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from Leicester to Manchester

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Sat
22 Jan
£42Northern Rail
£10Flixbus
Sun
23 Jan
£28Cross Country
£6Flixbus
Mon
24 Jan
£24East Midlands Railway
£6Flixbus
Tue
25 Jan
£22East Midlands Railway
£6Flixbus
Wed
26 Jan
£58First Transpennine Express
£10National Express
Thu
27 Jan
£28Cross Country
£5Flixbus
Fri
28 Jan
£28Cross Country
£6Flixbus
Sat
29 Jan
£42Northern Rail
£6Flixbus
Sun
30 Jan
£28Cross Country
£6Flixbus
Tue
1 Feb
£58First Transpennine Express
£10National Express
Wed
2 Feb
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£5Flixbus
Thu
3 Feb
£58West Midlands Railway
£11National Express
Fri
4 Feb
£28Cross Country
£6Flixbus
Mon
7 Feb
£28Cross Country
£5Flixbus
Wed
9 Feb
£28Cross Country
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Thu
10 Feb
£28Cross Country
£6Flixbus

Travel Information from Leicester to Manchester

distanceDistance74 miles (119 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£10 - £41
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £10 • 2 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £41 • 1 h 54 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or East Midlands Railway

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 £10. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or East Midlands Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Leicester to Manchester.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Leicester to Manchester

Travel to Manchester 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 Leicester to Manchester.
FAQs

How do you get from Leicester to Manchester?

You can travel to Manchester from Leicester 2 different ways: coach or train.

How do I get from Leicester to Manchester the cheapest way?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Leicester to Manchester, which costs on average £10.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Manchester:

A coach is generally £31 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £41 from Leicester to Manchester.

What is the fastest way to Manchester from Leicester?

The fastest way to get to Manchester from Leicester is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 54 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Manchester by coach can take on average 2 h 45 min.

How far is it from Leicester to Manchester?

You should expect to travel around 74 miles (119 km) from Leicester to Manchester.

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

The average frequency per day from Leicester to Manchester is:

  • 25 trains a day.

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

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

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station to Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Most travellers who buy a train ticket from Leicester to Manchester depart from Leicester to Manchester Piccadilly.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Leicester to Manchester?

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Manchester by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Leicester to Manchester for £10.
  • East Midlands Railway can get you to Manchester by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with East Midlands Railway from Leicester to Manchester for £41 on Omio.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Leicester to Manchester?

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

How far in advance should I purchase my Leicester to Manchester ticket online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Leicester to Manchester, 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 coach ticket for this trip is £10 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is £41 one way on average for this route.

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