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Gatwick Airport to Leicester by train

It takes an average of 2h 58m to travel from Gatwick Airport to Leicester by train, over a distance of around 110 miles (177 km). There are normally 114 trains per day traveling from Gatwick Airport to Leicester and tickets for this journey start from $21.67 when you book in advance.

First train

02:46

Last train

00:42

Departure station

Gatwick Airport

Arrival station

Leicester

Journey time

From 2h 9m

Distance

110 miles (177 km)

Frequency

114 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $21.67

Train operators

Hull Trains, East Midlands Railway, Thameslink, Southern

Traveling from Gatwick Airport to Leicester by train

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

On average, it takes around 2 hours 58 minutes to travel from Gatwick Airport to Leicester by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 2 hours 9 minutes though. You'll usually find 114 trains per day running along the 177 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change 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 Gatwick Airport to Leicester start from $21.67 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 Gatwick Airport to Leicester

Want to know more about your journey from Gatwick Airport 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 Gatwick Airport to Leicester take?

The average journey time by train between Gatwick Airport and Leicester is 2 hours and 58 minutes, with around 114 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 Gatwick Airport and Leicester by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Gatwick Airport to Leicester is 2 hours and 9 minutes.

How much does the train from Gatwick Airport to Leicester cost?

Train tickets from Gatwick Airport to Leicester can start from as little as $21.67 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 Gatwick Airport to Leicester?

No, there are no direct train services from Gatwick Airport to Leicester. Travelling from Gatwick Airport to Leicester by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Gatwick Airport to Leicester leave?

The first train from Gatwick Airport to Leicester leaves at 02:46. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Gatwick Airport to Leicester leave?

The last train from Gatwick Airport to Leicester leaves at 00:42. 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 Gatwick Airport and Leicester by train?

Trains travelling from Gatwick Airport to Leicester cover a distance of around 110 miles (177 km) during the journey.

Cheap train tickets from Gatwick Airport to Leicester

Train tickets from Gatwick Airport to Leicester start at $21.67 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 Gatwick Airport to Leicester is right for you.

Use your Railcard

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