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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 20 May we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:35Edinburgh Airport1h10 07:45Birmingham International Airport
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£741One-way
Cheapest
10:45Edinburgh11h25 22:10Leicester
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£501One-way
Other options
06:20Edinburgh Airport1h20 07:40London Luton Airport
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£791One-way
21:00Edinburgh Airport1h15 22:15London Luton Airport
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£1091One-way
20:00Edinburgh Airport1h25 21:25London City Airport
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£1141One-way

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Fri
20 May
£180Cross Country
£42Flixbus
£67easyJet
Sat
21 May
£83London North Eastern Railway
£26Flixbus
£73easyJet
Sun
22 May
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£27Flixbus
£121easyJet
Mon
23 May
£70London North Eastern Railway
£51National Express
£39easyJet

Travel Information from Edinburgh to Leicester

distanceDistance243 miles (392 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£11 - £74
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £11 • 6 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £30 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, easyJet or Avanti West Coast

Travel 243 miles (392 km) by coach, flight or train from Edinburgh to Leicester. 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 £11. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus, easyJet or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Leicester.

Travel Tips: Travel from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Leicester.
FAQs

How do I travel to Leicester from Edinburgh?

There are 3 ways to travel from Edinburgh to Leicester including taking a coach, flight or train.

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

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Leicester. Tickets for a coach cost on average £11.

This is compared to other travel options to Leicester:

A coach is generally £18 less than a flight for the same route. A flight costs on average £30 from Edinburgh to Leicester.

A coach is about £63 less than a train, which costs on average £74 for this journey.

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

The quickest way to travel from Edinburgh to Leicester is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 6 h 45 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 49 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from Edinburgh to Leicester?

You should expect to travel around 243 miles (392 km) from Edinburgh to Leicester.

How many services a day are there from Edinburgh to Leicester?

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Leicester is:

  • 8 trains a 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.

When going from Edinburgh to Leicester, where do I depart from Edinburgh and where do I arrive in Leicester?

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

  • Most travellers who purchase a coach ticket from Edinburgh to Leicester depart from Edinburgh, Elder Street to Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.
  • Most travellers who purchase a train ticket from Edinburgh to Leicester depart from Edinburgh Waverley to 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:

  • Flixbus can get you to Leicester by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from Edinburgh to Leicester for £11 on Omio.
  • Travel with easyJet for flights to Leicester. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for easyJet Edinburgh to Leicester tickets on Omio for £30.
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast for trains to Leicester. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Avanti West Coast Edinburgh to Leicester tickets on Omio for £74.

Where should I go next after I travel from Edinburgh to Leicester?

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

How early should I purchase tickets to Leicester from Edinburgh online for the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets are costing £11 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £30 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £74 one way on average.

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