miles (54 km)
durationAverage train duration48 min
priceAverage train ticket price£14 (€15)
frequencyTrain frequency54 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 29 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country or East Midlands Railways

Trains from Leicester to Birmingham cover the 33 miles (54 km) long route taking on average 48 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or East Midlands Railways. Normally, there are 54 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £9, but the average price of train tickets is £14. Travellers depart most frequently from Leicester and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Train companies: CrossCountry and East Midlands Trains trains Leicester to Birmingham

Find the best trains to Birmingham from Leicester with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry and East Midlands Trains from £9. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

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Save time and money by searching for and booking your East Midlands Trains train from Leicester to Birmingham online with Omio! If you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest East Midlands Trains train between Leicester and Birmingham, Omio can help you out every step of the way. Check current East Midlands Trains train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best connections for the 33 miles (54 km) journey between Leicester and Birmingham as well as ticket information for the train (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard), and then book a cheap train ticket – all in one convenient place. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains to Birmingham from Leicester, you can check straight away if the East Midlands Trains ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Buy your official East Midlands Trains Leicester to Birmingham train tickets online on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy the travel experience!

Train information from Leicester to Birmingham with East Midlands Trains:

  • Average Duration: 25 min
  • East Midlands Trains frequency: 25 a day

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

If you’re looking for a smooth and easy train between Leicester and Birmingham, check Omio for CrossCountry trains offering this route. Whether you are looking for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train to take for this 33 miles (54 km) journey between Leicester and Birmingham, Omio makes it easier than ever to find CrossCountry trains at affordable prices, and you can also quickly book train tickets online. Check the current CrossCountry train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route between Leicester and Birmingham as well as relevant ticket information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard), and book your CrossCountry train on Omio. If you search for trains to Birmingham from Leicester in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry tickets are mobile tickets, making it convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. With prices for CrossCountry trains between Leicester and Birmingham starting at £9, buy your official CrossCountry tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!

CrossCountry from Leicester to Birmingham train information:

  • Average Duration: 52 min
  • Average Price: £9
  • CrossCountry frequency: 29 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.

Travel Tips: Trains from Leicester to Birmingham

Travel by train 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
You can find a cheap train from Leicester to Birmingham for some dates and times for as low as £9  one way in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Leicester to Birmingham train price to come in at an average of £14  one way.
When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Leicester to Birmingham via train to be approximately 33 miles (54 km).
On average the Leicester to Birmingham train time is 48 min  covering the 33 miles (54 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Leicester   to Birmingham New Street.

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Leicester, is located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the city centre of Leicester.

The most popular arrival train station, Birmingham New Street, is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away from the city centre of Birmingham.

For the best Leicester to Birmingham train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Cross Country or East Midlands Railways. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Leicester and Birmingham to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, there are 29 direct trains per day from Leicester to Birmingham. You can look to travel with Cross Country  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.
On average, there are 54 trains a day from Leicester to Birmingham. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The first Leicester to Birmingham train departs at 05: 18   and the last train from Leicester to Birmingham leaves at 21: 56. Check out the most up-to-date Leicester to Birmingham train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
You can find a train to Birmingham from Leicester to cost on average £14 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Leicester to Birmingham train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Leicester
Birmingham
The major railway station for departures from Leicester is Leicester. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Leicester for your trip to Birmingham from Leicester.
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ShoppingShopping
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Phone Number
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Public transport options for Leicester
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Coaches leave from the Station front

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