The cheapest trains from Leicester to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 29 Oct

Cheapest

£59

Average

£67

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 £ 67 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 59.

Cheapest
09:09Leicester1h55 11:04Manchester Piccadilly
1 changes
£591One-way
Cheapest
09:15Leicester2h31 11:46Manchester Piccadilly
2 changes
£591One-way
Cheapest
10:10Leicester1h54 12:04Manchester Piccadilly
1 changes
£591One-way
08:10Leicester1h54 10:04Manchester Piccadilly
1 changes
£811One-way
08:18Leicester2h28 10:46Manchester Piccadilly
2 changes
£811One-way

Timetable Leicester to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Fri, 29 Oct
08:10Leicester1h54 10:04Manchester Piccadilly
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08:18Leicester2h28 10:46Manchester Piccadilly
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09:09Leicester1h55 11:04Manchester Piccadilly
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09:15Leicester2h31 11:46Manchester Piccadilly
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10:10Leicester1h54 12:04Manchester Piccadilly
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Thu
28 Oct
£59First Transpennine Express
£12Flixbus
Fri
29 Oct
£59West Midlands Railway
£12Flixbus
Sat
30 Oct
£59First Transpennine Express
£8Flixbus
Mon
1 Nov
£59First Transpennine Express
£6Flixbus
Tue
2 Nov
£59
£6Flixbus
Wed
3 Nov
£59
£6Flixbus
Thu
4 Nov
£59First Transpennine Express
£6Flixbus
Fri
5 Nov
£59First Transpennine Express
£6Flixbus
Sat
6 Nov
£59West Midlands Railway
£6Flixbus
Sun
7 Nov
£28Cross Country
£5Flixbus
Mon
8 Nov
£58
£10National Express
Wed
10 Nov
£59
£6Flixbus
Thu
11 Nov
£59
£6Flixbus
Fri
12 Nov
£59First Transpennine Express
£6Flixbus
Sat
13 Nov
£59First Transpennine Express
£6Flixbus
Sun
14 Nov
£28Cross Country
£6Flixbus
Wed
17 Nov
£59
£6Flixbus

The fastest trains from Leicester to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 29 Oct

Fastest Journey

1 h 54 m

Average

2 h 8 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

119 km

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

Fastest
08:10Leicester1h54 10:04Manchester Piccadilly
1 changes
£811One-way
Fastest
10:10Leicester1h54 12:04Manchester Piccadilly
1 changes
£591One-way
09:09Leicester1h55 11:04Manchester Piccadilly
1 changes
£591One-way
08:18Leicester2h28 10:46Manchester Piccadilly
2 changes
£811One-way
09:15Leicester2h31 11:46Manchester Piccadilly
2 changes
£591One-way

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Train Information from Leicester to Manchester

distanceDistance74 miles (119 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 54 min
priceAverage train ticket price£54 (€62)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country or East Midlands Trains

Trains from Leicester to Manchester cover the 74 miles (119 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 54 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or East Midlands Trains. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £28, but the average price of train tickets is £54. Travellers depart most frequently from Leicester and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train companies

Leicester to Manchester with CrossCountry

Find the best trains from Leicester to Manchester with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry from £28. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Leicester and Manchester you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

CrossCountry is one of the best options when travelling by train from Leicester to Manchester. Omio quickly shows you current CrossCountry train timetables for the Leicester - Manchester route and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest trip available. The distance between Leicester and Manchester is around 74 miles (119 km) and the cheapest CrossCountry one-way ticket you can book starts at £28. As you check the latest Leicester to Manchester 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 Manchester 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 Manchester so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

    When you buy your CrossCountry train tickets from Leicester to Manchester 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 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
    Travel by train to Manchester 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 Manchester.
    FAQs
    How much do cheap trains to Manchester from Leicester cost?
    You can find a cheap train from Leicester to Manchester for some dates and times for as low as £28  one way in the next 7 days.
    What is the average cost of a train from Leicester to Manchester?
    The Leicester to Manchester train ticket price is on average £54  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next week.
    How far is it from Leicester to Manchester by train?
    The Leicester to Manchester train distance is approximately 74 miles (119 km).
    How long is the train from Leicester to Manchester?
    The Leicester to Manchester train duration is on average 1 h 54 min, which is to be expected when travelling 74 miles (119 km) to Manchester from Leicester. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
    What is the departure train station in Leicester and arrival train station in Manchester?

    Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Leicester   to Manchester Piccadilly.

    Where is the Leicester train station located? Where is the Manchester train station located?

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Leicester, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Leicester.

    The most popular arrival train station, Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Manchester.

    What train providers go from Leicester to Manchester?
    For the best Leicester to Manchester train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Cross Country or East Midlands Trains. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Manchester from Leicester to compare what amenities they may offer.
    How many train services per day are there between Leicester and Manchester?
    On average, there are 25 trains a day from Leicester to Manchester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    What are the first and last departure train times from Leicester to Manchester?
    The first Leicester to Manchester train departs at 08: 15   and the last train from Leicester to Manchester leaves at 10: 20. Check out the most up-to-date Leicester to Manchester train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    How far in advance should I book a train ticket from Leicester to Manchester to get the best deals?
    The price of a one way train ticket from Leicester to Manchester is on average £54 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 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 between Leicester and Manchester.