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Travelling from Carlton to Leicester by train

Book your train journey from Carlton to Leicester with East Midlands Railway, find out more about the journey and answers to all your questions below:

The time of the journey by train from Carlton to Leicester is on average 1 hour, but the fastest trains take around 42 minutes.

Trains to Leicester from Carlton run up to 1 times per hour.

Carlton to Leicester by train: key facts at a glance

Average train time: 1h
Fastest journey time: 42m
First train: 06:27
Last train: 22:25

How to get cheap train tickets from Carlton to Leicester

Our Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets are a great way to get cheap tickets and save money on your journey if you don't need to travel at rush hour, and can be bought 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.

Our 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 want to save even more on your rail journeys you could save up to a third off every train journey with a National Railcard. Our Railcards page has more information on all railcard options.

Regular travellers can save with a Season ticket if they travel 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.


Travelling from Carlton to Leicester - what type of train tickets are on offer?

Get from Carlton to Leicester in comfort and ease with a flexible range of tickets, each created to help you find the best option for your journey.

Advance tickets

Save money travelling from Carlton to Leicester when you book up to 12 weeks ahead of your departure. Typically, the earlier ahead you book the more you save. The Advance ticket type is often the go-to for pre-planned train journeys to Leicester. 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

Go from Carlton to Leicester and save on every mile with our Off Peak and Super Off Peak train tickets. Available on specified routes outside of peak hours, these tickets are perfect for those that can be a bit more flexible with when they leave Carlton. Off Peak travel varies depending on route and location, so please check on our website, mobile app or from our ticket offices for eligibility. Find out more about Super Off Peak and Off Peak tickets.

Anytime tickets

Travel at peak times, in the afternoon, or late evening with an Anytime ticket. You can purchase your own Anytime ticket at, well, anytime. Fancy a spontaneous trip to Leicester? Then the Anytime ticket is here to get you there. Either grab a digital copy via our website and mobile app or pick up a paper version from our ticket offices. Find out more about Anytime tickets.

Journey information from Carlton to Leicester

How much is a train ticket from Carlton to Leicester?

Take the train from Carlton to Leicester from just £2.80 one-way when you book in advance . Plan your journey online to see the cheapest train tickets to Leicester for your chosen travel times.

What is the fastest train between Carlton and Leicester?

The fastest train between Carlton and Leicester is 42 minutes. Use our journey planner tool to find the quickest journeys.

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

The average journey time from Carlton to Leicester takes 1 hour. 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 Carlton to Leicester?

There are up to 23 trains per day from Carlton to Leicester.

Are there any direct trains from Carlton to Leicester?

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

What time is the first train from Carlton to Leicester?

The first train leaves at 06:27 from Carlton 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 Carlton to Leicester?

The last train from Carlton to Leicester leaves at 22:25.

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

Yes, we offer Passenger Assist services at the station and on-board between Carlton 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.


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