Leicester to Derby train

Wed, 29 May
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Cheap train tickets from Leicester to Derby

Showing times and prices for 29 May

Cheapest

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

East Midlands Railway
10:370h31
Leicester
11:08Derby
£31One-way
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
09:090h21
Leicester
09:30Derby
£41One-way
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
20:410h31
Leicester
21:12Derby
£61One-way
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
10:100h20
Leicester
10:30Derby
£101One-way
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
22:060h22
Leicester
22:28Derby
£151One-way
0 changes

Train timetableLeicester to Derby

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 29 May
East Midlands Railway
09:090h21
Leicester
09:30Derby
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
10:370h31
Leicester
11:08Derby
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
10:100h20
Leicester
10:30Derby
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
11:080h21
Leicester
11:29Derby
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
23:370h31
Leicester
00:08Derby
0 changes

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Train times from Leicester to Derby

Showing times and prices for 29 May

Fastest Journey

20 m

Average

24 m

Trains per day

8

Distance

39 km

Of the 8 trains that leave Leicester for Derby every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

East Midlands Railway
10:100h20
Leicester
10:30Derby
£101One-way
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
21:110h20
Leicester
21:31Derby
£151One-way
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
09:090h21
Leicester
09:30Derby
£41One-way
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
11:080h21
Leicester
11:29Derby
£151One-way
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
22:060h22
Leicester
22:28Derby
£151One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Leicester to Derby

distanceDistance24 miles
durationAverage train duration20 min
priceAverage train ticket price£11 (€13)
frequencyTrain frequency50 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesEast Midlands Trains

Trains from Leicester to Derby cover the 24 miles long route taking on average 20 min with our travel partners like East Midlands Trains. Normally, there are 50 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £11, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £2. Travellers depart most frequently from Leicester and arrive in Derby.

Trains from Leicester to Derby: Journey Details

Trains from Leicester to Derby are available from 5:00 a.m. until 9:38 p.m. Monday to Friday, usually leaving at a rate of 2 per hour, with peak-time fares applying before 9:20 a.m. All journeys are direct except for the last few evening departures. It's a similar story on Saturdays while on Sundays there is one departure per hour for most of the day. The service is operated by East Midlands trains.

Taking the Train from Leicester

The London Road railway station, where trains from Leicester to Derby set out, is just outside the city centre and well placed for many other key locations and amenities. The University of Leicester, Leicester Tigers Rugby Ground and the Highcross and Haymarket shopping complexes are all within a ten-minute radius by foot or a brief bus ride. It takes about 3-5 minutes to get to the station by bus from Charles Street in the city centre, around 10-12 minutes from the King Power Stadium and the National Space Centre and half an hour from Bradgate Park (home of Lady Jane Grey). A 24-hour bus service from East Midlands airport stops at St Margaret's interchange, 1 km north-west of the station.

Getting into Derby by Train

One of the seeding grounds of the industrial revolution, Derby still has strong ties with manufacturing as the UK headquarters of Rolls Royce and Toyota, and it also has plenty to offer visitors with its roster of festivals and it's Cathedral Quarter crammed with smart boutiques and cafes. Trains from Leicester arrive at Derby railway station on Roundhouse Road. From the stands outside the station exits and on Pride Parkway, travellers can catch buses into the city centre and to the main bus station (a 3-5 minute trip) from early morning until midnight. The Skylink bus service from Derby to East Midlands Airport stops outside the train station around​ the clock.

FAQs: Leicester to Derby train

FAQs: Travel by train from Leicester to Derby 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 Derby.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Leicester to Derby can start from as little as £2 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Leicester to Derby 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 Derby train travel time is 20 min   for the 24 mile long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Leicester to Derby leaves at 07: 43. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Leicester to Derby leaves at 23: 37.
There are 50 trains a day from Leicester to Derby which require at least one change with East Midlands Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Derby. Take the fast train with East Midlands Trains from Leicester to Derby.
For the route from Leicester to Derby you can take a train with East Midlands Trains. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Leicester and Derby on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 23: 37.

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 Derby, located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Leicester to Derby is November.
You have options as you can travel from Leicester to Derby 2 different ways: train or coach.

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