Ipswich to Leicester by train

  • First train
    06:00
  • Last train
    21:43
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 43m
  • Distance
    167 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    46
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 17m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Ipswich to Leicester by train

Fast trains from Ipswich to Leicester take around 2 hours and 43 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 167 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Ipswich and Leicester.

1. Are there direct trains from Ipswich to Leicester?

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

We usually find around 49 departures on the route from Ipswich 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 Ipswich to Leicester?

The Ipswich to Leicester train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 43 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Leicester is usually scheduled to depart Ipswich around 05:12 and the last train is around 21:43. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Ipswich around 06:00, and the last at 21:02.

When to book Ipswich 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 Ipswich to Leicester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Ipswich and Leicester?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • 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.