Edinburgh to Leicester train

Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Leicester

Showing times and prices for Jan 30

Cheapest

98

Average

157

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
08:52AMEdinburgh Waverley4h59 01:51PMLeicester
2 transfers
981One-way
08:00AMEdinburgh Waverley5h02 01:02PMLeicester
2 transfers
1351One-way
09:00AMEdinburgh Waverley5h02 02:02PMLeicester
2 transfers
1591One-way
08:06AMEdinburgh Waverley4h56 01:02PMLeicester
1 transfer
1811One-way
09:05AMEdinburgh Waverley4h57 02:02PMLeicester
1 transfer
1811One-way

Train schedule from Edinburgh to Leicester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, January 30
08:00AMEdinburgh Waverley5h02 01:02PMLeicester
2 transfers
08:06AMEdinburgh Waverley4h56 01:02PMLeicester
1 transfer
08:52AMEdinburgh Waverley4h59 01:51PMLeicester
2 transfers
09:00AMEdinburgh Waverley4h49 01:49PMLeicester
1 transfer
09:00AMEdinburgh Waverley5h02 02:02PMLeicester
2 transfers
09:05AMEdinburgh Waverley4h57 02:02PMLeicester
1 transfer

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Fastest train times from Edinburgh to Leicester

Showing times and prices for Jan 30

Fastest Journey

4 h 49 m

Average

4 h 57 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

392 km

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

Fastest
09:00AMEdinburgh Waverley4h49 01:49PMLeicester
1 transfer
1861One-way
08:06AMEdinburgh Waverley4h56 01:02PMLeicester
1 transfer
1811One-way
09:05AMEdinburgh Waverley4h57 02:02PMLeicester
1 transfer
1811One-way
08:52AMEdinburgh Waverley4h59 01:51PMLeicester
2 transfers
981One-way
08:00AMEdinburgh Waverley5h02 01:02PMLeicester
2 transfers
1351One-way

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Leicester

distanceDistance243 miles (392 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 56 min
priceAverage train ticket price$237 (€206)
frequencyTrain frequency17 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersLondon North Eastern Railway or Cross Country

Trains from Edinburgh to Leicester cover the 243 miles (392 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 56 min with our travel partners like London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country. Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $237 (€206), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $236 (€205). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Leicester.

Train providers: CrossCountry from Edinburgh to Leicester trains

Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets from Edinburgh to Leicester from $236 (€205) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular route.

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CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Edinburgh to Leicester you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

CrossCountry is one of the best options when traveling by train from Edinburgh to Leicester. Omio quickly shows you current CrossCountry train schedules for the Edinburgh - Leicester journey and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest trip available. The distance from Edinburgh to Leicester is around 243 miles (392 km) and the cheapest CrossCountry one-way ticket you can book starts at $236 (€205). As you check the latest Edinburgh to Leicester train schedule from CrossCountry for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Leicester safely. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect CrossCountry ticket to Leicester from Edinburgh so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

Train information from Edinburgh to Leicester with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 24 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 12 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Edinburgh to Leicester

Travel Tips: Travel by train 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.
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Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Leicester for as low as $236 (€205)  for the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Edinburgh to Leicester train price to come in at an average of $237 (€206)  one way.
You should expect to travel around 243 miles (392 km)  to Leicester from Edinburgh by train.
On average the Edinburgh to Leicester train time is 4 h 56 min  covering the 243 miles (392 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley   and arriving in Leicester.

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Edinburgh Waverley and need to travel around 0.4 miles (660 m) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Leicester most often arrive at Leicester and need to travel around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from this train station to the city center.

Take the Edinburgh to Leicester train with London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip from Edinburgh to Leicester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
The average number of trains departing Edinburgh for Leicester is 17 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The first Edinburgh to Leicester train departs at 6: 06 AM   and the last train from Edinburgh to Leicester leaves at 9: 01 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Edinburgh to Leicester on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you purchase train tickets from Edinburgh to Leicester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $237 (€206) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Edinburgh to Leicester a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this connection

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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.
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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.
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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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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
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