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Of the 21 bus that leave Leicester for London every day 19 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct bus cover the 143 km distance in an average of 3h 2m but if you time it right, some bus will get you there in just 2h 35m .
The slowest bus will take 4h 10m 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.
The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Leicester to London will cost around £ 16 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 9.
|Avg. Bus Duration:|
3 hours 52 minutes
|Coach Ticket Price:||£7|
|Buses depart from:||Leicester|
|Bus arrives in:||London|
|Bus Companies:||National Express|
Coaches from Leicester to London are a fast, efficient way of travelling between these two cities. The fastest journey time for the non-stop direct services, which form the bulk of the coaches between Leicester and London, is just over two and a half hours. Some direct coaches take about three hours. Indirect services, requiring a change at Heathrow Airport, take much longer. The journey time can be up to four hours.
All coaches between Leicester and London are operated by National Express. No other coach companies operate on this route.
Direct non-stop coach services form the bulk of the departures from Leicester to London. These express journeys can take as little as two and a half hours to complete, depending on the choice of departure time. Some services take about three hours to arrive at London Victoria Coach Station. There are a small number of very early morning indirect services. These require a change at Heathrow Airport and take significantly longer at up to four hours.
There are about 20 direct coaches leaving Leicester for London every day of the week, including Saturdays and Sundays. The first coaches leave in the early hours of the morning while the last departures are late at night. Indirect services, requiring a change at Heathrow Airport, are also available in the very early morning hours.
Departure bus station: St.Margaret's Bus Station is where all services from Leicester to London depart from. This large, modern bus station is in the centre of Leicester and has a wide range of facilities including public toilets, a cash point, newsagent, coffee shop and food outlet.
Arrival bus station: Victoria Coach Station is where these services from Leicester to London arrive. This is a very large bus station within walking distance of London's West End, with its own shopping centre attached. Facilities include a wide range of food outlets and shops, cash points, newsagents, coffee shops and pubs. The coach station is directly adjacent to both Victoria Railway Station and Victoria Underground Station for connections throughout London and to the south of England.