Canterbury to Leicester by train

  • First train
    06:18
  • Last train
    22:39
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 11m
  • Distance
    214 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    20
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 9m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Canterbury to Leicester by train

Fast trains from Canterbury to Leicester take around 2 hours and 11 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 214 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Canterbury and Leicester.

1. Are there direct trains from Canterbury to Leicester?

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

We usually find around 21 departures on the route from Canterbury 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 19 departures.

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

The Canterbury to Leicester train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 11 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Leicester is usually scheduled to depart Canterbury around 05:18 and the last train is around 22:39. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Canterbury around 05:25, and the last at 22:25.

When to book Canterbury 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 Canterbury to Leicester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Canterbury and Leicester?

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

  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • Southeastern

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.