Basingstoke to Leicester by train

  • First train
    04:54
  • Last train
    23:44
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 37m
  • Distance
    152 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    57
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 18m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Basingstoke to Leicester by train

Fast trains from Basingstoke to Leicester take around 2 hours and 37 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 152 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Basingstoke and Leicester.

1. Are there direct trains from Basingstoke to Leicester?

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

We usually find around 57 departures on the route from Basingstoke 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 49 departures.

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

The Basingstoke to Leicester train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 37 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Leicester is usually scheduled to depart Basingstoke around 04:54 and the last train is around 00:07. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Basingstoke around 05:41, and the last at 23:44.

When to book Basingstoke 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 Basingstoke to Leicester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Basingstoke and Leicester?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • UK Rail Connections

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.