Cheap train tickets from London to Leicester

Showing times and prices for 29 Jan

Cheapest

£24

Average

£41

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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08:35London St Pancras1h10 09:45Leicester
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£241One-way
08:05London St Pancras1h11 09:16Leicester
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£391One-way
08:32London St Pancras1h04 09:36Leicester
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£451One-way
09:02London St Pancras1h03 10:05Leicester
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£451One-way
08:02London St Pancras1h03 09:05Leicester
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£451One-way

Train schedule London to Leicester

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08:02London St Pancras1h03 09:05Leicester
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08:05London St Pancras1h11 09:16Leicester
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08:32London St Pancras1h04 09:36Leicester
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08:35London St Pancras1h10 09:45Leicester
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09:02London St Pancras1h03 10:05Leicester
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09:05London St Pancras1h11 10:16Leicester
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Sat
29 Jan
£24East Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
Sun
30 Jan
£45East Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
Mon
31 Jan
£32East Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
Tue
1 Feb
£24East Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Wed
2 Feb
£20East Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Thu
3 Feb
£24East Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Fri
4 Feb
£24East Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Sat
5 Feb
£24East Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Sun
6 Feb
£28East Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
Mon
7 Feb
£24East Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Tue
8 Feb
£20East Midlands Railway
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Wed
9 Feb
£20East Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Thu
10 Feb
£24East Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Fri
11 Feb
£24East Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
Sat
12 Feb
£24East Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
Sun
13 Feb
£39East Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
Mon
14 Feb
£20East Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
Tue
15 Feb
£20East Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
Wed
16 Feb
£20East Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
Thu
17 Feb
£24East Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus

Fastest train times from London to Leicester

Showing times and prices for 29 Jan

Fastest Journey

1 h 3 m

Average

1 h 7 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.

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.

Fastest
09:02London St Pancras1h03 10:05Leicester
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£451One-way
Fastest
08:02London St Pancras1h03 09:05Leicester
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£451One-way
08:32London St Pancras1h04 09:36Leicester
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£451One-way
08:35London St Pancras1h10 09:45Leicester
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£241One-way
08:05London St Pancras1h11 09:16Leicester
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£391One-way

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Overview: Train from London to Leicester

distanceDistance89 miles (143 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 7 min
priceAverage train ticket price£39 (€45)
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 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.

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.

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

What is the price of the cheapest train from London to Leicester?

Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between London and Leicester for the next 7 days starting from £20  one way.

How much does the train from London to Leicester cost on average?

If you’re looking to buy tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that London to Leicester train prices are on average £39  one way.

How many miles is it from London to Leicester by train?

The train distance from London to Leicester is around 89 miles (143 km).

What is the average London to Leicester train duration?

On average the train from London to Leicester duration is 1 h 7 min  for the 89 miles (143 km) long journey, 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 travelling this route book their trains from London Victoria   to Leicester.

Where is the train station in London? Where is the train station in 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.

Which train companies can take me from London to Leicester?

Take the London to Leicester train with East Midlands Trains or West Midlands Railway. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey from London to Leicester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Can I book a direct train from London to Leicester?

Yes, there are 25 direct trains per day from London to Leicester, and you can find a direct train for this trip with East Midlands Railway  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

How many trains are there from London to Leicester a day?

On average, there are 25 trains a day from London to Leicester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When does the first train depart from London to Leicester? When does the last train depart from London to Leicester?

You can take the first train from London to Leicester at 08: 35   or take the last train from London to Leicester leaving at 11: 00. Look for the latest London Leicester train timetable on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.

How early should I book train tickets to Leicester from London to score the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from London to Leicester is on average £39 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets between London and Leicester available a few months in advance.

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.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
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
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
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
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
24/7
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
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 2078437688
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
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