Travel options
from Leicester to Manchester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Leicester to Manchester on 17 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:05Leicester2h35 20:40Manchester
0 changes
£91One-way
Cheapest
11:25Leicester2h45 14:10Manchester
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£71One-way
Other options
02:55Leicester3h55 06:50Manchester
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£141One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sat
16 Oct
£59
£8Flixbus
Sun
17 Oct
£28Cross Country
£7Flixbus
Mon
18 Oct
£59First Transpennine Express
£6Flixbus
Tue
19 Oct
£59First Transpennine Express
£5Flixbus
Wed
20 Oct
£58West Midlands Railway
£10National Express
Thu
21 Oct
£59West Midlands Railway
£5Flixbus
Fri
22 Oct
Find prices
£7Flixbus
Sat
23 Oct
£59West Midlands Railway
£8Flixbus
Sun
24 Oct
£28Cross Country
£8Flixbus
Mon
25 Oct
£58West Midlands Railway
£8Flixbus
Tue
26 Oct
£59First Transpennine Express
£8Flixbus
Wed
27 Oct
£59West Midlands Railway
£8Flixbus
Thu
28 Oct
£58First Transpennine Express
£8Flixbus
Fri
29 Oct
£58West Midlands Railway
£8Flixbus
Sat
30 Oct
£59First Transpennine Express
£8Flixbus
Sun
31 Oct
£28Cross Country
£8Flixbus
Mon
1 Nov
£58First Transpennine Express
£9Flixbus
Tue
2 Nov
£59
£10National Express
Wed
3 Nov
£58First Transpennine Express
£5Flixbus
Fri
5 Nov
£58
£5Flixbus

Travel Information from Leicester to Manchester

distanceDistance74 miles (119 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£6 - £41
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £6 • 2 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £41 • 1 h 54 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or

Take a coach or train to travel 74 miles (119 km) between Leicester and Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 54 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £6. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Leicester to Manchester.

Travel Tips

Travel from Leicester to Manchester
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FAQs
How do I travel from Leicester to Manchester?

There are 2 ways to get from Leicester to Manchester: coach or train.

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

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Leicester to Manchester, which costs on average £6.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Manchester:

A coach is £36 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Leicester to Manchester costing on average £41.

What is the fastest way from Leicester to Manchester?

The quickest way to travel to Manchester from Leicester is by train, which takes on average 1 h 54 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 2 h 35 min   of travel time.

How many miles are between Leicester and Manchester

The distance between Leicester and Manchester is around 74 miles (119 km).

How many services a day are there between Leicester and Manchester?

The average frequency per day from Leicester to Manchester is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Coaches from Leicester to Manchester most often leave from Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Trains most often depart from Leicester at Leicester and arrive in Manchester at Manchester Piccadilly.
Which travel companies can get me from Leicester to Manchester?

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

  • You can take a coach from Leicester to Manchester with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for £6 with Flixbus from Leicester to Manchester.
Can I travel directly between Leicester and Manchester?

Yes, there are direct routes from Leicester to Manchester with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct coach to Manchester with National Express with direct coaches per day.
  • You'll find direct train services to Manchester with with around 25 direct trains every day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Manchester tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this trip.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Manchester from Leicester ends?
Omio customers who travel from Leicester to Manchester often also extend their holiday to go to London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Manchester and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I buy tickets to Manchester from Leicester online to get the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets are costing £6 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £41 one way.

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