Leicester to Ashford by train

  • First train
    04:45
  • Last train
    21:56
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr
  • Distance
    215 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    66
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 30m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Leicester to Ashford by train

Fast trains from Leicester to Ashford take around 2 hours, covering a distance of approximately 215 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Leicester and Ashford.

1. Are there direct trains from Leicester to Ashford?

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

We usually find around 67 departures on the route from Leicester to Ashford every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

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

The Leicester to Ashford train travel time is normally about 2 hours, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Ashford is usually scheduled to depart Leicester around 04:45 and the last train is around 21:58. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Leicester around 04:43, and the last at 21:36.

When to book Leicester to Ashford 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 Leicester to Ashford by train.

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Which train companies operate between Leicester and Ashford?

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

  • East Midlands Trains
  • Southeastern
  • UK Rail Connections

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.