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Birmingham to Leicester by train

It takes an average of 54m to travel from Birmingham to Leicester by train, over a distance of around 34 miles (54 km). There are normally 41 trains per day travelling from Birmingham to Leicester and tickets for this journey start from £7.30 when you book in advance.

First train

04:19

Last train

22:22

Departure station

Birmingham

Arrival station

Leicester

Journey time

From 48m

Distance

34 miles (54 km)

Frequency

41 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £7.30

Train operators

CrossCountry

Taking the train from Birmingham to Leicester

Want to travel from Birmingham to Leicester by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Birmingham to Leicester usually takes around 55m but can take just 48m on the fastest CrossCountry services, with around 40 trains running on this popular route every day. You won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available.

To snap up the cheapest fares, book an Off-Peak time – tickets are usually cheaper when you travel Off-Peak compared to taking the train at Peak times. If you want to save even more, get a Railcard – you’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year.

If you’re feeling ready to book, start a search for cheap train tickets with us today. Want to check if trains are running? Use our timetable to view live train times from Birmingham to Leicester.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Birmingham 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 Birmingham to Leicester take?

The average journey time by train between Birmingham and Leicester is 54 minutes, with around 41 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 Birmingham and Leicester by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Birmingham to Leicester is 48 minutes.

How much does the train from Birmingham to Leicester cost?

Train ticket prices from Birmingham to Leicester can start from as little as £7.30 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Birmingham to Leicester?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Birmingham to Leicester without having to change trains. There are 41 direct trains from Birmingham to Leicester each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Birmingham to Leicester leave?

The first train from Birmingham to Leicester leaves at 04:19. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Birmingham to Leicester leave?

The last train from Birmingham to Leicester leaves at 22:22. 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 Birmingham and Leicester by train?

Trains travelling from Birmingham to Leicester cover a distance of around 34 miles (54 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Leicester to Birmingham. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Birmingham to Leicester.

Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Leicester

Train tickets from Birmingham to Leicester start at £7.30 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.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

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 Birmingham to Leicester is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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