The cheapest buses from Leicester to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 29 Oct

Cheapest

£19

Average

£23

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 Manchester will cost around £ 23 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 19.

Cheapest
16:55Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station5h10 22:05Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£191One-way
2nd Cheapest
19:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station5h15 00:25Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£201One-way
15:45Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station4h30 20:15Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£211One-way
05:25Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station4h45 10:10Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£241One-way
07:25Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station5h00 12:25Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£241One-way

Timetable Leicester to Manchester

Showing buses for tomorrow, Fri, 29 Oct
05:25Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station4h45 10:10Manchester, Coach Station
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07:25Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station5h00 12:25Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes
09:50Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station4h25 14:15Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes
12:40Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station4h35 17:15Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes
15:45Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station4h30 20:15Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes
16:55Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station5h10 22:05Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes
19:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station5h15 00:25Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes
20:05Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station5h10 01:15Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes
23:30Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station6h25 05:55Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes

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Thu
28 Oct
£59First Transpennine Express
£12Flixbus
Fri
29 Oct
£59West Midlands Railway
£12Flixbus
Sat
30 Oct
£59First Transpennine Express
£8Flixbus
Mon
1 Nov
£59First Transpennine Express
£6Flixbus
Tue
2 Nov
£59
£6Flixbus
Wed
3 Nov
£59
£6Flixbus
Thu
4 Nov
£59First Transpennine Express
£6Flixbus
Fri
5 Nov
£59First Transpennine Express
£6Flixbus
Sat
6 Nov
£59West Midlands Railway
£6Flixbus
Sun
7 Nov
£28Cross Country
£5Flixbus
Mon
8 Nov
£58
£10National Express
Wed
10 Nov
£59
£6Flixbus
Thu
11 Nov
£59
£6Flixbus
Fri
12 Nov
£59First Transpennine Express
£6Flixbus
Sat
13 Nov
£59First Transpennine Express
£6Flixbus
Sun
14 Nov
£28Cross Country
£6Flixbus
Wed
17 Nov
£59
£6Flixbus

The fastest buses from Leicester to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 29 Oct

Fastest Journey

4 h 25 m

Average

5 h 1 m

Buses per day

9

Distance

119 km

It's difficult to get from Leicester to Manchester without changing at least once.

Fastest
09:50Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station4h25 14:15Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£241One-way
2nd Fastest
15:45Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station4h30 20:15Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£211One-way
12:40Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station4h35 17:15Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£241One-way
05:25Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station4h45 10:10Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£241One-way
07:25Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station5h00 12:25Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£241One-way

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Coach Information to Manchester from Leicester

distanceDistance74 miles (119 km)
durationAverage coach duration2 h 35 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£9 (€10)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Leicester to Manchester cover the 74 miles (119 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 35 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this trip for as low as £6, but the average price of coach tickets is £9. Travellers depart most frequently from Leicester and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Coach companies

National Express Leicester – Manchester

For as little as £6 you can travel by coach from Leicester to Manchester with National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

National Express

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 - Manchester 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: £14

When purchasing your National Express coach tickets from Leicester to Manchester, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • 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.

Coaches from Leicester to Manchester

Passengers wishing to visit the Northern hub from Leicester have a wide range of option to choose from when travelling by coach. With 26 departures from Monday to Friday and 24 on Saturday and Sunday, the route can be completed in as little as three hours 20 minutes. Only two services per day are direct, though numerous indirect options are available with one change required in either Birmingham or Leeds.

Which coach companies travel from Leicester to Manchester?

All services, whether direct or indirect, are offered by National Express coaches. Coach travel is a greener way to travel and National Express has committed to emitting less carbon dioxide. On board the coach, passengers will find charging points for smartphones and laptops, WiFi and comfortable, spacious seating.

How long is the coach from Leicester to Manchester?

The journey time varies significantly depending on the route and service passengers opt for. The fastest direct service is just three hours 20 minutes. The longest indirect route is the overnight service leaving Leicester at just before midnight, taking eight hours ten minutes. On average, passengers can expect an indirect route to take between four hours 30 minutes and five hours 30 minutes to complete the 100-mile route.

How many coaches are there from Leicester to Manchester?

During the week, passengers can expect to choose from up to 26 departures. Two of these services are direct with most others requiring a change at either Birmingham or Leeds. During the weekend, service decreases slightly, though passengers can still expect at least 24 coach departures.

What are the departure and arrival stations for coaches from Leicester to Manchester?

Departure coach station: All coaches depart from Leicester St Margaret's Bus Station. Located on Gravel Street, the station is a short five minutes away from the city centre and just off the Leicester ring road. Leicester Railway Station is a 15-minute walk across town. Station facilities include a cafeteria, newsagents, ticket machines and toilets.

Arrival station:All coaches will terminate at Manchester Bus Station. Located in the city centre, it is accessible by bus, car, tram or on foot. The journey between Manchester Bus Station and Manchester's main railway station is quick and easy, just a seven-minute walk away. Manchester Bus Station has a seated waiting lounge, toilets, luggage storage, and food and drink options.

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FAQs
What is the cost of cheap coaches to Manchester from Leicester?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap coach to Manchester from Leicester for as little as £6  in the next 7 days.
How much is a coach ticket from Leicester to Manchester?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket between Leicester and Manchester is £9  one way.
How far is it from Leicester to Manchester by coach?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Leicester to Manchester via coach to be approximately 74 miles (119 km).
What is the average Leicester to Manchester coach duration?
On average the coach from Leicester to Manchester duration is 2 h 35 min  for the 74 miles (119 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
Which coach station from Leicester to Manchester do I depart from? Which Manchester coach station from Leicester do I arrive in?

When taking the coach to Manchester from Leicester, you can choose to depart from coach stations like Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester, Fosse Park Avenue (ASDA) and Leicester, Charles Street / Halford Street. Your route can end in coach stations such as Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Leicester   and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Where is the Leicester coach station located? Where is the Manchester coach station located?

The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this trip, called Leicester, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Leicester.

The most popular arrival coach station, Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Manchester.

Which coach companies can take me from Leicester to Manchester?
For the best Leicester to Manchester coach to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services to Manchester from Leicester to compare what amenities they may offer.
Can I book a direct coach from Leicester to Manchester?
Yes, you can find a direct coach from Leicester to Manchester with Flixbus  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you book your coach ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.
What are the first and last departure coach times from Leicester to Manchester?
The earliest coach departing from Leicester to Manchester leaves at 09: 50. The last coach departing from Leicester to Manchester leaves at 17: 10. You can find the latest Leicester to Manchester coach times on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I book coach tickets from Leicester to Manchester for the best deals?
You can find a coach from Leicester to Manchester to cost on average £9 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying coach tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Leicester to Manchester coach generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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