Cheap bus tickets from London to Leicester

Showing times and prices for Jan 30

Cheapest

$9

Average

$22

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 London to Leicester will cost around $ 22 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 9.

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09:30AMLondon2h20 11:50AMLeicester
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$91One-way
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11:00AMLondon2h20 01:20PMLeicester
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$91One-way
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11:20AMLondon2h00 01:20PMLeicester
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$91One-way
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09:50AMLondon2h00 11:50AMLeicester
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$91One-way
08:20AMLondon2h00 10:20AMLeicester
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$161One-way

Bus schedule from London to Leicester

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06:30AMLondon2h30 09:00AMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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07:30AMLondon2h35 10:05AMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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08:00AMLondon2h20 10:20AMLeicester
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08:20AMLondon2h00 10:20AMLeicester
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08:30AMLondon2h45 11:15AMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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09:30AMLondon2h20 11:50AMLeicester
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09:30AMLondon2h55 12:25PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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09:50AMLondon2h00 11:50AMLeicester
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10:30AMLondon2h40 01:10PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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11:00AMLondon2h20 01:20PMLeicester
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11:20AMLondon2h00 01:20PMLeicester
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11:30AMLondon3h00 02:30PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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12:30PMLondon2h45 03:15PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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01:00PMLondon2h20 03:20PMLeicester
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01:20PMLondon2h00 03:20PMLeicester
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02:00PMLondon2h20 04:20PMLeicester
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02:20PMLondon2h00 04:20PMLeicester
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02:30PMLondon2h45 05:15PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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03:30PMLondon3h00 06:30PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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06:00PMLondon2h20 08:20PMLeicester
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06:00PMLondon2h30 08:30PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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06:20PMLondon2h00 08:20PMLeicester
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07:00PMLondon2h45 09:45PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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07:30PMLondon2h20 09:50PMLeicester
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07:50PMLondon2h00 09:50PMLeicester
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08:00PMLondon2h35 10:35PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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09:00PMLondon2h25 11:25PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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11:59PMLondon2h56 02:55AMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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Jan 30
$62East Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
Mon
Jan 31
$43East Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
Tue
Feb 1
$33East Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Wed
Feb 2
$28East Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
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Feb 3
$33East Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
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Feb 4
$43East Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
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Feb 5
$33East Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
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Feb 6
$45East Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
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Feb 7
$33East Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
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Feb 8
$33East Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Wed
Feb 9
$28East Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
Thu
Feb 10
$33East Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Fri
Feb 11
$33East Midlands Railway
$6Flixbus
Sat
Feb 12
$33East Midlands Railway
$6Flixbus
Sun
Feb 13
$62East Midlands Railway
$6Flixbus
Mon
Feb 14
$28East Midlands Railway
$6Flixbus
Tue
Feb 15
$28East Midlands Railway
$6Flixbus
Wed
Feb 16
$28East Midlands Railway
$6Flixbus
Thu
Feb 17
$33East Midlands Railway
$6Flixbus
Fri
Feb 18
$28East Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus

Bus times from London to Leicester

Showing times and prices for Jan 30

Fastest Journey

2 h

Average

2 h 26 m

Buses per day

28

Distance

143 km

Of the 28 buses that leave London for Leicester every day 28 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 143 km distance in an average of 2 h 26 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 2 h .

The slowest buses will take 3 h 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.

01:20PMLondon2h00 03:20PMLeicester
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$211One-way
06:20PMLondon2h00 08:20PMLeicester
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$271One-way
08:20AMLondon2h00 10:20AMLeicester
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$161One-way
11:20AMLondon2h00 01:20PMLeicester
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$91One-way
02:20PMLondon2h00 04:20PMLeicester
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$211One-way

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Overview: Bus from London to Leicester

distanceDistance89 miles (143 km)
durationAverage bus duration1 h 50 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$5 (€4)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express, Megabus, Infobus or Flixbus

Buses from London to Leicester cover the 89 miles (143 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 50 min with our travel partners like National Express, Megabus, Infobus or Flixbus. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $5 (€4), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $4 (€3). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.

Bus providers: FlixBus and National Express from London to Leicester

You can travel by bus between London and Leicester with FlixBus and National Express for as low as $4 (€3). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

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National Express

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.

  • Average Price: $4

FlixBus' current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your bus to Leicester from London are the following:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Buses from London to Leicester

Leicester is the largest city in the East Midlands, a multicultural place with a famous Asian restaurant scene and diverse nightlife. For visitors looking to explore the city, there are frequent direct bus services to Leicester from London seven days a week, providing an economical alternative to the train. Journey times average around two hours and 45 minutes for the trip from central London, with departures available from very early morning to late at night.

Which bus companies travel from London to Leicester?

All direct London to Leicester bus services are provided by the UK's national bus company, National Express. As there is a frequent direct service to Leicester, indirect connections are not a consideration on this route.

How long is the bus from London to Leicester?

The fastest bus to Leicester from London is a late evening departure from Victoria Coach Station, which takes two hours and 20 minutes to complete the  98 mile route north. Most direct buses take from ten minutes to one hour and 15 minutes longer to reach Leicester, depending on traffic conditions and departure times from the capital.

How many buses are there from London to Leicester?

National Express timetables offer 21 daily direct London to Leicester bus services. The first bus to Leicester from London departs from Victoria Coach Station at 6:30 a.m. and there are hourly buses throughout the day and evening. The final service to Leicester leaves just before midnight. There is an additional  Saturday and Sunday overnight service leaving London at 2:00 a.m.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from London to Leicester?

Departure Bus Station: London Victoria Coach Station is the capital's main terminus for long distance bus travel, situated south-west of central London,  with public transport links on buses stopping on Buckingham Palace Road and Underground trains from Victoria Tube station. Facilities at the station include ATMs,  baggage storage facilities.  a food supermarket, coffee shops, a bakery, a news vendor and taxi stands.

Arrival Bus Station:  Leicester St Margaret's Bus Station is located five minutes walk of the city center, with local buses stopping at stands on Gravel Street close to the National Express stop. The station has a cafe, coffee stands, restrooms, a news vendor, ATMs, and taxi stands.

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FAQs

How much do cheap bus tickets to Leicester from London cost?

Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus between London and Leicester for the next 7 days starting from $4 (€3)  one way.

What is the cost of a bus between London and Leicester?

The London to Leicester bus ticket price is on average $5 (€4)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next week.

What is the distance to Leicester from London by bus?

The bus distance from London to Leicester is around 89 miles (143 km).

How many hours is the bus time to Leicester from London?

The bus time from London to Leicester is on average 1 h 50 min  for the 89 miles (143 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from London to Leicester by bus can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

When traveling by bus from London to Leicester, which bus station in London do I depart from and which bus station in Leicester do I arrive in?

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from London Victoria   and arrive in Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.

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

Passengers board the bus most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station, located 0.1 miles (211 m) away from the city center.

What bus companies go from London to Leicester?

If you're looking for buses from London to Leicester, you can rely on National Express, Megabus, Infobus or Flixbus to get you to Leicester. It's also good to check out all possible bus providers for the London to Leicester route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Are there any nonstop bus services from London to Leicester?

If you’re looking for a direct bus, consider traveling with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus. Nonstop bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your bus tickets.

When is the earliest bus from London to Leicester? When is the last bus from London to Leicester?

You can take the first bus from London to Leicester at 8: 00 AM. The last bus from London to Leicester that you can take departs at 4: 30 PM. Omio shows you the latest bus from London to Leicester schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.

When should I purchase the London to Leicester bus for the best deals on tickets?

If you book a bus ticket from London to Leicester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $5 (€4) one way. However, we recommend booking your bus in advance to get access to the best prices. Bus tickets between London and Leicester are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.