You can get from London to Leicester by train, bus or flight.
To get from London to Leicester on 30 Jan we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||89 miles (143 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£11 - £63|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £11 • 1 h 50 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £63 • 1 h 7 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus or East Midlands Railway|
Travel 89 miles (143 km) by coach or train to Leicester from London. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 7 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £11. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or East Midlands Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from London to Leicester.
If you want to catch a Premier League football match or visit the National Space centre, getting to Leicester from London should be simple. The best ways to make the trip are via coach or the train. Buses from London Victoria or trains from Euston only take a couple of hours, and take visitors straight into the centre of this charming Midlands town.
Buses are a comfortable and cheap way to get to Leicester. Daily services between the two cities are provided by both National Express. National Express route 440 leaves from London Victoria via Golders Green, while route 230 runs from London Gatwick to Leicester via Heathrow and Luton. Both services stop at St Margaret's bus station in central Leicester and take about 3 hours. Megabus services are less frequent, but the firm still runs at least 3 buses every day from Victoria to Fosse Park, and the journey takes 2 and a half hours.
Trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel from London to Leicester and you can catch services every hour throughout the week. Services are run by East Midlands Trains and depart from London St Pancras Station four times per hour, with a journey time that varies between 1 and 2 hours depending on the time of day. All trains arrive at Leicester Train Station, which can be found on London Road. From there, getting into town is made easy with a Plusbus pass, which you can purchase at the same time as a train ticket.
You can travel to Leicester from London 2 different ways: coach or train.
The cheapest way from London to Leicester is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £11 compared to other travel options to Leicester:
A coach journey is usually £52 less than a journey to Leicester by train, which costs on average £63 for the same trip.
The quickest way to travel to Leicester from London is by train, which takes on average 1 h 7 min compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:
In comparison, going by coach can take 1 h 50 min on average.
The distance from London to Leicester is approximately 89 miles (143 km).
The average frequency per day from London to Leicester is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from London to Leicester as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from London to Leicester:
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Yes, there are direct services available between London and Leicester with the following travel operators:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Leicester as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from London to Leicester.
When planning your trip to Leicester from London, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets to Leicester from London online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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