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from Birmingham to Leicester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Birmingham to Leicester on 19 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:00Birmingham, Coach Station1h10 19:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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£81One-way
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12:00Birmingham, Coach Station1h10 13:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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£71One-way
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11:00Birmingham, Coach Station1h10 12:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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£91One-way
07:30Birmingham, Coach Station1h35 09:05Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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£111One-way
12:00Birmingham, Coach Station1h35 13:35Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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£111One-way

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Tue
19 Oct
£9Cross Country
£7National Express
Wed
20 Oct
£8Cross Country
£6National Express
Thu
21 Oct
£9Cross Country
£6National Express
Fri
22 Oct
£11Cross Country
£8National Express
Sat
23 Oct
£11Cross Country
£9National Express
Mon
25 Oct
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£7National Express
Tue
26 Oct
£8Cross Country
£7National Express
Wed
27 Oct
£8Cross Country
£4National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£11Cross Country
£7National Express
Sat
30 Oct
£11Cross Country
£7National Express
Sun
31 Oct
£11Cross Country
£7National Express
Mon
1 Nov
£11Cross Country
£7National Express
Wed
3 Nov
£8Cross Country
£5National Express
Thu
4 Nov
£8Cross Country
£5National Express
Sat
6 Nov
£11Cross Country
£7National Express
Sun
7 Nov
£11Cross Country
£6National Express

Travel Information between Birmingham and Leicester

distanceDistance33 miles (54 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£7 - £11
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £7 • 1 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £11 • 48 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Cross Country

Travel 33 miles (54 km) by coach or train from Birmingham to Leicester. 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 £7. 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.

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FAQs
What are my travel options from Birmingham to Leicester?

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

What is the cheapest way to go to Leicester from Birmingham?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Leicester. Tickets for a coach cost on average £7.

This is compared to other travel options to Leicester:

A coach is about £5 less than a train, which costs on average £11 for this trip.

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 Leicester from Birmingham?

The distance between Birmingham and Leicester is around 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 a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Birmingham to 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 for travellers from Birmingham to Leicester:

  • Coaches most often depart from Birmingham at Birmingham, Coach Station and arrive in Leicester at Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.
  • Trains mostly depart from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Leicester.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Birmingham to Leicester?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Birmingham to Leicester:

  • You can travel from Birmingham to Leicester by coach with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £7 with National Express from Birmingham to Leicester.
  • You can travel between Birmingham and Leicester by train with Cross Country. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £11 with Cross Country from Birmingham to Leicester.
What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Birmingham to Leicester?
Looking to extend your trip from Birmingham to Leicester? Many Omio customers who go from Birmingham to Leicester usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Nottingham. If you're looking to explore London, Manchester or Nottingham from Leicester, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I purchase my Birmingham to Leicester ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets cost on average £7 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £11 one way on average.

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