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Birmingham to Leicester

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Journey information from Birmingham to Leicester

  • Train Fares from: £5.30
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct
  • Trains per day: Around 39
  • Distance: 34 miles (54 km)
  • Train operators: CrossCountry
  • Origin: Birmingham
  • Destination: Leicester
  • How long does it take to travel from Birmingham to Leicester by train?

    The average journey time between Birmingham and Leicester is . On an average weekday, there are 39 trains travelling from Birmingham to Leicester. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

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  • What is the fastest journey from Birmingham to Leicester by train?

    The fastest journey time by train is .

  • How much does the train from Birmingham to Leicester cost?

    Train tickets from Birmingham to Leicester can start from as little as £5.30 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

  • Are there direct trains from Birmingham to Leicester?

    Yes, it is possible to travel from Birmingham to Leicester without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Birmingham to Leicester.

  • What is the distance between Birmingham and Leicester?

    The distance between Birmingham and Leicester is 34 miles.

    Distance: 34 miles
  • What time is the first train from Birmingham to Leicester?

    The first train from Birmingham to Leicester departs at .

    What time is the last train from Birmingham to Leicester?

    The last train from Birmingham to Leicester departs at .

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    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

Birmingham to Leicester timetable

Check out the next trains departing from Birmingham to Leicester for Thursday 28th May 2020. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

22:2223:1856m, direct
05:1906:1354m, direct
06:2207:1755m, direct
07:2208:1755m, direct
08:2209:1755m, direct
09:2210:1755m, direct

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Leicester to Birmingham.

Looking for other travel options? We also sell National Express coach tickets across the UK. Check out times and tickets for Birmingham to Leicester by bus.

How to find cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Leicester

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**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.
Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.