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.
Prices can vary depending on when you travel or how long in advance you buy your ticket.
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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 £66.
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.
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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.
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.: £50.00)(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/£50.00 = 1.76. Your railcard will be worthwile once you will have done at least 2 trips from Leicester to Edinburgh (one way trip).
(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||£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
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