Trains from Leicester to Edinburgh

Leicester to Edinburgh train information

Leicester Edinburgh train map

Train duration 5h05m
Arrival Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure Leicester, England
Distance 244 Miles
Lowest train price from £181.00
Average train price £181.00

The trip between Leicester, located in England and Edinburgh, situated in Scotland is well served by trains. Use our travel search engine to search for your ticket and see the rail company for this journey.

Travelling by train is a fast and easy option to go to Edinburgh from Leicester. The average travel duration between Leicester to Edinburgh is 5h05m to travel the 244 miles.

We found trains from £181.00 to travel in the next 180 days. Fares will change depending on the day and hour of travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.

Best prices for Leicester to Edinburgh train tickets

from £181.00 MORE 4h55m
Other modes of transport available
from £9.99 MORE 7h22m
from £93.30 MORE 11h50m

Leicester - Edinburgh 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.

Leicester - Edinburgh: the best time to book cheap trains

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Buying your train in advance is almost always cheaper than leaving it to the last minute. Yet, as you can notice in the table above, the cost of train tickets Leicester to Edinburgh tend to be stable and cost £62.

Best prices for Leicester to Edinburgh trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
£181.00 05/07/2024 08:09 2 months ago
£181.00 05/07/2024 09:09 2 months ago
£181.00 05/07/2024 10:10 2 months ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Leicester Edinburgh train

Discount Leicester - Edinburgh train tickets

The easiest way to pay less on your Leicester Edinburgh train ticket is probably to buy a railcard. While regional railcards are available in some areas, National railcards enable you to spend less on most rail fares across the UK. Everyone is eligible to at least a certain railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons discount card.

  • When purchasing a railcard, you want to save money after several journeys. But is it really worth it when travelling from Leicester to Edinburgh? Check with your calculator, considering:

    A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)

    B = average saving with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

    C = average price for a Leicester Edinburgh ticket (i.e.: £181.00)(1)

    Initially, divide A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be profitable. Now divide that number by C. The result is the minimum number of journeys needed throughout the duration of the railcard's validity to be profitable.

    In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£181.00 = 0.49. Your railcard will be worthwile once you will have done at least 1 trips from Leicester to Edinburgh (one way trip).

  • The price to buy a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to have the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most adult fares for an entire year.

(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
Leicester to Edinburgh train £181.00 £120.67 £60.33 0.49

(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