How to get from Birmingham to Leicester

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from Birmingham to Leicester

You can get from Birmingham to Leicester by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Birmingham to Leicester on 05 Jul we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:52Birmingham New Street0h59 10:51Leicester
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05:45Birmingham, Coach Station1h05 06:50Leicester
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18:15Birmingham, Coach Station1h10 19:25Leicester
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10:22Birmingham New Street0h50 11:12Leicester
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08:52Birmingham New Street0h59 09:51Leicester
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Travel Information to Leicester from Birmingham

distanceDistance33 miles (54 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £12 • 48 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Cross Country

Travel 33 miles (54 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train to Leicester from Birmingham. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Birmingham to Leicester.

General Information about the journey from Birmingham to Leicester

The journey between these two cities is a convenient one, with a distance of only 42 miles between them. The quickest and easiest way to complete the journey is to take the train. Services run throughout the day and are very affordable. It is also easy to travel via coach, as the journey time is only a little over 1 hour. Two major motorways connect the cities, as well as connecting them to the rest of the West Midlands, so travelling by road is fast and stress-free.

Buses from Birmingham to Leicester

National Express runs buses throughout the day. Buses leave from Birmingham coach station, and arrive at Leicester coach station, with the earliest bus leaving at early in the morning and leave at regular intervals until the early evening. All National Express services between Birmingham and Leicester run direct, with no changeovers.

Trains from Birmingham to Leicester

Travelling between these cities by train is easy, as services run approximately every 30 minutes throughout the day. The earliest train leaves Birmingham's New Street station very early in the morning and the last train departs in the late evening. Services run directly, with no changeovers. Ticket prices can vary depending on the time of day and the journey time can also vary, but usually, takes around 50 minutes to 1 hour.

Travel Tips: Travel from Birmingham to Leicester

Travel 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 Birmingham to Leicester.

You can travel between Birmingham and Leicester 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Birmingham to Leicester is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around £1 compared to other travel options to Leicester:

A flight is about £11 less than a coach, which costs on average £11 for this route.

A flight is about £1 less than a ferry, which costs on average £1 for this trip.

A flight is about £12 less than a train, which costs on average £12 for this journey.

The fastest way to get to Leicester from Birmingham is by train with an average travel time of 48 min.

There are alternative travel options to Leicester that can usually take longer:

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You should expect to travel around 33 miles (54 km) from Birmingham to Leicester.

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Leicester is:

  • 9 coaches a day.
  • 48 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Leicester from Birmingham as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Birmingham to Leicester:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Birmingham, Coach Station and tend to arrive in Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.
  • Trains mostly leave from Birmingham New Street and tend to arrive in Leicester.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Birmingham to Leicester, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can get you to Leicester by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with National Express from Birmingham to Leicester for £11 on Omio.
  • Travel with Cross Country for trains to Leicester. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Cross Country Birmingham to Leicester tickets on Omio for £12.

Yes, there are direct routes from Birmingham to Leicester with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct coach services to Leicester with National Express with around 9 direct coaches every day.
  • You can find 31 direct trains per day to take to Leicester with Cross Country.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Leicester tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this trip.

Many of our customers travelling from Birmingham to Leicester don't make Leicester their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Manchester or Nottingham, either of which you could add to your Birmingham and Leicester trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Leicester to any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Birmingham to Leicester, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is £11 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is on average £1 one way.
  • The price of a ferry ticket for this journey is on average £1 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is on average £12 one way.

But we recommend booking Birmingham to Leicester tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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