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Cheltenham to Leicester by train

  • First train
    07:40
  • Last train
    22:58
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 53m
  • Distance
    105 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    41
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 36m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Cheltenham to Leicester by train

Fast trains from Cheltenham to Leicester take around 1 hour and 53 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 105 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cheltenham and Leicester.

1. Are there direct trains from Cheltenham to Leicester?

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

We usually find around 43 departures on the route from Cheltenham to Leicester every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 39 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Cheltenham to Leicester?

The Cheltenham to Leicester train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 53 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Cheltenham to Leicester train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Leicester is usually scheduled to depart Cheltenham around 07:40 and the last train is around 23:18. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cheltenham around 07:41, and the last at 22:49.

When to book Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham to Leicester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cheltenham and Leicester?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Trains

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 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.