The cheapest buses from Leeds to Leicester

Showing times and prices for 27 Sep

Cheapest

£9

Average

£13

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 Leeds to Leicester will cost around £ 13 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 9.

Cheapest
19:00Leeds, Coach Station3h10 22:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
£91One-way
2nd Cheapest
14:10Leeds, Coach Station2h40 16:50Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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£111One-way
18:00Leeds2h10 20:10Leicester
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£131One-way
09:00Leeds2h10 11:10Leicester
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£131One-way
11:00Leeds2h10 13:10Leicester
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£131One-way

Timetable Leeds to Leicester

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01:20Leeds, Coach Station3h00 04:20Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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02:30Leeds, Coach Station2h50 05:20Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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09:00Leeds2h10 11:10Leicester
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11:00Leeds2h10 13:10Leicester
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11:35Leeds, Coach Station3h10 14:45Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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14:10Leeds, Coach Station2h40 16:50Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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15:45Leeds2h05 17:50Leicester
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18:00Leeds2h10 20:10Leicester
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19:00Leeds, Coach Station3h10 22:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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Sun
26 Sep
£42London North Eastern Railway
£4Flixbus
Mon
27 Sep
£26Cross Country
£2Flixbus
Tue
28 Sep
£26
£9National Express
Wed
29 Sep
£26Cross Country
£8National Express
Thu
30 Sep
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£8National Express
Fri
1 Oct
£26Cross Country
£4Flixbus
Sat
2 Oct
£56Cross Country
£4Flixbus

The fastest buses from Leeds to Leicester

Showing times and prices for 27 Sep

Fastest Journey

2 h 5 m

Average

2 h 36 m

Buses per day

9

Distance

132 km

Of the 9 buses that leave Leeds 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 132 km distance in an average of 2 h 36 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 2 h 5 m .

The slowest buses will take 3 h 10 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
15:45Leeds2h05 17:50Leicester
0 changes
£131One-way
2nd Fastest
18:00Leeds2h10 20:10Leicester
0 changes
£131One-way
2nd Fastest
09:00Leeds2h10 11:10Leicester
0 changes
£131One-way
2nd Fastest
11:00Leeds2h10 13:10Leicester
0 changes
£131One-way
14:10Leeds, Coach Station2h40 16:50Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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£111One-way

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Coach Information from Leeds to Leicester

distanceDistance81 miles (131 km)
durationAverage coach duration1 h 55 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£6 (€7)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or Megabus

Coaches from Leeds to Leicester cover the 81 miles (131 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 55 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £2, but the average price of coach tickets is £6. Travellers depart most frequently from Leeds Railway Station and arrive in Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.

Coach companies

Leeds to Leicester with National Express

You can travel by coach from Leeds to Leicester with National Express for as low as £2. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

National Express

If you’re thinking of taking a coach from Leeds to 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 81 miles (131 km) from Leeds to Leicester and pay as low as £8 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 from Leeds to Leicester, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Check the National Express coach timetable from Leeds to Leicester, select your preferred ticket type, and book your cheap coach tickets on Omio today!

National Express 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your coach from Leeds to Leicester are the following:

  • 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.

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.​

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FAQs
What is the cost of cheap coaches between Leeds and Leicester?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap coach from Leeds to Leicester for as little as £2  in the next 7 days.
How much is a coach ticket from Leeds to Leicester?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket to Leicester from Leeds is £6  one way.
What is the distance between Leeds and Leicester by coach?
The Leeds to Leicester coach distance is approximately 81 miles (131 km).
How long does it take from Leeds to Leicester by coach?
The Leeds to Leicester coach duration is on average 1 h 55 min, which is to be expected when travelling 81 miles (131 km) between Leeds and Leicester. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which coach station from Leeds to Leicester do I depart from? Which Leicester coach station from Leeds do I arrive in?

When taking the coach between Leeds and Leicester, you can choose to depart from coach stations like Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop, Leeds, York Street and Leeds, Coach Station. Your journey can end in coach stations such as Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester, Fosse Park Avenue (ASDA) and Leicester, Charles Street / Halford Street.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Leeds Railway Station   and arrive in Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.

Where do I find the Leeds coach station to Leicester? Where is the Leicester coach station?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their coaches from Leeds Railway Station 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 Leeds to Leicester?
If you're looking for coaches from Leeds to Leicester, you can rely on National Express or Megabus to get you to Leicester. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Leeds to Leicester trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Is there a direct coach to Leicester from Leeds?
Yes, you can look for direct coaches from Leeds to Leicester with Megabus  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct coach tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this trip.
When is the earliest coach from Leeds to Leicester? When is the last coach from Leeds to Leicester?
The first Leeds to Leicester coach departs at 08: 00   and the last coach from Leeds to Leicester leaves at 15: 00. Check out the most up-to-date Leeds to Leicester coach schedule on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I book a coach ticket to Leicester from Leeds to get the best deals?
If you purchase a coach ticket to Leicester from Leeds within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £6 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets to Leicester from Leeds are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Leeds
Leicester
Leeds Bus Station
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