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Trains to Leicester

Located in the city centre, Leicester’s impressive Victorian station was opened in 1840. Adjacent to the station is a public house named The Parcel Yard, a handy stopping point for travellers waiting for their connection. Leicester train station is 10 minutes' walk from Leicester's busy High Cross shopping centre, the University, and the city's brand new Richard III Exhibition Centre. Leicester was one of the first towns in the UK to have a railway station. Today, visitors will find a large modern station that is convenient for the shops, bars, and restaurants of the city centre.

Station details & facilities

Making your way through Leicester Station is fairly straightforward. There is a ramp provided to exit the station for passengers with mobility needs or with heavy luggage, and the main concourse provides a travel office, ticket machines, electronic departure and arrival boards, British Transport Police office, a WH Smith's, and a branch of Upper Crust. Through a corridor there is lift access to the platforms and a walkway to the long-stay car park.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays05:20 - 22:30
    Saturday 05:20 - 22:30
    Sunday 07:15 - 22:30
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available : False
  • Lost Property phone number : 0115 957 6525


  • First Class Lounge description :


    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





  • Postbox :
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer help points : False


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available :


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :



  • ATM available :


  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station car park Short stay car park
  • Carpark operator : East Midlands Trains East Midlands Trains
  • Car parking spaces : 525
  • Car parking charges :
    Three Monthly£589.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 222
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : 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 :

    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 here.

    There are also mixed type stands. Outdoor covered spaces in main car park. Stands at the station front.


  • Step-free access : Whole 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 access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
Trains to Leicester


London Road, Leicester, LE2 0QB
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:20 - 22:30
Saturday 05:20 - 22:30
Sunday 07:15 - 22:30