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Train Information to Leicester from York

distanceDistance91 miles (146 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 18 min
priceAverage train ticket price£35 (€39)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country

Trains from York to Leicester cover the 91 miles (146 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 18 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £35, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £35. Travellers depart most frequently from York and arrive in Leicester.

Train companies

York to Leicester with CrossCountry

For as little as £35 you can travel by train from York to Leicester with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.


CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from York to Leicester you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

It’s easy to book your CrossCountry train ticket from York to Leicester online with Omio! Simply check the current CrossCountry train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route between York and Leicester as well as relevant travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap CrossCountry train tickets online. Prices for CrossCountry trains between York and Leicester start at £35 one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 91 miles (146 km). If you search for CrossCountry trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when travelling by train from York to Leicester. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best York to Leicester CrossCountry train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

When you buy your CrossCountry train tickets from York to Leicester don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Trains from York 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 York to Leicester.
How much does a cheap train from York to Leicester cost?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Leicester from York for the next 7 days starting from £35  one way.
How much is a train ticket from York to Leicester?
The York to Leicester train ticket price is on average £35  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next week.
What is the distance by train from York to Leicester?
The York to Leicester train distance is approximately 91 miles (146 km).
How long does it take from York to Leicester by train?
On average the train from York to Leicester duration is 2 h 18 min  for the 91 miles (146 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in York and arrival train station in Leicester?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from York   and arriving in Leicester.

Where is the York train station located? Where is the Leicester train station located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, York, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of York. The most popular arrival train station in Leicester, called Leicester, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

What train companies go from York to Leicester?
Take the York to Leicester train with Cross Country. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey from York to Leicester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains are there from York to Leicester a day?
On average, there are 12 trains a day from York to Leicester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What are the first and last departure train times from York to Leicester?
The earliest train departing from York to Leicester leaves at 08: 44. The last train departing from York to Leicester leaves at 08: 44. You can find the latest York to Leicester train times on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy a train ticket from York to Leicester to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from York to Leicester is on average £35 if you buy 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 journey. In general, you can find train tickets from York to Leicester available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from York is York. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at York for your trip to Leicester from York.