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from Manchester to Leicester

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

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Mon
18 Oct
£59
£13National Express
Tue
19 Oct
£38
£6Flixbus
Wed
20 Oct
£38
£6Flixbus
Thu
21 Oct
£34
£5Flixbus
Fri
22 Oct
£38
£8Flixbus
Sat
23 Oct
£28Cross Country
£8Flixbus
Sun
24 Oct
£28Cross Country
£7Flixbus
Mon
25 Oct
£37
£8Flixbus
Wed
27 Oct
£34
£8Flixbus
Thu
28 Oct
£34
£8Flixbus
Fri
29 Oct
£34
£8Flixbus
Sat
30 Oct
£28Cross Country
£7Flixbus
Mon
1 Nov
£37
£5Flixbus
Tue
2 Nov
£33
£10National Express
Wed
3 Nov
£34
£9National Express
Thu
4 Nov
£34
£5Flixbus
Sat
6 Nov
£28Cross Country
£5Flixbus
Sun
7 Nov
£28Cross Country
£6Flixbus

Travel Information to Leicester from Manchester

distanceDistance74 miles (119 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£5 - £59
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £5 • 2 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £59 • 2 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or First Transpennine Express

Take a coach or train to travel 74 miles (119 km) to Leicester from Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £5. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or First Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from Manchester to Leicester.

Travel Tips

Travel from Manchester to Leicester
Travel to Leicester 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 Manchester to Leicester.
FAQs
How do I go from Manchester to Leicester?

There are 2 ways to get from Manchester to Leicester: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Manchester to Leicester?

The cheapest way from Manchester to Leicester is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £5 compared to other travel options to Leicester:

A coach is £54 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Manchester to Leicester costing on average £59.

What is the fastest way from Manchester to Leicester?

The fastest way from Manchester to Leicester is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 25 min.

Other travel options between Manchester and Leicester can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 2 h 35 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Manchester to Leicester?

Leicester is approximately 74 miles (119 km) away from Manchester.

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

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Leicester is:

  • 25 trains a day.

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

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Manchester to Leicester:

  • Coaches from Manchester to Leicester most often leave from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.
  • Trains mostly depart from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Leicester.
Which travel companies can get me from Manchester to Leicester?

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

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Leicester by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Manchester to Leicester tickets on Omio for £5.
  • Travel with First Transpennine Express to go to Leicester by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find First Transpennine Express Manchester to Leicester tickets on Omio for £59.
Is there a way to travel directly from Manchester to Leicester?

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

  • You can find 25 direct trains per day to Leicester with.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Leicester tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this journey.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Manchester to Leicester?
Looking to extend your trip from Manchester to Leicester? Many Omio customers who go from Manchester to Leicester usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Birmingham or Nottingham. If you're looking to explore London, Birmingham or Nottingham from Leicester, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I buy my Manchester to Leicester ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £5 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is £59 one way on average.

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