Trains from London to Leicester

London to Leicester train information

London Leicester train map

Train duration 1h31m
Arrival Leicester, England
Departure London, England
Distance 89 Miles
Lowest train price from £18.50
Average train price £69.00

Which operators can I use?

Find your ticket on gopili to identify the different operators for your train connecting London (London England) to Leicester (East Midlands England). The services on board may vary depending on the rail operator.

How much times does it take?

There are 89 miles between the two cities and the average duration between London to Leicester is around 1h31m. Train travel is most of the time the quickest way to travel to Leicester from London, and it's also more environmentally friendly than driving or taking the plane.

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

We found tickets from £18.50 to travel in the next month. Prices will vary depending on the day and hour of travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.

Best prices for London to Leicester train tickets

from £18.50 MORE 1h08m
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from £3.90 MORE 2h54m
from £4.98 MORE 2h10m
from €3.49 MORE 2h17m
from £8.99 MORE 10h40m

London - Leicester prices calendar

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London - Leicester: the best time to book cheap trains

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Days before Departure

The chart above illustrates the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the ticket is purchased. Buying your train from London to Leicester in advance will enable you to pay less for your train.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £20 when purchasing your train 3 days in advance which is 48% cheaper than the best price we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for London to Leicester trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
St Pancras
£18.50 15/10/2021 09:02 1 month ago
St Pancras
£41.00 15/10/2021 08:35 1 month ago
St Pancras
£94.50 15/10/2021 08:06 1 month ago
St Pancras
£94.50 15/10/2021 08:32 1 month ago
St Pancras
£94.50 15/10/2021 08:03 1 month ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

London Leicester train

Discount London - Leicester train tickets

The best way to pay less on your London Leicester train ticket must be to have a railcard. While regional railcards exist in some areas, National railcards enable you to make savings on most rail fares across the United Kingdom. Everyone is eligible to at least one of the 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.

If you want to understand how much you can save with a railcard, you have to assess the number of journeys you need to save money. You will see that most of the time, only a few trips are needed.

For your evaluation, you need to include the cost of your railcard, i.e £30, how much you're saving on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a London Leicester ticket is £68.60 (1).

Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £68.60: £88/£68.60 = 1.28. You will need to make approximately 2 trips from Leicester to London (one way trip) with your railcard to be profitable.

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most adult fares, hence you will save 1/3 on most train tickets.

(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
London to Leicester train £68.60 £45.73 £22.87 1.29

(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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