Watford to Leicester by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 29m
  • Distance
    120 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 20m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Watford to Leicester by train

Fast trains from Watford to Leicester take around 1 hour and 29 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 120 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Watford and Leicester.

1. Are there direct trains from Watford to Leicester?

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

We usually find around 68 departures on the route from Watford 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 56 departures.

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

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

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Leicester is usually scheduled to depart Watford around 04:11 and the last train is around 00:25. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Watford around 06:20, and the last at 23:39.

When to book Watford 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 Watford to Leicester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Watford and Leicester?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • London Midland
  • London Underground
  • UK Rail Connections
  • 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.