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.
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7 h 5 m
8 h 50 m
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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.
|Distance||243 miles (392 km)|
|Average bus duration||7 h 5 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$18 (€16)|
|Bus frequency||3 a day|
|Direct bus||Yes, there is 1 direct bus a day|
|Bus companies||National 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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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