Derby to Leicester by train
Travelling from Derby to Leicester by train
Fast trains from Derby to Leicester take around 20 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 39 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Derby and Leicester.
1. Are there direct trains from Derby to Leicester?
Direct trains from Derby to Leicester have been found.
We usually find around 74 direct trains on the route from Derby to Leicester every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 59 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Derby to Leicester?
The Derby to Leicester train travel time is normally about 20 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Derby to Leicester train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Leicester is usually scheduled to depart Derby around 05:00 and the last train is around 21:22.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Derby around 05:21, and the last at 21:01.
What's the Derby to Leicester train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Derby to Leicester are $8.12.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $12 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $8. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Derby to Leicester train tickets?
Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance.
If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Derby to Leicester by train.
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Which train companies operate between Derby and Leicester?
More than one train company operates on the route from Derby to Leicester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- East Midlands Trains
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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