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Bedford to Leicester by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $33.68
  2. 30 day advance $33.68
  3. 7 day advance $39.21
  • First train
    06:27
  • Last train
    22:09
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    41m
  • Distance
    70 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    42
  • Avg. journey time
    46m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Bedford to Leicester by train

Fast trains from Bedford to Leicester take around 41 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 70 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bedford and Leicester.

1. Are there direct trains from Bedford to Leicester?

Direct trains from Bedford to Leicester have been found.

We usually find around 37 direct trains on the route from Bedford to Leicester every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 54 departures.

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

The Bedford to Leicester train travel time is normally about 41 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Leicester is usually scheduled to depart Bedford around 06:27 and the last train is around 22:09. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bedford around 06:27, and the last at 23:54.

What's the Bedford to Leicester train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Bedford to Leicester are $33.68.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $33 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $39. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

When to book Bedford 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 Bedford to Leicester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Bedford and Leicester?

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

  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains

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.