The cheapest buses from Manchester to Leicester

Showing times and prices for 22 Sep

Cheapest

£9

Average

£15

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 Manchester to Leicester will cost around £ 15 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 9.

2nd Cheapest
08:45Manchester, Coach Station4h25 13:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 changes
£91One-way
2nd Cheapest
07:00Manchester, Coach Station5h10 12:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 changes
£91One-way
12:15Manchester, Coach Station4h25 16:40Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 changes
£111One-way
19:30Manchester, Coach Station4h20 23:50Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 changes
£131One-way
15:00Manchester, Coach Station4h10 19:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 changes
£141One-way

Timetable Manchester to Leicester

Showing buses for tomorrow, Wed, 22 Sep
04:10Manchester, Coach Station4h55 09:05Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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07:00Manchester, Coach Station5h10 12:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
08:45Manchester, Coach Station4h25 13:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
09:30Manchester, Coach Station4h05 13:35Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
12:15Manchester, Coach Station4h25 16:40Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
14:00Manchester, Coach Station4h35 18:35Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
15:00Manchester, Coach Station4h10 19:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
16:00Manchester, Coach Station6h10 22:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
19:30Manchester, Coach Station4h20 23:50Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
21:10Manchester, Coach Station7h10 04:20Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes

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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Tue
21 Sep
£38
£6Flixbus
Wed
22 Sep
£38
£6Flixbus
Thu
23 Sep
£34
£5Flixbus
Fri
24 Sep
£38
£6Flixbus
Sat
25 Sep
£28Cross Country
£6Flixbus
Sun
26 Sep
£28Cross Country
£6Flixbus
Mon
27 Sep
£42
£6Flixbus
Tue
28 Sep
£34
£9National Express
Wed
29 Sep
£34
£6Flixbus
Thu
30 Sep
£34
£6Flixbus
Fri
1 Oct
£34
£6Flixbus
Sat
2 Oct
£28Cross Country
£5Flixbus
Sun
3 Oct
£28Cross Country
£9National Express
Mon
4 Oct
£34
£8Flixbus
Tue
5 Oct
£34
£9National Express
Wed
6 Oct
£34
£9National Express
Thu
7 Oct
£34
£9National Express
Fri
8 Oct
£34
£9National Express
Sat
9 Oct
£28Cross Country
£6Flixbus
Mon
11 Oct
£34
£8Flixbus

The fastest buses from Manchester to Leicester

Showing times and prices for 22 Sep

Fastest Journey

4 h 5 m

Average

4 h 56 m

Buses per day

10

Distance

119 km

Of the 10 buses that leave Manchester for Leicester every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 119 km distance in an average of 4 h 56 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 4 h 5 m .

The slowest buses will take 7 h 10 m 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.

2nd Fastest
09:30Manchester, Coach Station4h05 13:35Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
£171One-way
15:00Manchester, Coach Station4h10 19:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 changes
£141One-way
19:30Manchester, Coach Station4h20 23:50Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 changes
£131One-way
08:45Manchester, Coach Station4h25 13:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 changes
£91One-way
12:15Manchester, Coach Station4h25 16:40Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 changes
£111One-way

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Coach Information to Leicester from Manchester

distanceDistance74 miles (119 km)
durationAverage coach duration2 h 35 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£5 (€6)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Manchester to Leicester cover the 74 miles (119 km) long route taking on average 2 h 35 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £5, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £5. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.

National Express

Looking for a cheap and hassle-free way to travel between Manchester and Leicester? National Express is the UK’s leading coach company that provides premium services and comfortable travel experiences on a budget. National Express connects hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country and even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol. Check National Express coach timetables and tickets available for the route on Omio to find the best deals on coaches from Manchester to Leicester. When you ride with National Express, you can expect to travel 74 miles (119 km) from Manchester to Leicester.

All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, perfect if you need to charge your phone or laptop. You can select from three ticket options for the Manchester to Leicester coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. If you’re looking for more flexibility on cancelling or changing your coach ticket easily, we recommend splurging on the Fully Flexible Fare option.

These are National Express 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the coach from Manchester to Leicester:

  • 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.

Travel Tips

Buses from Manchester to Leicester
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 Manchester to Leicester.
FAQs
What is the cost of cheap coaches to Leicester from Manchester?
Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets from Manchester to Leicester for as low as £5  for the next 7 days.
How much is a coach ticket from Manchester to Leicester?
The Manchester to Leicester coach ticket price is on average £5  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.
What is the distance between Manchester and Leicester via coach?
The coach distance from Manchester to Leicester is around 74 miles (119 km).
How long is the coach to Leicester from Manchester?
While the time it takes to travel 74 miles (119 km) between Manchester and Leicester can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from Manchester to Leicester is on average 2 h 35 min.
Which coach station in Manchester goes to Leicester? Which coach station do I come into Leicester from Manchester?

There are a few coach stations in Manchester to start your trip from including Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. In Leicester you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester, Fosse Park Avenue (ASDA) and Leicester, Charles Street / Halford Street.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.

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

You can find the most popular departure coach station for this journey, Manchester Piccadilly, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Manchester. The most popular arrival coach station in Leicester, called Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

Which coach companies can get me from Manchester to Leicester?
Take the Manchester to Leicester coach with National Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the trip to Leicester from Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When does the first coach depart from Manchester to Leicester? When does the last coach depart from Manchester to Leicester?
The earliest coach for this trip departs from Manchester at 06: 00. The last coach leaves from Manchester at 16: 00. Check Omio for the latest coach timetable from Manchester to Leicester and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I purchase Manchester to Leicester coach tickets to get the best deals?
If you buy a coach ticket from Manchester to Leicester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £5 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets to Leicester from Manchester are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Leicester
Manchester (Coach Station)
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.