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from Manchester to Leicester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Manchester to Leicester on 20 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:45Manchester, Coach Station4h25 13:10Leicester
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£161One-way
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21:10Manchester, Coach Station7h10 04:20Leicester
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£151One-way
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15:00Manchester, Coach Station4h15 19:15Leicester
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£181One-way
08:43Manchester Piccadilly2h21 11:04Leicester
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£391One-way
08:49Manchester Piccadilly2h41 11:30Leicester
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£351One-way

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Fri
20 May
£35Northern Rail
£9Flixbus
Sat
21 May
£29Cross Country
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Sun
22 May
£35Northern Rail
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Mon
23 May
£84East Midlands Railway
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Tue
24 May
£84Avanti West Coast
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Wed
25 May
£84Avanti West Coast
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Thu
26 May
£22East Midlands Railway
£6Flixbus
Fri
27 May
£83Avanti West Coast
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Sat
28 May
£29Cross Country
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Sun
29 May
£29Cross Country
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Mon
30 May
£84East Midlands Railway
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Tue
31 May
£84Avanti West Coast
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Wed
1 Jun
£25East Midlands Railway
£7Flixbus
Thu
2 Jun
£28East Midlands Railway
£9Flixbus
Fri
3 Jun
£18East Midlands Railway
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Sat
4 Jun
£61Northern Rail
£15National Express
Sun
5 Jun
£29Cross Country
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Mon
6 Jun
£84East Midlands Railway
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Tue
7 Jun
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Wed
8 Jun
£84Avanti West Coast
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Travel Information between Manchester and Leicester

distanceDistance74 miles (119 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£10 - £58
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £10 • 2 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £58 • 2 h 12 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express 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 12 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £10. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or First Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Manchester to Leicester.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Leicester

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FAQs

How do you get from Manchester to Leicester?

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

How do I get from Manchester to Leicester the cheapest way?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Leicester, which costs on average £10.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Leicester:

A coach is generally £49 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £58 from Manchester to Leicester.

What is the fastest way to Leicester from Manchester?

The fastest way to get to Leicester from Manchester is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 12 min.

There are alternative travel options to Leicester that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Leicester by coach can take on average 2 h 45 min.

How far is it from Manchester to Leicester?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Manchester to Leicester?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Leicester is:

  • 16 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.

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Manchester to Leicester?

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from Manchester, Coach Station to Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.
  • Most travellers who buy a train ticket from Manchester to Leicester depart from Manchester Piccadilly to Leicester.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get 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:

  • National Express can take you to Leicester by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for National Express from Manchester to Leicester for £10.
  • First Transpennine Express can get you to Leicester by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with First Transpennine Express from Manchester to Leicester for £58 on Omio.

Is there a way to travel directly from Manchester to Leicester?

Yes, there are direct services available from Manchester to Leicester with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct coach with Flixbus.

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 to Leicester from Manchester.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Manchester to Leicester?

Your journey from Manchester to Leicester doesn't have to end in Leicester. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Birmingham or Nottingham. If you’d like to add London, Birmingham or Nottingham to your Manchester to Leicester trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Leicester today!

How early should I buy tickets between Manchester and Leicester online for the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets cost on average £10 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £58 one way.

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