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  1. on time
    Leicester
    Platform 2 estimated
    21:18
    Leicester
    Platform 2 estimated
    22:13
    Peterborough
    Platform 7 estimated
    22:49
    Peterborough
    Platform 4 estimated
    02:15
    Newcastle
    Platform 2 estimated
    06:22
    Newcastle
    Platform 2 estimated
    08:07
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8 estimated
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8 estimated
    2 changes
    Peak
  2. Leicester
    Platform 2 estimated
    22:07
    Leicester
    Platform 2 estimated
    23:06
    Sheffield
    Platform 2 estimated
    23:15
    Sheffield
    Platform 4A estimated
    00:29
    Leeds
    Platform 11A estimated
    05:31
    Leeds
    Platform 9 estimated
    09:02
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 9E estimated
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 9E estimated
    2 changes
    Off Peak
  3. on time
    Leicester
    Platform 2 estimated
    00:01
    Leicester
    Platform 2 estimated
    01:17
    Sheffield
    Platform 1 estimated
    05:24
    Sheffield
    Platform 1A estimated
    06:02
    Doncaster
    Platform 4 estimated
    06:15
    Doncaster
    Platform 8 estimated
    09:22
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 2 estimated
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 2 estimated
    2 changes
    Off Peak
  4. on time
    Leicester
    Platform 2 estimated
    01:20
    Leicester
    Platform 2 estimated
    02:35
    Derby
    Platform 3A estimated
    05:56
    Derby
    Platform 1 estimated
    07:24
    York
    Platform 11 estimated
    07:36
    York
    Platform 9 estimated
    10:20
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 2 estimated
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 2 estimated
    2 changes
    Off Peak
  5. on time
    Leicester
    Platform 2 estimated
    01:20
    Leicester
    Platform 2 estimated
    02:35
    Derby
    Platform 3A estimated
    06:35
    Derby
    Platform 1 estimated
    11:06
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8E estimated
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8E estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  6. on time
    Leicester
    Platform 2 estimated
    06:15
    Leicester
    Platform 2 estimated
    07:10
    Peterborough
    Platform 6 estimated
    07:48
    Peterborough
    Platform 4 estimated
    11:22
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 2 estimated
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 2 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  7. on time
    Leicester
    Platform 4 estimated
    07:10
    Leicester
    Platform 4 estimated
    07:58
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 10A estimated
    08:15
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 6 estimated
    12:22
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 9 estimated
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 9 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  8. Leicester
    Platform 2 estimated
    07:42
    Leicester
    Platform 2 estimated
    08:27
    Chesterfield
    Platform 1 estimated
    08:36
    Chesterfield
    Platform 1 estimated
    09:40
    York
    Platform 10 estimated
    09:54
    York
    Platform 9 estimated
    12:20
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 2 estimated
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 2 estimated
    2 changes
    Off Peak
  9. Leicester
    Platform 2 estimated
    07:42
    Leicester
    Platform 2 estimated
    08:27
    Chesterfield
    Platform 1 estimated
    09:03
    Chesterfield
    Platform 1 estimated
    13:06
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8E estimated
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8E estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  10. Leicester
    Platform 2 estimated
    08:18
    Leicester
    Platform 2 estimated
    09:14
    Peterborough
    Platform 6 estimated
    09:48
    Peterborough
    Platform 4 estimated
    13:19
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8 estimated
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8 estimated
    1 change
    Peak

Journey information from Leicester to Edinburgh

  • Train Fares from: £22
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: 1 to 5
  • How long does it take to travel from Leicester to Edinburgh by train?

    The average journey time between Leicester and Edinburgh is . The fastest journey time is . On an average weekday, there are 52 trains per day travelling from Leicester to Edinburgh. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • Are there direct trains from Leicester to Edinburgh?

    No, it is not possible to travel from Leicester to Edinburgh without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Leicester to Edinburgh.

    No direct trains possible
  • What is the distance between Leicester and Edinburgh?

    The distance between Leicester and Edinburgh is 244 miles.

    Distance: 244 miles
  • What time is the first train from Leicester to Edinburgh?

    The first train from Leicester to Edinburgh departs at .

    What time is the last train from Leicester to Edinburgh?

    The last train from Leicester to Edinburgh departs at .

    First train
    Last train
    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.

Find journey information for Edinburgh to Leicester

How to find cheap train tickets from Leicester to Edinburgh

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from£27
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from£33
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from£57

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*Average savings on all 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.