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Penrith to Leicester by train

  • First train
    05:58
  • Last train
    21:40
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 40m
  • Distance
    250 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    23
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 36m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Penrith to Leicester by train

Fast trains from Penrith to Leicester take around 3 hours and 40 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 250 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Penrith and Leicester.

1. Are there direct trains from Penrith to Leicester?

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

We usually find around 22 departures on the route from Penrith to Leicester 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 23 departures.

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

The Penrith to Leicester train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 40 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Leicester is usually scheduled to depart Penrith around 07:18 and the last train is around 21:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Penrith around 05:58, and the last at 21:39.

When to book Penrith 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 Penrith to Leicester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Penrith and Leicester?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • 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.

Leicester to Penrith by train

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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.