Exeter to Leicester by train

  • First train
    06:23
  • Last train
    20:52
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 40m
  • Distance
    269 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    49
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 26m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Exeter to Leicester by train

Fast trains from Exeter to Leicester take around 3 hours and 40 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 269 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Exeter and Leicester.

1. Are there direct trains from Exeter to Leicester?

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

We usually find around 44 departures on the route from Exeter to Leicester every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 62 departures.

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

The Exeter to Leicester train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 40 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Leicester is usually scheduled to depart Exeter around 06:24 and the last train is around 20:52. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Exeter around 06:23, and the last at 20:45.

When to book Exeter 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 Exeter to Leicester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Exeter and Leicester?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway
  • 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.