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.
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1 h 54 m
2 h 8 m
Trains per day
It's difficult to get from Leicester to Manchester without changing at least once.
|Distance||74 miles (119 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 54 min|
|Average train ticket price||£54 (€62)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Cross 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.
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 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Leicester to Manchester Piccadilly.
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.
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