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from Edinburgh to Leicester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Edinburgh to Leicester on 22 Oct we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:45Edinburgh Airport1h40 08:25London Heathrow Airport
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£511One-way
Cheapest
10:45Edinburgh11h25 22:10Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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£481One-way
Other options
07:55Edinburgh Airport1h35 09:30London Heathrow Airport
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£671One-way
08:30Edinburgh Airport1h35 10:05London Heathrow Airport
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£811One-way
06:55Edinburgh Airport1h45 08:40London City Airport
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£1411One-way

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Thu
21 Oct
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£49easyJet
Fri
22 Oct
£174Cross Country
£48National Express
£46British Airways
Sat
23 Oct
£51Avanti West Coast
£44National Express
£46easyJet
Sun
24 Oct
£83London North Eastern Railway
£44National Express
£33easyJet
Mon
25 Oct
£100London North Eastern Railway
£46National Express
£39easyJet
Tue
26 Oct
£91London North Eastern Railway
£43National Express
£39easyJet
Wed
27 Oct
£100London North Eastern Railway
£43National Express
£57British Airways
Thu
28 Oct
£100London North Eastern Railway
£44National Express
£49British Airways
Fri
29 Oct
£99London North Eastern Railway
£44National Express
£62easyJet
Sat
30 Oct
£75London North Eastern Railway
£44National Express
£74easyJet
Sun
31 Oct
£172Cross Country
£43National Express
£38easyJet
Mon
1 Nov
£76London North Eastern Railway
£44National Express
£31easyJet
Tue
2 Nov
£76London North Eastern Railway
£43National Express
£31easyJet
Wed
3 Nov
£68Cross Country
£43National Express
£31easyJet
Thu
4 Nov
£68Cross Country
£43National Express
£31easyJet
Fri
5 Nov
£86Cross Country
£43National Express
£31easyJet
Sat
6 Nov
£76London North Eastern Railway
£43National Express
£31easyJet
Sun
7 Nov
£83London North Eastern Railway
£44National Express
£47easyJet
Tue
9 Nov
£83London North Eastern Railway
£43National Express
£31easyJet
Wed
10 Nov
£68London North Eastern Railway
£43National Express
£33easyJet

Travel Information to Leicester from Edinburgh

distanceDistance243 miles (392 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£33 - £163
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £33 • 11 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £33 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 243 miles (392 km) to Leicester from Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £33. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Leicester.

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FAQs
How do you get from Edinburgh to Leicester?

There are 3 travel options from Edinburgh to Leicester: coach, flight or train.

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

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Leicester, which costs on average £33.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Leicester:

A coach is about £1 less than a flight, which costs on average £33 for this trip.

A coach is about £130 less than a train, which costs on average £163 for this route.

What is the fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Leicester?

The fastest way to get to Leicester from Edinburgh is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Leicester by coach can take on average 11 h 25 min.

In comparison, getting to Leicester by train can take on average 4 h 29 min.

How many miles are between Edinburgh and Leicester

The Edinburgh to Leicester distance is approximately 243 miles (392 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Leicester is:

  • Around 8 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Edinburgh? Where do I arrive in Leicester?

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

  • Coaches mostly leave from Edinburgh, Elder Street and tend to arrive in Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.
  • Trains most often depart from Edinburgh at Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Leicester at Leicester.
Which travel companies can get me from Edinburgh to Leicester?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Leicester for £33 on Omio.
  • EasyJet can get you to Leicester by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with easyJet from Edinburgh to Leicester for £33 on Omio.
  • London North Eastern Railway can get you to Leicester by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with London North Eastern Railway from Edinburgh to Leicester for £163 on Omio.
What is another destination I should add to my tour from Edinburgh to Leicester?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Edinburgh to Leicester often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Birmingham or Manchester. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Edinburgh and Leicester itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Leicester and any of these top destinations today!
When should I purchase a ticket between Edinburgh and Leicester online to score the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £33 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing £33 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £163 one way on average.

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