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Leicester to Wakefield by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 33m
  • Distance
    120 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 57m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Leicester to Wakefield by train

Fast trains from Leicester to Wakefield take around 1 hour and 33 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 120 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Leicester and Wakefield.

1. Are there direct trains from Leicester to Wakefield?

Direct trains from Leicester to Wakefield have been found.

We usually find around 6 direct trains on the route from Leicester to Wakefield every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 9 departures.

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

The Leicester to Wakefield train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 33 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Wakefield is usually scheduled to depart Leicester around 19:34 and the last train is around 22:09. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Leicester around 16:08, and the last at 23:07.

When to book Leicester to Wakefield 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 Wakefield by train.

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Which train companies operate between Leicester and Wakefield?

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

  • East Midlands Railway
  • East 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.