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from London to Leicester

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

Our recommendation

To get from London to Leicester on 30 Jan we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:50London2h00 11:50Leicester
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£61One-way
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09:50London2h00 11:50Leicester
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£61One-way
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08:20London2h00 10:20Leicester
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£111One-way
11:20London2h00 13:20Leicester
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£61One-way
09:30London2h20 11:50Leicester
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£61One-way

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Sun
30 Jan
£45East Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
Mon
31 Jan
£32East Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
Tue
1 Feb
£24East Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Wed
2 Feb
£20East Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Thu
3 Feb
£24East Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Fri
4 Feb
£32East Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Sat
5 Feb
£24East Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
Sun
6 Feb
£33East Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
Mon
7 Feb
£24East Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Tue
8 Feb
£24East Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Wed
9 Feb
£20East Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Thu
10 Feb
£24East Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Fri
11 Feb
£24East Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
Sat
12 Feb
£24East Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
Sun
13 Feb
£45East Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
Mon
14 Feb
£20East Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
Tue
15 Feb
£20East Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
Wed
16 Feb
£20East Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
Thu
17 Feb
£24East Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
Fri
18 Feb
£20East Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus

Travel Information between London and Leicester

distanceDistance89 miles (143 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£11 - £63
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £11 • 1 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £63 • 1 h 7 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus 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.

General Information about the journey 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 from London to Leicester

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 from London to Leicester

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.

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FAQs

What are my travel options from London to Leicester?

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

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

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.

What is the fastest way to get to Leicester from London?

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.

How far is Leicester from London?

The distance from London to Leicester is approximately 89 miles (143 km).

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

The average frequency per day from London to Leicester is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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.

When going from London to Leicester, where do I depart from London and where do I arrive in Leicester?

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from London, Hammersmith Bridge Road and arrive in Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.
  • Most travellers who buy a train ticket from London to Leicester depart from London Victoria to Leicester.

Which travel operators can get me from London to Leicester?

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

  • You can travel between London and Leicester by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £11 with Flixbus from London to Leicester.
  • You can travel by train to Leicester from London with East Midlands Railway, and you can find East Midlands Railway London to Leicester tickets for £63 on Omio.

Is it possible to travel directly between London and Leicester?

Yes, there are direct services available between London and Leicester with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct coaches per day with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus.
  • You can find around 25 direct trains per day and book this direct train with East Midlands Railway.

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.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from London to Leicester?

Omio customers who travel from London to Leicester often also extend their holiday to go to Birmingham, Manchester or Nottingham. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Leicester and these popular destinations at a great price.

How early should I purchase tickets to Leicester from London online for the best deals?

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:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £11 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £63 one way on average.

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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