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There are 4 ways to get from Leicester to Aylesford by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 39m

  1. Take the train from Leicester to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Strood

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Bus, train  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Leicester City Centre to London Finchley Road Uk005
  2. Take the train from Farringdon to Strood

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Gillingham National Express

Drive  •  2h 24m

  1. Drive from Leicester to Aylesford 143.6 miles

Leicester to Aylesford by train

The train journey time between Leicester and Aylesford is around 2h 57m and covers a distance of around 139 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. The fastest train normally takes 2h 13m. Services are operated by East Midlands Railways, South Eastern Trains Service and Thameslink. Typically 121 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
1h 57m
Layover time:
1h
Total time:
2h 57m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2h 13m
Train distance:
139 miles
Trains per week:
121
Cheapest price:
£66
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:12
Last train departs at:
22:52

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Leicester to Aylesford train schedules

Trains departing Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Leicester → Aylesford
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Aylesford is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Aylesford is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Aylesford is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Leicester to Aylesford is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Leicester to Aylesford is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2h 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leicester to Aylesford. However, there are services departing from Leicester and arriving at Aylesford via St Pancras International and Strood. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 39m.

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The distance between Leicester and Aylesford is 116 miles. The road distance is 143.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Aylesford without a car is to train which takes 2h 39m and costs £65 - £120.

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It takes approximately 2h 39m to get from Leicester to Aylesford, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Leicester to Aylesford is to train which takes 2h 39m and costs £65 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £40 and takes 5h 25m.

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Leicester to Aylesford train services, operated by South Eastern Trains Service, arrive at Strood station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leicester to Aylesford is 144 miles. It takes approximately 2h 24m to drive from Leicester to Aylesford.

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Map of how to get from Leicester to Aylesford.
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  • Distance: 115.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 39m

What companies run services between Leicester, England and Aylesford, England?

You can take a train from Leicester to Aylesford via St Pancras International and Strood in around 2h 39m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leicester to Aylesford via London Victoria Coach Station and Gillingham in around 5h 25m.

Train operators
East Midlands Railways
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Strood
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£15 - £18
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£15 - £18
Train from Farringdon to Strood
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £18
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Leicester City Centre to London Finchley Road
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Gillingham
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express

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