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£23.65
EACH WAY*
From Cambridge
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*Based on a return fare.

Travelling from Cambridge to Leicester by train

If you are looking to travel from Cambridge to Leicester by train, then we can provide you with all the information you need.

The time of the journey by train from Cambridge to Leicester is 2 hours 12 minutes on average, but the fastest services take around 1 hour 49 minutes.

Trains to Leicester from Cambridge run up to 2 times per hour.

Cambridge to Leicester by train: key facts at a glance

Average train time: 2h 12m
Fastest journey time: 1h 49m
First train: 05:15
Last train: 22:14

How to get cheap train tickets from Cambridge to Leicester

For cheaper rail tickets and a choice of quieter trains, avoid commuter rush hours. Our Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets are great value and you can buy them just before you board. Our app is the best way to buy last minute tickets, and most of our tickets can be sent to your mobile too.

Tickets are even cheaper if you buy in advance. Plan your journey online and we’ll show you the cheapest train tickets for your chosen travel times.

If you’re a frequent rail traveller, you could get up to a third off every train journey with a National Railcard. Check out our Railcards page for all the options. A Season ticket can save you money if you’re travelling on the same route at least three or four days a week. A Flexi Season ticket could help you save money if you’re travelling eight days in 28 days – you can travel any time between two stations, offering flexibility and savings when working fewer days in the office.

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Cambridge to Leicester train cost and ticketing options

There are a number of different ticketing options for travelling by train between Cambridge to Leicester.

Advance tickets

Save money when booking up to 12 weeks in advance. Advance tickets are ideal if you know the specific time and date you would like to travel on. The price of an advance ticket will vary depending on the time of the train you book and how far in advance you buy your ticket. Advance tickets are available on our website, mobile app and from ticket offices. Find out more about Advance tickets.

Super Off Peak and Off Peak tickets

Save money by travelling at certain times of the day. Off Peak and Super Off Peak train tickets are available on certain routes at specific times of the week, with Off Peak trains usually being much quieter. Super Off Peak and Off Peak tickets are available on our website, mobile app and from our ticket offices. Find out more about Super Off Peak and Off Peak tickets.

Anytime tickets

Anytime tickets offer you flexibility and convenience to travel at any time including Peak times. You can purchase Anytime tickets on our website, mobile app and from our ticket offices. Find out more about Anytime tickets.

Journey information from Cambridge to Leicester

How much is a train ticket from Cambridge to Leicester?

Take the train from Cambridge to Leicester from just £47.30 one-way based on a return fare. Plan your journey online to see the cheapest train tickets to Leicester for your chosen travel times.

What is the fastest train between Cambridge and Leicester?

The fastest train between Cambridge and Leicester is None. Use our journey planner tool to find the quickest journeys.

How long does it take to travel from Cambridge to Leicester by train?

The average journey time from Cambridge to Leicester takes 2 hours 12 minutes. Journey times may be slightly longer at weekends and on Bank Holidays. Check journey times on your travel dates with our online journey planner or download a timetable .

How many trains a day are there from Cambridge to Leicester?

There are up to 35 trains per day from Cambridge to Leicester.

Are there any direct trains from Cambridge to Leicester?

Yes, you can travel from Cambridge to Leicester without changing trains. Find direct trains to Leicester with our online journey planner.

What time is the first train from Cambridge to Leicester?

The first train leaves at 05:15 from Cambridge to Leicester. Buy your tickets in advance online or from our app and avoid rushing on the day.

What time is the last train from Cambridge to Leicester?

The last train from Cambridge to Leicester leaves at 22:14.

Can I book assistance for my journey from Cambridge to Leicester?

Yes, we offer Passenger Assist services at the station and on-board between Cambridge and Leicester. We recommend booking at least 12 hours before you travel. You can book assistance online or by calling our Passenger Assist team on 08000 11 33 23.

Cambridge

  • Ticket office
  • Step-free access
  • Prepurchase collection
  • Car park
  • Ticket machine
  • Toilets
  • Taxi-rank
  • Wifi
  • Seated area available

Leicester

  • Ticket office
  • Step-free access
  • Prepurchase collection
  • Car park
  • Ticket machine
  • Toilets
  • Taxi-rank
  • Wifi
  • Seated area available