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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey, based on how far in advance you book.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

30 day advance and 7 day advance prices are found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from today. These prices fluctuate daily based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price on a busy Saturday in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey on a Tuesday in winter.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

  1. Cheapest price £40.90
  2. 30 day advance £49.00
  3. 7 day advance £69.00
  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    21:00
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 23m

Travelling from Edinburgh to Leicester by train

The fastest trains from Edinburgh to Leicester take around 4 hours and 23 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 393 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Leicester.

Journeys between Edinburgh and Leicester usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Edinburgh to Leicester every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 29 departures. The duration is normally about 4 hours and 23 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Leicester is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 05:40 and the last train is around 21:00. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 06:52, and the last at 20:18.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Edinburgh to Leicester train tickets?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Edinburgh to Leicester are £40.90.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around £49 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around £69. 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.

Trains in the United Kingdom 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 Edinburgh to Leicester by train.

Which trains operate between Edinburgh and Leicester?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Edinburgh to Leicester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Trains
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

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