Leicester to Manchester by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Leicester to Manchester by train
Fast trains from Leicester to Manchester take around 1 hour and 55 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 120 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Leicester and Manchester.
1. Are there direct trains from Leicester to Manchester?
Journeys between Leicester and Manchester usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 57 departures on the route from Leicester to Manchester 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 54 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Leicester to Manchester?
The Leicester to Manchester train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 55 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Leicester to Manchester train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Leicester around 06:17 and the last train is around 00:52.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Leicester around 05:49, and the last at 23:30.
What's the Leicester to Manchester train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Leicester to Manchester are $16.78.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $24 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $23. 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 Leicester to Manchester 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 Manchester by train.
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Which train companies operate between Leicester and Manchester?
More than one train company operates on the route from Leicester to Manchester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- East Midlands Trains
- First TransPennine Express
- Northern Rail
- TransPennine Express
- 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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