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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Leicester to Bedford?

Lowest Price£26.20
Fastest Train1h 22m
Trains Per Day9
Train Lines2
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Leicester-Bedford Train Timetable

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Leicester to Bedford 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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Leicester to Bedford?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, £26.78 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Leicester to Bedford.

How long is the train journey from Leicester to Bedford?

The distance between Leicester and Bedford is approximately 45 miles, or 72 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 13 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 22 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 Leicester to Bedford are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Thursday 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 Leicester 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.

How many trains per day run from Leicester to Bedford?

There are 9 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 Bedford to Leicester. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Leicester to Bedford for £28.91.

What train services are there from Leicester to Bedford?

2 train services operate from Leicester to Bedford. 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 30m£26.20
East Midlands Trains + Connections18h 2m£31.43

Where is the train station in Leicester?

There is one train station in Leicester:

  • Leicester Train Station

Where is the train station in Bedford?

Bedford receives travelers from Leicester at its two active train stations:

  • Ashburnham Road
  • Bedford St Johns

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