Trains from York to Leicester

York to Leicester train information

York Leicester train map

Train duration 2h20m
Arrival Leicester, England
Departure York, England
Distance 91 Miles
Train operators Cross Country
Lowest train price from £17.60
Average train price £39.00

The route connecting York, which is in England and Leicester, located in England is well connected by trains. The trains are run by these several operators: Cross Country.

The train is a quick and simple solution to travel to Leicester from York. The average train time from York to Leicester is 2h20m to cover the 91 miles.

The cheapest ticket price we've found for the next 180 days is £17.60 one way.

Best prices for York to Leicester train tickets

from £17.60 MORE 2h05m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £15.00 MORE 4h58m

York - Leicester prices calendar

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

Train times York to Leicester

When are the next trains to Leicester?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
York
07:28
Leicester
09:24
1h56m Cross Country
York
07:44
Leicester
10:02
2h18m Cross Country
York
08:35
Leicester
10:24
1h49m Cross Country
York
08:44
Leicester
11:02
2h18m Cross Country
York
09:37
Leicester
11:24
1h47m Cross Country
York
12:35
Leicester
14:24
1h49m Cross Country
York
12:44
Leicester
15:02
2h18m Cross Country
York
13:35
Leicester
15:24
1h49m Cross Country
York
13:44
Leicester
16:02
2h18m Cross Country
York
14:35
Leicester
16:24
1h49m Cross Country
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The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

According to our data, 16 trains from York to Leicester are running today and 0 tomorrow. The first York Leicester train is at 07:28 and the last one is at 20:45. The first and last departure times may be different on each day of the week and there may be fewer services during weekends or public holidays. Rail operators may also increase or decrease the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the season.

York - 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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£37

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Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets York to Leicester will increase if you don't book early. If we look at our data, if you book your seat 3 days in advance, tickets should be available from £20 whereas when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £37 for your journey. Thus, you can save 45% on the price of your ticket by purchasing your seat 3 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 York to Leicester trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
York
Leicester
£17.60 29/02/2020 20:45 Cross Country 20 days ago
York
Leicester
£32.00 29/02/2020 09:37 Cross Country 20 days ago
York
Leicester
£36.40 29/02/2020 08:44 Cross Country 20 days ago
York
Leicester
£38.40 29/02/2020 12:44 Cross Country 20 days ago
York
Leicester
£38.70 29/02/2020 07:28 Cross Country 20 days ago
York
Leicester
£39.50 29/02/2020 07:44 Cross Country 20 days ago
York
Leicester
£39.50 29/02/2020 14:35 Cross Country 20 days ago
York
Leicester
£39.50 29/02/2020 08:35 Cross Country 20 days ago
York
Leicester
£39.50 29/02/2020 19:36 Cross Country 20 days ago
York
Leicester
£39.50 29/02/2020 17:36 Cross Country 20 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

York Leicester train

Discount York - Leicester train tickets

National Railcards can save you a lot if you're using the train. Depending on your age and your situation, you are able to get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you pay less for your York Leicester train ticket.

The main benefit of getting a railcard is that you only need a few trips to earn as much money as you spent.

You will need to pay at least £88 of train tickets across the whole year for the railcard to be worth the investment. It corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the saving, thirty four percent. On every train that you book after that, you will make savings.

For instance, train tickets from York to Leicester cost on average £38.14 (1). By dividing £88 by £38.14 (£88/£38.14 = 2.31), it appears that after only 3 one way trips from Leicester to York, the card will have paid for itself.

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
York to Leicester train £38.14 £25.42 £12.71 2.31

(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