Trains to Leicester


With the station, a stone’s throw away from the city centre where the heart of all the action lies, travelling to Leicester is a breeze.

A melting pot of culture with a rich history dating back thousands of years, there are plenty of historical sites and attractions to see within the city centre, while being close to a number of places to eat, drink and shop.


The city has the second largest economy in the East Midlands, with strong, historical associations with textile, clothing and shoe production with some textile manufacturers moving their factories to the city due to the high cost of transportation and long lead times with overseas production.


Popular Routes to Leicester


Only a 10-minute walk to the main shopping centre, the station is large, modern and fully equipped to welcome visitors and see travellers off in their journeys. Toilets with baby changing facilities are available as well as WiFi hotspots around the station. 


There are also shops, cafes and vending machines within the station as well as a pub next door for those who want a quick stop before or after their trip.


The most popular routes to and from Leicester operate from the following stations:



Average Travel Time*



1 h 20 min



30 min



1 h 



2 h 30 min



1 h 



2 h 30 min

* Please note journey times are based on average and may vary depending on the rail provider and time of travel.


Cheap Tickets to Leicester


Railcards offer value for money if you travel by train, saving you at least 1/3 on most rail fares. With a bit of planning, buying tickets in advance can save you a pretty pound, and if the travel bug has you travelling a lot then a Railcard might be worth your while!

The Railcards available include:


·         16-25 Railcard

·         Two Together Railcard

·         Family & Friends Railcard

·         Senior Railcard

·         Disabled Persons Railcard

·         26-30 Railcard

Visit the Railcard Website and buy a Railcard Now!

You may also want to check out our Regional Railcards to see if there are discounts for travelling to and from where you are.


Under 5 Travel free, accompanied by a fare-paying passenger.
5-15 Are eligible for a 50% discount on most tickets, though proof of age will need to be carried where appropriate.
16-17 Saver

Like a Railcard but with bigger discounts for anyone aged 16 or 17.

When in Leicester

Uncover the city’s past by taking one of the guided walking tours where you can learn about Leicester’s heritage and King Richard III and see historical sites along the way.


800-year-old Leicester Market sells a wide array of goods. Both an indoor and outdoor market, there is plenty to offer from fresh produce, household goods, plants and more.


The National Space Centre is home to the UK's largest planetarium and is great for all ages. Explore all there is to know about space travel, the solar system and the universe and keep an eye out for any exciting events that may be happening while you’re there, you may even get to meet an astronaut!


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Last updated:   11 October 2021