Leicester to Edinburgh by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Leicester to Edinburgh by train
Fast trains from Leicester to Edinburgh take around 4 hours and 36 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 393 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Leicester and Edinburgh.
1. Are there direct trains from Leicester to Edinburgh?
Journeys between Leicester and Edinburgh usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 36 departures on the route from Leicester to Edinburgh 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 55 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Leicester to Edinburgh?
The Leicester to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 36 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Leicester to Edinburgh train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Leicester around 06:15 and the last train is around 23:53.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Leicester around 05:49, and the last at 22:19.
What's the Leicester to Edinburgh train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Leicester to Edinburgh are $35.07.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $38 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $81. 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 Leicester to Edinburgh 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 Leicester to Edinburgh by train.
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Which train companies operate between Leicester and Edinburgh?
More than one train company operates on the route from Leicester to Edinburgh, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- East Coast
- East Midlands Trains
- London North Eastern Railway
- Serco Caledonian Sleeper
- 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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