How to get from London to Loughborough

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Travel Information from London to Loughborough

distanceDistance97 miles (157 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£4 - £73
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £4 • 2 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £73 • 1 h 13 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or East Midlands Railway

Travel 97 miles (157 km) by coach or train to Loughborough from London. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 13 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £4. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or East Midlands Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from London to Loughborough.

How to Travel from London to Loughborough?

There are a large number of both train and bus services to choose from when travelling between London and Loughborough. Although it's not as busy as routes from the Midlands that depart from big cities such as Birmingham and Nottingham, it is still fairly popular with passengers. The travel time from London to Loughborough ranges from around one and a half hours by train to three hours by bus.

What is the Cheapest Way to Get from London to Loughborough?

The most affordable mode of travel between these cities is the bus. Buses are provided by MegaBus and National Express, and all services run directly without any changes. Ticket prices vary depending on the time of day, with more expensive buses departing in the late afternoon and early evening. The travel time is usually around three hours, but this may increase to four hours at peak times. There are usually around 15 services a day that run on weekdays and at weekends, with buses departing from London's Victoria Coach Station and arriving at either The Rushes or Hollywell Way on Ashby Road in Loughborough. 

What is the Fastest Way to Travel from London to Loughborough?

The fastest way to way to travel between London and Loughborough is by train, with an average journey time of around one and a half hours. Trains between these cities are provided by East Midlands Trains, and they depart from London's St Pancras Station and arrive at Loughborough Station. Trains run approximately every 30 minutes throughout the day and run directly with no changes, with the first train leaving at breakfast time and the last train leaving late at night.  

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Travel from London to Loughborough by Train 

West Midlands Trains offers trains to Loughborough from London. Their services run throughout the day, with extra trains at peak times in the morning and evening. The first train of the day leaves at breakfast time, with regular services continuing every 30 minutes or so until late at night. All of the trains run directly with no changes and have a journey time of one and a half hours on average. Trains depart from St Pancras station, which is next to Kings Cross, and arrive at Loughborough Railway Station, which is located in the north of the town. It is around one mile from the city centre, which can be reached by bus in approximately 10 minutes.

Travel from London to Loughborough by Bus

There are daily bus connections to Loughborough from London, provided by National Express and Megabus. Buses run on both weekdays and weekends, with many of the services late at night and the first bus of the day leaving in the early hours of the morning. Services then continue regularly every few hours until around midnight. The longest bus journey between these cities takes around four hours while the shortest takes just over three, and all buses run directly with no changes. Buses depart from London's Victoria Coach Station, with some arriving at Hollywell Way which is next to Hollywell Conference Centre, 2.2 miles outside the city centre. Others arrive at The Rushes, which is in the centre of the city next to several large shops and supermarkets.

Travel Tips: Travel from London to Loughborough

Travel to Loughborough 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 London to Loughborough.

There are 2 ways to travel to Loughborough from London including taking a coach or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from London to Loughborough, which costs on average £4.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Loughborough:

A coach is £68 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from London to Loughborough costing on average £73.

The fastest way from London to Loughborough is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 13 min.

Other travel options from London to Loughborough can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 2 h 25 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 97 miles (157 km) from London to Loughborough.

The average frequency per day from London to Loughborough is:

  • Around 17 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between London and Loughborough 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 for travellers from London to Loughborough:

  • Trains most often depart from London at London Victoria and arrive in Loughborough at Loughborough.

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

  • You can travel by coach to Loughborough from London with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus London to Loughborough tickets for £4 on Omio.
  • You can travel by train from London to Loughborough with East Midlands Railway, and you can find East Midlands Railway London to Loughborough tickets for £73 on Omio.
Many of our customers travelling from London to Loughborough don't make Loughborough their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Birmingham, Leicester or Manchester, either of which you could add to your London and Loughborough trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Loughborough to any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from London to Loughborough, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is £4 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is £73 one way on average.

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

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