The cheapest trains from Manchester to Leicester

Showing times and prices for Nov 28

Cheapest

$46

Average

$73

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 Manchester to Leicester will cost around $ 73 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 46.

Cheapest
10:45AMManchester Piccadilly3h13 01:58PMLeicester
1 changes
$461One-way
09:10AMManchester Piccadilly2h48 11:58AMLeicester
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$801One-way
10:14AMManchester Piccadilly2h44 12:58PMLeicester
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$801One-way
10:31AMManchester Piccadilly3h15 01:46PMLeicester
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$801One-way
08:13AMManchester Piccadilly2h17 10:30AMLeicester
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$801One-way

Timetable Manchester to Leicester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sun, Nov 28
08:13AMManchester Piccadilly2h17 10:30AMLeicester
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09:10AMManchester Piccadilly2h48 11:58AMLeicester
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10:14AMManchester Piccadilly2h44 12:58PMLeicester
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10:31AMManchester Piccadilly3h15 01:46PMLeicester
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10:45AMManchester Piccadilly3h13 01:58PMLeicester
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Sat
Nov 27
$80East Midlands Railway
$13Flixbus
Sun
Nov 28
$46Northern Rail
$20National Express
Mon
Nov 29
$46East Midlands Railway
$7Flixbus
Tue
Nov 30
$46East Midlands Railway
$18National Express
Wed
Dec 1
$79Cross Country
$13National Express
Thu
Dec 2
$46East Midlands Railway
$8Flixbus
Fri
Dec 3
$51East Midlands Railway
$17Flixbus
Sat
Dec 4
$57East Midlands Railway
$8Flixbus
Sun
Dec 5
$79Cross Country
$7Flixbus
Mon
Dec 6
$45
$7Flixbus
Tue
Dec 7
$46East Midlands Railway
$13National Express
Wed
Dec 8
$23East Midlands Railway
$9National Express
Thu
Dec 9
$46East Midlands Railway
$8Flixbus
Fri
Dec 10
$79West Midlands Railway
$14National Express
Sat
Dec 11
$80
$7Flixbus
Sun
Dec 12
$80East Midlands Railway
$11Flixbus
Wed
Dec 15
$46East Midlands Railway
$13National Express
Thu
Dec 16
$46East Midlands Railway
$7Flixbus
Fri
Dec 17
$37East Midlands Railway
$16Flixbus

The fastest trains from Manchester to Leicester

Showing times and prices for Nov 28

Fastest Journey

2 h 17 m

Average

2 h 51 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

119 km

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

Fastest
08:13AMManchester Piccadilly2h17 10:30AMLeicester
1 changes
$801One-way
10:14AMManchester Piccadilly2h44 12:58PMLeicester
1 changes
$801One-way
09:10AMManchester Piccadilly2h48 11:58AMLeicester
1 changes
$801One-way
10:45AMManchester Piccadilly3h13 01:58PMLeicester
1 changes
$461One-way
10:31AMManchester Piccadilly3h15 01:46PMLeicester
2 changes
$801One-way

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Travel Tips

Trains from Manchester 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 Manchester to Leicester.
FAQs
How much do cheap trains between Manchester and Leicester cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Manchester to Leicester trains for as little as $46 (€38)  in the next 7 days.
How much is the train from Manchester to Leicester on average?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $56 (€47)  for a train ticket to Leicester from Manchester.
How far is Manchester to Leicester by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Manchester and Leicester by train to be approximately 74 miles (119 km).
What is the Manchester to Leicester train travel time?
On average the Manchester to Leicester train travel time is 2 h 11 min  for the 74 miles (119 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Manchester to Leicester do I depart from? Which Leicester train station from Manchester do I arrive in?

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Leicester.

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

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Manchester.

The most popular arrival train station, Leicester, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center of Leicester.

Which train providers should I travel with from Manchester to Leicester?
If you're looking for trains from Manchester to Leicester, you can rely on East Midlands Trains, Cross Country or Avanti West Coast to get you to Leicester. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Manchester to Leicester journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains are there from Manchester to Leicester a day?
On average, there are 25 trains a day from Manchester to Leicester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
How far in advance should I buy a train ticket from Manchester to Leicester to get the best deals?
If you book the Manchester to Leicester train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $56 (€47). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Manchester to Leicester. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
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 from Manchester to Leicester.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
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