Leicester to Manchester bus

Sat, 25 May
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Cheap coach tickets from Leicester to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 25 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap coach ticket from Leicester to Manchester is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Megabus
15:255h40
Leicester
21:05Manchester, Airport
£171One-way
1 change
2nd Cheapest
Megabus
15:254h55
Leicester
20:20Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
£201One-way
1 change
FlixBus
14:152h35
Leicester
16:50Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
£221One-way
0 changes
National Express
17:054h05
Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
21:10Manchester, Coach Station
£261One-way
1 change
FlixBus
14:203h50
Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
18:10Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
£261One-way
0 changes

Bus timetableLeicester to Manchester

Showing buses for tomorrow, Saturday, 25 May
National Express
02:405h45
Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
08:25Manchester, Coach Station
1 change
National Express
05:254h45
Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
10:10Manchester, Coach Station
1 change
National Express
05:254h45
Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
10:10Manchester, Coach Station
1 change
Megabus
09:305h45
Leicester
15:15Manchester, Airport
1 change
Megabus
09:305h00
Leicester
14:30Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
1 change
FlixBus
14:152h35
Leicester
16:50Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
0 changes
FlixBus
14:203h50
Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
18:10Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
0 changes
Megabus
15:255h40
Leicester
21:05Manchester, Airport
1 change
Megabus
15:254h55
Leicester
20:20Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
1 change
National Express
15:554h25
Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
20:20Manchester, Coach Station
1 change
National Express
17:054h05
Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
21:10Manchester, Coach Station
1 change
National Express
20:055h10
Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
01:15Manchester, Coach Station
1 change
National Express
23:306h30
Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
06:00Manchester, Coach Station
1 change

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Bus times from Leicester to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 25 May

Fastest Journey

2 h 35 m

Average

4 h 51 m

Buses per day

13

Distance

119 km

Of the 13 buses that leave Leicester for Manchester every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
FlixBus
14:152h35
Leicester
16:50Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
£221One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
FlixBus
14:203h50
Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
18:10Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
£261One-way
0 changes
National Express
17:054h05
Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
21:10Manchester, Coach Station
£261One-way
1 change
National Express
15:554h25
Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
20:20Manchester, Coach Station
£271One-way
1 change
National Express
05:254h45
Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
10:10Manchester, Coach Station
£271One-way
1 change

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Overview: Coach from Leicester to Manchester

distanceDistance74 miles
durationAverage coach duration2 h 35 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£17 (€19)
changesDirect coachNo
carriersCoach companiesNational Express, FlixBus or Megabus

Coaches from Leicester to Manchester cover the 74 miles long trip taking on average 2 h 35 min with our travel partners like National Express, FlixBus or Megabus. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £17, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £5. Travellers depart most frequently from Leicester, Fosse Park Avenue (Asda) and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.

Coach companies: National Express, FlixBus and Megabus Leicester to Manchester

For as little as £7 you can travel by coach from Leicester to Manchester with National Express, FlixBus and Megabus. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost coach providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance coach at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

Leicester to Manchester coach information with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 35 min
  • Cheapest Price: £7

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.

FAQs: Leicester to Manchester coach

FAQs: Take the bus from Leicester to Manchester with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Leicester to Manchester.
FAQs
Cheap coach tickets from Leicester to Manchester can start from as little as £5 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for Leicester to Manchester is £17; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Leicester to Manchester coach travel time is 2 h 35 min   for the 74 mile long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first coach from Leicester to Manchester leaves at 08: 30. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from Leicester to Manchester leaves at 23: 30.
For the best Leicester to Manchester coach to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express, FlixBus or Megabus. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services between Leicester and Manchester to compare what amenities they may offer.

When departing from Leicester, you have various coach station options to start your journey from including Leicester, Fosse Park Avenue (Asda), Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station and Leicester, Braunstone. When arriving in Manchester, you can end your trip in coach stations like Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Airport and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Leicester, Fosse Park Avenue (Asda), which is located around 3.9 miles (6.3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Manchester, Coach Station, located 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Manchester from Leicester is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 35 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a coach from Leicester to Manchester is October.
You have options as you can travel between Leicester and Manchester 2 different ways: train or coach.

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