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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.
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The average journey time by train between Birmingham and Leicester is 57 minutes, with around 40 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Birmingham to Leicester is 48 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Birmingham to Leicester can start from as little as £8 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Birmingham to Leicester without having to change trains. There are 40 direct trains from Birmingham to Leicester each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Birmingham to Leicester leaves at 04:19. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Birmingham to Leicester cover a distance of around 34 miles (54 km) during the journey.
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.
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.
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