Trains from Birmingham to Leicester are operated by CrossCountry Trains, with a direct journey time of just under 1 hour. Trains run from just before 5:30 a.m. until around 10:30 p.m., with two departures an hour and three during the evening rush hour. The service is slightly reduced on Sundays.
An average meal in a restaurant in Leicester costs 14.2% more than in Birmingham.
Prices in Leicester are on average 9.2% higher than in Birmingham.
Public transport in Leicester costs around 15.3% less than in Birmingham.
A night in a hotel in Leicester is about 12% less expensive than in Birmingham.
Trains from Birmingham to Leicester depart from the Birmingham New Street Station, part of a large new entertainment and shopping complex in the heart of the town. The station is served by bus routes operated by Network West Midlands and the city's new Metro system. Buses, which include some night routes, also run to the airport and surrounding towns and villages. A taxi rank is located outside New Street Station.
Leicester is a large city in the East Midlands of England and was founded by the Romans over 2,000 years ago. This cosmopolitan city hit the news in 2015 with the reburial of Richard III. Historic sights include the Jewry Wall Museum, Abbey Park and Bradgate Park, which was the home of Lady Jane Grey. Listed Victorian and Edwardian buildings are dotted around the town and along the banks of the Grand Union Canal, while the Golden Mile is home to Leicester's many excellent ethnic restaurants. Trains from Birmingham to Leicester arrive at Leicester Station, just five minutes walk from the centre. Leicester has an extensive bus network, operated by First Leicester and Arriva. Stagecoach buses also link the city to regional towns, such as Coventry and Hinckley. Taxis and car rentals are available at Leicester Station.