Manchester to Leicester by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Manchester to Leicester by train
Fast trains from Manchester to Leicester take around 1 hour and 36 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 120 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Leicester.
1. Are there direct trains from Manchester to Leicester?
Journeys between Manchester and Leicester usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 60 departures on the route from Manchester 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 63 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Manchester to Leicester?
The Manchester to Leicester train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 36 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Manchester to Leicester train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Leicester is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 05:05 and the last train is around 23:50.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 05:11, and the last at 23:20.
What's the Manchester to Leicester train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Manchester to Leicester are $17.96.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $23, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.
When to book Manchester 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 Manchester to Leicester by train.
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Which train companies operate between Manchester and Leicester?
More than one train company operates on the route from Manchester to Leicester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- East Midlands Trains
- First TransPennine Express
- Northern Rail
- TransPennine Express
- 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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