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Cheap train tickets from Leicester to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 14 Jun

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
London North Eastern Railway
09:145h01
Leicester station (LEI)
14:15Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£1391One-way
1 change
Cheapest
London North Eastern Railway
08:185h03
Leicester station (LEI)
13:21Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£1391One-way
1 change
Cross Country
09:095h00
Leicester station (LEI)
14:09Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£2031One-way
1 change
Cross Country
08:094h56
Leicester station (LEI)
13:05Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£2031One-way
1 change
Cross Country
10:104h51
Leicester station (LEI)
15:01Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£2031One-way
1 change

Train timetableLeicester to Edinburgh

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 14 June
Cross Country
08:094h56
Leicester station (LEI)
13:05Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
1 change
London North Eastern Railway
08:185h03
Leicester station (LEI)
13:21Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
1 change
Cross Country
09:095h00
Leicester station (LEI)
14:09Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
1 change
London North Eastern Railway
09:145h01
Leicester station (LEI)
14:15Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
1 change
Cross Country
10:104h51
Leicester station (LEI)
15:01Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
1 change

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Train times from Leicester to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 14 Jun

Fastest Journey

4 h 51 m

Average

4 h 58 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

392 km

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

Fastest
Cross Country
10:104h51
Leicester station (LEI)
15:01Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£2031One-way
1 change
Cross Country
08:094h56
Leicester station (LEI)
13:05Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£2031One-way
1 change
Cross Country
09:095h00
Leicester station (LEI)
14:09Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£2031One-way
1 change
London North Eastern Railway
09:145h01
Leicester station (LEI)
14:15Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£1391One-way
1 change
London North Eastern Railway
08:185h03
Leicester station (LEI)
13:21Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£1391One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from Leicester to Edinburgh

distanceDistance243 miles
durationAverage train duration4 h 41 min
priceAverage train ticket price£107 (€121)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersEast Coast, CrossCountry, Virgin Trains or East Midlands Trains

Trains from Leicester to Edinburgh cover the 243 miles long route taking on average 4 h 41 min with our travel partners like East Coast, CrossCountry, Virgin Trains or East Midlands Trains. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £107, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £52. Travellers depart most frequently from Leicester and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

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

Buy your official East Coast, CrossCountry and Virgin Trains train tickets from Leicester to Edinburgh from £60 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient route.

East Midlands Trains is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates services from London to the East Midlands, Yorkshire, and the North West. East Midlands Trains operates a fleet of Class 158, Class 156, Class 170, Class 222 and Class 180 diesel multiple units, as well as Class 222 Meridian electric multiple units. East Midlands Trains also offers a range of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. The most popular routes for East Midlands Trains are London to Nottingham, Sheffield, and Leeds.

    Trains from Leicester to Edinburgh

    Although there are no direct trains from Leicester to Edinburgh, it is possible to make the journey with just one change. The first departure is a CrossCountry service leaving around 6:15 a.m. connecting with a Virgin East Coast Trains service at Peterborough. There are hourly East Midlands Trains departures from Leicester throughout the day, requiring a change to a CrossCountry train at Chesterfield. The final connection is around 18:00 p.m. Journey times are roughly 5 hours.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Leicester to Edinburgh?

    Departure Station: Leicester Leicester's main station is situated south-east of the city centre, about 10-minutes on foot from the main shopping streets. City buses stop outside on London Road, and there is a taxi rank on the northern side of the station concourse.

    Arrival Station: Edinburgh Waverley Waverley station is located in the city centre, with tram and bus connections nearby on Princes Street. Night buses and airport shuttle buses depart from Waverley Bridge. The station taxi rank is located on the concourse close to the platforms.

    FAQs: Leicester to Edinburgh train

    FAQs: Travel by train from Leicester to Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh.
    FAQs
    Cheap train tickets from Leicester to Edinburgh can start from as little as £52 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Leicester to Edinburgh is £107; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
    The train time between Leicester and Edinburgh is on average 4 h 41 min   for the 243 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go to Edinburgh from Leicester by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
    The first train from Leicester to Edinburgh leaves at 06: 14. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
    The last train from Leicester to Edinburgh leaves at 18: 10.
    There are 10 trains a day from Leicester to Edinburgh which require at least one change with East Coast, CrossCountry, Virgin Trains or East Midlands Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
    Yes, there's a high-speed train to Edinburgh. Take the fast train with East Midlands Trains from Leicester to Edinburgh.
    When taking a train from Leicester to Edinburgh, you can count on East Coast, CrossCountry, Virgin Trains or East Midlands Trains for the best way to get you to Edinburgh. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Leicester and Edinburgh and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 18: 10.

    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 Edinburgh Waverley, located 0.4 miles (727 m) away from the city centre.

    A trip to Edinburgh from Leicester is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 4 h 41 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
    The cheapest month to travel from Leicester to Edinburgh by train is May.
    You have options as you can travel to Edinburgh from Leicester 3 different ways: coach, train or flight.
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