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Journey details

Best price 11 £
Journey duration 2 h 42 min
Connections per day 216
First departure: 00:40
Last departure: 22:27
Distance 119km

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Finding the perfect train connection from Leicester to Manchester has never been so easy: thanks to virail, you will be able to compare hundreds of offers at the same time just by inserting the date of your trip. Through the price and departure filters, you will have the possibility to restrict the results and find the perfect solution. You can also specify if you need a one-way ticket or a round-trip ticket. The booking takes place on the provider's website, to which you will be automatically redirected. Virail is a travel transportation portal with customers across more than 30 countries. Virail helps more than 60 million users to make the best choice for their trip every year. Our comparison tool works with more than 2000 transportation companies and enables you to find the optimal travel solution, no matter your needs.

Which companies serve the route from Leicester to Manchester?

Among all our partners, you will also find Nationalrail, providing the train connections between Leicester and Manchester.

National Rail belongs to the Rail Delivery group, the British company managing passenger services. National Rail covers not only long and medium-distance routes, but also local networks, for instance part of the London underground.

How much are the train tickets from Leicester to Manchester?

By booking in advance, you can find cheap train tickets from Leicester to Manchester from 14,60 £. However, train tickets for this route cost on average around 62,20 £.

Trains from Leicester to Manchester


If you are flexible with your travel dates, always consider that you can buy extremely cheap train tickets if you avoid travelling in the weekends and if you choose to travel during the low season.

When travelling on such short distances, you can take into account also busses and carpooling options: with some luck you will find very cheap options, even if you book on short notice.

What are the departure and arrival stations in Leicester and Manchester?

You can take the train to Manchester at Leicester [ LEI ], which arrives at Manchester Piccadilly [ MAN ] or Manchester Victoria [ MCV ].

How long to you need to get to Manchester by train?

With the fastest connections you will be in Manchester in 2 hours and 28 minutes, but on average it takes 3 hours and 21 minutes. The first train headed to Manchester is at 00:02, while the last one leaves Leicester at 13:02.

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