Cheap train tickets from Leicester to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 21 May

Cheapest

£28

Average

£58

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 Manchester will cost around £ 58 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 28.

Cheapest
14:06Leicester2h25 16:31Manchester Piccadilly
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£281One-way
14:06Leicester2h17 16:23Manchester Piccadilly
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£321One-way
11:06Leicester1h56 13:02Manchester Piccadilly
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£611One-way
09:06Leicester1h56 11:02Manchester Piccadilly
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£611One-way
16:06Leicester1h56 18:02Manchester Piccadilly
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£611One-way

Train schedule Leicester to Manchester

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08:07Leicester1h55 10:02Manchester Piccadilly
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08:17Leicester2h29 10:46Manchester Piccadilly
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09:06Leicester1h56 11:02Manchester Piccadilly
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09:18Leicester2h28 11:46Manchester Piccadilly
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09:50Leicester2h33 12:23Manchester Piccadilly
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10:06Leicester2h17 12:23Manchester Piccadilly
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11:06Leicester1h56 13:02Manchester Piccadilly
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12:07Leicester1h55 14:02Manchester Piccadilly
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13:06Leicester1h56 15:02Manchester Piccadilly
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14:06Leicester2h25 16:31Manchester Piccadilly
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14:06Leicester2h17 16:23Manchester Piccadilly
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15:06Leicester1h59 17:05Manchester Piccadilly
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16:06Leicester1h56 18:02Manchester Piccadilly
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17:06Leicester1h59 19:05Manchester Piccadilly
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18:06Leicester1h56 20:02Manchester Piccadilly
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19:06Leicester1h55 21:01Manchester Piccadilly
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20:06Leicester1h56 22:02Manchester Piccadilly
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20:50Leicester2h00 22:50Manchester Piccadilly
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Sat
21 May
£61West Midlands Railway
£6Flixbus
Sun
22 May
£61East Midlands Railway
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Mon
23 May
£25East Midlands Railway
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Tue
24 May
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£10National Express
Wed
25 May
£29Cross Country
£12Flixbus
Thu
26 May
£25East Midlands Railway
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Fri
27 May
£29Cross Country
£8Flixbus
Sat
28 May
£32East Midlands Railway
£8Flixbus
Sun
29 May
£22East Midlands Railway
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Mon
30 May
£18East Midlands Railway
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Tue
31 May
£28East Midlands Railway
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Wed
1 Jun
£18East Midlands Railway
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Thu
2 Jun
£29Cross Country
£10Flixbus
Fri
3 Jun
£20East Midlands Railway
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Sat
4 Jun
£29Cross Country
£10Flixbus
Sun
5 Jun
£22East Midlands Railway
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Mon
6 Jun
£25East Midlands Railway
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Tue
7 Jun
£25East Midlands Railway
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Wed
8 Jun
£29Cross Country
£5Flixbus
Thu
9 Jun
£25East Midlands Railway
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Fastest train times from Leicester to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 21 May

Fastest Journey

1 h 55 m

Average

2 h 6 m

Trains per day

18

Distance

119 km

It's difficult to get from Leicester to Manchester without changing at least once.

Fastest
12:07Leicester1h55 14:02Manchester Piccadilly
1 changes
£611One-way
Fastest
08:07Leicester1h55 10:02Manchester Piccadilly
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£611One-way
Fastest
19:06Leicester1h55 21:01Manchester Piccadilly
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£611One-way
11:06Leicester1h56 13:02Manchester Piccadilly
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£611One-way
09:06Leicester1h56 11:02Manchester Piccadilly
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£611One-way

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Overview: Train from Leicester to Manchester

distanceDistance74 miles (119 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 16 min
priceAverage train ticket price£36 (€41)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesEast Midlands Railway, Cross Country, Northern Rail, Avanti West Coast or Transpennine Express

Trains from Leicester to Manchester cover the 74 miles (119 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 16 min with our travel partners like East Midlands Railway, Cross Country, Northern Rail, Avanti West Coast or Transpennine Express. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £36, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £22. Travellers depart most frequently from Leicester and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains Leicester to Manchester

Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets to Manchester from Leicester from £22 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular route.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Leicester to Manchester 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 Manchester, check Omio for CrossCountry trains offering this journey. Whether you are looking for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train to take for this 74 miles (119 km) journey to Manchester from Leicester, 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 from Leicester to Manchester 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 Manchester 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 from Leicester to Manchester starting at £29, buy your official CrossCountry tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!

  • Average Price: £29

CrossCountry has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train to Manchester from Leicester:

  • 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 Manchester

There are trains between Leicester and Manchester every hour on this busy route operated by Cross Country, Virgin and East Midlands Trains, making it easy to travel on a flexible basis. The journey is also quick, with many trains arriving in less than two hours.

Which train companies travel from Leicester to Manchester?

Trains from Leicester Rail Station to Manchester Piccadilly are operated by Cross Country, Virgin and East Midlands Trains and each operator tends to run one service an hour. The cheapest service is run by Cross Country and mobile ticketing is available on the service for added convenience.

How long is the train from Leicester to Manchester?

The train journey from Leicester to Manchester usually has one change, either at Sheffield or Birmingham. It can be as short as one and a half hours, but most services tend to average out at two hours. Some journeys are a little longer, but few exceed two hours and 45 minutes.

How many trains are there from Leicester to Manchester?

Trains between Leicester Railway Station operate from 6:00 a.m. through to around 10:00 p.m. each day, including weekends. There are some occasions where there are two train services scheduled from different operators, so customers will find plenty of choice on this busy and well-served route.

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

Departure train station: Leicester Railway Station was refurbished in 2012 and has an attractive open-plan layout that is designed to be accessible to all travellers. Facilities include a first class lounge, ticket facilities, a seating area, trolleys, a coffee shop and newsagent, ticket office, ATMs and easy connections to onward travel. There is a taxi rank directly outside and local parking. The city centre shops and other attractions are just a short walk away.

Arrival train station: Manchester Piccadilly is the main train station in Manchester and is located in the city centre. The station has toilets and shower rooms (with change machines for the fee), ATMs, retail and supermarket outlets, coffee shops, newsagents, seating areas, ticketing facilities and more. Passengers can make their onward journey via the taxi rank from outside the station, take the Metro which runs from underneath the train station or take a short walk to the city bus stations in Piccadilly Gardens.

Travel Tips: Trains from Leicester to Manchester

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FAQs

How much does a cheap train between Leicester and Manchester cost?

Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Leicester and Manchester for as low as £22  for the next 7 days.

How much does the train from Leicester to Manchester cost on average?

The Leicester to Manchester train ticket price is on average £36  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.

What is the distance from Leicester to Manchester by train?

The distance between Leicester and Manchester by train is approximately 74 miles (119 km).

What is the average Leicester to Manchester train duration?

On average the train from Leicester to Manchester duration is 2 h 16 min  for the 74 miles (119 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

When travelling by train from Leicester to Manchester, which train station in Leicester do I depart from and which train station in Manchester do I arrive in?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Leicester   and arriving in Manchester Piccadilly.

Where do I find the Leicester train station to Manchester? Where is the Manchester train station?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Leicester and travel around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel approximately 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the train station to the city centre in Manchester.

Which train companies should I travel with from Leicester to Manchester?

When taking a train from Leicester to Manchester, you can count on East Midlands Railway, Cross Country, Northern Rail, Avanti West Coast or Transpennine Express for the best way to get you to Manchester. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Leicester and Manchester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

What are the first and last departure train times from Leicester to Manchester?

The earliest train for this route departs from Leicester at 04: 48. The last train leaves from Leicester at 22: 56. Check Omio for the latest train times from Leicester to Manchester and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

How early should I book train tickets between Leicester and Manchester to score the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Leicester to Manchester is on average £36 if you purchase 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 journey. In general, you can find train tickets to Manchester from Leicester available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Leicester
Manchester
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 Manchester from Leicester.