|Distance||74 miles (119 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 38 min|
|Average train ticket price||£32 (€37)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||East Midlands Trains, Cross Country or Avanti West Coast|
Trains from Manchester to Leicester cover the 74 miles (119 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 38 min with our travel partners like East Midlands Trains, Cross Country or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £24, but the average price of train tickets is £32. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Leicester.
For as little as £24 you can travel by train to Leicester from Manchester with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Manchester and Leicester you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
If you're looking for cheap CrossCountry tickets from Manchester to Leicester, check out Omio! With one-way Manchester to Leicester train ticket prices starting as low as £28 when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Leicester from Manchester by showing you the latest CrossCountry offers, train timetables and tickets for this 74 miles (119 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this journey, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard with CrossCountry. If you search for CrossCountry tickets from Manchester to Leicester in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train between Manchester and Leicester on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with CrossCountry so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.
CrossCountry from Manchester to Leicester train information:
CrossCountry 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train to Leicester from Manchester are the following:
With around two to three scheduled train services an hour between Manchester and Leicester, it's easy to travel between these cities quickly and flexibly. Journeys can take as little as one and a half hours and there tends to be one change at Sheffield or Nuneaton.
Train services between Manchester and Leicester are operated by East Midlands Trains, Virgin and West Midlands Railway. Some services depart from Manchester Picadilly station and others from Manchester Oxford Road. These stations are only a 10-15 minute walk from each other and there are connecting trains every few minutes from Manchester Oxford Road, travelling just one stop to Manchester Picadilly.
Trains between Manchester and Leicester can take as little as one and a half hours, although most journeys seem to average out at around two hours and have one changeover. A few journeys have two changeovers.
There are around two to three scheduled services every hour from Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Picadilly through to Leicester Train Station. Services begin at around 6:00 a.m. and run until 10:00 p.m., even at weekends. This is a popular commuter and tourist route that is very well served with scheduled services, making it ideal for flexible travel.
Departure train station: Manchester trains depart from either Manchester Oxford Road, the terminus station, or Manchester Picadilly, which is the stop just before. Both stations are easily linked with a ten-minute walk or a quick hop on a train. Both stations have ticketing facilities, waiting areas with seating, coffee shops and accessible toilets. Manchester Piccadilly is the city's largest station and also has showers, retail outlets, food outlets and trolleys.
Arrival train station: Leicester station was refurbished in 2002 and now boasts an attractive open-plan layout, accessible facilities, a retail zone with shops, coffee and food facilities, lifts, ticket facilities, trolleys and more. There is a large car park outside, a taxi rank directly in front of the station and the city bus routes are just a short walk away.
Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Manchester Piccadilly to Leicester.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.4 miles (587 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Leicester, located 0.6 miles (945 m) away from the city centre.
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