Leicester to Eastbourne by train

  • First train
    04:41
  • Last train
    21:58
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 9m
  • Distance
    229 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    29
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 53m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Leicester to Eastbourne by train

Fast trains from Leicester to Eastbourne take around 3 hours and 9 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 229 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Leicester and Eastbourne.

1. Are there direct trains from Leicester to Eastbourne?

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

We usually find around 29 departures on the route from Leicester to Eastbourne 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 30 departures.

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

The Leicester to Eastbourne train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 9 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Eastbourne is usually scheduled to depart Leicester around 04:41 and the last train is around 21:58. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Leicester around 04:45, and the last at 21:44.

When to book Leicester to Eastbourne 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 Leicester to Eastbourne by train.

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Which train companies operate between Leicester and Eastbourne?

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

  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • London Underground
  • Southern
  • 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.