The cheapest buses from Cardiff to Leicester

Showing times and prices for 23 Sep

Cheapest

£13

Average

£22

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Cardiff to Leicester will cost around £ 22 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 13.

2nd Cheapest
03:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens8h15 11:15Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 changes
£131One-way
19:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens7h40 02:55Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 changes
£151One-way
16:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens7h10 23:25Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 changes
£181One-way
13:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens8h30 21:45Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 changes
£191One-way
08:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens5h10 13:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 changes
£211One-way

Timetable Cardiff to Leicester

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03:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens8h15 11:15Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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03:40Cardiff, Sophia Gardens8h30 12:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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03:40Cardiff, Sophia Gardens8h30 12:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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08:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens5h10 13:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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10:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens6h15 16:40Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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12:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens6h45 19:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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13:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens8h30 21:45Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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14:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens7h50 22:35Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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16:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens7h10 23:25Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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17:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens6h05 23:50Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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19:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens7h40 02:55Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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Thu
23 Sep
£37Cross Country
£7Flixbus
Fri
24 Sep
£46Cross Country
£7Flixbus
Sun
26 Sep
£46Cross Country
£8Flixbus

The fastest buses from Cardiff to Leicester

Showing times and prices for 23 Sep

Fastest Journey

5 h 10 m

Average

7 h 20 m

Buses per day

11

Distance

190 km

It's difficult to get from Cardiff to Leicester without changing at least once.

Fastest
08:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens5h10 13:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 changes
£211One-way
2nd Fastest
17:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens6h05 23:50Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
2 changes
£231One-way
10:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens6h15 16:40Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 changes
£221One-way
12:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens6h45 19:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 changes
£261One-way
16:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens7h10 23:25Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 changes
£181One-way

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Coach Information to Leicester from Cardiff

distanceDistance118 miles (190 km)
durationAverage coach duration4 h 40 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£8 (€9)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Cardiff to Leicester cover the 118 miles (190 km) long route taking on average 4 h 40 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £8, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £7. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.

Coach companies

National Express coaches from Cardiff to Leicester

Travel from Cardiff to Leicester from £7 with Omio’s coach partners National Express! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable route for you.

National Express

Looking for a cheap and hassle-free way to travel between Cardiff and Leicester? National Express is the UK’s leading coach company that provides premium services and comfortable travel experiences on a budget. National Express connects hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country and even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol. Check National Express coach timetables and tickets available for the trip on Omio to find the best deals on coaches between Cardiff and Leicester. When you ride with National Express, you can expect to travel 118 miles (190 km) between Cardiff and Leicester.

All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, perfect if you need to charge your phone or laptop. You can select from three ticket options for the Cardiff to Leicester coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. If you’re looking for more flexibility on cancelling or changing your coach ticket easily, we recommend splurging on the Fully Flexible Fare option.

National Express has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by coach from Cardiff to Leicester:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

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Buses from Cardiff to Leicester
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FAQs
How much do cheap coach tickets to Leicester from Cardiff cost?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest coach to Leicester from Cardiff for the next 7 days starting from £7  one way.
What is the cost of a coach ticket from Cardiff to Leicester on average?
The Cardiff to Leicester coach ticket price is on average £8  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next week.
What is the distance by coach from Cardiff to Leicester?
The Cardiff to Leicester coach distance is approximately 118 miles (190 km).
How many hours does it take from Cardiff to Leicester by coach?
The coach time from Cardiff to Leicester is on average 4 h 40 min  for the 118 miles (190 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Cardiff and Leicester by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
Which coach station from Cardiff to Leicester do I depart from? Which Leicester coach station from Cardiff do I arrive in?

When departing from Cardiff, you have various coach station options to start your journey from including Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, National Museum (Stop Rg). When arriving in Leicester, you can end your route in coach stations like Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester, Fosse Park Avenue (ASDA) and Leicester, Charles Street / Halford Street.

Omio customers book a coach from Cardiff Central   to Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station   most frequently for this route.

Where is the Cardiff coach station located? Where is the Leicester coach station located?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their coaches from Cardiff Central and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this coach station.

Passengers arriving in Leicester most often arrive at Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this coach station to the city centre.

Which coach companies can get me from Cardiff to Leicester?
For the journey from Cardiff to Leicester you can take a coach with National Express. Be sure to check out all possible coach companies that offer services between Cardiff and Leicester on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
What time is the earliest coach from Cardiff to Leicester? What time is the last coach from Cardiff to Leicester?
You can take the first coach from Cardiff to Leicester at 07: 10   or take the last coach from Cardiff to Leicester leaving at 13: 30. Look for the latest Cardiff Leicester coach schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the coach for this trip.
How early should I buy coach tickets to Leicester from Cardiff to score the best deals?
If you book Cardiff to Leicester coach tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £8. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for coaches between Cardiff and Leicester. Look out for coach tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cardiff
Leicester
Cardiff (Bus Station)
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