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Leicester to London train

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Other modes of transport available to travel from Leicester to London
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How to find cheap train tickets Leicester to London ?

Finding cheap train tickets can be difficult as travelling by train can cost a lot. So we decided to highlight our tricks in order to get cheap train tickets Leicester to London.

  • The earlier you purchase your ticket the cheaper it will be. You may save up to 80% on your train ticket by booking 90 days before the date of departure. Why? Because train companies usually release advance tickets up to 3 months in advance and it is usually at this time that you will find the best fare.
  • You will often take notice that, the best time to travel is outside the peak travel times, which are between 06:30 to 9:30 and 15:30 to 18:30. In this way, try to avoid travelling during rush hours and you will spend less on your train ticket Leicester to London.
  • For some routes, it is cheaper to book two singles rather than a return ticket. It provides less flexibility as you need to know beforehand the time you wish to take the return journey but cheaper fares might be available.
  • Sometimes, purchasing a ticket from Leicester to an intermediary city as well as another ticket from this station to London is cheaper than booking only one ticket for your entire journey. Splitting your ticket can help you make additional savings.

Travel information for your train journey

Leicester London train

Route Leicester to London

Train duration 1h32m
Arrival city London, England
Departure city Leicester, England
Distance 89 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £15.50

Which train company can I use?

The journey between Leicester, which is in England and London, which is in England is well connected by trains. Use our travel search engine to find your ticket and see the rail operator for this journey.

How long is the train?

There are 89 miles between both cities and the average train duration between Leicester to London is around 1h32m. Travelling by train is most of the time the fastest way to go to London from Leicester, and it's also a greener option than driving your car or flying.

What is the price of a train ticket for this journey?

Based on our data, the best fare to travel by train in the next month is £15.50. This price is based on an adult ticket and does not include the savings you can make with a discount card.

Things to do in London

We have created for you a list of 6 things that you can do in London.

  • London Eye
  • Big Ben
  • Kensington Palace
  • Tower Bridge
  • View from the Shard
  • Madame Tussauds

If you're discovering London for the first time and you are not sure of the places that you can visit during your stay, don't worry. The different options you have will obviously depend on how much time you got as well as your preferences but the team at Gopili shares with you the famous points of interests in London.

London Eye is probably among the most important things to do for visitors. You can also plan to visit Tower Bridge or Big Ben which are most of the time advised by the travellers who have already visited the city.

Another interesting site that you can discover is View from the Shard if you wish to find out more about the city.

Kensington Palace is also a touristic site that we will advise you to see if you have spare time during your trip.

Finally, if you're still curious in discovering more about London, Madame Tussauds can be the last step of your stay. While people may not consider it as the most important thing to do, it will enable you to get a complete picture of the city and its history.

Discount Leicester to London train tickets

National Railcards can save you a lot if you're travelling by train. Depending on your age and your situation, you can get one of the 5 different railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can enable you to pay less for your Leicester London train ticket.

  • If you want to understand the benefits of a railcard, you need to assess how many trips you need to make earnings. You will see that most of the time, only a few trips are needed.

    For your assessment, you must include the cost of your railcard, i.e £30, your savings on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average cost of a Leicester London ticket is £21.42 (1).

    Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £21.42: £88/£21.42 = 4.11. You will need to make approximately 5 trips from London to Leicester (one way trip) with your railcard to be profitable.

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

(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
Leicester to London train £21.42 £14.28 £7.14 4.12

(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

Main train ticket types in United Kingdom

There are three principal rail tickets types in United Kingdom, Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime tickets. Each ticket types gives different prices and travel flexibility. But other tickets types are available like Season tickets, Super-Off-Peak tickets or Rover and Rangers tickets for example. Let's see the different types of train ticket from Leicester to London below:

If you want to purchase the cheapest available ticket, Advance tickets are best for you. These tickets are released 12 weeks before travel and offer biggest discounts. The earlier you book, the cheaper the train fares are! But you can't cancel your advance rail ticket, they are non-refundable, and they are sold as singles.

Off-Peak and Super Off-peak tickets are available on numerous trains outside of peak travel times. Thanks to these tickets you make your journey at Off-Peak time, so don't have to pay the fare of a fully flexible Anytime ticket. You can be reimbursed if you decide not to travel.

Anytime tickets is convenient for you, if you want a entirely flexible ticket with no restrictions to travel. They allow the best flexibility in your time of travel. But they are not recommended if you want the cheapest type of ticket Leicester to London.

Season tickets are perfect for you if you make the same journey more than three or four times a week. In this instance, Season Tickets offer better value for money compared to buying daily tickets.

Best price found for train ticket from Leicester to London

We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from Leicester to London by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to London. Your Leicester to London train ticket is just few clicks away!

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The chart above shows the cheapest prices found over the last six months depending on how many time in advance the train ticket is booked. Booking your train from Leicester to London in advance should enable you to pay less for your journey.

Tickets are available from £16 when buying your train 2 months in advance, it is 56% cheaper than the best price we found when booking on the day you're travelling.

Transport operators from Leicester to London

The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route Leicester to London.

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Book cheap train from Leicester to London

Many possibilities exist to purchase your Leicester to London train ticket:

If you're booking your train tickets online, you can quickly compare journey schedules and prices to make savings. Almost all rail companies and online ticket retailers give the ability to book on their website. Once your ticket is bought, you will receive a confirmation email including the collection number that you will keep with your card to get your ticket at the station before your journey.

Most train providers and few rail ticket retailers will have contact numbers for you to make your booking over the phone.

While the biggest stations in the United Kingdom have a self-service ticket machine as well as a ticket office to get your train ticket, suburban stations might not. Check the opening hours and the available services before your journey.

By using our fast and easy to use search service, you are be able to compare hundreds of train offers from all major rail companies. Gopili will help you get cheap train tickets from Leicester to London! Please note, train tickets London to Leicester are also available for your return journey.

And if you change?

Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Leicester to London:

Bus from Leicester to London

Flights from Leicester to London