Leeds to Leicester bus

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Cheap coach tickets from Leeds to Leicester

Showing times and prices for 18 Jun

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap coach ticket from Leeds to Leicester is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
FlixBus
23:553h35
Leeds
03:30Leicester
£71One-way
0 changes
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FlixBus
09:102h10
Leeds
11:20Leicester
£71One-way
0 changes
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FlixBus
14:252h15
Leeds
16:40Leicester
£71One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
FlixBus
23:553h15
Leeds
03:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
£71One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
FlixBus
17:002h15
Leeds
19:15Leicester
£71One-way
0 changes

Bus timetableLeeds to Leicester

Showing buses for tomorrow, Tuesday, 18 June
National Express
00:153h05
Leeds, Coach Station
03:20Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
National Express
02:302h50
Leeds, Coach Station
05:20Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
FlixBus
04:252h25
Leeds
06:50Leicester
0 changes
Megabus
05:102h05
Leeds
07:15Leicester
0 changes
Megabus
06:052h30
Leeds
08:35Leicester
0 changes
Megabus
06:154h30
Leeds, Leeds Bradford Airport
10:45Leicester
1 change
Megabus
06:252h55
Leeds
09:20Leicester
0 changes
National Express
06:453h50
Leeds, Coach Station
10:35Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
Megabus
07:552h50
Leeds
10:45Leicester
0 changes
Megabus
08:503h20
Leeds, Leeds Bradford Airport
12:10Leicester
1 change
FlixBus
09:102h10
Leeds
11:20Leicester
0 changes
Megabus
10:052h05
Leeds
12:10Leicester
0 changes
Megabus
10:254h00
Leeds, Leeds Bradford Airport
14:25Leicester
1 change
Megabus
11:552h30
Leeds
14:25Leicester
0 changes
Megabus
12:553h15
Leeds, Leeds Bradford Airport
16:10Leicester
1 change
Megabus
13:554h35
Leeds, Leeds Bradford Airport
18:30Leicester
1 change
Megabus
14:052h05
Leeds
16:10Leicester
0 changes
National Express
14:252h40
Leeds, Coach Station
17:05Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
FlixBus
14:252h15
Leeds
16:40Leicester
0 changes
Megabus
15:502h40
Leeds
18:30Leicester
0 changes
Megabus
16:154h20
Leeds, Leeds Bradford Airport
20:35Leicester
1 change
FlixBus
17:002h15
Leeds
19:15Leicester
0 changes
National Express
18:003h10
Leeds, Coach Station
21:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
Megabus
18:102h25
Leeds
20:35Leicester
0 changes
Megabus
23:302h45
Leeds
02:15Leicester
0 changes
FlixBus
23:553h35
Leeds
03:30Leicester
0 changes
FlixBus
23:553h15
Leeds
03:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes

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Bus times from Leeds to Leicester

Showing times and prices for 18 Jun

Fastest Journey

2 h 5 m

Average

2 h 58 m

Buses per day

27

Distance

132 km

Of the 27 buses that leave Leeds for Leicester every day 21 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Megabus
05:102h05
Leeds
07:15Leicester
£141One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Megabus
14:052h05
Leeds
16:10Leicester
£141One-way
0 changes
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Megabus
10:052h05
Leeds
12:10Leicester
£141One-way
0 changes
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FlixBus
09:102h10
Leeds
11:20Leicester
£71One-way
0 changes
FlixBus
14:252h15
Leeds
16:40Leicester
£71One-way
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Overview: Coach from Leeds to Leicester

distanceDistance81 miles
durationAverage coach duration2 h 5 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£10 (€11)
frequencyCoach frequency3 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 3 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesMegabus, National Express or FlixBus

Coaches from Leeds to Leicester cover the 81 miles long route taking on average 2 h 5 min with our travel partners like Megabus, National Express or FlixBus. Normally, there are 3 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £10, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £3. Travellers depart most frequently from Leeds, Coach Station and arrive in Leicester, Fosse Park Avenue (Asda).

Coach companies: Megabus, National Express and FlixBus Leeds to Leicester

You can travel by coach from Leeds to Leicester with Megabus, National Express and FlixBus for as low as £3. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost coach providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance coach at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

FlixBus from Leeds to Leicester coach information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 15 min
  • Cheapest Price: £3

Coach from Leeds to Leicester

​It's a journey of 96 miles from the West Yorkshire city of Leeds to the Midlands town of Leicester. Multiple buses between these two important northern cities run seven days a week from conveniently located stations, taking around 3 hours on average. There are options throughout the day, but about half of buses between Leeds and Leicester set off before breakfast, getting you to the town centre in time for a full day of activities.​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​How long is the journey by bus from Leeds to Leicester?​

All buses are direct, but journey times can vary substantially. The bus from Leeds to Leicester can take as little as 2 hours 40 minutes or close to 4 hours depending on the service. Roughly half of journeys take a bit more or a bit less than 3 hours. 

​How many coaches are there from Leeds to Leicester?

Passengers have a choice of 12 buses between Leeds and Leicester every day. Although it's possible to travel at most times of day, this is very much a service for early risers. Most buses leave before noon, with 5 departures between midnight and 8:00 a.m., and 2 further departures  by the end of lunch time. Buses become more scarce in the afternoon and evening, with the last setting off around 10:00 p.m. The same picture repeats itself on Saturdays and Sundays, providing a full weekend service too.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Leeds to Leicester?

Departure bus station: All buses depart from Leeds Coach Station. This is on Dyer Road to the east of Kir kgate Market, in the heart of the city centre, with Leeds Playhouse and Northern Ballet just opposite on the other side of Duke Street. The coach area connects straight into Leeds bus station for local transport connections, and its roster of amenities includes a coffee shop, diner, newsagents and charging points for tablets, phones and other devices.

Arrival bus station: St Margaret's Bus Station has a cafeteria, newsagents, eatery and payphones. It's on Gravel street, with quick access to the Ring Road if you're travelling on by car. If you're in town for a fun day out, a short stroll south will take to the Haymarket Shopping Centre and the rest of the town centre, with its theatres, clubs and shops.

 Which coach providers travel from Leeds to Leicester?

Currently, there's only provider of buses between Leeds and Leicester, National Express. Thankfully it makes sure this important route is well covered with a range of overnight, early morning and day time services every day of the week. All services are direct, although travel times can vary by as much as an hour depending on the time of day.

National Express bus from Leeds to Leicester

National Express offers a regular roster of buses throughout the week, including at the weekends. The operator's main focus is on early morning services, but there's a sprinkling of afternoon and evening options too. Some buses are quicker than others, so it's worth checking your options carefully if you're less concerned about when you arrive and keener to minimise the time you have to spend in a bus seat.

Leeds to Leicester Coach: Services on Board

Passengers can choose between standard fare, which is exchangeable but non-refundable, or a fully flexible ticket which you can both exchange and return for a full refund. You can take on board one piece of "soft luggage", meaning a bag without a hard shell or wheels. Maximum measurements for this are 45 x 35 x 20 cm. The coach's hold can also store two medium cases weighing 20 kg, maximum size 70 x 45 x 30 cm. (For travelling cases any larger than this, you can only take one.) Folding bikes and prams are also welcome. The only animals permitted on board are guide dogs. There should be space and lifts for wheelchair-bound users on all National Express coaches but to avoid any delay in boarding, you're recommended to telephone in advance so the staff can make all the necessary preparations.​

FAQs: Leeds to Leicester coach

FAQs: Take the bus from Leeds to Leicester with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Leeds to Leicester.
FAQs
Cheap coach tickets from Leeds to Leicester can start from as little as £3 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for Leeds to Leicester is £10; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Leeds to Leicester coach travel time is 2 h 5 min   for the 81 mile long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first coach from Leeds to Leicester leaves at 05: 05. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from Leeds to Leicester leaves at 23: 30.
Yes, there are 3 direct coaches a day from Leeds to Leicester with Megabus or National Express. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct coaches.
Take the Leeds to Leicester coach with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the trip from Leeds to Leicester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

When departing from Leeds, you have various coach station options to start your route from including Leeds, Coach Station, Leeds, Leeds Bradford Airport and Leeds, York Street (Travel Centre). When arriving in Leicester, you can end your route in coach stations like Leicester, Fosse Park Avenue (Asda), Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station and Leicester, Braunstone.

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Leeds, Coach Station, which is located around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Leicester, Fosse Park Avenue (Asda), located 3.9 miles (6.3 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Leicester from Leeds is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 5 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a coach from Leeds to Leicester is May.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel from Leeds to Leicester including taking a train or coach.

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