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Travelling by train to the National Space Centre is super-simple. The nearest railway station to the National Space Centre is Leicester, which is served by East Midlands Railway and CrossCountry services throughout the day. It's 42 minutes to the National Space Centre on foot. You'll find the National Space Centre north of the station, by the River Soar.

The National Space Centre is full of wonders for all to enjoy. You'll find it jam-packed with a fascinating historic collection and intriguing displays, suitable for all ages.

Visit the National Space Centre website for opening information.


Whilst the current government advice is to only travel if your journey is essential, we will update this page as the situation changes. We will always provide official information on how to visit this attraction safely and responsibly by train.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:20 - 22:30
Saturday 05:20 - 22:30
Sunday 07:15 - 22:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes

Find WiFi Hotspots around Leicester station

Free WiFi is available in the First Lounge

Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation car park Short stay car park
Carpark operatorEast Midlands Trains East Midlands Trains
Car parking spaces525
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£589.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces222
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Cycle hub underneath the station (old Red Star parcels area), also main car park, and station front near short stay car park.
Cycle storage notes<p>A Cycle Hub is located underneath the station. It is sheltered and secure, with 222 spaces. An application form for the Cycle Hub can be requested by emailing <a href="mailto:lei.cyclehub@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk">here</a>.</p> <p>There are also mixed type stands. Outdoor covered spaces in main car park. Stands at the station front.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Via main entrance and lifts to all platforms.  Customers with wheelchairs who require assistance on graduated slopes should press the ticket gate 'assistance' button located at the bottom of the stairs near the self service ticket machines.  To ensure availability of staff to assist, it is imperative that customers book assistance in advance.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Opening Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 12:30


At the south end of platform 3/4

Tickets Accepted

All First Class ticket holders


Screens with updated train information & also Sky News


Screens with updated train information & also Sky News





Departures and arrivals from Leicester

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Leicester station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Birmingham New StreetCrossCountry06:184On time
to CambridgeCrossCountry06:192Late
to London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway06:403On time
to London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway06:593On time
to London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway07:063On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Birmingham New StreetCrossCountry06:182Late
from SheffieldEast Midlands Railway06:393On time
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway06:563On time
from SheffieldEast Midlands Railway07:053On time
from CambridgeCrossCountry07:094On time
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