Southend to Leicester by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:24
  • Last train
    23:35
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 39m

Travelling from Southend to Leicester by train

Fast trains from Southend to Leicester take around 2 hours and 39 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 175 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Southend and Leicester.

Are there direct trains from Southend to Leicester?

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

We usually find around 32 departures on the route from Southend 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 35 departures.

How long is the train journey from Southend to Leicester?

The Southend to Leicester train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 39 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Southend to Leicester train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Leicester is usually scheduled to depart Southend around 04:24 and the last train is around 23:35. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Southend around 04:30, and the last at 22:49.

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

When to book Southend 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 Southend to Leicester by train.

Which train companies operate between Southend and Leicester?

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

  • East Midlands Trains
  • London Underground
  • c2c

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

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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