Trains from Cardiff to Leicester

Cardiff to Leicester train information

Cardiff Leicester train map

Train duration -
Arrival Leicester, England
Departure Cardiff, Wales
Distance 118 Miles

Which operators can I use?

There are several train providers across the UK & Europe. By searching for your ticket using our travel search engine, you will be able to see the trains connecting Cardiff in Wales to Leicester in England as well as the train operator for this journey.

How far is it by train?

The duration to travel to Leicester from Cardiff can change depending if the train is direct or with changes. There are 118 miles between both cities.

What is the price of the train?

Depending how long in advance you buy your ticket or the day and hour of travel, the cost of the train may change.

Best prices for Cardiff to Leicester train tickets

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Cardiff - Leicester prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Cardiff to Leicester by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

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The table above is based on the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train is bought. Purchasing your train from Cardiff to Leicester in advance should enable you to spend less for your trip.

We found tickets available from £32 when booking your ticket 3 days in advance which is 25% cheaper than the best ticket we found when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Cardiff to Leicester trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Cardiff and Leicester by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Leicester to Cardiff and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

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Discount Cardiff - Leicester train tickets

National Railcards can save you a lot if you're using the train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you are able to get one of the 5 different railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can enable you to pay less for your Cardiff Leicester train ticket.

  • The main benefit of purchasing a railcard is that you only need a few trips to break even.

    You will need to buy at least £88 of train tickets in a year for the railcard to be worth the investment. It corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the saving, thirty four percent. On every train that you purchase after that, you will spare money.

    For instance, train tickets from Cardiff to Leicester cost on average £50.00 (1). When dividing £88 by £50.00 (£88/£50.00 = 1.76), you can see that after only 2 one way trips from Leicester to Cardiff, the card will have paid for itself.

  • All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most train fares, so you will save 1/3 on most rail fares.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Cardiff to Leicester train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare