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Buses to Leicester

Buses to Leicester from other UK cities, such as London, are operated by National Express. Coaches from London, Nottingham, and Derby arrive at Leicester's centrally located St Margaret's Bus and Coach Station.

Which is the main bus station in Leicester?

The main coach station in Leicester is St Margaret's Bus and Coach Station, located in the northern end of the city center. This bus station is where all National Express services to and from Leicester arrive and depart. The city also has a local bus station, Haymarket Bus Station, which is also located in the city center. Haymarket Bus Station is not used by National Express coaches but is the terminus for all urban and suburban Leicester bus services.

Which bus companies offer buses to Leicester?

National Express operates a wide number of routes to Leicester, from regional cities such as Derby and Nottingham, as well as daily direct services from London Victoria. There are also numerous bus services in Leicester operating the local routes.

Why travel by bus to Leicester?

Coach travel in the UK is one of the easiest ways to get to and from the major cities. Not only is coach travel frequently lower in cost than train travel, but it's sometimes faster and more direct too. Those traveling from London can enjoy a two-and-a-half to three-hour direct coach service by National Express, operating several times a day from the early hours to late at night. Coaches arrive in the very heart of Leicester at St Margaret's Bus and Coach Station, a few minutes' walk from the main shopping area and a 15-minute walk from Leicester Railway Station.

Before you travel to Leicester by bus - good to know!

Leicester lies in the true heart of Britain, bridging both the cultural and geographical space between the north and the south of the country. Leicester is the home of the National Space Centre, the UK's largest outdoor market, and Belgrave Road, one of the best places for Indian cuisine in the country. Also worth a visit is the unassuming car park where the remains of King Richard III were discovered. Once in the city, much of the center can be navigated on foot or using the excellent local bus network. Getting to Leicester by coach with National Express takes passengers to the very center of this historic and vibrant Midlands city.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Leicester (Coach Station)
Leicester, Braunstone
Leicester Fosse Park

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