The cheapest buses from Derby to Leicester

Showing times and prices for 22 Sep

Cheapest

£8

Average

£8

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 Derby to Leicester will cost around £ 8 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 8.

2nd Cheapest
15:10Derby1h10 16:20Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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£81One-way
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11:15Derby1h05 12:20Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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£81One-way
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06:05Derby0h50 06:55Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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£81One-way
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04:55Derby0h55 05:50Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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£81One-way
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13:10Derby1h10 14:20Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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£81One-way

Timetable Derby to Leicester

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03:20Derby0h50 04:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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04:55Derby0h55 05:50Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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06:05Derby0h50 06:55Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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06:40Derby1h15 07:55Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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09:15Derby1h05 10:20Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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11:15Derby1h05 12:20Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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13:10Derby1h10 14:20Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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15:10Derby1h10 16:20Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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17:40Derby1h10 18:50Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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Tue
21 Sep
£14
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Wed
22 Sep
£5
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Thu
23 Sep
£5
£1Flixbus
Fri
24 Sep
£5
£1Flixbus
Sat
25 Sep
£5
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Mon
27 Sep
£5
£1Flixbus

The fastest buses from Derby to Leicester

Showing times and prices for 22 Sep

Fastest Journey

50 m

Average

1 h 3 m

Buses per day

9

Distance

39 km

Of the 9 buses that leave Derby for Leicester every day 9 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 39 km distance in an average of 1 h 3 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 50 m .

The slowest buses will take 1 h 15 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
06:05Derby0h50 06:55Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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£81One-way
Fastest
03:20Derby0h50 04:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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£81One-way
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04:55Derby0h55 05:50Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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£81One-way
11:15Derby1h05 12:20Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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£81One-way
09:15Derby1h05 10:20Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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£81One-way

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Coach Information from Derby to Leicester

distanceDistance24 miles (39 km)
durationAverage coach duration1 h 5 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£1 (€2)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Derby to Leicester cover the 24 miles (39 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 5 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £1, but the average price of coach tickets is £1. Travellers depart most frequently from Derby and arrive in Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.

National Express

National Express is a great way to travel comfortably and affordably between Derby and Leicester. As the UK’s leading long-distance coach operator, National Express offers hundreds of routes to cities, towns and major airports throughout the country with maximum savings and comfort in mind for each passenger. Omio shows you National Express coach timetables and ticket options for the Derby to Leicester trip, so you can find the cheapest deals to travel by coach. On a National Express coach, you can expect to travel 24 miles (39 km) between Derby and Leicester.

All coaches from National Express provide air conditioning, free WiFi and onboard entertainment to keep you feeling comfortable and entertained during a long route. Most coaches have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, perfect if you need to charge your phone or laptop. There are three different tickets that you can pick for the Derby 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 booking the Fully Flexible Fare option.

These are National Express 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the coach between Derby and 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.

Buses from Derby to Leicester: Journey Details

Leicester is located 39 kilometres southeast of Derby and can be reached in as little as 45 minutes on comfortable buses operated by National Express. They offer 18 departures daily with the first leaving very early in the morning and the last late at night. All are direct services with the coach making a call at Loughborough University and city, or Nottingham University and coach station depending on the service.

Taking the Bus from Derby

Buses from Derby to Leicester leave from Derby Bus Station located on Morledge. The information and sales office is open from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. from Mondays to Saturdays and from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. on Sundays. Passengers can reach the bus station on buses operated by Arriva West Midlands, Trent Barton, Your Bus and Notts and Derby. Visitors arriving by car can use the nearby Riverside car park. Those arriving in Derby by train can take the Station to Station shuttle bus to the bus station. It runs every 15 minutes from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

Taking the Bus from Derby

Buses from Derby to Leicester leave from Derby Bus Station located on Morledge. The information and sales office is open from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. from Mondays to Saturdays and from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. on Sundays. Passengers can reach the bus station on buses operated by Arriva West Midlands, Trent Barton, Your Bus and Notts and Derby. Visitors arriving by car can use the nearby Riverside car park. Those arriving in Derby by train can take the Station to Station shuttle bus to the bus station. It runs every 15 minutes from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

Getting into Leicester by Bus

Leicester is a city in the East Midlands with an eventful history stretching all the way from its origins as a Roman military outpost to the recent discovery of the remains of King Richard III. Today's Leicester boasts a rich multicultural fabric with an abundance of dining and cultural options. It's home to many parks and green spaces and and impressive cathedral and castle. Buses from Derby to Leicester terminate at St Margaret's Bus Station on Gravel Street just north of the city centre. The concourse is open around the clock and the ticket office operates from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Bus services run by Arriva, First, Centrebus, and Stagecoach connect with destinations in various parts of the city and around the county.

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Buses from Derby to Leicester
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FAQs
What is the cost of cheap coaches to Leicester from Derby?
Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches from Derby to Leicester to cost as little as £1  in the next 7 days.
What is the average price of coach tickets to Leicester from Derby?
If you’re looking to book your coach tickets in the next week, you can expect the Derby to Leicester coach price to come in at an average of £1  one way.
How far is it from Derby to Leicester by coach?
The Derby to Leicester coach distance is approximately 24 miles (39 km).
What is the average Derby to Leicester coach duration?
On average the Derby to Leicester coach time is 1 h 5 min  covering the 24 miles (39 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
Which coach station from Derby to Leicester do I depart from? Which Leicester coach station from Derby do I arrive in?

Some of the Derby coach stations to Leicester you can start your journey from include Derby, Bus Station, Derby, Railway Station (Stop S1) and Derby. Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Leicester include Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester, Fosse Park Avenue (ASDA) and Leicester, Charles Street / Halford Street.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Derby   and arriving in Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.

Where is the departure coach station in Derby located? Where is the arrival coach station in Leicester located?

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Derby, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.

What coach companies go from Derby to Leicester?
When taking a coach from Derby to Leicester, you can count on National Express for the best way to get you to Leicester. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service from Derby to Leicester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.
What time is the earliest coach from Derby to Leicester? What time is the last coach from Derby to Leicester?
The first coach from Derby to Leicester leaves at 07: 00   and the last coach for this leaves at 14: 50. Omio shows you the latest coach from Derby to Leicester schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How early should I buy coach tickets between Derby and Leicester to score the best deals?
The price of a one way coach ticket from Derby to Leicester is on average £1 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for coaches from all possible coach companies offering this trip. In general, you can find coach tickets to Leicester from Derby available a few months in advance.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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