Trains to and from Leicester

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Feel foxy in Leicester

Kings, Space, Foxes and Tigers. You can find them all on a trip to one of the UK's most diverse cities.

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It takes just over an hour to get from Leicester to London, with five services an hour Monday to Saturday.

Don’t forget, you can buy our cheaper Advance tickets up to three weeks before you travel. We’ll also give you an exclusive £1 off our lowest Advance fares – meaning you save £2 on every return journey.

Looking to book for a group? We’ve got some special discounts for our team travellers, perfect for planning that getaway with friends.

*Savings based on Advance single tickets per person booked at Our cheapest fares guaranteed are our lowest Advance fares available on East Midlands Trains services to London St Pancras International and between Liverpool and Norwich.

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Station facilities


Give your thumbs a workout with free station internet from The Cloud.


Fully accessible for wheelchair users and those who need help with their mobility. Hearing loop is also available.


Stock up in the coffee shop, bar and general store.


First Class Lounge at the south end of platform 3/4. Open every weekday (except bank holidays).


515 car parking spaces


Local connections to Syston, Sileby and Melton Mowbray. Leicester is also a connecting station for services to Cambridge or Ely.

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What to do in Leicester

Leicester is a unique city and a fantastic place to visit. It's a city that combines the finest English traditions with multicultural activities and the cosmopolitan buzz of city life. 

Curve theatre Highcross Tigers
Watch a show at Curve theatre Shop 'til you drop at Highcross Cheer on the Tigers at Welford Road

Buy and collecting tickets at Leicester station

Ticket Vending Machines


Station Ticket Office

You'll find machines where you can buy and collect tickets at both entrances. You'll find the ticket office in main entrance and it's open:

Monday to Friday: 
05:20 to 22:30
Saturday: 05:20 to 22:30
Sunday: 07:15 to 22:30

About Leicester station

The main entrance is on London Road, LE2 0QB. The station car park is on Fox Street.

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Leicester station parking

The station car park is on Fox Street. The cycle hub is on the Lower floor via the lift near the Customer Information Desk.

Cycle hub