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 a ten-minute 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, trains to Leicester arrive at a large modern station that is convenient for the shops, bars, and restaurants of the city centre.
|Staffing level||The staff is available at all times.|
|Left Luggage Website||https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/|
|Telephone types||Cards and coins|
|Station Buffet notes|
Cafe and vending machine.
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Nearest station with more facilities|
This is a Category A access station. There is step free access to the 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.
|Toilets notes||The toilets are located on the Main Concourse, Platform 1/2 and Platform 3/4. The National key toilets are located on Platform 1/2 and Platform 3/4; these toilets are operated by a radar key. The radar key is available from the Duty Manager located on the end of Platform 3/4.|
|Staff Help notes|
Staff help available 05.20 - 01.00 Passenger Assistance meeting point is at the customer information desk in the front concourse or the ticket gates.
|Customer help points||Unavailable|
|Carpark name||Station car park|
|Car parking spaces||515|
|Cycle storage spaces||222|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
Cycle hub situated on the lower floor (old Red Star parcels area) which can be accessed via the lift located to the left of the Customer Information desk. Stands also available in main car park and station front near short stay car park.
|Cycle storage notes||Compound|
|Step-free access||Step free access is available throughout the whole station.|
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
|Accessible taxis||Accessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Leicester station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:
Hourly EMR services connect Leicester to Nottingham, London St Pancras, Lincoln, and Sheffield throughout the day, while CrossCountry trains run between Leicester and Cambridge, Birmingham, and Stansted Airport.
Want to know when your next train from/to Leicester station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Leicester railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Leicester.
Making your way through Leicester Station is pretty straightforward. There’s a ramp to enter/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.
There’s one car park at Leicester station – it’s a long-stay car park that is connected to the entrance via a walkway. Step-free access is available not only here but also throughout the whole station.
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Leicester train station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The railway station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.
Trains arrive into and depart from Leicester station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Leicester station.
Leicester train station is about 18 minutes away from the University of Leicester on foot, and 10 minutes away by bus. If you prefer travelling by public transport, you can find a bus stop right outside the station.
Yes, dogs are allowed at Leicester station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.
|from Birmingham New Street||East Midlands Railway||05:44||3||On time|
|from Birmingham New Street||East Midlands Railway||05:49||2||On time|
|from Birmingham New Street||East Midlands Railway||06:00||3||On time|
|from Birmingham New Street||East Midlands Railway||06:09||3||On time|
|from Birmingham New Street||East Midlands Railway||06:14||4A||On time|