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Leicester to Lincoln 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 $21.20
  2. 30 day advance $21.20
  • First train
    06:26
  • Last train
    00:11
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 29m
  • Distance
    77 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    46
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 37m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Leicester to Lincoln by train

Fast trains from Leicester to Lincoln take around 1 hour and 29 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 77 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Leicester and Lincoln.

1. Are there direct trains from Leicester to Lincoln?

Journeys between Leicester and Lincoln usually involve one change of train. We have found some direct departures on this route but these are less frequent than routes requiring a change.

We usually find around 40 departures on the route from Leicester to Lincoln 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 63 departures.

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

The Leicester to Lincoln train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 29 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Lincoln is usually scheduled to depart Leicester around 06:26 and the last train is around 00:36. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Leicester around 06:26, and the last at 00:06.

What's the Leicester to Lincoln train price?

The cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Leicester to Lincoln are $21.20, and there isn't much difference in price depending on when you book.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $21, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.

When to book Leicester to Lincoln 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 Lincoln by train.

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Which train companies operate between Leicester and Lincoln?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail

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.