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Journey information from Leicester to London

  • Train Fares from: £12
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct

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Leicester to London train times information

Trains run by East Midlands Trains depart Leicester for London several times an hour during the day and less frequently at night. The average travel time is just under one and a half hours, and all trains run directly to London with no changes. East Midlands Trains standard class travellers can enjoy refreshments from the on-board shop or the trolley service. They will find handy tables at their seats, and the carriages are well lit for comfortable reading. First Class service provides extras like more space, quieter coaches, free Wi-Fi access and hot drinks.

*Information correct at time of writing (March 2011). May be subject to change
  • How long does it take to travel from Leicester to London by train?

    The average journey time between Leicester and London is . The fastest journey time is . On an average weekday, there are 75 trains per day travelling from Leicester to London. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

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

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

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  • What is the distance between Leicester and London?

    The distance between Leicester and London is 88 miles.

    Distance: 88 miles
  • What time is the first train from Leicester to London?

    The first train from Leicester to London departs at .

    What time is the last train from Leicester to London?

    The last train from Leicester to London departs at .

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    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 London to Leicester

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