Trains from Manchester to Leicester

Manchester to Leicester train information

Manchester Leicester train map

Train duration 2h21m
Arrival Leicester, England
Departure Manchester, England
Distance 75 Miles
Train operators Virgin Trains, Cross Country
Lowest train price from £17.20
Average train price £28.00
  • There are several rail providers across the UK & Europe but the services between Manchester in England to Leicester in England are operated by Virgin Trains, Cross Country.
  • On average, the journey takes approximately 2h21m by train covering a distance of 75 miles to get to Leicester from Manchester. The duration may vary depending if your train is direct or if you need to make a change.
  • According to our data, the starting price to take the train in the next 180 days is £17.20. This fare is based on an adult fare and is not including the savings you can make with a discount card.

Best prices for Manchester to Leicester train tickets

from £17.20 MORE 2h13m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £7.00 MORE 4h47m
from £7.73 MORE 3h20m
Flight
from £54.86 MORE 11h48m

Manchester - Leicester prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Manchester to Leicester by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Manchester - Leicester: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

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Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Manchester to Leicester will increase if you don't book early. If we look at our data, if you book your seat 7 days in advance, tickets should be available from £23 whereas when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £36 for your journey. Thus, you can save 37% on the price of your ticket by purchasing your seat 7 days in advance rather than on the day you're travelling.

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

Best prices for Manchester to Leicester trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Manchester
Piccadilly
Leicester
£18.50 27/11/2019 18:42 5 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Leicester
£18.50 23/11/2019 19:18 6 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Leicester
£19.20 27/11/2019 18:18 5 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Leicester
£19.50 23/11/2019 13:18 6 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Leicester
£19.80 27/11/2019 12:18 5 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Leicester
£19.80 27/11/2019 13:18 5 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Leicester
£19.80 27/11/2019 17:42 5 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Leicester
£19.80 23/11/2019 18:18 6 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Leicester
£19.80 23/11/2019 14:18 6 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Leicester
£19.80 23/11/2019 17:18 6 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Manchester Leicester train

Discount Manchester - Leicester train tickets

Willing to travel for cheap? Many railcards and deals exist to spend less for your Manchester Leicester 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 5 types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

To understand the savings that you can make with a railcard, you need to evaluate how many trips you need to make earnings. You will see that commonly only a few trips are needed.

For your calculation, you must include the railcard cost, for instance £30, the discount on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average cost of a Manchester Leicester ticket is £27.35 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £27.35: £88/£27.35 = 3.22. It will take you on average 4 trips from Leicester to Manchester (one way journey) with your railcard to start saving money.

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 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
Manchester to Leicester train £27.35 £18.23 £9.12 3.23

(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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