It takes an average of 4h 4m to travel from Manchester Piccadilly to Leicester by train, over a distance of around 74 miles (120 km). There are normally 102 trains per day travelling from Manchester Piccadilly to Leicester and tickets for this journey start from £12.70 when you book in advance.
From 1h 35m
74 miles (120 km)
102 trains per day
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You'll usually find 102 trains per day running between Manchester Piccadilly and Leicester, which usually take 4 hours 4 minutes to complete the 74 miles (120 km) journey. It can take as little as 1 hour 35 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Leicester by train, you'll just need to make 1 change along the way. Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales or East Midlands Railway are the main rail operators on this route, all of which offer modern trains with plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating.
Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Manchester Piccadilly to Leicester start from £12.70 when you book in advance. Travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard can also help you save.
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The average journey time by train between Manchester Piccadilly and Leicester is 4 hours and 4 minutes, with around 102 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 Manchester Piccadilly to Leicester is 1 hour and 35 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Manchester Piccadilly to Leicester can start from as little as £12.70 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.
No, there are no direct train services from Manchester Piccadilly to Leicester. Travelling from Manchester Piccadilly to Leicester by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Manchester Piccadilly to Leicester leaves at 04:02. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Manchester Piccadilly to Leicester leaves at 00:08. 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 Manchester Piccadilly to Leicester cover a distance of around 74 miles (120 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Leicester to Manchester Piccadilly.
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