The cheapest buses from Edinburgh to Leicester

Showing times and prices for Sep 27

Cheapest

$61

Average

$87

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Edinburgh to Leicester will cost around $ 87 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 61.

Cheapest
10:45AMEdinburgh11h25 10:10PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 changes
$611One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:45AMEdinburgh8h05 04:50PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
$1001One-way
2nd Cheapest
09:10PMEdinburgh8h10 05:20AMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
$1001One-way

Timetable Edinburgh to Leicester

Showing buses for tomorrow, Mon, Sep 27
08:45AMEdinburgh8h05 04:50PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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10:45AMEdinburgh11h25 10:10PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
09:10PMEdinburgh8h10 05:20AMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes

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Sun
Sep 26
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$117British Airways
Mon
Sep 27
$138London North Eastern Railway
$62National Express
$82easyJet
Tue
Sep 28
$138London North Eastern Railway
$62National Express
$67easyJet
Thu
Sep 30
$94Cross Country
$60National Express
$61easyJet
Fri
Oct 1
$116Cross Country
$60National Express
$55easyJet
Sat
Oct 2
$55Avanti West Coast
$60National Express
$52easyJet
Sun
Oct 3
$138Avanti West Coast
$62National Express
$70easyJet
Mon
Oct 4
$116London North Eastern Railway
$61National Express
$55easyJet
Wed
Oct 6
$94London North Eastern Railway
$60National Express
$49easyJet
Thu
Oct 7
$95Cross Country
$62National Express
$52easyJet
Fri
Oct 8
$106London North Eastern Railway
$62National Express
$54easyJet
Sun
Oct 10
$138Avanti West Coast
$61National Express
$118easyJet
Mon
Oct 11
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$68National Express
$50easyJet
Fri
Oct 15
$121Cross Country
$62National Express
$58easyJet
Sat
Oct 16
$55Avanti West Coast
$60National Express
$104easyJet

The fastest buses from Edinburgh to Leicester

Showing times and prices for Sep 27

Fastest Journey

8 h 5 m

Average

9 h 13 m

Buses per day

3

Distance

392 km

Of the 3 buses that leave Edinburgh for Leicester every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 392 km distance in an average of 9 h 13 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 8 h 5 m .

The slowest buses will take 11 h 25 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
08:45AMEdinburgh8h05 04:50PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
$1001One-way
2nd Fastest
09:10PMEdinburgh8h10 05:20AMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 changes
$1001One-way
10:45AMEdinburgh11h25 10:10PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 changes
$611One-way

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Bus Information from Edinburgh to Leicester

distanceDistance243 miles (392 km)
durationAverage bus duration11 h 25 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$62 (€50)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express

Buses from Edinburgh to Leicester cover the 243 miles (392 km) long route taking on average 11 h 25 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $60 (€48), but the average price of bus tickets is $62 (€50). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.

Bus companies

National Express between Edinburgh and Leicester

National Express buses will get you from Edinburgh to Leicester from $60 (€48). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

National Express

Travel hassle-free between Edinburgh and Leicester on a bus with National Express! Omio shows you National Express bus schedules and ticket types available to help you find the cheapest and fastest route between Edinburgh and Leicester. National Express is the leading bus company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, offering hundreds of journeys to cities, towns, and major UK airports at an affordable price. You can expect to travel 243 miles (392 km) between Edinburgh and Leicester on the bus and pay as low as $60 (€48) for a bus ticket.

All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Edinburgh - Leicester bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to. So, book your cheap National Express bus ticket between Edinburgh and Leicester on Omio today and enjoy your journey!

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Travel Tips

Buses from Edinburgh to Leicester
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FAQs
How much are cheap buses to Leicester from Edinburgh?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Edinburgh to Leicester buses for as little as $60 (€48)  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a bus from Edinburgh to Leicester?
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 $62 (€50)  one way.
How far is it from Edinburgh to Leicester by bus?
The distance to Leicester from Edinburgh by bus is approximately 243 miles (392 km).
How long is a bus between Edinburgh and Leicester on average?
While the time it takes to travel 243 miles (392 km) from Edinburgh to Leicester can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Edinburgh to Leicester bus journey time is on average 11 h 25 min.
What is the departure bus station in Edinburgh and arrival bus station in Leicester?

When taking the bus between Edinburgh and Leicester, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Edinburgh, Elder Street, Edinburgh, North Bridge and Edinburgh. Your journey can end in bus stations such as Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester, Fosse Park Avenue (ASDA) and Leicester, Charles Street / Halford Street.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Edinburgh Waverley   and arrive in Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.

Where is the bus station in Edinburgh to go to Leicester? Where is the bus station in Leicester located?

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this trip, called Edinburgh Waverley, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Edinburgh.

The most popular arrival bus station, Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center of Leicester.

What bus providers offer a service between Edinburgh and Leicester?
For the route from Edinburgh to Leicester you can take a bus with National Express. Be sure to check out all possible bus companies that offer services to Leicester from Edinburgh on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
When can I take the first bus from Edinburgh to Leicester? When can I take the last bus for the day?
The earliest bus departing from Edinburgh to Leicester leaves at 9: 45 AM. The last bus departing from Edinburgh to Leicester leaves at 9: 45 AM. You can find the latest Edinburgh to Leicester bus schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I purchase a bus ticket from Edinburgh to Leicester to get the best deals?
The price of a one way bus ticket from Edinburgh to Leicester is on average $62 (€50) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for buses from all possible bus providers offering this trip. In general, you can find bus tickets from Edinburgh to Leicester available a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh
Leicester
Edinburgh
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.