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How much are train tickets from Bedford to Leicester?

Lowest Price£25.09
Fastest Train1h 23m
Trains Per Day16
Train Lines2
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Bedford-Leicester Train Timetable

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Bedford to Leicester right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Bedford to Leicester?

In the last month, £28.95 was the average price of a train ticket from Bedford, BDF to Leicester, LCE. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Bedford to Leicester?

The distance between Bedford and Leicester is approximately 45 miles, or 72 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 38 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 23 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Bedford to Leicester are the most crowded on Wednesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Bedford at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 22:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Bedford to Leicester?

There are 16 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Leicester to Bedford. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Bedford to Leicester for £16.05.

Which train should you take from Bedford to Leicester?

2 train services operate from Bedford, Bedford to Leicester, Leicester. East Midlands Trains usually has more trains scheduled, with 8 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
East Midlands Trains81h 31m£25.09
West Midlands Railway + Connections81h 46m£32.81

Where is the train station in Bedford?

There are two stations in Bedford where you can board the train to Leicester:

  • Ashburnham Road
  • Bedford St Johns

Where is the train station in Leicester?

Leicester has one train station:

  • Leicester Train Station

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