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Cheap bus tickets from Leicester to Birmingham

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Cheapest

$11

Average

$13

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 $ 13 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 11.

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05:05PMLeicester1h10 06:15PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$111One-way
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03:55PMLeicester1h10 05:05PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$111One-way
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10:10PMLeicester1h05 11:15PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$121One-way
05:25AMLeicester1h20 06:45AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$131One-way
09:50AMLeicester1h10 11:00AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$141One-way

Bus schedule from Leicester to Birmingham

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05:25AMLeicester1h20 06:45AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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09:50AMLeicester1h10 11:00AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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02:10PMLeicester1h50 04:00PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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03:55PMLeicester1h10 05:05PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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04:10PMLeicester1h50 06:00PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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05:05PMLeicester1h10 06:15PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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08:05PMLeicester1h40 09:45PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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10:10PMLeicester1h05 11:15PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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11:30PMLeicester1h35 01:05AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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May 21
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May 22
$15Cross Country
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May 23
$15Cross Country
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May 24
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May 26
$11Cross Country
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$15Cross Country
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$15Cross Country
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$11Cross Country
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Bus times from Leicester to Birmingham

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Fastest Journey

1 h 5 m

Average

1 h 25 m

Buses per day

9

Distance

55 km

Of the 9 buses that leave Leicester for Birmingham every day 9 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 25 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 1 h 5 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
10:10PMLeicester1h05 11:15PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$121One-way
2nd Fastest
05:05PMLeicester1h10 06:15PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$111One-way
2nd Fastest
09:50AMLeicester1h10 11:00AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$141One-way
2nd Fastest
03:55PMLeicester1h10 05:05PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$111One-way
05:25AMLeicester1h20 06:45AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$131One-way

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Overview: Bus from Leicester to Birmingham

distanceDistance33 miles (54 km)
durationAverage bus duration1 h 5 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$8 (€7)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersCross Country or National Express

Buses from Leicester to Birmingham cover the 33 miles (54 km) long route taking on average 1 h 5 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or National Express. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $7 (€6), but the average price of bus tickets is $8 (€7). Travelers depart most frequently from Leicester and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.

Bus providers: National Express and CrossCountry from Leicester to Birmingham

National Express and CrossCountry buses will get you to Birmingham from Leicester from $7 (€6). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

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National Express is the leading bus company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 buses a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. 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 Leicester - Birmingham 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.

  • Average Price: $7

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your National Express bus ticket between Leicester and Birmingham:

  • 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 does a cheap bus from Leicester to Birmingham cost?

Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus between Leicester and Birmingham for the next 7 days starting from $7 (€6)  one way.

What is the cost of a bus from Leicester to Birmingham?

In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $8 (€7)  for a bus ticket from Leicester to Birmingham.

How far is Birmingham from Leicester by bus?

When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Leicester to Birmingham by bus to be approximately 33 miles (54 km).

What is the Leicester to Birmingham bus travel time?

While the time it takes to travel 33 miles (54 km) between Leicester and Birmingham can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Leicester to Birmingham bus journey time is on average 1 h 5 min.

What bus station in Leicester goes to Birmingham? What bus station do I come into Birmingham from Leicester?

There are a few bus stations in Leicester to start your trip from including Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester, Rail Station (Stand EE) and Leicester, Charles Street / Halford Street. In Birmingham you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Birmingham, Coach Station, Birmingham, Hill St / Railway Bridge and Birmingham, Station Street (Stop NS13).

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Leicester   and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.

Where do I find the Leicester bus station to Birmingham? Where is the Birmingham bus station?

You can find the most popular departure bus station for this trip, Leicester, located approximately 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the city center of Leicester. The most popular arrival bus station in Birmingham, called Birmingham, Coach Station, is located around 2.1 miles (3.4 km) away from its city center.

Which bus providers can take me to Birmingham from Leicester?

When taking a bus from Leicester to Birmingham, you can count on Cross Country or National Express for the best way to get you to Birmingham. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service to Birmingham from Leicester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.

Can I find a direct bus from Leicester to Birmingham?

Yes, you can search for direct buses from Leicester to Birmingham on Omio with National Express, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your bus ticket.

When does the first bus depart from Leicester to Birmingham? When does the last bus depart from Leicester to Birmingham?

You can take the earliest bus from Leicester to Birmingham at 8: 50 AM   or take the last bus from Leicester to Birmingham leaving at 11: 30 PM. Look for the latest Leicester to Birmingham bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this trip.

When should I book the Leicester to Birmingham bus for the best deals on tickets?

The price of a one way bus ticket from Leicester to Birmingham is on average $8 (€7) if you purchase 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 Leicester to Birmingham available a few months in advance.