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Trip Summary

There are 8 daily trains from Leicester to London. Traveling by train from Leicester to London usually takes around 2 hours and 13 minutes, but the fastest CrossCountry + Connections train can make the trip in one hour and 36 minutes.

Distance89 mi (143 km)
Fastest train1h 36m
Lowest price€30.10
Most frequent serviceCrossCountry + Connections
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Leicester to London?

There are 3 train lines with service from Leicester, Leicester to London, London, City of. CrossCountry + Connections is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 4 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
CrossCountry + Connections41h 57m€73.52
East Midlands Trains22h 30m€62.67
East Midlands Trains + Connections12h 44m€59.44
  • CrossCountry + Connections

    CrossCountry + Connections

    CrossCountry + Connections train tickets from Leicester to London start from €74, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 CrossCountry + Connections schedules to London. CrossCountry + Connections in Leicester leaves from Leicester Train Station . And in London trains arrive at London Euston .

    From Leicester to London train travel on CrossCountry + Connections takes 1 hours and 57 minutes. If you are looking to get to London faster, CrossCountry + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 36 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, CrossCountry + Connections offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to London.

  • East Midlands Trains

    East Midlands Trains

    East Midlands Trains train tickets from Leicester to London start from €30, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 East Midlands Trains schedules to London. East Midlands Trains in Leicester leaves from Leicester Train Station . And in London trains arrive at St Pancras Intl .

    From Leicester to London train travel on East Midlands Trains takes 2 hours and 30 minutes. If you are looking to get to London faster, East Midlands Trains offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 36 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, East Midlands Trains offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to London.

  • East Midlands Trains + Connections

    East Midlands Trains + Connections

    East Midlands Trains + Connections train tickets from Leicester to London start from €31, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 East Midlands Trains + Connections schedules to London. East Midlands Trains + Connections in Leicester leaves from Leicester Train Station . And in London trains arrive at St Pancras Intl .

    From Leicester to London train travel on East Midlands Trains + Connections takes 2 hours and 44 minutes. If you are looking to get to London faster, East Midlands Trains + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 36 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, East Midlands Trains + Connections offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to London.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Leicester to London during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Leicester to London?

The distance between Leicester and London is approximately 89 miles, or 143 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 36 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?

Wednesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Leicester to London. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Wednesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Wednesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

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 20:00. 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 Leicester to London?

There are 8 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 London to Leicester. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Leicester to London for €3.46.

City Information

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Leicester?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Leicester.

All train stations in Leicester:

  • Leicester Train Station

Where is the train station in London?

Arrival stations

London receives travelers from Leicester at its two active train stations.

Train stations in London:

  • London Euston

  • St Pancras Intl

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