Save on Your Train Tickets to Leicester with Split Ticketing

Get cheap tickets to Leicester by splitting your ticket.

Split ticketing involves splitting your fare into multiple tickets to cover separate parts of the journey whilst traveling on exactly the same train.

Use our ticket search to find hidden split ticket fares. The average saving for these is 30% but you could save up to 70%!

On top of that you’ll pay NO booking or card fees when booking with us. We just take a small percentage of the saving.


Examples of the savings that can be made when buying cheap train tickets to Leicester with SplitMyFare:

Leicester to Manchester Piccadilly

Standard Fare: £20.50

SplitMyFare: £15.28

By splitting with us you can make a massive saving of £5.22


Leicester to Leeds

Standard Fare: £46.80

SplitMyFare: £18.55

By splitting with us you can make a massive saving of £27.45


Leicester to Edinburgh

Standard Fare: £144.10

SplitMyFare: £49.32

By splitting with us you can make a massive saving of £94.78



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"Built over the buried ruins of two millennia of history, Leicester (les-ter) suffered at the hands of the Luftwaffe and postwar planners but an influx of textile workers from India and Pakistan from the 1960s transformed the city into a bustling multicultural hub” Lonely Planet


Why Visit Leicester by Rail?

As the largest city in England’s East Midlands region and one of the oldest cities in the country, Leicester is filled with many interesting sights. The surprising discovery of the remains of King Richard III in 2012 in a car park in the city has sparked a flurry of development. This includes a visitor centre on the site where the remains were found and the restoration of the cathedral where the King was reburied.

Leicester railway station is on the main rail route from London to Leeds and most services are operated by East Midlands Trains coming from the St. Pancras Station. There are up to four trains travelling from the capital every hour. There are also direct train services coming from the cities of Birmingham, Cambridge, Derby, Nottingham and Sheffield amongst others.

All of the attractions in the centre of Leicester are easily accessible by foot and an extensive network of public buses provides services throughout the city.

St. Nicholas’ Church is one of the most notable places of worship in Leicester. It’s more than 1200 years old and it houses the Jewry Wall, said to be the largest piece of Roman masonry in the UK that’s still standing. Another famous church, the Leicester Cathedral, used to be the Church of St Martin and was later transformed to a Cathedral when the diocese of Leicester was restored.

The King Richard III visitor centre is an exploration centre that was erected at the site where the remains of the king were found. It also contains information about the life of the King of England and some stories about the discovery of his remains.

Another museum that you should check out in Leicester is the National Space Centre, which doubles as a planetarium and a cinema featuring six galleries. Other museums in the city are the Jewry Wall Museum, New Walk Museum and Art Gallery and the Newarke Houses Museum and Gardens.

How to find the cheapest train tickets to Leicester

If you’re looking for cheap train tickets to Leicester there are may ways to save money so you can explore Leicester. It may be that you’re getting a train to Leicester for a weekend with friends or with work, whatever the reason our journey planner will help you in getting the cheapest available tickets for your trip. Using the journey planner, you can save money travelling to Leicester and use that in the shops or at a restaurant.

Some of the biggest savings can be had by searching for split tickets as described above. Another way to save money on train tickets to Leicester is by buying an Advance ticket. Advance tickets are usually available from 12 weeks before the date of travel, so it is generally the case that the earlier you book your ticket within this timeframe the cheaper it will be. So if you’re coming to Leicester to catch a flight or for some sightseeing, look out for the advance ticket type when you search for your ticket. The longer you wait to buy your ticket the more the price can go up so try to book as quick as you’re able, advance tickets are not normally available on the day of travel, so try not to book on the day.

You can save even more on your train tickets by using a railcard for your journey to Leicester. If you’re a regular traveller this is particular useful as buying an eligible railcard can save you 1/3 off the price of all of your future tickets.