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 £45.60
Average train price £114.00
  • There are several rail companies across the United Kingdom & Europe but the journey between Edinburgh in Scotland to Leicester in England are run by Cross Country, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains.
  • Using the train is a fast and simple option to travel to Leicester from Edinburgh. The average travel time between Edinburgh to Leicester is 6h03m to travel the 244 miles.
  • The cheapest fare we've found for the next month is £45.60 one way.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Leicester train tickets

from £45.60 MORE 6h06m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £19.10 MORE 10h23m
Flight
from £29.99 MORE 12h37m

Edinburgh - Leicester prices calendar

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

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National Express£42

Loco2£77

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National Express£31

Loco2£62

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 24 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Train times Edinburgh to Leicester

When are the next trains to Leicester?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
There are no more services available today.
Tomorrow
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
10:08
Leicester
16:02
5h54m Cross Country
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
10:12
Leicester
16:02
5h50m TransPennine Express
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
11:05
Leicester
16:56
5h51m Cross Country
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
12:08
Leicester
17:37
5h29m Cross Country
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
13:55
Leicester
18:41
4h46m Cross Country
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
17:08
Leicester
23:10
6h02m Cross Country
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
18:06
Leicester
05:27
11h21m Cross Country
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
18:51
Leicester
06:14
11h23m Virgin Trains
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
19:57
Leicester
07:14
11h17m TransPennine Express

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Edinburgh - Leicester: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

90

60

30

£70

15

£65

7

£61

3

£77

1

£69

Same day

Days before Departure

Getting your train in advance is most of the time cheaper than leaving it to the day you intend to travel. Yet, as you can see in the table 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
£61.00 09/03/2018 08:51 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Leicester
£61.10 26/02/2018 13:00 11 hours ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Leicester
£61.10 26/02/2018 12:00 11 hours ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Leicester
£61.10 09/03/2018 12:00 4 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Leicester
£61.10 09/03/2018 13:00 4 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Leicester
£64.50 26/02/2018 18:30 11 hours ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Leicester
£64.50 09/03/2018 18:30 4 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Leicester
£72.10 26/02/2018 17:00 11 hours ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Leicester
£72.10 26/02/2018 17:07 Cross Country 11 hours ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Leicester
£72.10 09/03/2018 17:00 4 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 tricks are available to spend 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 5 types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

  • The main benefit of getting a railcard is that you only need a few trips to earn as much money as you spent.

    You will need to buy at least £88 of train tickets throughout the duration of the railcard's validity for the railcard to be worthwile. This number corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the discount, thirty four percent. On every ticket that you buy afterwards, you will spare money.

    For instance, train tickets from Edinburgh to Leicester cost on average £113.85 (1). When dividing £88 by £113.85 (£88/£113.85 = 0.77), it appears that after only 1 one way trips from Leicester to Edinburgh, the card 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 £113.85 £75.90 £37.95 0.78

(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