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Train Information between London and Leicester

distanceDistance89 miles (143 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 7 min
priceAverage train ticket price£46 (€52)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesEast Midlands Trains or West Midlands Railway

Trains from London to Leicester cover the 89 miles (143 km) long journey 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 route costs around £46, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £28. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Leicester.

Trains from London to Leicester: Journey Details

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.

 

Which train companies go from London to Leicester?

East Midlands Trains provide a direct service from from London St. Pancras to Leicester.

How often are trains from London 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.

How long is the train from London to Leicester

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.

When are the first and last trains of the day from London to Leicester?

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.

Where do trains from London to Leicester depart from and arrive to?

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.

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Trains from London to Leicester
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FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train to Leicester from London?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Leicester from London for the next 7 days starting from £28  one way.
How much is a train ticket from London to Leicester?
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that London to Leicester train prices are on average £46  one way.
What is the distance from London to Leicester by train?
The distance between London and Leicester by train is approximately 89 miles (143 km).
How many hours does it take from London to Leicester by train?
On average the train from London to Leicester duration is 1 h 7 min  for the 89 miles (143 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
When travelling by train from London to Leicester, which train station in London do I depart from and which train station in Leicester do I arrive in?

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from London Victoria   and arrive in Leicester.

Where is the departure train station in London located? Where is the arrival train station in Leicester located?

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from London Victoria and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Leicester most often arrive at Leicester and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city centre.

What train providers go from London to Leicester?
For the journey from London to Leicester you can take a train with East Midlands Trains or West Midlands Railway. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between London and Leicester on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many trains are there from London to Leicester a day?
The average number of trains departing London for Leicester is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure train times from London to Leicester?
The earliest train departing from London to Leicester leaves at 07: 35. The last train departing from London to Leicester leaves at 10: 30. You can find the latest London to Leicester train timetable on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy train tickets from London to Leicester to score the best deals?
If you purchase London to Leicester train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £46. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Leicester from London. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Leicester
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 between London and Leicester.
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Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Connections to/from station
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
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Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Connections to/from station
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
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
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Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
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Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 326, 139
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar