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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Bedford to Leicester?

Lowest Price$32.73
Fastest Train1h 23m
Trains Per Day16
Train Lines2
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Bedford-Leicester Train Schedule

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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. 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 Bedford to Leicester?

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, $37.77 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Bedford to Leicester.

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 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. 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 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 $20.94.

What train services are there from Bedford to Leicester?

2 train services operate from Bedford to 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$32.73
West Midlands Railway + Connections81h 46m$42.81

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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