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London to Leicester by train

The journey from London to Leicester by train is 89.54 mi and takes 1 hr 23 mins. There are 31 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:27 and the last at 21:50. It is possible to travel from London to Leicester by train for as little as £19.08 or as much as £107.24. The best price for this journey is £19.08.

Lowest Price£19.08
Journey Duration1 hr 23 mins
Connection per Day31
Lowest Price£19.08
Highest Price£107.24
First Departure05:27
Last Departure21:50
Distance89.54 mi
DepartureLondon
ArrivalLeicester
CarriersEast Midlands Railway

London to Leicester Train Times

Departure date
Thursday, 25 Jul 2024

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Do you know the best way to get from London to Leicester? No? Don't worry, Virail knows. Our search tool uses data from thousands of travel providers to show you all the available routes for your chosen travel dates. Whether you want to travel by train, bus, plane, or carpool, we can help. Filter your results to suit your personal needs: decide whether you want a one-way or round trip ticket, look for a direct journey or one with connections, and choose the time of day that you prefer to travel. Take a look at all the information and find the transport option that's right for you. When you've selected your ideal journey, Virail will transfer you to the website of your chosen travel provider, where you can complete your booking. Your adventure is waiting - let Virail help you today.

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

Prices will vary when you travel from London to Leicester. On average, though, you'll pay about £57.34 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as £19.08, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.
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On average, you can expect to spend around £57.34 for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from London to Leicester.

How long does the journey from London to Leicester take by train?

Traveling from London to Leicester by train will usually take 1 hr 23 mins. This journey covers a distance of 89.54 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 1 hr 23 mins is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. In order to get from London to Leicester faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between London and Leicester will complete the journey in 1 hr 4 mins. On average, it will take you about 1 hr 23 mins to travel the 89.54 mi between London and Leicester.

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

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from London to Leicester leaving at 05:27. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 21:50.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays. The first departure of the night from London to Leicester leaves at 05:27, while the last journey sets out at 21:50. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between London and Leicester. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

Which stations are used when traveling from London to Leicester?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart London from the following stations: London St. Pancras International,Luton Airport (LTN),Southend airport,London, Marble Arch,London, Stratford,London Southend Airport,London, Heathrow Airport Terminal 5,Gatwick Airport,Waterloo Rue de la Station 220,London paddington,London, Premier Inn Heathrow Terminal 5,London, Victoria Coach Station,London Euston,London bridge,London Heathrow Airport T3,London City Airport, LCY,LONDON,London waterloo east,London Stansted Airport. Arriving at Leicester, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: Leicester Railway Station,Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station,Leicester, Braunstone. Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Leicester.

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

The exact number of journeys from London to Leicester can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 31 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from London to Leicester. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from London to Leicester varies, but in general, you can expect to find 31 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 0 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from London to Leicester. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from London to Leicester
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from London to Leicester.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from London to Leicester, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from London to Leicester.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around £17.21 to £73.53 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 77% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from London to Leicester

The cheapest London - Leicester train tickets can be found for as low as £30.79 if you’re lucky, or £35.77 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £43.49.

Find the best day to travel to Leicester by train

When travelling to Leicester by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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London to Leicester CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
10.09kg
Bus
10.81kg
Flight
28.82kg
Car
23.06kg
What are the CO2 emissions from London to Leicester by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between London and Leicester are 10.09kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between London and Leicester? By taking the train between London and Leicester you will save 18.73kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.72kg compared to a bus and 12.97kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from London to Leicester?
A train ticket from London to Leicester is £57.34. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as £19.08.
What's the cheapest train ticket from London to Leicester?
The cheapest ticket you can get from London to Leicester is £19.08. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between London and Leicester by train?
London to Leicester is 89.54 mi.
How long does the train between London and Leicester take?
London to Leicester is on average 1 hr 23 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 4 mins.
How many train connections per day go from London to Leicester?
London to Leicester has 31 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from London to Leicester leave?
The earliest train from London to Leicester departs at 05:27. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from London to Leicester depart?
The latest train from London to Leicester departs at 21:50. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from London to Leicester in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is £19.08 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from London to Leicester?
There are on average 31 direct connection(s) from London to go to Leicester.
What's the fastest journey time between London to Leicester by train?
The fastest journey time by train between London and Leicester is 1 hr 4 mins.
Is there a direct train from London to Leicester?
Yes, there is a direct train between London and Leicester.
What are the CO2 emissions for London to Leicester by train?
The train journey from London to Leicester creates 10.09kg of CO2 emissions.

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