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Find cheapest tickets to travel from Edinburgh to Leicester by train, bus, ride sharing and plane. With the calendar below, choose the day you want to travel and easily find the cheapest price.
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.
Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute
The table above is based on the best prices found in the last 6 months depending on how much time in advance the ticket is bought. Purchasing your train from Edinburgh to Leicester in advance can enable you to spend less for your trip.
Tickets are available from £42 when buying your ticket 15 days in advance which is 44% cheaper than the cheapest fare we found when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling.
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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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.
You will need to purchase at least £88 of train tickets throughout the duration of the railcard's validity for the card to pay for itsfel. This number corresponds to the price of the railcard, £30, divided by the saving, thirty four percent. On every ticket that you purchase after that, you will spare money.
As an example, train tickets from Edinburgh to Leicester cost on average £66.26 (1). By dividing £88 by £66.26 (£88/£66.26 = 1.33), it turns out that after only 2 one way trips from Leicester to Edinburgh, the card will have paid for itself.
(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||£66.26||£44.18||£22.09||1.33|
(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
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.
Departure and arrival for your train travel
Edinburgh Waverley train station
Leicester train station
Many trains run from Edinburgh to Leicester, but there are also near stations served like for instance:
Travel information for your train journey
Route Edinburgh to Leicester
|Arrival city||Leicester, England|
|Departure city||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Lowest train ticket price||from £44.40|
Things to do in Leicester
We have compiled for you a list of 6 things that you can do in Leicester.
If you're travelling to Leicester for the first time and you do not really know the places that you can do during your stay, don't worry. The different options you have will obviously depend on how much time you got as well as your areas of interest but the team at Gopili shares with you the well-known points of interests in Leicester.
Newarke Houses Museum is probably among the most important things to do for visitors. You can also plan to discover Leicester Abbey and National Space Centre which are most of the time recommended by the people who have already explored the city.
Another interesting site that you can visit is King Richard III Visitor Centre if you want to know more about the city.
Jewry Wall Museum is also a place that we will suggest you to see if you got spare time during your stay.
Lastly, if you're still curious in discovering more about Leicester, Abbey Pumping Station can be the last step of your trip. Even though people might not consider it as the most interesting thing to do, it will help you get a full picture of the city and its history.
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.
Price barometer for train tickets covering this trip
The gopili price barometer gives the prices for a Edinburgh to Leicester train and helps you to know whether you are getting a good deal:
Average prices over the last 9 months based on user searches
And if you change?
Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Edinburgh to Leicester:
Transport operators from Edinburgh to Leicester
The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route Edinburgh to Leicester.
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