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Edinburgh to Leicester train

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from £33.50 MORE 6h20m
Other modes of transport available to travel from Edinburgh to Leicester
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Book cheap train from Edinburgh to Leicester

You are able to purchase your Edinburgh to Leicester train ticket in 3 different ways:

How can I book a train ticket online?

Booking your train tickets online is simple and can be done quickly. Most train companies give the ability to do it via their website.Tickets will be ready to collect at the station within two hours after you purchased them with the self-service ticket machine. Please note you will need the card used for the booking as well as your reference number.

Can I buy tickets over the phone?

If you prefer a chat with an advisor that will help you buy your ticket, you are able to do so with most rail operators.

Is it possible to book a train ticket directly at the station?

Depending on the station, you can either get your train ticket at the travel centre or via a ticket vending machine available at many stations. We suggest you to check beforehand if the station provides these services and the opening hours.

The easiest way to get cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Leicester is to check online the fares from all train companies. Gopili enables you to do it by comparing in one search journey times and prices across all existing offers. In case you need to make a journey back to Edinburgh later on, train tickets Leicester to Edinburgh are also available on gopili.

And if you change?

Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Edinburgh to Leicester:

Bus from Edinburgh to Leicester

Flights from Edinburgh to Leicester

Best price found for train ticket from Edinburgh to Leicester

We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from Edinburgh to Leicester by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to Leicester. Your Edinburgh to Leicester train ticket is just few clicks away!

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How to find cheap train tickets Edinburgh to Leicester ?

Finding cheap train tickets can be difficult because train travel can be costly. So we would like to highlight our recommendations in order to get cheap train tickets Edinburgh to Leicester.

How long in advance should I book my ticket?

Getting your ticket in advance rather than leaving it until the day before will help you to get a lower fare. Advance tickets typically go on sale 3 months in advance. On many routes you can save as much as 80% by purchasing your ticket 90 days in advance. We recommend you to book your ticket as soon as it is available.

When is the cheapest time of the day to travel?

You will often see that, the most affordable time to travel is outside the peak travel times, which are between 06:30 to 9:30 and 15:30 to 18:30. Therefore, try to avoid travelling during rush hours and you should spend less on your train ticket Edinburgh to Leicester.

Are two singles cheaper than a return?

It's quite often that two singles cost less than a return ticket, we suggest you should always check both prices when travelling to save money.

What is split ticketing?

Another trick to save money is to split up your journey to Leicester. Instead of buying only one ticket for your trip you can split the journey into different sections, and buy a ticket for each section.

Travel information for your train journey

Route Edinburgh to Leicester

Train duration 6h20m
Arrival city Leicester, England
Departure city Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 244 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £33.50
  • There are several rail companies across the United Kingdom & Europe. By searching for your ticket using our travel search engine, you will be able to see the trains connecting Edinburgh in Scotland to Leicester in England as well as the rail operator for this route.
  • Using the train is a fast and easy way to get to Leicester from Edinburgh. The average train duration from Edinburgh to Leicester is 6h20m to travel the 244 miles.
  • The cheapest fare we've found for the next month is £33.50 one way.

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Departure and arrival for your train travel

A lot of trains travel day to day between Edinburgh to Leicester. They serve the following train stations: Edinburgh Waverley train station, Leicester train station

Edinburgh Waverley train station

Leicester train station

Train ticket types for your travel

Rail tickets may look a bit difficult at first sight but it's easy to appreciate how it is working. To begin, there are three principal rail tickets types accessible in the UK for your train Edinburgh to Leicester: Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime tickets.

  • Advance Ticket : Advance train tickets are a great way to get very cheap train tickets. These tickets are available up to 12 weeks before travel and offer the biggest discounts. To take benefit of these tickets you must book ahead: the earlier you book, the cheaper the train fares are! Advance tickets Edinburgh to Leicester are every time sold as singles, but if you prefer to book tickets for a return journey, just buy two Advance tickets. These tickets are only used for the date and train they are booked for. Also, these tickets cannot be refunded but can be amended before departure.
  • Off-Peak Ticket : If you prefer more flexibility than an Advance train ticket, the Off-Peak rail tickets could be for you. They are flexible and valid at “off peak” hours of the day. These tickets are cheaper than the Anytime ticket and still provide the flexibility of travelling on any Off-peak trains. They can be bought any time before travelling, even at the last minute. They are efficient at any time of the day on Weekend, and Public Holidays and after around 09:30 on Mondays to Fridays.
  • Anytime ticket : Anytime train tickets are entirely flexible and they are valid on any train, at any time, on any day. They give entire security when you can't be sure of your travel times, or if you need to change the day you make your journey. These tickets are more costly than advance or Off-Peak but they are eligible for refunds.
  • For your information more ticket types exist in the United Kingdom to travel to Leicester, like Super-Off-Peak tickets, Season tickets, Rover and Rangers tickets…

Transport operators from Edinburgh to Leicester

The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route Edinburgh to Leicester.

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Discount Edinburgh to Leicester train tickets

Looking to travel at the lowest fares? Many railcards and discounts exist to pay less for your Edinburgh Leicester train ticket and save even more money on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are many types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

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

    You will need to purchase at least £88 of train tickets throughout the duration of the railcard's validity for the railcard to be worth the investment. This number corresponds to the price of the railcard, thirty pounds, divided by the saving, 34%. On every ticket that you buy afterwards, you will save money.

    For instance, train tickets from Edinburgh to Leicester cost on average £78.35 (1). By dividing £88 by £78.35 (£88/£78.35 = 1.12), you can see that after only 2 one way trips from Leicester to Edinburgh, the railcard will have paid for itself.

  • All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most train fares, hence you will save 1/3 on most rail fares.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 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
Edinburgh to Leicester train £78.35 £52.23 £26.12 1.13

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

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