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.
The average ticket from Leicester to Edinburgh will cost around £ 180 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 174.
4 h 53 m
5 h 35 m
Trains per day
It's difficult to get from Leicester to Edinburgh without changing at least once.
|Distance||243 miles (392 km)|
|Average train duration||4 h 52 min|
|Average train ticket price||£154 (€175)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Cross Country, Avanti West Coast or London North Eastern Railway|
Trains from Leicester to Edinburgh cover the 243 miles (392 km) long route taking on average 4 h 52 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, Avanti West Coast or London North Eastern Railway. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £154, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £85. Travellers depart most frequently from Leicester and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
CrossCountry trains will get you from Leicester to Edinburgh from £85. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Leicester and Edinburgh you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
Omio helps you compare and book the perfect train with CrossCountry between Leicester and Edinburgh for a smooth and relaxing journey. Check the latest CrossCountry train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, take a look at the travel information for the Leicester to Edinburgh train with CrossCountry (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), compare the best connections for your Leicester - Edinburgh trip and then book a cheap train ticket with ease. The distance between Leicester and Edinburgh by train is 243 miles (392 km). You can book tickets for this CrossCountry train for as low as £85 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for CrossCountry tickets from Leicester to Edinburgh in the Omio app, you can also check whether they are mobile tickets quickly and easily. If they are mobile tickets, then you can go paperless when taking a train. Book that perfect CrossCountry Leicester - Edinburgh train ticket online and enjoy your trip!
Please follow the recommendations outlined by CrossCountry when booking your train tickets from Leicester to Edinburgh due to the coronavirus:
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.
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.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Leicester and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Leicester, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Edinburgh Waverley, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.
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