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.
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Of the 2 buses that leave Leicester for Glasgow every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Average coach duration||8 h 55 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£37 (€41)|
|Coach companies||National Express or Flixbus|
Coaches from Leicester to Glasgow cover the 255 miles long journey taking on average 8 h 55 min with our travel partners like National Express or Flixbus. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £23, but the average price of coach tickets is £37. Travellers depart most frequently from Leicester and arrive in Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station.
National Express and FlixBus coaches will get you from Leicester to Glasgow from £23. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.
National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. 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 Leicester and Glasgow, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost coach operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance coach services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
Passengers wishing to visit the port city of Glasgow from Leicester will find coach travel a great option. Every day of the week, four services leave Leicester St. Margaret's Bus Station to arrive at Glasgow Buchanan Street. The schedule consists of one direct overnight departure and three indirect services, requiring a change at Birmingham. The journey is over 300 miles, with the shortest journey taking eight hours 25 minutes.
All services are offered by National Express. For long journeys such as this, passengers will appreciate the spacious seating with leg room that can be found on every National Express coach. Services also include power sockets to charge phones, laptops and other devices as well as free WiFi.
The coach journey from Leceister to Glasgow varies somewhat depending on wait times at Birmingham Coach Station. The shortest journey is the lunchtime departure, which takes eight hours 25 minutes and includes a 25-minute transfer at Birmingham. The longest route takes 10 hours 35 minutes and involves a wait of one hour 20 minutes at Birmingham Coach Station. The only direct service takes nine hours 25 minutes and travels overnight, leaving Leceister just before midnight.
Every day, passengers can expect four departures. Three of these services are indirect and require a change at Birmingham. The direct service is a night bus, leaving Leceister at a little before midnight to arrive in Glasgow at approximately 9:30 a.m.
Departure coach station: Passengers will join their bus at Leicester St. Margaret's Bus Station. Just off the Leicester ring road and a five-minute walk from the city centre, the station can be found on Gravel Street. The train station is a 20-minute walk away, or a five-minute bus ride on the X1, 31, 44 or 54. Within the station, facilities include a ticket office and a cafeteria, as well as a newsagents' kiosk and toilets.
Arrival coach station: Coaches from Leicester to Glasgow arrive at Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station. The station is a four-minute walk from Glasgow Central Station, where passengers can organise onward travel. Buchanan Street itself is one of the famous shopping thoroughfares in Glasgow, where passengers will find many high-end retail stores.
When taking a coach from Leicester, you have a couple of coach stations you can depart from including Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester, Rail Station (Stand EE) and Leicester, Charles Street / Halford Street. When you arrive in Glasgow, your coach can arrive in coach stations including Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, Hampden Park and Glasgow.
Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from Leicester to Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station.
Passengers board the coach most frequently from Leicester, which is located around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station, located 0.4 miles (620 m) away from the city centre.
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