Leicester to Croydon by train

  • First train
    05:29
  • Last train
    20:49
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 53m
  • Distance
    157 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    68
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 16m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Leicester to Croydon by train

Fast trains from Leicester to Croydon take around 1 hour and 53 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 157 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Leicester and Croydon.

1. Are there direct trains from Leicester to Croydon?

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

We usually find around 64 departures on the route from Leicester to Croydon 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 69 departures.

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

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

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Croydon is usually scheduled to depart Leicester around 05:29 and the last train is around 19:38. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Leicester around 04:45, and the last at 21:36.

When to book Leicester to Croydon 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 Croydon by train.

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Which train companies operate between Leicester and Croydon?

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

  • East Midlands Trains
  • Great Northern
  • London Underground
  • Southeastern
  • Southern
  • Thameslink
  • 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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