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Leicester Train Station


Leicester Station
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Station overview

A ticket office is available. Ticket office
Baby changing facilities are available. Baby changing facilities
A ticket machine is available. Ticket machine
A waiting room is available. Waiting room
Wheelchairs are available. Wheelchairs
Wi-Fi is available. Wi-Fi
A phone box is available. Phone box
Toilets are available. Toilets
A post box is available. Post box
Facility Information
Ticket office opening hours Monday to Friday: 05:20 to 22:30 Saturday: 05:20 to 22:30 Sunday: 07:15 to 22:30
Self service ticket machines A ticket machine is available.
Collection of pre-purchased tickets Collection of pre-purchased tickets is available.
Get Oyster card here Oyster Pre-Pay not is available.
Top up Oyster pay as you go here Oyster top up is not available.
Use Oyster pay as you go here Oyster top up is not available.
Service Information
British Transport Police 0800 40 50 40
CCTV CCTV systems are available.
Rail Replacement Service

Coaches leave from the Station front

Information Systems
  • Departure screens
  • Arrival screens
  • Announcements
Service Information
Leicester Station customer services Customer services are not available here.
Left luggage Left luggage is not available.
Left luggage contact details


Lost property Lost property is not available at the station.
Lost property contact details


Telephone: 03457 125678

Facility Information
Lounge A first class lounge is not available.
Lounge opening hours


At the south end of platform 3/4 - Currently Closed

Tickets Accepted

All First Class ticket holders


Screens with updated train information & also Sky News


Screens with updated train information & also Sky News





Facility Information
Seating area A seating area is available.
Waiting rooms Waiting rooms are available.
Trolleys Trolleys are available.
Refreshment facilities Refreshment facilities are available.

Cafe and vending machine.

Toilets Toilets are available.
Baby changing Baby changing facilities are available.
Pay phone Pay phones are available. Cards
Public Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is available.

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Free WiFi is available in the First Lounge

Post box A Post box is available.
Tourist information office A tourist information office is not available.
Cashpoint An ATM machine is available.
Bureau de change A bureau de change is not available.
Shops Shops are available.
Showers Showers are not available.
Facility Information
Helpline information

We want everyone to travel with confidence. That is why, if you are planning on travelling on national rail services, you can request an assistance booking in advance - now up to 2 hours before your journey is due to start, any time of the day. For more information about Passenger Assist and how to request an assistance booking via Passenger Assist, please click here.

Helpline contact details

08000 11 33 23


Customer help points Customer help points are not available.
Staff help Staff help is available.

Staff help available 05.20 - 01.00 

Passenger Assistance meeting point is at the customer information desk in the front concourse or the ticket gates.

Staff help opening times Monday to Sunday:24 Hours a Day Monday to Friday:24 Hours a Day Saturday:24 Hours a Day Sunday:24 Hours a Day
Accessible ticket machines Accessible ticket machines are available.
Accessible ticket office counter An accessible ticket office counter is available.
Induction loop An induction loop is available.
Ramp for train access A ramp for train access is available.
Accessible taxis Accessible taxis are not available.
Accessible public pay phones Accessible public pay phones are not available.
National key toilets National key toilets are available.
Step free access coverage Whole Station

This is a Category A access station. There is step free access to the main entrance and lifts to all platforms.  Customers with wheelchairs who require assistance on graduated slopes should press the ticket gate 'assistance' button located at the bottom of the stairs near the self service ticket machines.  To ensure availability of staff to assist, it is imperative that customers book assistance in advance.

This station has tactile paving at the edge of all platforms and at the bottom of all staircases.

Impaired mobility set down Impaired mobility set down Machine is available.
Disabled parking Disable parking is not available.
Wheelchairs Wheelchairs are available.
Ticket gates Ticket gates are present.
Station car park
Operator East Midlands Railway
Spaces 488
Contact details 08457 125 678

£2.00 Evening car park fare is available from 1800 until 0230.

This car park has Secure Station Accreditation.

Bus services available Bus services are available.
Bus services information

Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here

Cycle storage available Cycle storage is available.
Storage type Compounds, Stands
Spaces 222
Sheltered Yes
Storage location

Cycle hub situated on the lower floor (old Red Star parcels area) which can be accessed via the lift located to the left of the Customer Information desk.  Stands also available in main car park and station front near short stay car park.

Transport Information
Taxi rank available

station front

Airport available Airport information is available.

'Skylink' service departs daily, at regular intervals from St Margaret's Bus Station (in city centre) for East Midlands Airport.

For details:

Port available Port information is not available.

Leicester train station is a grand Victorian building which first opened in 1840, making it one of the first places in the UK to be served by a railway. Over the years, Leicester has had a total seven railway stations, so it's fair to say the city has a rich history of rail travel.

Located in the hustle and bustle of this ever-growing city, Leicester train station is now the city's main station and attracts many visitors every day. CrossCountry runs many different services in and out of Leicester, with Birmingham to Leicester, Cambridge to Leicester and Peterborough to Leicester being some of the most popular.

Need more information on travelling in and around the city? Check out our trains to Leicester page.

Things to do in Leicester

One of the most central cities in England, Leicester is popping with vibrancy, culture, and excitement. Home to a massive Caribbean Carnival and one of the largest Diwali celebrations outside of India, along with regular culturally diverse celebrations and events, Leicester is a melting pot of people and culture. Whether you're looking to explore food from around the globe, shop your heart out, or blow your mind at the space centre, Leicester has something to do for everyone.

With a bursting selection of shopping malls, markets and pedestrian streets, Leicester is the perfect destination for retail therapy. For some truly unique independent sellers, head over to The Lanes to meander through the cobbled streets - popping with trendy boutiques, vintage stores, and local craftsmen. If you're looking for high street favourites, head over to Highcross Shopping Centre. After a long shopping spree, you may need to drop the bags and give your arms rest. Well, there are tea rooms, pubs, and cafes dotted everywhere, making Leicester the perfect place to spend the day.

As you'd guess with a multicultural, metropolitan city, Leicester is teeming with great places to eat, with a habitat of flavours from across the globe. Formally the UK's Curry Capital, you're never too far from a top-notch curry. The Golden Mile is the place to be for curry lovers (Bobby's is a local favourite). Being the birthplace of the world-renowned Red Leicester and Stilton cheese, you'll be sure to find some cheesy British grub, too. If you're looking to pick up some great cheese or other fantastic produce, head down to Leicester Market – you won't leave disappointed.

Leicester may be small in size, but it's compact and brimming with great things to do. Home to the National Space Centre, you and the kids can explore all there is to know about space exploration, boasting plenty of family-friendly activities. If discovering great art is your aim, Leicester is home to an array of fabulous galleries, from a display of Victorian Masters at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery to contemporary pieces at the Attenborough Arts Centre. Whoever you're travelling with, you won't be short of options.


How many platforms are there at Leicester station?

There are four platforms at Leicester Station, which are all well used by both passenger and freight trains.

How far is the King Power Stadium from Leicester Train Station?

The King Power Stadium, home to Leicester City FC, is a 1.3mi walk from Leicester Station – taking around 25 minutes to walk. Alternatively, there are buses which can take between 20 to 30 minutes.

Can you pick up and dropoff at Leicester train station?

Yes, there is a pickup, drop off and taxi rank to the front of Leicester Station.

Does Leicester Train Station have barriers?

In 2006, automatic ticket barriers were installed on all entrances and exits to the station.

How many train stations are there in Leicester?

There is only one train station in Leicester, and that's Leicester Train Station. The train station is only a short 10-minute walk to the city's centre.

Things To Do With Kids in Leicester

Things To Do With Kids in Leicester

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