Manchester to Leicester train

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Leicester

Showing times and prices for Oct 03

Cheapest

24

Average

64

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.

Cheapest
09:27AMManchester Piccadilly2h35 12:02PMLeicester
2 transfers
241One-way
08:49AMManchester Piccadilly2h41 11:30AMLeicester
1 transfer
431One-way
09:05AMManchester Piccadilly2h46 11:51AMLeicester
1 transfer
661One-way
09:27AMManchester Piccadilly2h43 12:10PMLeicester
1 transfer
661One-way
08:43AMManchester Piccadilly2h21 11:04AMLeicester
1 transfer
911One-way

Train schedule from Manchester to Leicester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, October 3
08:18AMManchester Piccadilly2h11 10:29AMLeicester
1 transfer
08:43AMManchester Piccadilly2h21 11:04AMLeicester
1 transfer
08:49AMManchester Piccadilly2h41 11:30AMLeicester
1 transfer
09:05AMManchester Piccadilly2h46 11:51AMLeicester
1 transfer
09:27AMManchester Piccadilly2h35 12:02PMLeicester
2 transfers
09:27AMManchester Piccadilly2h43 12:10PMLeicester
1 transfer

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Fastest train times from Manchester to Leicester

Showing times and prices for Oct 03

Fastest Journey

2 h 11 m

Average

2 h 32 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

119 km

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

Fastest
08:18AMManchester Piccadilly2h11 10:29AMLeicester
1 transfer
911One-way
08:43AMManchester Piccadilly2h21 11:04AMLeicester
1 transfer
911One-way
09:27AMManchester Piccadilly2h35 12:02PMLeicester
2 transfers
241One-way
08:49AMManchester Piccadilly2h41 11:30AMLeicester
1 transfer
431One-way
09:27AMManchester Piccadilly2h43 12:10PMLeicester
1 transfer
661One-way

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Leicester

distanceDistance74 miles (119 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 38 min
priceAverage train ticket price$70 (€67)
frequencyTrain frequency28 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersNorthern Rail, East Midlands Railway, Cross Country, Avanti West Coast, East Midlands Railways or TransPennine Express Service

Trains from Manchester to Leicester cover the 74 miles (119 km) long route taking on average 1 h 38 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail, East Midlands Railway, Cross Country, Avanti West Coast, East Midlands Railways or TransPennine Express Service. Normally, there are 28 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $70 (€67), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $26 (€25). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Leicester.

Train companies: First TransPennine Express 3, Northern Rail (3) and East Midlands Trains from Manchester to Leicester trains

Travel from Manchester to Leicester from $26 (€25) with Omio’s train partners First TransPennine Express 3, Northern Rail (3) and East Midlands Trains! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

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First TransPennine Express 3

Northern Trains is one of many publicly owned train operating companies in the United Kingdom. The rail network in the UK has been run by over 20 train companies, but they work together as National Rail with coordinated fares and ticketing. Headquartered in York, Northern operates local and commuter trains across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day tickets can be purchased for Northern train journeys to Leicester from Manchester. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.

Manchester to Leicester train information with Northern Rail (3):

  • Average Duration: 2 h 33 min
  • Average Price: $26
  • Northern Rail (3) frequency: 3 a day

East Midlands Trains tickets from Manchester to Leicester are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect route with East Midlands Trains between Manchester and Leicester all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train, you can find all the current East Midlands Trains train schedules and train tickets available on Omio for the 74 miles (119 km) route. You can also see relevant travel information for the East Midlands Trains train, such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this train, compare the fastest Manchester to Leicester routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best East Midlands Trains Manchester to Leicester train ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the East Midlands Trains train ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Leicester with East Midlands Trains!

East Midlands Trains from Manchester to Leicester train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 23 min
  • East Midlands Trains frequency: 11 a day

One of the best ways to travel to Leicester from Manchester is by taking a train with First TransPennine Express 3. Omio helps you find the ideal First TransPennine Express 3 train to Leicester from Manchester by showing you First TransPennine Express 3 current train schedules and timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like baggage allowance) and the best prices for this Manchester to Leicester trip. You can expect to travel 74 miles (119 km) to Leicester from Manchester on a train with First TransPennine Express 3. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains from Manchester to Leicester, you can check straight away if the First TransPennine Express 3 ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Once you’ve found that perfect train, book your First TransPennine Express 3 train ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip from Manchester to Leicester!

First TransPennine Express 3 from Manchester to Leicester train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 33 min
  • First TransPennine Express 3 frequency: 11 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Manchester 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 Manchester to Leicester.
FAQs
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Manchester to Leicester to cost as little as $26 (€25)  in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Manchester to Leicester train price to come in at an average of $70 (€67)  one way.
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Manchester to Leicester by train to be approximately 74 miles (119 km).
On average the Manchester to Leicester train time is 1 h 38 min  covering the 74 miles (119 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Manchester Piccadilly   to Leicester.

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Manchester Piccadilly, located approximately 0.6 miles (954 m) from the city center of Manchester. The most popular arrival train station in Leicester, called Leicester, is located around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from its city center.

When taking a train from Manchester to Leicester, you can count on Northern Rail, East Midlands Railway, Cross Country, Avanti West Coast, East Midlands Railways or TransPennine Express Service for the best way to get you to Leicester. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Manchester and Leicester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
On average, there are 28 trains a day from Manchester to Leicester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the earliest train from Manchester to Leicester at 4: 55 AM   or take the last train from Manchester to Leicester leaving at 7: 46 PM. Look for the latest Manchester to Leicester train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
The price of a one way train ticket from Manchester to Leicester is on average $70 (€67) 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 providers offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets from Manchester to Leicester available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Leicester
The major railway station for departures from Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Manchester Piccadilly for your journey between Manchester and Leicester.
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+44 3457114141
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Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transit options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales
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Public transit options for Manchester Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
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Public transit options for Manchester Victoria
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.
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Public transit options for Manchester Oxford Road
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stops on Whitworth St West (200 yards from station) (station side for Liverpool, opposite side for Piccadilly)

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