London to Leicester train

Cheap train tickets from London to Leicester

Showing times and prices for 17 Aug

Cheapest

£21

Average

£50

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.

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08:35London St Pancras1h13 09:48Leicester
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£211One-way
09:05London St Pancras1h14 10:19Leicester
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£291One-way
09:02London St Pancras1h07 10:09Leicester
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£481One-way
08:03London St Pancras1h05 09:08Leicester
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£481One-way
08:32London St Pancras1h07 09:39Leicester
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£481One-way

Train schedule London to Leicester

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08:03London St Pancras1h05 09:08Leicester
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08:06London St Pancras1h13 09:19Leicester
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08:32London St Pancras1h07 09:39Leicester
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08:35London St Pancras1h13 09:48Leicester
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09:02London St Pancras1h07 10:09Leicester
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09:05London St Pancras1h14 10:19Leicester
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Fastest train times from London to Leicester

Showing times and prices for 17 Aug

Fastest Journey

1 h 5 m

Average

1 h 9 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

143 km

Of the 6 trains that leave London for Leicester every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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08:03London St Pancras1h05 09:08Leicester
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£481One-way
09:02London St Pancras1h07 10:09Leicester
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£481One-way
08:32London St Pancras1h07 09:39Leicester
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£481One-way
08:06London St Pancras1h13 09:19Leicester
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£1091One-way
08:35London St Pancras1h13 09:48Leicester
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£211One-way

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Overview: Train from London to Leicester

distanceDistance89 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 4 min
priceAverage train ticket price£49 (€56)
frequencyTrain frequency66 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 65 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesThameslink, East Midlands Railway or East Midlands Railways

Trains from London to Leicester cover the 89 miles long trip taking on average 1 h 4 min with our travel partners like Thameslink, East Midlands Railway or East Midlands Railways. Normally, there are 66 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £17, but the average price of train tickets is £49. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Leicester.

Train companies: Thameslink and East Midlands Trains trains London to Leicester

Find the best trains from London to Leicester with Omio's travel partners Thameslink and East Midlands Trains from £17. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

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Are you making plans to travel between London and Leicester? Why not take a train with East Midlands Trains? Omio can show you current East Midlands Trains train times, tickets, travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) and prices so you can find the best deals on London to Leicester trains all in one place. On the East Midlands Trains train, you can expect to travel 89 miles (143 km) between London and Leicester. If you use the Omio app to search for trains from London to Leicester, you can quickly see if the East Midlands Trains ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you have found your perfect one-way East Midlands Trains train to Leicester from London, book your cheap train tickets online on Omio or in the Omio app quickly and easily so you can spend the rest of your time enjoying your upcoming trip!

Train information from London to Leicester with East Midlands Trains:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 11 min
  • East Midlands Trains frequency: 55 a day

Are you making plans to travel to Leicester from London? Why not take a train with Thameslink? Omio can show you current Thameslink train times, tickets, travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) and prices so you can find the best deals on London to Leicester trains all in one place. On the Thameslink train, you can expect to travel 89 miles (143 km) from London to Leicester. If you use the Omio app to search for trains to Leicester from London, you can quickly see if the Thameslink ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you have found your perfect one-way Thameslink train between London and Leicester, book your cheap train tickets online on Omio or in the Omio app quickly and easily so you can spend the rest of your time enjoying your upcoming trip!

    Trains from London to Leicester

    It's easy to get trains from London to Leicester, as a regular service runs throughout the week. You can catch up to 70 trains daily on weekdays, about 68 trains on Saturdays and approximately 40 trains on Sundays. Departures are from early in the morning to late at night, so you will be able to get a suitable train which matches your schedule. The average journey duration is in the region of 1h 15min, and there are slightly faster trains too, so it won't be very long before you're at your destination. Trains are direct, so there is no need to change along the way.

    London to Leicester Train Time: Daily Departures

    During weekdays, there are normally about 70 trains departing each day between the hours of about 05:30 and 23:35. There are slightly fewer trains on Saturdays, around 68, leaving between 00:15 and 22:30. On Sundays, there are approximately 40 trains, with the earliest departure at about 09:00 and the latest at around 23:00.

    How long is the journey by train from London to Leicester?

    When you get a train from London to Leicester, the average journey time is normally about 1h 15min. The fastest train tends to take about 1h 02min though, so you can get there quicker if you need to. Most of the trains on this route tend to be direct as well, so you won't have to worry about changing along the way.

    Trains from London to Leicester: friends on a train from London. Source: Shutterstock

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

    Departure train station:When you get trains from London to Leicester, you will arrive at London St Pancras International, which is located in the centre of the city. You can get to the station from popular tourist attractions like the British Museum in about 11min on the Piccadilly Line. At the station, you can access a range of amenities, such as food outlets, drink stalls, cashpoints, and gift shops.

    Arrival train station: When you get a train to Leicester from London, you will arrive at Leicester train station, located conveniently close to popular attractions. You can get to Leicester Museum and Art Gallery in about 4min on foot. At the station, you can purchase refreshments, and you will also find ticket machines and toilets.

    Which train companies travel from London to Leicester?

    There is only one train company operating trains from London to Leicester, namely EastMidlands Railway. The company tends to run about 70 trains daily on weekdays, around 68 on Saturdays and about 40 on Sundays. The average train takes in the region of 1h 15min, but you can also find slightly faster trains. Trains tend to be direct, so you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the journey.

    Night trains London

    There are no trains from London to Leicester operating through the night. However, there are trains that run early in the morning and late at night. For instance, you could catch a train as early as about 05:27, which arrives into Leicester at around 06:33, whilst the latest departure tends to be at about 00:15, arriving at around 02:30.

    East Midlands Railway trains from London to Leicester

    East Midlands Railway's London to Leicester trains run regularly throughout the week. There are around 70 trains that leave on weekdays, approximately 68 on Saturdays and 40 trains on Sundays. The first train tends to depart at around 05:30 between Monday to Friday, about 00:15 on Saturdays and approximately 09:00 on Sundays. Whilst the last train of the day departs at about 23:55 on weekdays, it is slightly earlier on Saturdays, at around 22:30, and on Sundays, at approximately 23:00. On average trains, tend to take about 1h 15min for the journey. However, some trains travel the route as quickly as 1h 02min, so you'll be in Leicester before you know it. All trains on this route are direct, so you will not need to transfer on your journey.

    Trains from London to Leicester: Sustainability travel

    When you take a train from London to Leicester you can do so knowing that you are travelling by one of the most sustainable modes of transport. Compared to buses or cars, trains have lower carbon dioxide emissions per passenger, which is great for the environment and your own carbon footprint. There is also less noise pollution which enhances the well-being of those that live near the tracks and also local wildlife populations.

    Train London to Leicester: Services on Board

    When you get trains from London to Leicester, there are some great facilities on board for you to enjoy. You can enjoy First-Class service if you wish, which provides comfier seating and also extra legroom. On the East Midlands Railway trains, you can take three items of luggage, which can consist of two large items and one smaller bag. These must all fit in the luggage racks provided. There is capacity for up to two bikes on each train, so it's recommended that you call up in advance if you want to take a bicycle on board. However, folding bikes can be taken on the train and stored in the luggage racks. You can take two pets onboard the trains with you, but they must be under your control at all times. If you have a disability or are travelling with mobility issues, you can call up in advance and arrange assistance for your arrival at the train stations.

    How to find cheap train tickets from London to Leicester

    You can generally get cheap tickets from London to Leicester if you book your ticket as early as possible. The closer you get to the departure date, the higher the price is likely to be. If you have flexibility with your journey, this can also be helpful, as you might be able to pick up a cheaper ticket a few hours either side of your preferred travel time. Railcards, such as a young person's or senior citizens' railcard, are also great for saving on rail journeys. If you want to find more cheap destinations in the UK to explore then check out the Omio magazine, Window Seat, online too.

    Trains from London to Leicester: Kenilworth castle in Leicester. Source: Shutterstock

    To Leicester by train—travel tips

    When you travel by train to Leicester from London, there is loads to do upon arrival. To ensure you don't miss out on any of the top sites, make an itinerary before you get there. Start your trip at the National Space Centre, which provides an in-depth look at some of the mysteries of space. Then head over to the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, where you can see a range of relics, learn about dinosaurs and admire pieces of art from different eras. Next up, test yourself at the Social Climbing Centre, where you can go rock climb and bouldering. Take in the fabulous Leicester Cathedral, a great piece of architecture steeped in history. If you like football, then you should head over to the King Power Stadium, home to the previous Premier League champions, Leicester City.

    • Check out the King Richard III Visitor Centre
    • Enjoy an evening at the Curve Theatre
    • Go for a leisurely stroll around Abbey Park
    • Visit the Abbey Pumping Station museum
    • Spend the day at Newarke Houses Museum and Gardens

    Travel Tips: Trains from London to Leicester

    Travel by train to Leicester 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 London to Leicester.
    FAQs
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Leicester from London for as low as £17  for the next 7 days.
    If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Leicester train price to come in at an average of £49  one way.
    You should expect to travel around 89 miles  to Leicester from London by train.
    On average the London to Leicester train time is 1 h 4 min  covering the 89 miles long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

    Omio customers book a train from London Victoria   to Leicester   most frequently for this route.

    Passengers board their train most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city centre to this train station.

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Leicester and need to travel approximately 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the train station to the city centre in Leicester.

    For the route from London to Leicester you can take a train with Thameslink, East Midlands Railway or East Midlands Railways. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Leicester from London on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    Yes, there are 65 direct trains per day from London to Leicester with East Midlands Railway, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your train ticket.
    The average number of trains departing London for Leicester is 66 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    The earliest train departing from London to Leicester leaves at 06: 05. The last train departing from London to Leicester leaves at 23: 15. You can find the latest London to Leicester train times on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    If you book a train ticket from London to Leicester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £49 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Leicester from London are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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    The major railway station for departures from London is London Victoria. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London Victoria for your trip from London to Leicester.
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    Public transport options for London Victoria
    Onward travel information: Victoria Bus Station at Station Front
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: When weekend engineering dictate that replacement bus services will operate, these will usually depart from the immediate Station front/Terminus Place. Travel from London Victoria is usually conveyed by London Buses in these instances. Check posters and staff for more details.
    Metro: Underground services: Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line
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    Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
    Public transport options for London Euston
    Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
    Overground lines: Watford DC
    Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
    Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
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    Public transport options for London Kings Cross
    Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
    Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
    Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
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    Public transport options for London Paddington
    Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
    Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
    Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
    Metro: Tube Lines.
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    Public transport options for London St Pancras International
    Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
    Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
    Bus lines: 326, 139
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    Public transport options for London Waterloo
    Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
    Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
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    Public transport options for London Liverpool Street
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop on either Liverpool Street (outside the station entrance), or beside Platform 10, depending on operational requirements
    Metro: Liverpool Street underground station has connections to the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
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    Public transport options for London Bridge
    Onward travel information: The Bus Station is located directly outside the main entrance at upper level. There are also bus stops outside on Tooley Street. For further information on buses, a bus information kiosk is also located outside the main doors of the station at upper level.
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus services are usually found outside the front of the station. However this is sometimes subject to change. Please check engineering posters or consult a member of staff.
    Metro: For North and North East Kent and South East London
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    Public transport options for Heathrow Airport T123
    Onward travel information: National Rail trains serving London Paddington National Express coaches to Victoria Coach Station and Gatwick Airport London Underground
    Metro: Connection available with the London Underground (Piccadilly Line)
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    Public transport options for London Marylebone
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
    Metro: Bakerloo Line.

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