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Cheap coach tickets from London to Leicester

Showing times and prices for 24 Jul

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
National Express
07:302h50
London, Victoria Coach Station
10:20Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
£91One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
National Express
23:592h56
London, Victoria Coach Station
02:55Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
£91One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
National Express
07:302h40
London, Victoria Coach Station
10:10Leicester, Braunstone
£91One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
FlixBus
12:052h15
London
14:20Leicester
£111One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
FlixBus
11:302h50
London, Victoria Coach Station
14:20Leicester
£111One-way
0 changes

Bus timetableLondon to Leicester

Showing buses for tomorrow, Wednesday, 24 July
Megabus
00:301h55
London
02:25Leicester
0 changes
National Express
06:302h45
London, Victoria Coach Station
09:15Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
National Express
06:302h35
London, Victoria Coach Station
09:05Leicester, Braunstone
0 changes
Megabus
07:002h30
London, Victoria Coach Station
09:30Leicester
0 changes
National Express
07:302h50
London, Victoria Coach Station
10:20Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
FlixBus
07:302h30
London, Victoria Coach Station
10:00Leicester
0 changes
National Express
07:302h40
London, Victoria Coach Station
10:10Leicester, Braunstone
0 changes
Megabus
07:351h55
London
09:30Leicester
0 changes
FlixBus
08:002h00
London
10:00Leicester
0 changes
FlixBus
08:302h50
London, Victoria Coach Station
11:20Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
FlixBus
08:302h30
London, Victoria Coach Station
11:00Leicester
0 changes
National Express
08:302h50
London, Victoria Coach Station
11:20Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
FlixBus
09:002h35
London, Victoria Coach Station
11:35Leicester
0 changes
FlixBus
09:102h10
London
11:20Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
FlixBus
09:101h50
London
11:00Leicester
0 changes
National Express
09:302h45
London, Victoria Coach Station
12:15Leicester, Braunstone
0 changes
National Express
09:303h00
London, Victoria Coach Station
12:30Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
FlixBus
09:352h00
London
11:35Leicester
0 changes
FlixBus
10:003h30
London
13:30Leicester
0 changes
National Express
10:002h50
London, Victoria Coach Station
12:50Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
National Express
10:002h35
London, Victoria Coach Station
12:35Leicester, Braunstone
0 changes
National Express
10:302h45
London, Victoria Coach Station
13:15Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
Megabus
11:002h25
London, Victoria Coach Station
13:25Leicester
0 changes
National Express
11:303h05
London, Victoria Coach Station
14:35Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
National Express
11:302h55
London, Victoria Coach Station
14:25Leicester, Braunstone
0 changes
FlixBus
11:302h50
London, Victoria Coach Station
14:20Leicester
0 changes
Megabus
11:351h50
London
13:25Leicester
0 changes
FlixBus
12:052h15
London
14:20Leicester
0 changes
National Express
12:302h50
London, Victoria Coach Station
15:20Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
Megabus
12:304h25
London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
16:55Leicester
1 change
Megabus
13:002h25
London, Victoria Coach Station
15:25Leicester
0 changes
National Express
13:303h20
London, Victoria Coach Station
16:50Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
National Express
13:303h10
London, Victoria Coach Station
16:40Leicester, Braunstone
0 changes
Megabus
13:351h50
London
15:25Leicester
0 changes
Megabus
14:204h05
London, Gatwick Airport Terminal South
18:25Leicester
0 changes
Megabus
14:302h25
London, Victoria Coach Station
16:55Leicester
0 changes
Megabus
14:303h55
London, Gatwick Airport Terminal North
18:25Leicester
0 changes
National Express
14:303h05
London, Victoria Coach Station
17:35Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
Megabus
15:051h50
London
16:55Leicester
0 changes
FlixBus
15:302h50
London, Victoria Coach Station
18:20Leicester
0 changes
National Express
15:303h05
London, Victoria Coach Station
18:35Leicester, Braunstone
0 changes
National Express
15:303h15
London, Victoria Coach Station
18:45Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
Megabus
16:002h25
London, Victoria Coach Station
18:25Leicester
0 changes
FlixBus
16:102h10
London
18:20Leicester
0 changes
FlixBus
16:303h00
London, Victoria Coach Station
19:30Leicester
0 changes
National Express
16:303h30
London, Victoria Coach Station
20:00Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
FlixBus
16:303h20
London, Victoria Coach Station
19:50Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
Megabus
16:351h50
London
18:25Leicester
0 changes
Megabus
16:404h15
London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
20:55Leicester
1 change
Megabus
16:405h45
London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
22:25Leicester
1 change
National Express
17:003h30
London, Victoria Coach Station
20:30Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
Megabus
17:002h30
London, Victoria Coach Station
19:30Leicester
0 changes
FlixBus
17:102h20
London
19:30Leicester
0 changes
FlixBus
17:102h40
London
19:50Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
National Express
17:303h10
London, Victoria Coach Station
20:40Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
National Express
17:302h55
London, Victoria Coach Station
20:25Leicester, Braunstone
0 changes
Megabus
17:351h55
London
19:30Leicester
0 changes
National Express
18:302h25
London, Victoria Coach Station
20:55Leicester, Braunstone
0 changes
National Express
18:302h35
London, Victoria Coach Station
21:05Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
Megabus
18:302h25
London, Victoria Coach Station
20:55Leicester
0 changes
National Express
19:002h45
London, Victoria Coach Station
21:45Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
Megabus
19:051h50
London
20:55Leicester
0 changes
National Express
20:002h35
London, Victoria Coach Station
22:35Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
National Express
20:002h25
London, Victoria Coach Station
22:25Leicester, Braunstone
0 changes
Megabus
20:002h25
London, Victoria Coach Station
22:25Leicester
0 changes
Megabus
20:351h50
London
22:25Leicester
0 changes
National Express
21:002h25
London, Victoria Coach Station
23:25Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
FlixBus
22:002h20
London, Victoria Coach Station
00:20Leicester
0 changes
FlixBus
22:301h50
London
00:20Leicester
0 changes
National Express
22:302h25
London, Victoria Coach Station
00:55Leicester, Braunstone
0 changes
National Express
22:302h35
London, Victoria Coach Station
01:05Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
Megabus
23:592h26
London, Victoria Coach Station
02:25Leicester
0 changes
FlixBus
23:593h01
London, Victoria Coach Station
03:00Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
FlixBus
23:592h41
London, Victoria Coach Station
02:40Leicester
0 changes
National Express
23:592h56
London, Victoria Coach Station
02:55Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes

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Bus times from London to Leicester

Showing times and prices for 24 Jul

Fastest Journey

1 h 50 m

Average

2 h 42 m

Buses per day

75

Distance

143 km

Of the 75 buses that leave London for Leicester every day 72 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Megabus
19:051h50
London
20:55Leicester
£151One-way
0 changes
Fastest
FlixBus
22:301h50
London
00:20Leicester
£141One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Megabus
11:351h50
London
13:25Leicester
£131One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Megabus
13:351h50
London
15:25Leicester
£121One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Megabus
15:051h50
London
16:55Leicester
£121One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Coach from London to Leicester

distanceDistance89 miles
durationAverage coach duration1 h 50 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£11 (€13)
frequencyCoach frequency25 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 17 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesNational Express, Megabus, FlixBus or East Midlands Trains

Coaches from London to Leicester cover the 89 miles long journey taking on average 1 h 50 min with our travel partners like National Express, Megabus, FlixBus or East Midlands Trains. Normally, there are 25 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £4, but the average price of coach tickets is £11. Travellers depart most frequently from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.

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

Travel between London and Leicester from £4 with Omio’s coach partners National Express, Megabus and FlixBus! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

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 London - Leicester 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.

London to Leicester coach information with National Express:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 15 min
  • Cheapest Price: £7
  • National Express frequency: 23 a day

Coaches from London to Leicester

A bus travelling from London to Leicester covers approximately 89 miles (143 km) to connect the two cities. In most cases, this route is serviced by fast, affordable and direct coach services. On average, the journey from London to Leicester takes about 2h 20min and there are about 136 buses that service this route daily. Some of these buses usually run a direct route, while others have stopovers.

London to Leicester Bus Time: Daily Departures

There’s generally a bus ready to take you from London to Leicester every hour on this route. For instance, if you have an early meeting you need to run in Leicester, you’re better off taking the first bus from London to Leicester, which departs as early as 06:30. This continues until around 23:59, when the last bus leaves London for Leicester. However, the first bus on Sundays leaves London at around 02:00 and arrives in Leicester at around 04:20.

How long is the journey by bus from London to Leicester?

The journey time from London to Leicester varies a lot, especially if you’re travelling by bus. The average travel time from London to Leicester is approximately 2h 20min. Additionally, the shortest journey time between the two cities is approximately 1h 50min. On the other hand, slow buses will take about 3h 35min to complete the journey. These buses usually involve multiple stops between London and Leicester, including London Finchley Road, London Marble Arch, Marylebone, Golders Green or Milton Keynes Coachway.

Bridge at dusk in London. Source: Shutterstock

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from London to Leicester?

Departure coach station: London Victoria Coach Station is served by the District Line, the Circle Line and the Victoria Line. There is a taxi rank and bus stop just outside the bus station, on Eccleston Place. Facilities at the London Victoria Coach Station include power points, payphones, cashpoints, toilet facilities, eateries, newsagents and waiting facilities. You can always enjoy your cup of coffee while reading our online travel magazine, too.

Arrival coach station: The coaches travelling from London to Leicester usually arrive at St. Margaret’s Bus Station, located in the city centre, on Gravel Street. The St. Margaret Bus Station has several facilities, including shops, cafes, restaurants, ticket offices, toilets and waiting areas. It’s important to note that it has great transport links, including rail routes, bus routes and a taxi rank located just outside the station, which makes further travel much easier.

Which coach companies travel from London to Leicester?

There are several coach companies that service the London to Leicester route, including National Express, Flixbus, Infobus and Megabus. Therefore, before booking your ticket, it’s important that you compare the four coach companies and find out the amenities they offer. Additionally, these coach companies usually charge varying prices for their tickets. If you’re looking for the best deal possible, you need to compare the ticket prices before booking your seat. This way, you’ll be able to save some money for your trip. It’s also important to note that some coach companies only offer direct services from London to Leicester.

National Express coaches from London to Leicester

There is no denying that National Express is a leading long-distance coach provider in the United Kingdom. National Express operates over 550 buses every day and serves over 900 destinations all over the country. An advantage of choosing National Express for your journey from London to Leicester is that its coaches are equipped with great amenities, such as air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, onboard entertainment and power points for your phone or laptop.

Megabus coaches from London to Leicester

Megabus runs about 18 trips from London to Leicester every day. The first bus departs from London at around 06:30, and the last one generally leaves just before midnight. The fastest bus by this company connects the two cities in a little over an hour. All the buses come with free Wi-Fi, power points and a free 44 lb (20 kg) luggage allowance.

Flixbus coaches from London to Leicester

Flixbus is undoubtedly one of the most affordable providers that service this route. Flixbus operates both direct and indirect buses for this route, and they all come with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, one hand luggage and one hold luggage allowance and power points. The company also operates night buses along this route, and it’s important to note that it only offers standard tickets.

Infobus coaches from London to Leicester

When travelling from London to Leicester, you also have the option of booking Infobus buses. These buses only offer standard tickets, but they’re comfortable, especially for relatively long trips. Inside these buses, you’ll find standard seating, toilets, power points and free Wi-Fi. You can also book your ticket from London to Leicester about three days in advance to save some money. This company operates both direct and indirect buses for this route.

Coach from London to Leicester: Services on Board

Before booking your bus ticket from London to Leicester, you need to understand that different buses offer different services on board. Most of the buses that service this route come with free Wi-Fi, so you can keep communicating with your family and friends. Additionally, some buses also have air-conditioning systems, to provide ventilation; power points, to charge your phone or laptop; and onboard entertainment. However, it’s very important to note that the coaches that service this route do not have first- or second-class seating. Additionally, due to limited space, these coaches tend to have strict luggage policies. You’re allowed to travel with an item that doesn’t exceed 44 lb (20 kg) in weight. If you want to travel with extra luggage, you’ll have to pay for an increased luggage allowance. All the coach companies that service this route have a strict ‘no pets’ policy.

How to find cheap bus tickets from London to Leicester

A good way to get cheap coach tickets from London to Leicester is to book at least seven days before your actual travelling date. This way, you’ll be able to find the best ticket prices from the various coach companies available. Fortunately, coach tickets from London to Leicester are usually made available to the public several months in advance. Another great way you can get cheap coach tickets from London to Leicester is by getting a season ticket. This will save you a lot of money, especially if you travel along this route regularly. You can also get cheaper coach tickets for this route if you opt for a connecting coach. While this means that your journey will take longer, you’ll end up saving a few coins in the process. This approach is quite convenient when you’re not in a hurry to reach your destination.

Coaches from London to Leicester: Leicester cathedral. Source: Shutterstock

To Leicester by bus—travel tips

Leicester is a unique city and undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in the United Kingdom. A unique feature of the city is that it combines the finest English traditions with the buzz of modern city life and multicultural activities. Leicester is widely renowned for its award-winning venues, live music, events, festivals, museums, galleries, 2,000 years worth of heritage to discover, areas of natural beauty and a shopping core like no other. The city boasts an 800-year-old market, which is one of the oldest in Europe, plus there’s great boutiques, arcades and many eateries and shops. If you love sports, then you’ll be glad to learn that Leicester has been named UK’s greatest sporting city in the past. When you’re in the city, consider catching a football match at King Power Stadium, which is the home to Leicester City, 2016 Premier League champions.

FAQs: London to Leicester coach

FAQs: Take the bus from London to Leicester 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 London to Leicester.
FAQs
Cheap coach tickets from London to Leicester can start from as little as £4 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for London to Leicester is £11; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the London to Leicester coach time is 1 h 50 min   covering the 89 mile long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first coach from London to Leicester leaves at 06: 30. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from London to Leicester leaves at 22: 59.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Leicester without having to change trains with National Express, Megabus, FlixBus or East Midlands Trains. There are 17 direct coaches from London to Leicester each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the route from London to Leicester you can take a coach with National Express, Megabus, FlixBus or East Midlands Trains. Be sure to check out all possible coach companies that offer services from London to Leicester on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

When departing from London, you have various coach station options to start your trip from including London, Victoria Coach Station, London, Golders Green Station and London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 2 & 3. When arriving in Leicester, you can end your journey in coach stations like Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester, Fosse Park Avenue (Asda) and Leicester, Braunstone.

Passengers board the coach most frequently from London, Victoria Coach Station, which is located around 2.1 miles (3.4 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station, located 0.6 miles (904 m) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Leicester from London is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 50 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a coach from London to Leicester is August.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel from London to Leicester including taking a coach or train.

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