The cheapest buses from Leicester to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Sep 17

Cheapest

$9

Average

$14

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 Leicester to Birmingham will cost around $ 14 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 9.

Cheapest
03:45PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station1h20 05:05PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$91One-way
2nd Cheapest
04:55PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station1h15 06:10PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$121One-way
05:25AMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station1h20 06:45AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$141One-way
09:50AMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station1h10 11:00AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$151One-way
12:40PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station1h45 02:25PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$151One-way

Timetable Leicester to Birmingham

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05:25AMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station1h20 06:45AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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09:50AMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station1h10 11:00AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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12:40PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station1h45 02:25PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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03:40PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station1h50 05:30PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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03:45PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station1h20 05:05PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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04:55PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station1h15 06:10PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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08:05PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station1h40 09:45PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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11:30PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station1h35 01:05AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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Sep 16
$16Cross Country
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Sep 17
$16Cross Country
$9National Express
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Sep 18
$16Cross Country
$9National Express
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Sep 19
$16Cross Country
$12National Express
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Sep 20
$16Cross Country
$9National Express
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Sep 21
$12Cross Country
$9National Express
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Sep 23
$12Cross Country
$7National Express
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Sep 24
$16Cross Country
$7National Express
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Sep 25
$16Cross Country
$9National Express
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Sep 27
$16Cross Country
$6National Express
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Sep 28
$12Cross Country
$6National Express

The fastest buses from Leicester to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Sep 17

Fastest Journey

1 h 10 m

Average

1 h 29 m

Buses per day

8

Distance

55 km

Of the 8 buses that leave Leicester for Birmingham every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 55 km distance in an average of 1 h 29 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 1 h 10 m .

The slowest buses will take 1 h 50 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
09:50AMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station1h10 11:00AMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
$151One-way
2nd Fastest
04:55PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station1h15 06:10PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
$121One-way
05:25AMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station1h20 06:45AMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
$141One-way
03:45PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station1h20 05:05PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
$91One-way
11:30PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station1h35 01:05AMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
$151One-way

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Bus Information to Birmingham from Leicester

distanceDistance33 miles (54 km)
durationAverage bus duration1 h 10 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$10 (€8)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesNational Express

Buses from Leicester to Birmingham cover the 33 miles (54 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 10 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $10 (€8), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $9 (€7). Travelers depart most frequently from Leicester and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.

Bus companies

National Express from Leicester to Birmingham

You can travel by bus between Leicester and Birmingham with National Express for as low as $9 (€7). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

National Express

Find the perfect National Express bus from Leicester to Birmingham for a smooth and relaxing journey. Omio makes it convenient for you to check the latest National Express bus schedules and compare the cheapest, fastest or earliest bus from Leicester to Birmingham. You can also check relevant travel information for the National Express bus, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, depending on the class fare you choose. Once you find the ideal route, book your cheap National Express bus tickets online. You can expect to travel around 33 miles (54 km) on this route and your National Express Leicester to Birmingham bus ticket can cost as little as $9 (€7) one-way if you book in advance. When you search for National Express tickets from Leicester to Birmingham in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Buy your official National Express bus tickets online quickly and easily on Omio and enjoy the travel experience!

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.

Buses from Leicester to Birmingham

10 buses from Leicester to Birmingham depart every day from Monday to Saturday, operated by National Express Services. The first bus leaves at around 5:30 a.m. while the last departure is at just after 7:30 p.m. There is an additional departure on Sunday evenings at around 11:30 p.m. The route is direct and takes approximately one hour.

What are the departure and arrival points of buses from Leicester to Birmingham?

Departure Station:Buses from Leicester to Birmingham depart from the city's centrally located St Margaret's Bus Station. The bus station is 15 minutes walk from Leicester Train Station and offers facilities that include a parking lot and cab rank. Local buses serving the town and surrounding areas leave from the bus station.

Arrival Station:Birmingham Coach Station is a large and busy transport hub located in the centre of the city. It has convenient links to Birmingham's local bus routes and the Midland Metro light rail network. The coach station has a cab rank and parking loting.

Taking the Bus from Leicester

Leicester Coach Station is conveniently situated right in the centre of Leicester on Gravel Street at St Margarets Bus Station. This transport hub is just a short walk away from Leicester’s main shopping area. There are many bus routes that operate around the outskirts of the city that travel to the bus station, providing easy ways to transfer to the coach station. The coach station is also just a five-minute​ walk across the city from Leicester railroad Station, so it is easy to reach the coach station by taking a train.

Getting into Birmingham by Bus

Birmingham is one of England’s largest cities and has been recently developed to become an exciting destination for shopping, entertainment and nightlife. travelers arriving by bus from Leicester must disembark at Birmingham Coach Station located on Mill Lane in Digbeth. The coach station is a short walk from the Bullring Shopping Centre and New Street Station by walking along Digbeth High Street. There is also a cab rank situated on Mill Lane, so cabs are readily available to transport visitors into the main shopping area or to New Street Station.

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FAQs
How much do cheap bus tickets from Leicester to Birmingham cost?
Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets to Birmingham from Leicester for as low as $9 (€7)  for the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a bus from Leicester to Birmingham?
If you are looking to book your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Leicester to Birmingham bus to cost on average $10 (€8)  one way.
How far is it from Leicester to Birmingham by bus?
The Leicester to Birmingham bus distance is approximately 33 miles (54 km).
How long is the bus between Leicester and Birmingham?
On average the Leicester to Birmingham bus travel time is 1 h 10 min  for the 33 miles (54 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
When traveling by bus from Leicester to Birmingham, which bus station in Leicester do I depart from and which bus station in Birmingham do I arrive in?

Some of the Leicester bus stations to Birmingham you can start your journey from include Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester, Fosse Park Avenue (ASDA) and Leicester, Charles Street / Halford Street. Similarly, some of the arrival bus stations in Birmingham include Birmingham, Coach Station, Birmingham, Station Street (Stop NS13) and Birmingham, Hill St / Railway Bridge.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Leicester   and arriving in Birmingham, Coach Station.

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

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Leicester, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Birmingham, Coach Station, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center.

Which bus providers should I travel with from Leicester to Birmingham?
For the best Leicester to Birmingham bus to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express. However, it's always good to check all possible bus providers with services between Leicester and Birmingham to compare what amenities they may offer.
When is the earliest bus from Leicester to Birmingham? When is the last bus from Leicester to Birmingham?
You can take the first bus from Leicester to Birmingham at 8: 50 AM. The last bus from Leicester to Birmingham that you can take departs at 4: 55 PM. Omio shows you the latest bus from Leicester to Birmingham schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How far in advance should I purchase a bus ticket from Leicester to Birmingham to get the best deals?
If you buy the Leicester to Birmingham bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $10 (€8). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses from Leicester to Birmingham. Look out for bus tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Leicester
Birmingham
Leicester
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Leicester (Coach Station)
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Leicester Fosse Park
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Leicester, Braunstone
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