Edinburgh to Leicester bus

Cheap bus tickets from Edinburgh to Leicester

Showing times and prices for Nov 28

Cheapest

9

Average

23

The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Edinburgh to Leicester is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Flixbus
09:20AMEdinburgh9h50 07:10PMLeicester
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91One-way
Flixbus
10:20AMEdinburgh9h35 07:55PMLeicester
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161One-way
Flixbus
08:30PMEdinburgh7h05 03:35AMLeicester
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441One-way

Bus schedule from Edinburgh to Leicester

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Flixbus
09:20AMEdinburgh9h50 07:10PMLeicester
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Flixbus
10:20AMEdinburgh9h35 07:55PMLeicester
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Flixbus
08:30PMEdinburgh7h05 03:35AMLeicester
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Bus times from Edinburgh to Leicester

Showing times and prices for Nov 28

Fastest Journey

7 h 5 m

Average

8 h 50 m

Buses per day

3

Distance

392 km

Of the 3 buses that leave Edinburgh for Leicester every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Flixbus
08:30PMEdinburgh7h05 03:35AMLeicester
0 transfers
441One-way
Flixbus
10:20AMEdinburgh9h35 07:55PMLeicester
0 transfers
161One-way
Flixbus
09:20AMEdinburgh9h50 07:10PMLeicester
0 transfers
91One-way

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Overview: Bus from Edinburgh to Leicester

distanceDistance243 miles (392 km)
durationAverage bus duration7 h 5 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$18 (€16)
frequencyBus frequency3 a day
changesDirect busYes, there is 1 direct bus a day
carriersBus companiesNational Express, Flixbus or Megabus UK

Buses from Edinburgh to Leicester cover the 243 miles (392 km) long route taking on average 7 h 5 min with our travel partners like National Express, Flixbus or Megabus UK. Normally, there are 3 buses operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $18 (€16), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $14 (€13). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.

Bus providers: FlixBus and National Express from Edinburgh to Leicester

Find the best buses from Edinburgh to Leicester with Omio's travel partners FlixBus and National Express from $14 (€13). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

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National Express

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

  • Average Price: $14

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance bus company operating over 550 buses per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates bus services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express buses have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most buses come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your bus to Leicester from Edinburgh, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

Bus information from Edinburgh to Leicester with National Express:

  • Average Duration: 8 h 10 min
  • National Express frequency: 1 a day

Travel Tips: Bus to Leicester from Edinburgh

Travel Tips: Take the bus 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 Edinburgh to Leicester.
FAQs
Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets between Edinburgh and Leicester for as low as $14 (€13)  for the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to book your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Edinburgh to Leicester bus price to come in at an average of $18 (€16)  one way.
The Edinburgh to Leicester bus distance is approximately 243 miles (392 km).
On average the Edinburgh to Leicester bus travel time is 7 h 5 min  for the 243 miles (392 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

When departing from Edinburgh, you have various bus station options to start your journey from including Edinburgh, Elder Street, Edinburgh, North Bridge and Edinburgh, Bus Station. When arriving in Leicester, you can end your journey in bus stations like Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester, Fosse Park Avenue (Asda) and Leicester, Rail Station (Stand EE).

Omio customers book a bus from Edinburgh Waverley   to Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station   most frequently for this route.

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this route, called Edinburgh Waverley, is located 0.4 miles (660 m) from the city center of Edinburgh.

The most popular arrival bus station, Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station, is located 0.4 miles (643 m) away from the city center of Leicester.

Take the Edinburgh to Leicester bus with National Express, Flixbus or Megabus UK. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus companies for the journey between Edinburgh and Leicester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there is 1 direct bus to Leicester from Edinburgh per day with Flixbus or National Express  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
The average number of buses departing Edinburgh for Leicester is 3 a day. The bus schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The first Edinburgh to Leicester bus departs at 8: 45 AM   and the last bus from Edinburgh to Leicester leaves at 9: 10 PM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from Edinburgh to Leicester on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
You can find buses to Leicester from Edinburgh to cost on average $18 (€16) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Edinburgh to Leicester bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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