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Train Information between Leicester and Birmingham

distanceDistance33 miles (54 km)
durationAverage train duration48 min
priceAverage train ticket price£10 (€11)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country

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. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £8, but the average price of train tickets is £10. Travellers depart most frequently from Leicester and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Train companies

CrossCountry trains between Leicester and Birmingham

Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets from Leicester to Birmingham from £8 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular trip.

CrossCountry

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.

CrossCountry is one of the best options when travelling by train between Leicester and Birmingham. Omio quickly shows you current CrossCountry train timetables for the Leicester - Birmingham route and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest route available. The distance between Leicester and Birmingham is around 33 miles (54 km) and the cheapest CrossCountry one-way ticket you can book starts at £8. As you check the latest Leicester to Birmingham train timetable from CrossCountry for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Birmingham safely. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect CrossCountry ticket from Leicester to Birmingham so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

When you buy your CrossCountry train tickets between Leicester and Birmingham don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • 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 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
How much do cheap train tickets to Birmingham from Leicester cost?
You can find a cheap train from Leicester to Birmingham for some dates and times for as low as £8  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Leicester to Birmingham cost on average?
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Leicester to Birmingham train to cost on average £10  one way.
How far is it from Leicester to Birmingham by train?
You should expect to travel around 33 miles (54 km)  from Leicester to Birmingham by train.
How many hours does it take from Leicester to Birmingham by train?
While the time it takes to travel 33 miles (54 km) between Leicester and Birmingham can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Leicester to Birmingham is on average 48 min.
Which train station in Leicester goes to Birmingham? Which train station do I come into Birmingham from Leicester?

Omio customers book a train from Leicester   to Birmingham New Street   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Leicester? Where is the train station in Birmingham?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Leicester and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Birmingham New Street and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Birmingham.

Which train companies can get me from Leicester to Birmingham?
For the best Leicester to Birmingham train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Cross Country. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Leicester to Birmingham to compare what amenities they may offer.
Are there any Leicester to Birmingham direct train services?
Yes, there are 25 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.
How many train services per day are there between Leicester and Birmingham?
The average number of trains departing Leicester for Birmingham is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When is the earliest train from Leicester to Birmingham? When is the last train from Leicester to Birmingham?
The earliest train for this trip departs from Leicester at 07: 50. The last train leaves from Leicester at 11: 20. Check Omio for the latest train times from Leicester to Birmingham and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
When should I purchase Leicester Birmingham train tickets to score the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Leicester to Birmingham is on average £10 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets to Birmingham from Leicester available a few months in advance.

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.