The cheapest buses from Edinburgh to Leicester

Showing times and prices for 26 Sep

Cheapest

£50

Average

£67

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 Edinburgh to Leicester will cost around £ 67 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 50.

Cheapest
10:45Edinburgh11h25 22:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 changes
£501One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:45Edinburgh8h00 16:45Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
£751One-way
21:10Edinburgh8h10 05:20Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
£771One-way

Timetable Edinburgh to Leicester

Showing buses for tomorrow, Sun, 26 Sep
08:45Edinburgh8h00 16:45Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
10:45Edinburgh11h25 22:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
21:10Edinburgh8h10 05:20Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes

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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Sun
26 Sep
£168London North Eastern Railway
£50National Express
£84British Airways
Mon
27 Sep
£100Cross Country
£44National Express
£54easyJet
Tue
28 Sep
£100London North Eastern Railway
£44National Express
£48easyJet
Thu
30 Sep
£68Cross Country
£43National Express
£44easyJet
Fri
1 Oct
£83Cross Country
£43National Express
£40easyJet
Sat
2 Oct
£40Avanti West Coast
£43National Express
£38easyJet
Sun
3 Oct
£100Avanti West Coast
£44National Express
£50easyJet
Mon
4 Oct
£84London North Eastern Railway
£44National Express
£40easyJet
Wed
6 Oct
£68London North Eastern Railway
£43National Express
£36easyJet
Thu
7 Oct
£69London North Eastern Railway
£44National Express
£36easyJet
Fri
8 Oct
£76London North Eastern Railway
£44National Express
£39easyJet

The fastest buses from Edinburgh to Leicester

Showing times and prices for 26 Sep

Fastest Journey

8 h

Average

9 h 11 m

Buses per day

3

Distance

392 km

Of the 3 buses that leave Edinburgh for Leicester every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 392 km distance in an average of 9 h 11 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 8 h .

The slowest buses will take 11 h 25 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
08:45Edinburgh8h00 16:45Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
£751One-way
2nd Fastest
21:10Edinburgh8h10 05:20Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
£771One-way
10:45Edinburgh11h25 22:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 changes
£501One-way

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Coach Information between Edinburgh and Leicester

distanceDistance243 miles (392 km)
durationAverage coach duration11 h 25 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£45 (€50)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Edinburgh to Leicester cover the 243 miles (392 km) long journey taking on average 11 h 25 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £45, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £43. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.

Coach companies

Travel with National Express from Edinburgh to Leicester

You can travel by coach between Edinburgh and Leicester with National Express for as low as £43. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

National Express

If you’re thinking of taking a coach between Edinburgh and Leicester, you can enjoy a comfortable journey at a budget-friendly price with National Express. National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach company offering hundreds of routes to towns and cities across the UK, including routes to and from major airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol. On a National Express coach, you can expect to travel 243 miles (392 km) from Edinburgh to Leicester and pay as low as £43 if you book in advance.

All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach between Edinburgh and Leicester, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Check the National Express coach timetable between Edinburgh and Leicester, select your preferred ticket type, and book your cheap coach tickets on Omio today!

When purchasing your National Express coach tickets between Edinburgh and Leicester, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • 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.

Travel Tips

Buses from Edinburgh to Leicester
Take the bus to Leicester easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to Leicester.
FAQs
How much do cheap coaches to Leicester from Edinburgh cost?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest coach between Edinburgh and Leicester for the next 7 days starting from £43  one way.
What is the average cost of a coach from Edinburgh to Leicester?
The Edinburgh to Leicester coach ticket price is on average £45  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next week.
What is the distance to Leicester from Edinburgh by coach?
You should expect to travel around 243 miles (392 km)  between Edinburgh and Leicester by coach.
How long is the coach to Leicester from Edinburgh?
On average the Edinburgh to Leicester coach time is 11 h 25 min  covering the 243 miles (392 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
What is the departure coach station in Edinburgh and arrival coach station in Leicester?

There are a few coach stations in Edinburgh to start your route from including Edinburgh, Elder Street, Edinburgh, North Bridge and Edinburgh. In Leicester you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester, Fosse Park Avenue (ASDA) and Leicester, Charles Street / Halford Street.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley   and arrive in Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.

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

The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this journey, called Edinburgh Waverley, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Edinburgh.

The most popular arrival coach station, Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Leicester.

What coach companies go from Edinburgh to Leicester?
For the best Edinburgh to Leicester coach to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services to Leicester from Edinburgh to compare what amenities they may offer.
What are the first and last departure coach times from Edinburgh to Leicester?
You can take the first coach from Edinburgh to Leicester at 09: 45   or take the last coach from Edinburgh to Leicester leaving at 09: 45. Look for the latest Edinburgh Leicester coach timetable on Omio and book the best time to take the coach for this trip.
How early should I book Edinburgh to Leicester coach tickets to get the best deals?
The price of a one way coach ticket from Edinburgh to Leicester is on average £45 if you purchase 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 route. In general, you can find coach tickets from Edinburgh to Leicester available a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh
Leicester
Edinburgh
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.