Edinburgh to Leicester by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Edinburgh to Leicester by train
Fast trains from Edinburgh to Leicester take around 4 hours and 22 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 393 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Leicester.
1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Leicester?
Journeys between Edinburgh and Leicester usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 39 departures on the route from Edinburgh 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 40 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Edinburgh to Leicester?
The Edinburgh to Leicester train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 22 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Edinburgh to Leicester train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Leicester is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 05:40 and the last train is around 22:13.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 05:48, and the last at 20:18.
What's the Edinburgh to Leicester train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Edinburgh to Leicester are $47.21.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $69 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $85. 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 Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Leicester by train.
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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Leicester?
More than one train company operates on the route from Edinburgh to Leicester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- East Coast
- East Midlands Trains
- London North Eastern Railway
- 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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