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Trains London to Leicester: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Virail helps thousands of travelers plan their journeys every year. How? It's easy. Just enter the dates on which you plan to travel from London to Leicester. Our powerful engine will look at the data from thousands of travel providers, then show you all the available routes. You can choose to travel however you want. Decide on the type of transport you want to use, what time of day you'd like to set off and whether you'd like a direct journey or one with connections. When you've found your ideal route, Virail will redirect you to the web page of the provider. There, you can make your booking, then it's time to prepare for your trip.

How can I get the cheapest train tickets to travel from London to Leicester?

On average, a train ticket from London to Leicester will cost you £ 99.27. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as £ 59.52. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

London to Leicester by train

Best price £ 70
Journey duration 34 min
Connections per day 87
First departure 06:32
Last departure 16:19
Distance 89.5 mi
Departure London
Arrival Leicester
Carriers Nationalrail, East Midlands Railway, Thameslink, London Overground, Tube, Southern, South Western Railway, Cross country, West midlands railway, Avanti West Coast

Ticket price London - Leicester every day

£ 182
£ 3.64
£ 70
£ 3.64
In 2 days
In 3 days
In 4 days
In 5 days
£ 73
£ 2.73
In 6 days

Route Summary by Train

Minimum price
£ 59.52
Maximum price
£ 52,932.75

London - Leicester


Best prices for the month

Cheapest tickets for

By Train

£ 73

Sunday, July 3rd 2022
Sutton (Surrey) - London Victoria
13:42 - 14:29
CO2: 0.41kg
By Bus

£ 2.73

Sunday, July 3rd 2022
London Finchley Road - Leicester (Fosse Park)
07:30 - 09:35
2h 5min
CO2: 5.07kg

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

The journey between London and Leicester runs for about 89.5 mi and usually takes approximately 28 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 2 min. If you are trying to get from London to Leicester as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

At what time of the day can I travel from London to Leicester?

The first journey of the day departs from London at 13:51. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 16:19. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between London and Leicester. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side.

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

There are different options to choose from when traveling between London and Leicester. You can start your journey in London at stations such as London St Pancras International [ STP ], London St Pancras International, Walthamstow Central, Kentish Town West, London Bridge, Sutton (Surrey), London Liverpool Street, Luton, London Victoria and London, Highams Park Station (stop Eb). These connect to stations including Leicester [ LEI ], Leicester, Highams Park, Elephant & Castle, East Croydon, West Hampstead, London Blackfriars, London Bridge, London St Pancras International and Banstead 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 London to Leicester.

How many times a day do departures from London leave for Leicester?

If you want to get from London to Leicester, you can travel with providers such as East Midlands Railway, Thameslink, London Overground, Tube, Southern, South Western Railway, Cross country, West midlands railway and Avanti West Coast. You will find a maximum number of 191 departures per day. On average, there are 117 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 117 direct journeys between London and Leicester. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 0 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you.


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