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Burnley to Leicester by train

It takes an average of 5h 45m to travel from Burnley to Leicester by train, over a distance of around 92 miles (149 km). There are normally 49 trains per day traveling from Burnley to Leicester and tickets for this journey start from $31.30 when you book in advance.

First train

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Departure station

Burnley

Arrival station

Leicester

Journey time

From 3h 19m

Distance

92 miles (149 km)

Frequency

49 trains per day

Changes

2 changes

Price

From $31.30

Train operators

CrossCountry, TransPennine Express, East Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast, Grand Central Railway

Traveling from Burnley to Leicester by train

Looking to travel from Burnley to Leicester by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 5 hours 45 minutes to travel from Burnley to Leicester by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 3 hours 19 minutes though. You'll usually find 49 trains per day running along the 149 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 2 changes during the journey to Leicester, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Burnley to Leicester start from $31.30 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Leicester by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

FAQs for Burnley to Leicester

Want to know more about your journey from Burnley to Leicester? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Burnley to Leicester take?

The average journey time by train between Burnley and Leicester is 5 hours and 45 minutes, with around 49 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Burnley and Leicester by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Burnley to Leicester is 3 hours and 19 minutes.

How much does the train from Burnley to Leicester cost?

Train tickets from Burnley to Leicester can start from as little as $31.30 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Burnley to Leicester?

No, there are no direct train services from Burnley to Leicester. Travelling from Burnley to Leicester by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Burnley to Leicester leave?

The first train from Burnley to Leicester leaves at 05:06. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Burnley to Leicester leave?

The last train from Burnley to Leicester leaves at 22:59. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Burnley and Leicester by train?

Trains travelling from Burnley to Leicester cover a distance of around 92 miles (149 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Leicester to Burnley.

Cheap train tickets from Burnley to Leicester

Train tickets from Burnley to Leicester start at $31.30 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

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Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Burnley to Leicester is right for you.

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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What are my ticket options for this journey?

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