Wakefield to Leicester by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 31m
  • Distance
    120 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 13m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Wakefield to Leicester by train

Fast trains from Wakefield to Leicester take around 1 hour and 31 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 120 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Wakefield and Leicester.

1. Are there direct trains from Wakefield to Leicester?

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

We usually find around 51 departures on the route from Wakefield to Leicester 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 45 departures.

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

The Wakefield to Leicester train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 31 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Leicester is usually scheduled to depart Wakefield around 05:59 and the last train is around 23:32. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Wakefield around 06:46, and the last at 23:00.

When to book Wakefield 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 Wakefield to Leicester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Wakefield and Leicester?

More than one train company operates on the route from Wakefield to Leicester, 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

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.