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from Birmingham to Leicester

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Travel Information to Leicester from Birmingham

distanceDistance33 miles (54 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£10 - £11
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £10 • 1 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £11 • 48 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Cross Country

Take a coach or train to travel 33 miles (54 km) to Leicester from Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 48 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £10. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct 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.

How do I travel to Leicester from Birmingham?

There are 2 ways to travel to Leicester from Birmingham including taking a coach or train.

How do I get from Birmingham to Leicester the cheapest way?

The cheapest way from Birmingham to Leicester is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £10 compared to other travel options to Leicester:

A coach is £1 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Birmingham to Leicester costing on average £11.

What is the quickest way from Birmingham to Leicester?

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:

In comparison, getting to Leicester by coach can take on average 1 h 10 min.

How far is it from Birmingham to Leicester?

The Birmingham to Leicester distance is approximately 33 miles (54 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Birmingham to Leicester?

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Leicester is:

  • 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Birmingham and Leicester as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Birmingham and in Leicester?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Birmingham to Leicester:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Birmingham, Coach Station and arrive in Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Leicester.

Which travel companies can get me from Birmingham to 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 £10 on Omio.
  • Travel with Cross Country to go to Leicester by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Cross Country Birmingham to Leicester tickets on Omio for £11.

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Birmingham to Leicester ends?

Your journey from Birmingham to Leicester doesn't have to end in Leicester. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Nottingham. If you’d like to add London, Manchester or Nottingham to your Birmingham to Leicester trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Leicester today!

How early should I buy Birmingham to Leicester tickets online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Birmingham to Leicester, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £10 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £11 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Birmingham and Leicester online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.