How to get from Leicester to Edinburgh

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from Leicester to Edinburgh

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

Our recommendation
flight

To get from Leicester to Edinburgh on 14 Aug we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

21:20Birmingham International Airport1h15 22:35Edinburgh Airport
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£1441One-way
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09:00Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station8h20 17:20Edinburgh
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£821One-way
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23:55Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station8h10 08:05Edinburgh
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£821One-way
14:25Birmingham International Airport1h15 15:40Edinburgh Airport
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£1591One-way
14:20Birmingham International Airport1h15 15:35Edinburgh Airport
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£1601One-way

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Travel Information from Leicester to Edinburgh

distanceDistance243 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£49 - £82
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £49 • 6 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £66 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 243 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train from Leicester to Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £49. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Leicester to Edinburgh.

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FAQs

There are 4 travel options from Leicester to Edinburgh: coach, flight, ferry or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Leicester to Edinburgh. Tickets for a coach cost on average £49.

This is compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

A coach is generally £17 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £66 from Leicester to Edinburgh.

A coach is about £32 less than a train, which costs on average £82 for this route.

The quickest way to travel from Leicester to Edinburgh is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 6 h 45 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Edinburgh by train can take on average 4 h 51 min.

The Leicester to Edinburgh distance is approximately 243 miles.

The average frequency per day from Leicester to Edinburgh is:

  • 1 coach a day.
  • 10 trains a day.

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

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

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travellers take a train from Leicester to Edinburgh Waverley.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Leicester to Edinburgh, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can take you to Edinburgh by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for National Express from Leicester to Edinburgh for £49.
  • Travel with easyJet to go to Edinburgh by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find easyJet Leicester to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for £66.
  • Travel with London North Eastern Railway to go to Edinburgh by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find London North Eastern Railway Leicester to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for £82.
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 planning your trip between Leicester and Edinburgh, 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 £49 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £66 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £82 one way.

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

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