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 London to Leicester will cost around £ 41 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 24.
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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.
These direct trains cover the 143 km distance in an average of 1 h 7 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 3 m .
The slowest trains will take 1 h 11 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||89 miles (143 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 7 min|
|Average train ticket price||£39 (€45)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||East Midlands Trains or West Midlands Railway|
Trains from London to Leicester cover the 89 miles (143 km) long route taking on average 1 h 7 min with our travel partners like East Midlands Trains or West Midlands Railway. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £39, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £20. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Leicester.
Leicester is a cosmopolitan city with a rich history and notable attractions that include the National Space Centre, with its interactive galleries, and the heritage steam trains of the Great Central Railway. Visitors with a fondness for Indian cuisine will find some of the best curry restaurants in the UK in Leicester.
East Midlands Trains provide a direct service from from London St. Pancras to Leicester.
From early morning there are approximately 4 trains an hour departing from London to Leicester with services slow down in the evening. Sunday schedule features a slightly reduced service with no early morning departures. Weekday off-peak fares are available on departures from 9:15 a.m. onwards.
Most direct trains from London to Leicester usually take from 1 hour to 1 hour and 25 minutes, apart from late evening services which take over 2 hours.
The first direct train from London to Leicester is at 5:56 a.m and the last direct from London to Leicester train leaves at 23:15 a.m.
Trains from London to Leicester depart from St. Pancras station, located on the northern side of the city centre. There are Underground services at Kings Cross St. Pancras Tube station offering connections to 6 tube lines. Bus stops on Pancras Road, Euston Road and Midland Road provide routes around the city and some night services. Taxis are available from the rank close to the Eurostar entrance on Midland Road.
Trains from London to Leicester arrive at the city's main station located on the south-eastern side of the centre. There are bus stops immediately outside the station and close by on Station Street. Services include regular connections to the city centre, Leicester North station and the Haymarket and St. Margaret's bus stations. Taxis are available from a rank by the station's main entrance.
Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from London Victoria to Leicester.
Passengers board their train most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city centre to this train station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Leicester and need to travel approximately 0.6 miles (945 m) from the train station to the city centre in Leicester.
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