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Best price £ 8.52
Journey duration 6 h 10 min
Connections per day 30
First departure 06:06
Last departure 22:15
Distance 243.6 mi

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How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Edinburgh to Leicester?

When you're traveling from Edinburgh to Leicester, you can expect to pay an average of approximately £ 120.09. You might be able to find prices as low as £ 8.52, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

Trains from Edinburgh to Leicester

How long will it take me to travel from Edinburgh to Leicester by train?

The journey between Edinburgh and Leicester by train usually takes 6 h 10 min to cover a distance of 243.6 mi. The shortest journey from Edinburgh to Leicester will take you 4 h 22 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Leicester quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

When do departures from Edinburgh to Leicester leave?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Edinburgh to Leicester, which usually leaves at 06:06. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 22:15. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

When traveling from Edinburgh to Leicester by train, which stations can I use?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Edinburgh and Leicester. You can start your journey in Edinburgh at stations such as Edinburgh [ EDB ]. These connect to stations including Leicester [ LEI ] in Leicester. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Edinburgh to Leicester.

How many journeys from Edinburgh to Leicester take place each day?

On average, there are 30 daily departures from Edinburgh to Leicester. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to 34 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include Nationalrail, and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of departures from Edinburgh which travel directly to Leicester. There are 30 journeys with one change or more.