Leicester to Penrith by train

  • First train
    05:49
  • Last train
    00:06
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 5m
  • Distance
    250 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    25
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 32m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Leicester to Penrith by train

Fast trains from Leicester to Penrith take around 3 hours and 5 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 250 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Leicester and Penrith.

1. Are there direct trains from Leicester to Penrith?

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

We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Leicester to Penrith 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 25 departures.

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

The Leicester to Penrith train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 5 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Penrith is usually scheduled to depart Leicester around 07:10 and the last train is around 00:06. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Leicester around 05:48, and the last at 00:06.

When to book Leicester to Penrith 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 Penrith by train.

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Which train companies operate between Leicester and Penrith?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London Midland
  • Northern
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands Trains

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.