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Chester to Leicester by train
Fastest journey1hr 42m
Trains per day37
Avg. journey time3hr 10m
Travelling from Chester to Leicester by train
Fast trains from Chester to Leicester take around 1 hour and 42 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 134 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Chester and Leicester.
1. Are there direct trains from Chester to Leicester?
Journeys between Chester and Leicester usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 34 departures on the route from Chester 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 42 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Chester to Leicester?
The Chester to Leicester train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 42 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Chester to Leicester train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Leicester is usually scheduled to depart Chester around 04:22 and the last train is around 22:32. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Chester around 04:22, and the last at 23:22.
When to book Chester 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 Chester to Leicester by train.
Which train companies operate between Chester and Leicester?
More than one train company operates on the route from Chester to Leicester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- Avanti West Coast
- East Midlands Railway
- East Midlands Trains
- First TransPennine Express
- London Midland
- Northern Rail
- TransPennine Express
- Transport For Wales
- 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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