Trains from Leicester to Manchester

Leicester to Manchester train information

Leicester Manchester train map

Train duration 2h40m
Arrival Manchester, England
Departure Leicester, England
Distance 75 Miles
Train operators Cross Country
Lowest train price from £53.10
Average train price £54.00

There are a lot of rail operators across the United Kingdom & Europe but the trains from Leicester in England to Manchester in England are provided by Cross Country.

On average, the journey takes normally 2h40m by train to cover the 75 miles to go to Manchester from Leicester. The train duration can vary depending if your train is direct or with changes.

Looking at our data, the best price to travel by train in the next 180 days is £53.10. This fare is based on an adult fare and is not including the savings you can make with a discount card.

Best prices for Leicester to Manchester train tickets

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Leicester - Manchester: the best time to book cheap trains

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The Prices for train tickets Leicester to Manchester tend to increase if you don't book early. Based on our data, if you purchase your ticket 15 days in advance, the price of the ticket starts at £18 whereas when booking on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £22 for your trip. Thus, you will save 20% on the price of your ticket by buying your ticket 15 days in advance as opposed to on the day you're travelling.

The data are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Leicester to Manchester trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
£53.10 19/12/2021 10:20 Cross Country 2 days ago
£53.10 19/12/2021 11:20 Cross Country 2 days ago
£53.10 19/12/2021 10:20 Cross Country 2 days ago
Oxford Road
£53.10 19/12/2021 11:14 2 days ago
Oxford Road
£53.10 19/12/2021 10:15 2 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Leicester Manchester train

Discount Leicester - Manchester train tickets

Willing to travel for cheap? Many railcards and deals exist to spend less for your Leicester Manchester train ticket and save even more money on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are several types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

  • When buying a railcard, you aim to break even after several trips. But is it really profitable when taking the train from Leicester to Manchester? Use your calculator, taking into account:

    A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

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

    C = average cost for a Leicester Manchester ticket (i.e.: £53.10)(1)

    The first step is to divide A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be efficient. You can now divide that number by C. It will give you the approximate number of trips needed across the year to start saving money.

    In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£53.10 = 1.66. Your railcard will be profitable if you're doing around 2 trips from Leicester to Manchester (one way journey).

  • 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
Leicester to Manchester train £53.10 £35.40 £17.70 1.66

(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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