York to Leicester by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from York to Leicester by train
Fast trains from York to Leicester take around 1 hour and 47 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 148 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between York and Leicester.
1. Are there direct trains from York to Leicester?
Journeys between York and Leicester usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 41 departures on the route from York 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 49 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from York to Leicester?
The York to Leicester train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 47 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the York to Leicester train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Leicester is usually scheduled to depart York around 04:40 and the last train is around 23:06.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves York around 04:00, and the last at 23:06.
What's the York to Leicester train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from York to Leicester are $20.74.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $30 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $28. 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 York 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 York to Leicester by train.
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Which train companies operate between York and Leicester?
More than one train company operates on the route from York to Leicester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- East Coast
- East Midlands Trains
- First TransPennine Express
- Grand Central Railway
- London North Eastern Railway
- Northern Rail
- TransPennine Express
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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