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East Midlands Railway
11:30AM1h36
London St Pancras International (STP)
01:06PMLeicester station (LEI)
481One-way
0 transfers
East Midlands Railway
09:00AM1h43
London St Pancras International (STP)
10:43AMLeicester station (LEI)
601One-way
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East Midlands Railway
11:00AM1h43
London St Pancras International (STP)
12:43PMLeicester station (LEI)
601One-way
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Popular trains to and from Leicester

Popular trains to Leicester

Birmingham International Airport (BHX) to Leicester train

from $10
Direct trains available
1h17 average duration
8trains per day
Served by
  • Cross Country
  • West Midlands Railway
  • Avanti West Coast

London Stansted Airport (STN) to Leicester train

from $24
Direct trains available
2h19 average duration
3trains per day
Served by
  • Cross Country
  • East Midlands Railway
  • Greater Anglia

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Leicester train

from $29
Direct trains available
2h09 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • East Midlands Railway
  • Thameslink

London to Leicester train

from $41
Direct trains available
1h02 average duration
51trains per day
Served by
  • East Midlands Railway
  • Thameslink
  • West Midlands Railway
  • Avanti West Coast
  • Bus

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Leicester train

from $78
Direct trains available
2h02 average duration
Served by
  • East Midlands Railway

Popular trains from Leicester

Leicester to Birmingham International Airport (BHX) train

from $10
Direct trains available
1h13 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • Cross Country
  • West Midlands Railway

Leicester to Cambridge train

from $21
Direct trains available
1h51 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • Cross Country
  • East Midlands Railway
  • Thameslink
  • Great Northern

Leicester to Manchester train

from $30
Direct trains available
1h43 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • East Midlands Railway
  • Cross Country
  • Northern Rail
  • Transpennine Express
  • Avanti West Coast
  • West Midlands Railway

Leicester to London train

from $37
Direct trains available
1h03 average duration
50trains per day
Served by
  • East Midlands Railway
  • West Midlands Railway
  • Thameslink
  • Avanti West Coast
  • Bus

Leicester to Edinburgh train

from $68
Direct trains available
4h41 average duration
10trains per day
Served by
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Cross Country
  • Avanti West Coast
  • East Midlands Railway

Trains to Leicester

With its central UK location and direct Midland Mainline connection from London St Pancras International railroad Station, Leicester is an easy city to reach from any of the major cities in Europe. Average train journey times from London to Leicester are just over one hour, making this fast and frequent service one of the most popular routes. Leicester is the only railroad station in the city, but other local stations include Loughborough, Narborough, and Melton Mowbray.

Which is the main train station in Leicester?

Leicester railroad Station is the main station in the city, and located on London Road which is just a short stroll from the main city center. There is a cab rank just outside the station, and several bus stops enable speedy bus journeys throughout Leicester and the central region.

Which train companies offer trains to Leicester?

East Midlands Trains operate the direct service from London to Leicester, which then goes on to Sheffield and has links to all the major Northern cities. East Midlands Trains also operate the regional service from Cleethorpes to Leicester, while Cross Country by Arriva operate frequent trains running to Leicester from Birmingham and Nottingham.

Why travel by train to Leicester?

Some of the major reasons passengers opt to travel by train from London to Leicester are the speedy, direct journeys, and the fact that it's a relaxing mode of transportation. The city is easy to access by rail from anywhere in the UK, due to its central location, London mainline link up, and good regional rail networks.

Before you travel to Leicester by train - good to know!

Leicester's diverse city has a lot to offer modern travellers and its mainline location means there are frequent trains to Leicester from lots of major UK cities. With two major universities in the central area of Leicester, there are lots of great leisure opportunities in the city center and throughout the region, with international cuisine featuring on many restaurant menus. With a regenerated city center, which includes the new Highcross shopping mall, and historic Roman ruins close by, visitors to Leicester don't need to take public transport to explore the city center, however, visitors traveling further afield will discover Day or Weekly Saver Tickets on local buses make travel around the city and county extremely affordable. In addition the launch of Leicester's new Arriva Click service means passengers can go anywhere, as it is a cross over between bus and Uber services.

Train companies: East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry and Virgin Trains to Leicester trains

You can travel by train to Leicester with East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry and Virgin Trains. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Thameslink is a train service that operates in the United Kingdom. It is operated by Govia Thameslink Railway and serves the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, London, and Surrey. The trains run from early morning until late at night, with some services running 24 hours a day. There are a variety of train types available, including Class 700 Desiro City, Class 377 Electrostar, Class 387/1 Electrostar, and Class 319/0. Ticket types include Anytime, Off-Peak, Super Off-Peak, and Advance. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power sockets, and air conditioning. The most popular routes for Thameslink are London to Brighton, London to Bedford, and London to Luton.

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