Leicester to Manchester train

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Cheap train tickets from Leicester to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 19 May

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
East Midlands Railway
12:382h30
Leicester station (LEI)
15:08Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£361One-way
1 change
East Midlands Railway
10:152h21
Leicester station (LEI)
12:36Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£411One-way
1 change
Cross Country
12:202h40
Leicester station (LEI)
15:00Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£421One-way
1 change
Avanti West Coast
11:201h42
Leicester station (LEI)
13:02Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£791One-way
1 change
East Midlands Railway
11:572h06
Leicester station (LEI)
14:03Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£791One-way
1 change

Train timetableLeicester to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, 19 May
East Midlands Railway
10:152h21
Leicester station (LEI)
12:36Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
1 change
Avanti West Coast
11:201h42
Leicester station (LEI)
13:02Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
1 change
East Midlands Railway
11:572h06
Leicester station (LEI)
14:03Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
1 change
Avanti West Coast
12:201h59
Leicester station (LEI)
14:19Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
1 change
Cross Country
12:202h40
Leicester station (LEI)
15:00Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
1 change
East Midlands Railway
12:382h30
Leicester station (LEI)
15:08Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
1 change

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Train times from Leicester to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 19 May

Fastest Journey

1 h 42 m

Average

2 h 13 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

119 km

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

Fastest
Avanti West Coast
11:201h42
Leicester station (LEI)
13:02Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£791One-way
1 change
Avanti West Coast
12:201h59
Leicester station (LEI)
14:19Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£791One-way
1 change
East Midlands Railway
11:572h06
Leicester station (LEI)
14:03Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£791One-way
1 change
East Midlands Railway
10:152h21
Leicester station (LEI)
12:36Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£411One-way
1 change
East Midlands Railway
12:382h30
Leicester station (LEI)
15:08Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£361One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from Leicester to Manchester

distanceDistance74 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 43 min
priceAverage train ticket price£53 (€59)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersEast Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, Northern Rail (3), TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains or West Midlands Trains

Trains from Leicester to Manchester cover the 74 miles long journey taking on average 1 h 43 min with our travel partners like East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, Northern Rail (3), TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains or West Midlands Trains. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £53, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £23. Travellers depart most frequently from Leicester and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train providers: East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry and Northern Rail (3) trains Leicester to Manchester

For as little as £21 you can travel by train to Manchester from Leicester with East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry and Northern Rail (3). Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

Transpennine Express is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates services from Manchester and Liverpool to Scotland, the North East and Yorkshire. It offers a range of services, including express, regional and local trains. Express trains are the fastest, with journey times of up to three hours. Regional trains are slower, but offer more stops and a more relaxed atmosphere. Local trains are the slowest, but offer the most stops. Transpennine Express offers a range of ticket types, including single, return, group and season tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of food and drink options. The most popular routes for Transpennine Express are Manchester to Edinburgh, Liverpool to Leeds and Manchester to York. These routes offer a convenient and comfortable way to travel between the cities.

TransPennine Express from Leicester to Manchester train information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 56 min
  • Cheapest Price: £26

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.

FAQs: Leicester to Manchester train

FAQs: Travel by train from Leicester 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
Cheap train tickets from Leicester to Manchester can start from as little as £23 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Leicester to Manchester is £53; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Leicester to Manchester train time is 1 h 43 min   covering the 74 mile long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Leicester to Manchester leaves at 04: 48. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Leicester to Manchester leaves at 22: 56.
There are 25 trains a day from Leicester to Manchester which require at least one change with East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, Northern Rail (3), TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains or West Midlands Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Manchester. Take the fast train with East Midlands Trains from Leicester to Manchester.
For the best Leicester to Manchester train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, Northern Rail (3), TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains or West Midlands Trains. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Leicester to Manchester to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 56.

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 Manchester Piccadilly, located 0.5 miles (767 m) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Manchester from Leicester is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 43 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Leicester to Manchester is October.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Manchester from Leicester including taking a train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Leicester and Manchester

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Manchester
Leicester is the most popular Leicester railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Leicester for your journey to Manchester.
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