Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Leicester

Showing times and prices for Jan 26

Cheapest

$86

Average

$164

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Edinburgh to Leicester will cost around $ 164 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 86.

Cheapest
09:30AMEdinburgh Waverley5h19 02:49PMLeicester
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$861One-way
08:52AMEdinburgh Waverley5h18 02:10PMLeicester
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$981One-way
08:00AMEdinburgh Waverley5h02 01:02PMLeicester
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$1631One-way
09:00AMEdinburgh Waverley4h49 01:49PMLeicester
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$1631One-way
09:04AMEdinburgh Waverley4h58 02:02PMLeicester
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$2381One-way

Train schedule from Edinburgh to Leicester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wed, Jan 26
08:00AMEdinburgh Waverley5h02 01:02PMLeicester
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08:08AMEdinburgh Waverley4h54 01:02PMLeicester
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08:52AMEdinburgh Waverley5h18 02:10PMLeicester
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09:00AMEdinburgh Waverley4h49 01:49PMLeicester
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09:04AMEdinburgh Waverley4h58 02:02PMLeicester
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09:30AMEdinburgh Waverley5h19 02:49PMLeicester
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Wed
Jan 26
$86London North Eastern Railway
$23Flixbus
$67easyJet
Thu
Jan 27
$86London North Eastern Railway
$15Flixbus
$43easyJet
Fri
Jan 28
$104London North Eastern Railway
$15Flixbus
$57easyJet
Sat
Jan 29
$62Avanti West Coast
$15Flixbus
$49easyJet
Sun
Jan 30
$233Cross Country
$60National Express
$42easyJet

Fastest train times from Edinburgh to Leicester

Showing times and prices for Jan 26

Fastest Journey

4 h 49 m

Average

5 h 3 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
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$1631One-way
08:08AMEdinburgh Waverley4h54 01:02PMLeicester
1 changes
$2381One-way
09:04AMEdinburgh Waverley4h58 02:02PMLeicester
1 changes
$2381One-way
08:00AMEdinburgh Waverley5h02 01:02PMLeicester
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$1631One-way
08:52AMEdinburgh Waverley5h18 02:10PMLeicester
2 changes
$981One-way

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Leicester

distanceDistance243 miles (392 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 49 min
priceAverage train ticket price$114 (€95)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country

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 Cross Country. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $114 (€95), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $62 (€52). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Leicester.

Train companies: Train from Edinburgh to Leicester with CrossCountry

Find the best trains from Edinburgh to Leicester with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry from $62 (€52). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

CrossCountry

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.

Book your CrossCountry Edinburgh to Leicester train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check CrossCountry’s up-to-date train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Edinburgh to Leicester routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance between Edinburgh and Leicester is 243 miles (392 km), and the best price for a one-way Edinburgh - Leicester CrossCountry train ticket starts at $233 (€195) if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your CrossCountry ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by train. Waiting in a line at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with CrossCountry!

    CrossCountry has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train between Edinburgh and Leicester:

    • Refund or voucher policy
    • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Travel Tips: Trains from Edinburgh to Leicester

    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.
    FAQs

    How much do cheap train tickets between Edinburgh and Leicester cost?

    Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Leicester from Edinburgh for the next 7 days starting from $62 (€52)  one way.

    What is the cost of a train to Leicester from Edinburgh?

    If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Edinburgh to Leicester train price to come in at an average of $114 (€95)  one way.

    How many miles is it from Edinburgh to Leicester by train?

    When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Leicester from Edinburgh by train to be approximately 243 miles (392 km).

    What is the Edinburgh to Leicester train travel time?

    On average the Edinburgh to Leicester train travel time is 4 h 49 min  for the 243 miles (392 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

    What station does the train from Edinburgh to Leicester depart from? Which Leicester train station do I come into from Edinburgh?

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

    Where do I find the Edinburgh train station to Leicester? Where is the Leicester train station?

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Edinburgh Waverley, is located 0.2 miles (429 m) from the city center of Edinburgh.

    The most popular arrival train station, Leicester, is located 0.6 miles (945 m) away from the city center of Leicester.

    Which train companies should I travel with from Edinburgh to Leicester?

    For the trip from Edinburgh to Leicester you can take a train with Cross Country. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Edinburgh and Leicester on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

    How many trains are there between Edinburgh and Leicester a day?

    The average number of trains departing Edinburgh for Leicester is 8 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    When does the first train depart from Edinburgh to Leicester? When does the last train depart from Edinburgh to Leicester?

    The first Edinburgh to Leicester train departs at 8: 30 AM   and the last train from Edinburgh to Leicester leaves at 1: 08 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.

    How far in advance should I purchase train tickets from Edinburgh to Leicester for the best deals?

    The price of a one way train ticket from Edinburgh to Leicester is on average $114 (€95) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets between Edinburgh and Leicester available a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    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
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +44 3457114141
    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