COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply in United Kingdom. Learn More.
Duration 2h 31m
Distance 167.9 miles
Average price £85
Frequency 18/day

Trip overview

The average train between Leicester and Canterbury East takes 2h 31m and the fastest train takes 2h 2m. There is a train service every few hours from Leicester to Canterbury East. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Leicester
  2. St Pancras International
  3. Canterbury East
3h 23m
Bookable on Rome2rio
£66 - £110

Leicester to Canterbury East train times

Trains run hourly between Leicester and Canterbury East. The earliest departure is at 20:43 in the evening, and the last departure from Leicester is at 21:52 which arrives into Canterbury East at 00:06. All services require a transfer at London St Pancras International and take an average of 2h 31m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Leicester to Canterbury East? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions may still be in place within United Kingdom. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for United Kingdom.

Learn More.

No, there is no direct train from Leicester to Canterbury East. However, there are services departing from Leicester and arriving at Canterbury West via St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 23m.

More details

The distance between Leicester and Canterbury East is 134 miles. The road distance is 167.9 miles.

Get driving directions

Leicester to Canterbury East train services, operated by East Midlands Railways, depart from Leicester station.

More details

Leicester to Canterbury East train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Canterbury West station.

More details

Book your Leicester to Canterbury East train tickets online with Omio, Omio and Omio.

Search and book

There are 480+ hotels available in Canterbury East. Prices start at £75 per night.

More details

Get the Rome2rio app

Find the best way to get from A to B, anywhere in the world, on your mobile or tablet.

Compare your options: plane, train, bus, car, ferry, bike share, driving and walking directions all in one search.

Learn more about our apps