London to Leicester train

Cheap train tickets from London to Leicester

Showing times and prices for Jun 29

Cheapest

33

Average

55

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.

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09:05AMLondon St Pancras1h14 10:19AMLeicester
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08:35AMLondon St Pancras1h13 09:48AMLeicester
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09:02AMLondon St Pancras1h07 10:09AMLeicester
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08:06AMLondon St Pancras1h13 09:19AMLeicester
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08:32AMLondon St Pancras1h07 09:39AMLeicester
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Train schedule from London to Leicester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, June 29
08:03AMLondon St Pancras1h05 09:08AMLeicester
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08:06AMLondon St Pancras1h13 09:19AMLeicester
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08:32AMLondon St Pancras1h07 09:39AMLeicester
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08:35AMLondon St Pancras1h13 09:48AMLeicester
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09:02AMLondon St Pancras1h07 10:09AMLeicester
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09:05AMLondon St Pancras1h14 10:19AMLeicester
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Fastest train times from London to Leicester

Showing times and prices for Jun 29

Fastest Journey

1 h 5 m

Average

1 h 9 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

143 km

Of the 6 trains that leave London for Leicester every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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08:03AMLondon St Pancras1h05 09:08AMLeicester
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921One-way
08:32AMLondon St Pancras1h07 09:39AMLeicester
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09:02AMLondon St Pancras1h07 10:09AMLeicester
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08:06AMLondon St Pancras1h13 09:19AMLeicester
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08:35AMLondon St Pancras1h13 09:48AMLeicester
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Overview: Train from London to Leicester

distanceDistance89 miles (143 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 6 min
priceAverage train ticket price$70 (€63)
frequencyTrain frequency56 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 55 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersThameslink, East Midlands Railway or East Midlands Railways

Trains from London to Leicester cover the 89 miles (143 km) long route taking on average 1 h 6 min with our travel partners like Thameslink, East Midlands Railway or East Midlands Railways. Normally, there are 56 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $70 (€63), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $37 (€33). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Leicester.

Train companies: East Midlands Trains and Thameslink from London to Leicester trains

Find the best trains from London to Leicester with Omio's travel partners East Midlands Trains and Thameslink from $37 (€33). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

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Omio helps you compare and book the perfect train with Thameslink between London and Leicester for a smooth and relaxing journey. Check the latest Thameslink train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, take a look at the travel information for the London to Leicester train with Thameslink (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), compare the best connections for your London - Leicester journey and then book a cheap train ticket with ease. The distance between London and Leicester by train is 89 miles (143 km). You can book tickets for this Thameslink train for as low as $93 (€83) one-way if you book in advance. When you search for Thameslink tickets from London to Leicester in the Omio app, you can also check whether they are mobile tickets quickly and easily. If they are mobile tickets, then you can go paperless when taking a train. Book that perfect Thameslink London - Leicester train ticket online and enjoy your trip!

Enjoy a smooth and easy route from London to Leicester with East Midlands Trains! As an official travel partner of East Midlands Trains, Omio can help you search current train schedules and timetables from East Midlands Trains, compare the best routes between London and Leicester as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable East Midlands Trains London to Leicester train ticket available today. If you search for East Midlands Trains tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a line at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train from London to Leicester on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 89 miles (143 km) journey between London and Leicester with ease and comfort on a train with East Midlands Trains.

London to Leicester train information with East Midlands Trains:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 11 min
  • East Midlands Trains frequency: 55 a day

Trains from London to Leicester: Journey Details

Leicester is a cosmopolitan city with a rich history and notable attractions that include the National Space Center, with its interactive galleries, and the heritage steam trains of the Great Central Railway. Visitors with a fondness for Indian cuisine will find some of the best curry restaurants in the UK in Leicester.

Which train companies go from London to Leicester?

East Midlands Trains provide a direct service from from London St. Pancras to Leicester.

How often are trains from London to Leicester

From early morning there are approximately 4 trains an hour departing from London to Leicester with services slow down in the evening. Sunday schedule features a slightly reduced service with no early morning departures. Weekday off-peak fares are available on departures from 9:15 a.m. onwards.

How long is the train from London to Leicester

Most direct trains from London to Leicester usually take from 1 hour to 1 hour and 25 minutes, apart from late evening services which take over 2 hours.

When are the first and last trains of the day from London to Leicester?

The first direct train from London to Leicester is at 5:56 a.m and the last direct from London to Leicester train leaves at 23:15 a.m.

Where do trains from London to Leicester depart from and arrive to?

Trains from London to Leicester depart from St. Pancras station, located on the northern side of the city center. There are Underground services at Kings Cross St. Pancras Tube station offering connections to 6 tube lines. Bus stops on Pancras Road, Euston Road and Midland Road provide routes around the city and some night services. Taxis are available from the rank close to the Eurostar entrance on Midland Road.

Trains from London to Leicester arrive at the city's main station located on the south-eastern side of the center. There are bus stops immediately outside the station and close by on Station Street. Services include regular connections to the city center, Leicester North station and the Haymarket and St. Margaret's bus stations. Taxis are available from a rank by the station's main entrance.

Train tickets from London to Leicester: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 28 €
2 weeks earlier 26 €8%
3 weeks earlier 23 €22%
1 month before 23 €22%
2 months earlier 22 €27%
3 months earlier 19 €47%


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The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from London - Leicester 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 22% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket London - Leicester with 2 months in advance you save up to about 27% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 47%.
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Travel Tips: Trains from London 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 London to Leicester.
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If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap London to Leicester trains for as little as $37 (€33)  in the next 7 days.
The train price between London and Leicester is on average $70 (€63)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
The train distance from London to Leicester is around 89 miles (143 km).
On average the London to Leicester train travel time is 1 h 6 min  for the 89 miles (143 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

Omio customers book a train from London Victoria   to Leicester   most frequently for this route.

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called London Victoria, is located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city center of London.

The most popular arrival train station, Leicester, is located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city center of Leicester.

When taking a train from London to Leicester, you can count on Thameslink, East Midlands Railway or East Midlands Railways for the best way to get you to Leicester. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between London and Leicester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
On average, there are 56 trains a day from London to Leicester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The first London to Leicester train departs at 5: 05 AM   and the last train from London to Leicester leaves at 10: 35 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from London to Leicester on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
The price of a one way train ticket from London to Leicester is on average $70 (€63) if you purchase 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 providers offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets to Leicester from London available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Leicester
The major railway station for departures from London is London Victoria. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London Victoria for your journey between London and Leicester.
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Public transit options for London Victoria
Onward travel information: Victoria Bus Station at Station Front
Location for Rail Replacement Services: When weekend engineering dictate that replacement bus services will operate, these will usually depart from the immediate Station front/Terminus Place. Travel from London Victoria is usually conveyed by London Buses in these instances. Check posters and staff for more details.
Metro: Underground services: Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line
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Public transit options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
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Public transit options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
Metro: N/A
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Public transit options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Metro: Tube Lines.
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Public transit options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139
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Public transit options for London Waterloo
Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
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Public transit options for London Liverpool Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop on either Liverpool Street (outside the station entrance), or beside Platform 10, depending on operational requirements
Metro: Liverpool Street underground station has connections to the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
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Public transit options for London Bridge
Onward travel information: The Bus Station is located directly outside the main entrance at upper level. There are also bus stops outside on Tooley Street. For further information on buses, a bus information kiosk is also located outside the main doors of the station at upper level.
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus services are usually found outside the front of the station. However this is sometimes subject to change. Please check engineering posters or consult a member of staff.
Metro: For North and North East Kent and South East London
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Public transit options for Heathrow Airport T123
Onward travel information: National Rail trains serving London Paddington National Express coaches to Victoria Coach Station and Gatwick Airport London Underground
Metro: Connection available with the London Underground (Piccadilly Line)
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Public transit options for London Marylebone
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
Metro: Bakerloo Line.

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