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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

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





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.

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 London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway05:313On time
to London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway05:443On time
to London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway06:043On time
to CambridgeCrossCountry06:152On time
to Birmingham New StreetCrossCountry06:184On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from DerbyEast Midlands Railway05:293On time
from DerbyEast Midlands Railway05:423On time
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway06:033On time
from Birmingham New StreetCrossCountry06:132On time
from SheffieldEast Midlands Railway06:373On time
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