Trains from Edinburgh to Leicester

Edinburgh to Leicester train information

Edinburgh Leicester train map

Train duration 6h03m
Arrival Leicester, England
Departure Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 244 Miles
  • There are many train companies across the country & Europe. By searching for your ticket using our travel search engine, you can see the trains from Edinburgh in Scotland to Leicester in England as well as the train operator for this journey.
  • 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.
  • Fares can change quickly. We recommend you to launch a search to look at the latest available offers.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Leicester train tickets

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Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £21.30 MORE 9h50m
Flight
from £50.99 MORE 10h44m

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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£71

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£67

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£62

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£79

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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 £62.

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.

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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 £50.00 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £50.00 (£88/£50.00 = 1.76), it turns out that after only 2 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 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
Edinburgh 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