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Timetable London to Leicester

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06:30AMLondon2h30 09:00AMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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08:00AMLondon2h20 10:20AMLeicester
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08:30AMLondon2h45 11:15AMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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09:30AMLondon2h55 12:25PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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10:30AMLondon2h40 01:10PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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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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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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04:30PMLondon3h05 07:35PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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06:00PMLondon2h30 08:30PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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06:30PMLondon2h20 08:50PMLeicester
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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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The fastest buses from London to Leicester

Showing times and prices for Jun 20

Fastest Journey

2 h 20 m

Average

2 h 39 m

Buses per day

15

Distance

143 km

Of the 15 buses that leave London for Leicester every day 15 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 39 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 2 h 20 m .

The slowest buses will take 3 h 5 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.

08:00AMLondon2h20 10:20AMLeicester
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$161One-way
01:00PMLondon2h20 03:20PMLeicester
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$261One-way
06:30PMLondon2h20 08:50PMLeicester
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$201One-way
09:00PMLondon2h25 11:25PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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$171One-way
06:30AMLondon2h30 09:00AMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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$261One-way

COMPARE Prices across different modes

Sun
Jun 20
$62East Midlands Trains
$3Flixbus
Mon
Jun 21
$56East Midlands Trains
$6Flixbus
Tue
Jun 22
$43East Midlands Trains
$3Flixbus
Wed
Jun 23
$43East Midlands Trains
$6Flixbus
Thu
Jun 24
$43East Midlands Trains
$3Flixbus
Fri
Jun 25
$48East Midlands Trains
$3Flixbus
Sat
Jun 26
$101West Midlands Railway
$3Flixbus
Sun
Jun 27
$101West Midlands Railway
$3Flixbus
Mon
Jun 28
$43East Midlands Trains
$3Flixbus
Tue
Jun 29
$43East Midlands Trains
$3Flixbus
Wed
Jun 30
$43East Midlands Trains
$3Flixbus
Thu
Jul 1
$43East Midlands Trains
$3Flixbus
Fri
Jul 2
$43East Midlands Trains
$3Flixbus
Sat
Jul 3
$43East Midlands Trains
$3Flixbus
Sun
Jul 4
$48East Midlands Trains
$6National Express
Mon
Jul 5
$43East Midlands Trains
$6National Express
Wed
Jul 7
$43East Midlands Trains
$3Flixbus
Thu
Jul 8
$43East Midlands Trains
$6Flixbus
Fri
Jul 9
$37East Midlands Trains
$6National Express

The cheapest buses from London to Leicester

Showing times and prices for Jun 20

Cheapest

$8

Average

$12

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 $ 12 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 8.

08:00PMLondon2h35 10:35PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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$81One-way
08:30AMLondon2h45 11:15AMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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$81One-way
04:30PMLondon3h05 07:35PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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$81One-way
09:30AMLondon2h55 12:25PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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$81One-way
12:30PMLondon2h45 03:15PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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$81One-way

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Journey Summary

London to Leicester Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration
2 hours 23 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $9
Buses depart from:London
Bus arrives in:Leicester
Distance:143 km
Bus Companies:Flixbus, National Express, Megabus
Bus companies

London to Leicester with National Express

National Express buses will get you between London and Leicester from $3 (€2). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

National Express

National Express is a great way to travel comfortably and affordably from London to Leicester. As the UK’s leading long-distance bus company, National Express offers hundreds of routes to cities, towns and major airports throughout the country with maximum savings and comfort in mind for each passenger. Omio shows you National Express bus schedules and ticket options for the London to Leicester trip, so you can find the cheapest deals to travel by bus. On a National Express bus, you can expect to travel 89 miles (143 km) from London to Leicester.

All buses from National Express provide air conditioning, free WiFi and onboard entertainment to keep you feeling comfortable and entertained during a long journey. Most buses have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, perfect if you need to charge your phone or laptop. There are three different tickets that you can pick for the London to Leicester bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. If you’re looking for more flexibility on canceling or changing your bus ticket easily, we recommend booking the Fully Flexible Fare option.

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your National Express bus ticket from London to Leicester:

  • 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 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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Buses from London to Leicester
Take the bus to Leicester easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Leicester.
FAQs
How much are cheap buses from London to Leicester?
Omio customers have found the cheapest buses from London to Leicester to cost as little as $3 (€2)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a bus ticket from London to Leicester?
The London to Leicester bus ticket price is on average $4 (€3)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next week.
How far is Leicester from London by bus?
The distance to Leicester from London by bus is approximately 89 miles (143 km).
How many hours is the bus time from London to Leicester?
The London to Leicester bus duration is on average 2 h 20 min, which is to be expected when traveling 89 miles (143 km) between London and Leicester. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
Which bus station from London to Leicester do I depart from? Which Leicester bus station from London do I arrive in?

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.

Where is the departure bus station in London located? Where is the arrival bus station in Leicester located?

Passengers board their bus most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to this bus station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the bus station to the city center in Leicester.

Which bus providers should I travel with from London to Leicester?
For the trip from London to Leicester you can take a bus with National Express or Infobus. Be sure to check out all possible bus companies that offer services between London and Leicester on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Is there a direct bus from London to Leicester?
If you’re looking for a direct bus from London to Leicester, consider traveling with 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.
What time is the earliest bus from London to Leicester? What time is the last bus from London to Leicester?
The earliest bus for this route departs from London at 5: 30 AM. The last bus leaves from London at 8: 00 PM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from London to Leicester and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I purchase a bus ticket from London to Leicester to get the best deals?
If you purchase the London to Leicester bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $4 (€3). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses between London and Leicester. 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.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Leicester
London
Amenities
London Liverpool Street Stn
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WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City