The cheapest trains from Edinburgh to Leicester

Showing times and prices for Sep 28

Cheapest

$139

Average

$177

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 $ 177 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 139.

Cheapest
09:30AMEdinburgh Waverley4h59 02:29PMLeicester
3 changes
$1391One-way
Cheapest
09:00AMEdinburgh Waverley4h49 01:49PMLeicester
1 changes
$1391One-way
09:00AMEdinburgh Waverley4h29 01:29PMLeicester
2 changes
$1661One-way
08:08AMEdinburgh Waverley4h54 01:02PMLeicester
1 changes
$2221One-way
09:04AMEdinburgh Waverley4h58 02:02PMLeicester
1 changes
$2221One-way

Timetable Edinburgh to Leicester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tue, Sep 28
08:08AMEdinburgh Waverley4h54 01:02PMLeicester
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09:00AMEdinburgh Waverley4h29 01:29PMLeicester
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09:00AMEdinburgh Waverley4h49 01:49PMLeicester
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09:04AMEdinburgh Waverley4h58 02:02PMLeicester
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09:30AMEdinburgh Waverley4h59 02:29PMLeicester
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Tue
Sep 28
$139London North Eastern Railway
$62National Express
$83British Airways
Thu
Sep 30
$94Cross Country
$60National Express
$61easyJet
Fri
Oct 1
$116Cross Country
$60National Express
$55easyJet
Sat
Oct 2
$55Avanti West Coast
$60National Express
$52easyJet
Sun
Oct 3
$138Avanti West Coast
$62National Express
$70easyJet
Mon
Oct 4
$116London North Eastern Railway
$61National Express
$55easyJet
Wed
Oct 6
$94London North Eastern Railway
$60National Express
$49easyJet
Thu
Oct 7
$95Cross Country
$60National Express
$55easyJet
Fri
Oct 8
$138London North Eastern Railway
$61National Express
$65easyJet
Sat
Oct 9
$62Avanti West Coast
$62National Express
$105easyJet
Sun
Oct 10
$138Avanti West Coast
$62National Express
$101easyJet

The fastest trains from Edinburgh to Leicester

Showing times and prices for Sep 28

Fastest Journey

4 h 29 m

Average

4 h 49 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

392 km

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

Fastest
09:00AMEdinburgh Waverley4h29 01:29PMLeicester
2 changes
$1661One-way
09:00AMEdinburgh Waverley4h49 01:49PMLeicester
1 changes
$1391One-way
08:08AMEdinburgh Waverley4h54 01:02PMLeicester
1 changes
$2221One-way
09:04AMEdinburgh Waverley4h58 02:02PMLeicester
1 changes
$2221One-way
09:30AMEdinburgh Waverley4h59 02:29PMLeicester
3 changes
$1391One-way

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Train Information to Leicester from Edinburgh

distanceDistance243 miles (392 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 29 min
priceAverage train ticket price$113 (€91)
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 29 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $55 (€44), but the average price of train tickets is $113 (€91). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Leicester.

Train companies

Travel with CrossCountry between Edinburgh and Leicester

CrossCountry trains will get you from Edinburgh to Leicester from $55 (€44). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

CrossCountry

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

Find the perfect CrossCountry train from Edinburgh to Leicester for a smooth and relaxing journey. Omio makes it convenient for you to check the latest CrossCountry train schedules and compare the cheapest, fastest or earliest train between Edinburgh and Leicester. You can also check relevant travel information for the CrossCountry train, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, depending on the class fare you choose. Once you find the ideal route, book your cheap CrossCountry train tickets online. You can expect to travel around 243 miles (392 km) on this trip and your CrossCountry Edinburgh to Leicester train ticket can cost as little as $94 (€76) one-way if you book in advance. When you search for CrossCountry tickets between Edinburgh and Leicester in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets online quickly and easily on Omio and enjoy the travel experience!

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your CrossCountry train ticket 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 from Edinburgh to Leicester cost?
Train tickets between Edinburgh and Leicester for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $55 (€44)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train to Leicester from Edinburgh?
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 $113 (€91)  one way.
How far is Edinburgh to Leicester by train?
The distance to Leicester from Edinburgh by train is approximately 243 miles (392 km).
How long is a train between Edinburgh and Leicester on average?
On average the Edinburgh to Leicester train travel time is 4 h 29 min  for the 243 miles (392 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
When traveling by train from Edinburgh to Leicester, which train station in Edinburgh do I depart from and which train station in Leicester do I arrive in?

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

Where is the train station in Edinburgh? Where is the train station in Leicester?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Leicester and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city center in Leicester.

What train providers go from Edinburgh to Leicester?
Take the Edinburgh to Leicester train with Cross Country. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route to Leicester from Edinburgh as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains per day are there to Leicester from Edinburgh?
On average, there are 8 trains a day from Edinburgh to Leicester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When is the earliest train from Edinburgh to Leicester? When is the last train from Edinburgh to Leicester?
You can take the earliest train from Edinburgh to Leicester at 5: 52 AM   or take the last train from Edinburgh to Leicester leaving at 9: 51 AM. Look for the latest Edinburgh to Leicester train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket from Edinburgh to Leicester to get the best deals?
You can find trains between Edinburgh and Leicester to cost on average $113 (€91) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Edinburgh to Leicester train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.