London to Leicester coach

Cheap bus tickets from London to Leicester

Showing times and prices for 19 Aug

Cheapest

£13

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.

08:20London2h00 10:20Leicester
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£131One-way
08:00London2h20 10:20Leicester
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£131One-way
09:30London2h20 11:50Leicester
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£141One-way
09:50London2h00 11:50Leicester
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£141One-way
19:50London2h00 21:50Leicester
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£161One-way

Bus Timetable London to Leicester

Showing buses for tomorrow, Friday, 19 August
06:30London2h45 09:15Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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07:30London2h40 10:10Leicester, Braunstone
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07:30London2h50 10:20Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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08:00London2h20 10:20Leicester
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08:20London2h00 10:20Leicester
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08:30London2h45 11:15Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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09:15London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 34h05 13:20Leicester
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09:30London2h20 11:50Leicester
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09:50London2h00 11:50Leicester
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10:30London2h45 13:15Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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11:00London2h20 13:20Leicester
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11:20London2h00 13:20Leicester
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11:30London2h50 14:20Leicester, Braunstone
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11:30London3h00 14:30Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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12:30London3h05 15:35Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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13:30London3h35 17:05Leicester, Braunstone
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13:30London3h45 17:15Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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14:00London2h20 16:20Leicester
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14:20London2h00 16:20Leicester
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14:30London3h25 17:55Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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15:30London3h15 18:45Leicester, Braunstone
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15:30London3h25 18:55Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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16:30London3h35 20:05Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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18:00London2h20 20:20Leicester
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18:20London2h00 20:20Leicester
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19:00London2h45 21:45Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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19:30London2h20 21:50Leicester
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19:50London2h00 21:50Leicester
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20:00London2h25 22:25Leicester, Braunstone
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20:00London2h35 22:35Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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21:00London2h25 23:25Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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21:00London2h15 23:15Leicester, Braunstone
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22:30London2h35 01:05Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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22:30London2h25 00:55Leicester, Braunstone
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23:30London2h20 01:50Leicester
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23:50London2h00 01:50Leicester
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23:59London2h56 02:55Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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Bus times from London to Leicester

Showing times and prices for 19 Aug

Fastest Journey

2 h

Average

2 h 39 m

Buses per day

37

Distance

143 km

Of the 37 buses that leave London for Leicester every day 36 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

2nd Fastest
19:50London2h00 21:50Leicester
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£161One-way
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23:50London2h00 01:50Leicester
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£191One-way
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09:50London2h00 11:50Leicester
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£141One-way
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18:20London2h00 20:20Leicester
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£341One-way
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11:20London2h00 13:20Leicester
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£271One-way

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Overview: Coach from London to Leicester

distanceDistance89 miles
durationAverage coach duration1 h 50 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£13 (€15)
frequencyCoach frequency5 a day
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesMegabus, National Express, Infobus or Flixbus

Coaches from London to Leicester cover the 89 miles long journey taking on average 1 h 50 min with our travel partners like Megabus, National Express, Infobus or Flixbus. Normally, there are 5 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £13, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £4. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.

Coach companies: National Express and FlixBus London to Leicester

National Express and FlixBus coaches will get you between London and Leicester from £4. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.

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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 London and Leicester, 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.

    FlixBus from London to Leicester coach information:

    • Average Duration: 2 h 24 min
    • Average Price: £4
    • FlixBus frequency: 2 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.

    Travel Tips: Coach to Leicester from London

    Take the bus to Leicester easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Leicester.
    FAQs
    Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches between London and Leicester to cost as little as £4  in the next 7 days.
    In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket from London to Leicester is £13  one way.
    The London to Leicester coach distance is approximately 89 miles.
    The coach time to Leicester from London is on average 1 h 50 min  for the 89 miles long journey, but the time it takes to go from London to Leicester by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from London Victoria   and arrive in Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.

    Passengers board their coach most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city centre to this coach station.

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station and need to travel approximately 0.4 miles (643 m) from the coach station to the city centre in Leicester.

    Take the London to Leicester coach with Megabus, National Express, Infobus or Flixbus. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the journey between London and Leicester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Yes, there are direct coaches between London and Leicester, and you can find a direct coach for this trip with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your coach ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
    The average number of coaches departing London for Leicester is 5 a day. The coach schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    The first coach from London to Leicester leaves at 06: 00   and the last coach for this leaves at 22: 59. Omio shows you the latest coach from London to Leicester schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
    The price of a one way coach ticket from London to Leicester is on average £13 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for coaches from all possible coach companies offering this journey. In general, you can find coach tickets between London and Leicester available a few months in advance.

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