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Trains Manchester to Leicester: Times, Prices and Tickets

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How much do train tickets from Manchester to Leicester cost?

The prices for train tickets from Manchester to Leicester vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Manchester to Leicester will cost 270.14 RM. The average train ticket price is approximately 7,091.87 RM. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

Manchester to Leicester by train

Journey duration 58 min
Connections per day 19
First departure 19:43
Last departure 22:11
Distance 119 km
Departure Manchester
Arrival Leicester
Carriers Nationalrail, East Midlands Railway, CrossCountry, First transpennine express, Northern rail, Cross country, West midlands railway, Avanti West Coast, Arriva trains wales, Transport For Wales, TransPennine Express

Ticket price Manchester - Leicester every day

106.51 RM
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Route Summary by Train

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270.14 RM
Maximum price
215,231.11 RM

Manchester - Leicester


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107 RM

Sunday, October 2nd 2022
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Manchester Airport Bus Station - Leicester St. Margaret's Bus Station
15:40 - 19:25
National Express
3h 45min
1 changes
CO2: 4.2kg

How long does the journey from Manchester to Leicester take by train?

The journey between Manchester and Leicester by train usually takes 50 min to cover a distance of 120 km. The shortest journey from Manchester to Leicester will take you 2 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Leicester quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

What time are the departures from Manchester to Leicester?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Manchester to Leicester leaving at 16:28. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 22:11.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

Which stations are used when traveling from Manchester to Leicester?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Manchester from the following stations: Crewe, Stockport, Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford, Leicester, Manchester Piccadilly, Sheffield, Humphrey Park, Chesterfield and Urmston, Higher Road (Stop C). Arriving at Leicester, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: Stockport, Stoke-on-Trent, Nuneaton, Sheffield, Leicester, Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Piccadilly, Humphrey Park, Chesterfield and Birmingham New Street. Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Leicester.

How many times a day do journeys run from Manchester to Leicester?

On average, there are 38 daily departures from Manchester to Leicester. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to 86 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include Nationalrail, East Midlands Railway, CrossCountry, First transpennine express, Northern rail, Cross country, West midlands railway, Avanti West Coast, Arriva trains wales, Transport For Wales and TransPennine Express, and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 38 departures from Manchester which travel directly to Leicester. There are 0 journeys with one change or more.


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