Leicester trains and rail stations

Your one page for all trains, stations and timetables

Location and maps | Hotels near the station

Town Hall Square and Fountain at night
Train Timetables

These are the best time tables for checking train times and booking tickets for train travel.

Trains to London from Leicester run every half an hour throughout most of the day. Trains to London arrive at St Pancras station.

National Rail Enquiries - for timetables, journey planners and ticket sales.

Train Tracker - train times for today and timetables for the next three months - 0871 200 49 50

Central Trains web site - for timetables and travel information

Leicester live departure board

Rail web sites

Central Trains - Leicester page - information about timetables, buy tickets online and links to useful sites for the area covered by Central Trains.

Central trains - train times and prices - company information

Midland Mainline or phone 08457 125 678 - Midland Mainline Train times from Leicester

Midland Mainline company information

UK Railways on the Net - timetables on the net, today's rail travel information, train operating companies.

photo of leicester train stationLeicester station

The principal railway terminus is Leicester London Road station.

London Road

Station information

This is located very near to the centre of the City with some large and smaller hotels within either walking distance or a short taxi ride.

All platforms at the train station have lifts to get onto and off the platform and into the main part of the station. This means that there is access for people with disabilities.

Other nearby stations are Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray and Loughborough. Local stations at South Wigston, Narborough and Hinckley.


The station has a busy forecourt with taxis being available at all times.

Connections are available from Leicester across country in the direction of Birmingham or Peterborough.

Trains running between London and Nottingham usually stop at Leicester; trains from Leicester to Nottingham run every 30 minutes at peak times.

Connections can also be made to small towns in the County including Hinckley, Narborough, Wigston, Melton Mowbray and Oakham in Rutland.


There are several hotels within walking distance of the station and others that are a short taxi ride away. See our hotels page for details. Hotels on this page have symbols to show which hotels are within walking distance of the station and which are a short taxi ride away.


The main railway station in Leicester is a short walk from the main city centre shops. Just turn right when you come out of the station, take the pedestrian underpass and you will be in Granby Street. Keep walking ahead and you will eventually arrive at the Clock Tower. The Shires Shopping Centre is very hear there in the High Street and you will be outside the Haymarket shopping centre and theatre.


Click here for an on-line map showing the location of London Road station.

Location of the City of Leicester | Also see our location page

On this map, the station is shown with a red circle on a black and white line.

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