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Coventry to Leicester by train

It takes an average of 2h 11m to travel from Coventry to Leicester by train, over a distance of around 23 miles (37 km). There are normally 28 trains per day travelling from Coventry to Leicester and tickets for this journey start from £9.70 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 52m
PriceFrom £9.70
Distance23 miles (37 km)
Frequency28 trains per day
First train04:50
Last train00:25
Departure stationCoventry
Arrival stationLeicester
Changes1 change
Train operatorsCrossCountry, Avanti West Coast

Coventry to Leicester train times

Check out the next trains departing from Coventry to Leicester for Tuesday 28th June 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:17 10:51 1h 34m, 1 change
10:18 11:12 54m, 1 change
11:17 12:10 53m, 1 change
12:17 13:10 53m, 1 change
13:16 14:10 54m, 1 change
13:43 15:10 1h 27m, 1 change
14:19 15:51 1h 32m, 1 change
15:16 16:10 54m, 1 change
15:27 17:08 1h 41m, 1 change
16:20 17:12 52m, 1 change

Travel from Coventry to Leicester by train in 52 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Coventry to Leicester by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Coventry to Leicester by train is 2 hours 11 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 52 minutes. You'll usually find 28 trains per day travelling the 23 miles (37 km) between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change along the way to Leicester. Trains on this route are usually operated by either Avanti West Coast or CrossCountry. On board you'll find modern comfortable seating and plenty of room for luggage as standard.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Coventry to Leicester start from £9.70 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices. Travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard are also great ways to save.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Leicester, including FAQs, and tips on booking cheap train tickets. Check the timetable above for live train times or if you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Coventry and Leicester is 2 hours and 11 minutes, with around 28 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 Coventry and Leicester by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Coventry to Leicester is 52 minutes.

How much does the train from Coventry to Leicester cost?

Train ticket prices from Coventry to Leicester can start from as little as £9.70 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 Coventry to Leicester?

No, there are no direct train services from Coventry to Leicester. Travelling from Coventry to Leicester by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Coventry to Leicester leaves at 04:50. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Coventry to Leicester leaves at 00:25. 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 Coventry and Leicester by train?

Trains travelling from Coventry to Leicester cover a distance of around 23 miles (37 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Coventry to Leicester

Train tickets from Coventry to Leicester start at £9.70 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 Coventry 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.

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