Trains from Edinburgh to Leicester

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Edinburgh to Leicester train information

Edinburgh Leicester train map

Train duration 6h03m
Arrival Leicester, England
Departure Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 244 Miles
Train operators Cross Country, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains
Lowest train price from £32.00
Average train price £121.00
  • There are several train providers across the UK & Europe but the services between Edinburgh in Scotland to Leicester in England are operated by Cross Country, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains.
  • The train is a fast and simple solution to travel to Leicester from Edinburgh. The average train duration between Edinburgh to Leicester is 6h03m to travel the 244 miles.
  • The lowest ticket price we've found for the next 30 days is £32.00 one way.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Leicester train tickets

from £32.00 MORE 5h24m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £16.50 MORE 10h17m
Flight
from £24.99 MORE 12h05m

Edinburgh - Leicester prices calendar

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Edinburgh - Leicester: the best time to book cheap trains

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

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£70

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£66

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£61

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£78

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Buying your ticket in advance is most of the time cheaper than leaving it to the day you intend to travel. Yet, as you can notice in the graph above, the cost of train tickets Edinburgh to Leicester do not tend to change a lot and cost £61.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Leicester trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Leicester
£42.00 14/01/2019 18:30 26 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Leicester
£47.50 14/01/2019 17:31 26 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Leicester
£59.50 14/01/2019 18:08 Cross Country 26 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Leicester
£59.50 14/01/2019 08:00 26 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Leicester
£59.50 14/01/2019 07:00 Cross Country 26 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Leicester
£72.10 14/01/2019 09:00 26 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Leicester
£72.10 14/01/2019 17:00 26 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Leicester
£139.30 24/12/2018 09:30 9 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Leicester
£139.30 24/12/2018 13:30 9 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Leicester
£139.30 24/12/2018 07:30 9 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Edinburgh Leicester train

Discount Edinburgh - Leicester train tickets

Willing to travel for cheap? Many railcards and deals exist to pay less for your Edinburgh Leicester train ticket and make even more savings on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are five 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 it only takes a couple of trips to be profitable.

    You will need to purchase at least £88 of train tickets throughout the duration of the railcard's validity for the card to break-even. This number corresponds to the cost of the railcard, £30, divided by the discount, 34%. On every ticket that you buy afterwards, you will save money.

    As an example, train tickets from Edinburgh to Leicester cost on average £120.87 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £120.87 (£88/£120.87 = 0.73), it turns out that after only 1 one way journeys from Leicester to Edinburgh, the railcard 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 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 £120.87 £80.58 £40.29 0.73

(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