Barnsley to Leicester by train

  • First train
    05:23
  • Last train
    23:50
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 35m
  • Distance
    105 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    48
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 46m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Barnsley to Leicester by train

Fast trains from Barnsley to Leicester take around 1 hour and 35 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 105 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Barnsley and Leicester.

1. Are there direct trains from Barnsley to Leicester?

Journeys between Barnsley and Leicester usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 59 departures on the route from Barnsley to Leicester every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 36 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Barnsley to Leicester?

The Barnsley to Leicester train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 35 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Barnsley to Leicester train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Leicester is usually scheduled to depart Barnsley around 05:23 and the last train is around 23:50. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Barnsley around 05:23, and the last at 19:41.

When to book Barnsley to Leicester train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Barnsley to Leicester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Barnsley and Leicester?

More than one train company operates on the route from Barnsley to Leicester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.