Leicester Cathedral is an impressive and important ecclesiastical building - which welcomes visitors throughout the year. It's well worth a detour to see it.


It's easy to reach Leicester Cathedral, in Leicester, by train. Simply hop on a train to Leicester station and then it's really not very far away from the station at all - just a short walk across this historic city.


For more info including facilities and opening times, visit Leicester Cathedral’s website.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 05:20:00 until 22:30:00
  • Saturday open from 05:20:00 until 22:30:00
  • Sunday open from 07:15:00 until 22:30:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Cafe and vending machine.
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
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This is a Category A access station. There is step free access to the main entrance and lifts to all platforms. Customers with wheelchairs who require assistance on graduated slopes should press the ticket gate 'assistance' button located at the bottom of the stairs near the self service ticket machines. To ensure availability of staff to assist, it is imperative that customers book assistance in advance.
Toilets notesThe toilets are located on the Main Concourse, Platform 1/2 and Platform 3/4. The National key toilets are located on Platform 1/2 and Platform 3/4; these toilets are operated by a radar key. The radar key is available from the Duty Manager located on the end of Platform 3/4.
Baby changeAvailable
Staff Help notes
Staff help available 05.20 - 01.00 Passenger Assistance meeting point is at the customer information desk in the front concourse or the ticket gates.
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark nameStation car park
Car parking spaces515
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces222
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Cycle hub situated on the lower floor (old Red Star parcels area) which can be accessed via the lift located to the left of the Customer Information desk. Stands also available in main car park and station front near short stay car park.
Cycle storage notesCompound
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Leicester station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:

Opening Hours
  • Monday to Friday open from 05:45:00 until 12:30:00
Located At the south end of platform 3/4 Tickets Accepted All First Class ticket holders Facilities Screens with updated train information & also Sky News Refreshments Screens with updated train information & also Sky News Wi-Fi Yes Showers No

Departures and arrivals from Leicester

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway05:47Scheduled
to SheffieldEast Midlands Railway05:482On time
to London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway06:023On time
to London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway06:103On time
to Stansted AirportCrossCountry06:152On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from DerbyEast Midlands Railway05:44Scheduled
from KetteringEast Midlands Railway05:472On time
from SheffieldEast Midlands Railway06:003On time
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway06:093On time
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway06:144AOn time

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