London to Leicester by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from London to Leicester by train
Fast trains from London to Leicester take around 1 hour and 2 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 142 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Leicester.
1. Are there direct trains from London to Leicester?
Direct trains from London to Leicester have been found.
We usually find around 127 direct trains on the route from London to Leicester every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 84 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from London to Leicester?
The London to Leicester train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 2 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the London to Leicester train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Leicester is usually scheduled to depart London around 05:45 and the last train is around 00:15.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 05:48, and the last at 00:15.
What's the London to Leicester train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from London to Leicester are $14.97.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $24 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $32. 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 London 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 London to Leicester by train.
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Which train companies operate between London and Leicester?
East Midlands Trains is the train company that operates on the route from London to Leicester.
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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