Edinburgh to Leicester train

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Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Leicester

Showing times and prices for May 28

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Edinburgh to Leicester is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
London North Eastern Railway
09:00AM4h49
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
01:49PMLeicester station (LEI)
$1521One-way
1 transfer
London North Eastern Railway
09:30AM4h59
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
02:29PMLeicester station (LEI)
$1951One-way
3 transfers
Cross Country
10:03AM4h59
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
03:02PMLeicester station (LEI)
$2881One-way
1 transfer
Cross Country
08:05AM4h57
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
01:02PMLeicester station (LEI)
$2881One-way
1 transfer
Cross Country
09:07AM4h56
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
02:03PMLeicester station (LEI)
$2881One-way
1 transfer

Train schedule from Edinburgh to Leicester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, May 28
Cross Country
08:05AM4h57
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
01:02PMLeicester station (LEI)
1 transfer
London North Eastern Railway
09:00AM4h49
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
01:49PMLeicester station (LEI)
1 transfer
Cross Country
09:07AM4h56
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
02:03PMLeicester station (LEI)
1 transfer
London North Eastern Railway
09:30AM4h59
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
02:29PMLeicester station (LEI)
3 transfers
Cross Country
10:03AM4h59
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
03:02PMLeicester station (LEI)
1 transfer

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Fastest train times from Edinburgh to Leicester

Showing times and prices for May 28

Fastest Journey

4 h 49 m

Average

4 h 56 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

392 km

It's difficult to get from Edinburgh to Leicester without transferring at least once.

Fastest
London North Eastern Railway
09:00AM4h49
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
01:49PMLeicester station (LEI)
$1521One-way
1 transfer
Cross Country
09:07AM4h56
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
02:03PMLeicester station (LEI)
$2881One-way
1 transfer
Cross Country
08:05AM4h57
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
01:02PMLeicester station (LEI)
$2881One-way
1 transfer
Cross Country
10:03AM4h59
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
03:02PMLeicester station (LEI)
$2881One-way
1 transfer
London North Eastern Railway
09:30AM4h59
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
02:29PMLeicester station (LEI)
$1951One-way
3 transfers

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Leicester

distanceDistance243 miles (392 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 49 min
priceAverage train ticket price$134 (€116)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersEast Coast, CrossCountry or Virgin Trains

Trains from Edinburgh to Leicester cover the 243 miles (392 km) long route taking on average 4 h 49 min with our travel partners like East Coast, CrossCountry or Virgin Trains. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $94 (€82), but the average price of train tickets is $134 (€116). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Leicester.

Train providers: East Coast, CrossCountry and Virgin Trains from Edinburgh to Leicester trains

Find the best trains from Edinburgh to Leicester with Omio's travel partners East Coast, CrossCountry and Virgin Trains from $93 (€81). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

LNER is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates a wide range of services, from high-speed intercity trains to local services. Its most popular routes include London to Edinburgh, London to Leeds, and London to York. LNER offers a variety of train types, including the Azuma, InterCity 225, and HST. The Azuma is a modern, high-speed train that offers comfortable seating and onboard Wi-Fi. The InterCity 225 is a classic train that offers a more traditional experience. The HST is a high-speed train that offers a smooth ride and plenty of legroom. LNER offers a variety of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak. Advance tickets are the cheapest option and must be booked in advance. Anytime tickets are more expensive but can be used at any time. Off-Peak tickets are the most affordable option for travelling during off-peak times. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. LNER also offers a range of discounts and special offers, making it an affordable and convenient way to travel.

East Coast from Edinburgh to Leicester train information:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 2 min
  • Cheapest Price: $96
  • East Coast frequency: 10 a day

FAQs: Trains from Edinburgh to Leicester

FAQs: Travel by train from Edinburgh to Leicester easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to Leicester.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Leicester can start from as little as $94 (€82) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Edinburgh to Leicester is $134 (€116); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time between Edinburgh and Leicester is on average 4 h 49 min   for the 243 mile (392 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Edinburgh to Leicester by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Edinburgh to Leicester leaves at 4: 48 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Edinburgh to Leicester leaves at 4: 30 PM.
There are 25 trains a day from Edinburgh to Leicester which require at least one change with East Coast, CrossCountry or Virgin Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the route from Edinburgh to Leicester you can take a train with East Coast, CrossCountry or Virgin Trains. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Leicester from Edinburgh on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0.4 miles (727 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Leicester, located 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Leicester from Edinburgh is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 4 h 49 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Edinburgh to Leicester by train is February.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel to Leicester from Edinburgh including taking a train, bus or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Edinburgh and Leicester

Edinburgh
Leicester
The major railway station for departures from Edinburgh is Edinburgh Waverley. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Edinburgh Waverley for your journey from Edinburgh to Leicester.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
Public transit options for Edinburgh Waverley
Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Waterloo Place, pick up across from Apex Hotel and drop off outside the Apex Hotel.
Metro: No metro available.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transit options for Edinburgh Park
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from Platform 2 bus stop, adjacent to Herminston Gate
Edinburgh GatewayWifiParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
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Public transit options for Edinburgh Gateway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the bus stops outside the station
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