Cheap bus tickets from Leicester to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 27 May

Cheapest

£7

Average

£10

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 Leicester to Birmingham will cost around £ 10 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 7.

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22:10Leicester1h05 23:15Birmingham, Coach Station
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£71One-way
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17:10Leicester1h15 18:25Birmingham, Coach Station
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£91One-way
09:50Leicester1h10 11:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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£101One-way
05:25Leicester1h20 06:45Birmingham, Coach Station
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£111One-way
23:30Leicester1h35 01:05Birmingham, Coach Station
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£111One-way

Bus Timetable Leicester to Birmingham

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05:25Leicester1h20 06:45Birmingham, Coach Station
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09:50Leicester1h10 11:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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14:10Leicester1h50 16:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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16:10Leicester1h50 18:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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17:10Leicester1h15 18:25Birmingham, Coach Station
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20:05Leicester1h40 21:45Birmingham, Coach Station
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22:10Leicester1h05 23:15Birmingham, Coach Station
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23:30Leicester1h35 01:05Birmingham, Coach Station
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27 May
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28 May
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29 May
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30 May
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31 May
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1 Jun
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2 Jun
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6 Jun
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7 Jun
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Bus times from Leicester to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 27 May

Fastest Journey

1 h 5 m

Average

1 h 28 m

Buses per day

8

Distance

55 km

Of the 8 buses that leave Leicester for Birmingham every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 55 km distance in an average of 1 h 28 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 1 h 5 m .

The slowest buses will take 1 h 50 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
22:10Leicester1h05 23:15Birmingham, Coach Station
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£71One-way
2nd Fastest
09:50Leicester1h10 11:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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£101One-way
17:10Leicester1h15 18:25Birmingham, Coach Station
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£91One-way
05:25Leicester1h20 06:45Birmingham, Coach Station
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£111One-way
23:30Leicester1h35 01:05Birmingham, Coach Station
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£111One-way

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Overview: Coach from Leicester to Birmingham

distanceDistance33 miles (54 km)
durationAverage coach duration1 h 5 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£6 (€7)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesCross Country or National Express

Coaches from Leicester to Birmingham cover the 33 miles (54 km) long route taking on average 1 h 5 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or National Express. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £6, but the average price of coach tickets is £6. Travellers depart most frequently from Leicester and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.

Coach companies: National Express and CrossCountry Leicester to Birmingham

National Express and CrossCountry coaches will get you to Birmingham from Leicester from £6. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.

National Express
CrossCountry

National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Leicester - Birmingham coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

  • Average Price: £6

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

10 buses from Leicester to Birmingham depart every day from Monday to Saturday, operated by National Express Services. The first bus leaves at around 5:30 a.m. while the last departure is at just after 7:30 p.m. There is an additional departure on Sunday evenings at around 11:30 p.m. The route is direct and takes approximately one hour.

What are the departure and arrival points of buses from Leicester to Birmingham?

Departure Station:Buses from Leicester to Birmingham depart from the city's centrally located St Margaret's Bus Station. The bus station is 15 minutes walk from Leicester Train Station and offers facilities that include a car park and taxi rank. Local buses serving the town and surrounding areas leave from the bus station.

Arrival Station:Birmingham Coach Station is a large and busy transport hub located in the centre of the city. It has convenient links to Birmingham's local bus routes and the Midland Metro light rail network. The coach station has a taxi rank and car parking.

Taking the Bus from Leicester

Leicester Coach Station is conveniently situated right in the centre of Leicester on Gravel Street at St Margarets Bus Station. This transport hub is just a short walk away from Leicester’s main shopping area. There are many bus routes that operate around the outskirts of the city that travel to the bus station, providing easy ways to transfer to the coach station. The coach station is also just a five-minute​ walk across the city from Leicester Railway Station, so it is easy to reach the coach station by taking a train.

Getting into Birmingham by Bus

Birmingham is one of England’s largest cities and has been recently developed to become an exciting destination for shopping, entertainment and nightlife. Travellers arriving by bus from Leicester must disembark at Birmingham Coach Station located on Mill Lane in Digbeth. The coach station is a short walk from the Bullring Shopping Centre and New Street Station by walking along Digbeth High Street. There is also a taxi rank situated on Mill Lane, so taxis are readily available to transport visitors into the main shopping area or to New Street Station.

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FAQs

What is the cost of cheap coaches between Leicester and Birmingham?

Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest coach from Leicester to Birmingham for the next 7 days starting from £6  one way.

How much is a coach ticket from Leicester to Birmingham?

The Leicester to Birmingham coach ticket price is on average £6  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next week.

How far is it from Leicester to Birmingham by coach?

You should expect to travel around 33 miles (54 km)  to Birmingham from Leicester by coach.

How many hours does it take from Leicester to Birmingham by coach?

On average the Leicester to Birmingham coach time is 1 h 5 min  covering the 33 miles (54 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

What station does the Leicester to Birmingham coach leave from? Which Birmingham coach station do I come into from Leicester?

Some of the Leicester coach stations to Birmingham you can start your journey from include Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester, Rail Station (Stand EE) and Leicester, Charles Street / Halford Street. Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Birmingham include Birmingham, Coach Station, Birmingham, Hill St / Railway Bridge and Birmingham, Station Street (Stop NS13).

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Leicester   and arriving in Birmingham, Coach Station.

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

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their coaches from Leicester and need to travel around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the city centre to get to this coach station.

Passengers arriving in Birmingham most often arrive at Birmingham, Coach Station and need to travel around 0.6 miles (1 km) from this coach station to the city centre.

Which coach companies can get me from Leicester to Birmingham?

If you're looking for coaches from Leicester to Birmingham, you can rely on Cross Country or National Express to get you to Birmingham. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Leicester to Birmingham journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

When does the first coach depart from Leicester to Birmingham? When does the last coach depart from Leicester to Birmingham?

The earliest coach for this trip departs from Leicester at 08: 50. The last coach leaves from Leicester at 23: 30. Check Omio for the latest coach schedule from Leicester to Birmingham and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

How far in advance should I buy coach tickets between Leicester and Birmingham for the best deals?

If you buy Leicester to Birmingham coach tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £6. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for coaches from Leicester to Birmingham. 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.