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from Leicester to Edinburgh

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

Our recommendation

To get from Leicester to Edinburgh on 27 Oct we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:15Birmingham International Airport1h15 09:30Edinburgh Airport
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£591One-way
Cheapest
05:25Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station11h50 17:15Edinburgh
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£371One-way
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21:10Birmingham International Airport1h15 22:25Edinburgh Airport
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£551One-way
07:25Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station11h45 19:10Edinburgh
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£461One-way
23:55Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station8h10 08:05Edinburgh
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£721One-way

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Tue
26 Oct
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£72easyJet
Wed
27 Oct
£164London North Eastern Railway
£37National Express
£49easyJet
Thu
28 Oct
£159Avanti West Coast
£35National Express
£45easyJet
Fri
29 Oct
£174Cross Country
£36National Express
£49easyJet
Sat
30 Oct
£76London North Eastern Railway
£35National Express
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Sun
31 Oct
£99Avanti West Coast
£31National Express
£39easyJet
Mon
1 Nov
£159Cross Country
£33National Express
£39easyJet
Tue
2 Nov
£71Cross Country
£28National Express
£31easyJet
Wed
3 Nov
£71Cross Country
£29National Express
£35easyJet
Thu
4 Nov
£87Cross Country
£29National Express
£36easyJet
Fri
5 Nov
£159Avanti West Coast
£31National Express
£36easyJet
Sat
6 Nov
£76London North Eastern Railway
£29National Express
£42easyJet
Sun
7 Nov
£99Avanti West Coast
£36National Express
£42easyJet
Mon
8 Nov
£86Cross Country
£29National Express
£31easyJet
Tue
9 Nov
£71Cross Country
£22National Express
£31easyJet
Wed
10 Nov
£71Cross Country
£24National Express
£31easyJet
Thu
11 Nov
£87Cross Country
£23National Express
£33easyJet
Fri
12 Nov
£87Cross Country
£28National Express
£33easyJet
Sat
13 Nov
£76London North Eastern Railway
£22National Express
£41easyJet
Sun
14 Nov
£171Cross Country
£26National Express
£31easyJet
Mon
15 Nov
£86Cross Country
£26National Express
£31easyJet

Travel Information from Leicester to Edinburgh

distanceDistance243 miles (392 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£44 - £159
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £44 • 11 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £64 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet, National Express or Cross Country

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 243 miles (392 km) between Leicester and 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 £44. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are easyJet, National Express or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Leicester to Edinburgh.

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FAQs
How do I travel to Edinburgh from Leicester?

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

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

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Leicester to Edinburgh, which costs on average £44.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Edinburgh:

A coach is about £20 less than a flight, which costs on average £64 for this journey.

A coach is £115 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Leicester to Edinburgh costing on average £159.

What is the fastest way to Edinburgh from Leicester?

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

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

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 11 h 45 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Edinburgh by train can take on average 4 h 52 min.

How far is it from Leicester to Edinburgh?

Edinburgh is approximately 243 miles (392 km) away from Leicester.

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

The average frequency per day from Leicester to Edinburgh is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Leicester to Edinburgh?

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

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

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

  • You can take a flight from Leicester to Edinburgh with easyJet. Cheap tickets can be found for £64 with easyJet from Leicester to Edinburgh.
  • You can travel by coach from Leicester to Edinburgh with National Express, and you can find National Express Leicester to Edinburgh tickets for £44 on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Leicester to Edinburgh with Cross Country. Cheap tickets can be found for £159 with Cross Country from Leicester to Edinburgh.
What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Leicester to Edinburgh?
Your journey from Leicester to Edinburgh doesn't have to end in Edinburgh. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you’d like to add London, Glasgow or Manchester to your Leicester to Edinburgh trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Edinburgh today!
When should I purchase a ticket from Leicester to Edinburgh online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Leicester to Edinburgh, 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 plane ticket is on average £64 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is £44 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is £159 one way on average.

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