How to get from Leicester to Manchester

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from Leicester to Manchester

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

Our recommendation
train

To get from Leicester to Manchester on 30 Jun we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:10Leicester2h13 12:23Manchester Piccadilly
2 changes
£321One-way
Cheapest
17:10Leicester4h45 21:55Manchester, Coach Station
1 change
£171One-way
Other options
09:50Leicester2h33 12:23Manchester Piccadilly
1 change
£291One-way
09:50Leicester4h35 14:25Manchester, Coach Station
1 change
£181One-way
07:25Leicester5h00 12:25Manchester, Coach Station
1 change
£211One-way

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Travel Information to Manchester from Leicester

distanceDistance74 miles (119 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £63 • 1 h 54 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or East Midlands Railway

Travel 74 miles (119 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train to Manchester from Leicester. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or East Midlands Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Leicester to Manchester.

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

You can travel from Leicester to Manchester 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Leicester to Manchester, which costs on average £1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Manchester:

A flight is generally £25 less than a coach for the same journey. A coach costs on average £25 from Leicester to Manchester.

A flight is generally £1 less than a ferry for the same journey. A ferry costs on average £1 from Leicester to Manchester.

A flight is generally £63 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £63 from Leicester to Manchester.

The quickest way to travel from Leicester to Manchester 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, getting to Manchester by coach can take on average 2 h 15 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Leicester to Manchester is:

  • Around 6 coaches per day.
  • Around 40 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Leicester and Manchester 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 Manchester:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers board their train from Leicester and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

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:

  • National Express can take you to Manchester by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for National Express from Leicester to Manchester for £25.
  • 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 £63 on Omio.

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

  • You can find 2 direct coaches per day to take to Manchester with Flixbus.
  • You can find direct trains per day to take to Manchester with.

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 book tickets for this journey.

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.

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

  • Coach tickets are costing £25 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost £1 one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets cost £1 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £63 one way.

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

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