London to Leicester bus

Cheap bus tickets from London to Leicester

Showing times and prices for Dec 07

Cheapest

7

Average

11

The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from London to Leicester is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

09:30AMLondon2h45 12:15PMLeicester, Braunstone
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71One-way
11:30AMLondon3h00 02:30PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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71One-way
01:30PMLondon3h15 04:45PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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71One-way
09:30AMLondon3h00 12:30PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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71One-way
11:59PMLondon2h56 02:55AMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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71One-way

Bus schedule from London to Leicester

Showing buses for tomorrow, Wednesday, December 7
12:20AMLondon2h00 02:20AMLeicester
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06:30AMLondon2h45 09:15AMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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08:30AMLondon2h45 11:15AMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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09:30AMLondon2h45 12:15PMLeicester, Braunstone
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09:30AMLondon3h00 12:30PMLeicester, 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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11:30AMLondon2h50 02:20PMLeicester, Braunstone
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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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01:30PMLondon3h15 04:45PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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01:30PMLondon3h05 04:35PMLeicester, Braunstone
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02:00PMLondon2h20 04:20PMLeicester
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02:20PMLondon2h00 04:20PMLeicester
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02:30PMLondon3h00 05:30PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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04:30PMLondon3h35 08:05PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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05:30PMLondon3h15 08:45PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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05:30PMLondon3h00 08:30PMLeicester, Braunstone
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06:00PMLondon2h20 08:20PMLeicester
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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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08:00PMLondon2h25 10:25PMLeicester, Braunstone
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09:00PMLondon2h25 11:25PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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09:00PMLondon2h15 11:15PMLeicester, Braunstone
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10:30PMLondon2h25 12:55AMLeicester, Braunstone
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10:30PMLondon2h35 01:05AMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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11:59PMLondon2h21 02:20AMLeicester
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11:59PMLondon2h56 02:55AMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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Bus times from London to Leicester

Showing times and prices for Dec 07

Fastest Journey

2 h

Average

2 h 36 m

Buses per day

32

Distance

143 km

Of the 32 buses that leave London for Leicester every day 32 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

02:20PMLondon2h00 04:20PMLeicester
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111One-way
06:20PMLondon2h00 08:20PMLeicester
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151One-way
12:20AMLondon2h00 02:20AMLeicester
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111One-way
07:50PMLondon2h00 09:50PMLeicester
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151One-way
01:20PMLondon2h00 03:20PMLeicester
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101One-way

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Overview: Bus from London to Leicester

distanceDistance89 miles (143 km)
durationAverage bus duration2 h
priceAverage bus ticket price$7 (€7)
frequencyBus frequency3 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 3 direct buses a day
carriersBus companiesMegabus, National Express, Infobus or Flixbus

Buses from London to Leicester cover the 89 miles (143 km) long journey taking on average 2 h with our travel partners like Megabus, National Express, Infobus or Flixbus. Normally, there are 3 buses operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $7 (€7), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $6 (€5). 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

Travel from London to Leicester from $6 (€5) with Omio’s bus partners FlixBus and National Express! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

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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.

Bus information from London to Leicester with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 52 min
  • Average Price: $6
  • FlixBus frequency: 3 a day

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 London - Leicester 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.

    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.

    Travel Tips: Bus to Leicester from London

    Travel Tips: 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
    Bus tickets between London and Leicester for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $6 (€5)  one way in the next 7 days.
    If you are looking to buy your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the London to Leicester bus to cost on average $7 (€7)  one way.
    The London to Leicester bus distance is approximately 89 miles (143 km).
    On average the London to Leicester bus time is 2 h  covering the 89 miles (143 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

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

    Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their buses from London Victoria and need to travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city center to get to this bus station.

    Passengers arriving in Leicester most often arrive at Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station and need to travel around 0.4 miles (643 m) from this bus station to the city center.

    When taking a bus from London to Leicester, you can count on Megabus, National Express, Infobus or Flixbus for the best way to get you to Leicester. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service between London and Leicester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
    Yes, there are 3 direct buses per day from London to Leicester with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus, 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 purchase your bus ticket.
    On average, there are 3 buses a day from London to Leicester. The bus times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    The earliest bus departing from London to Leicester leaves at 2: 00 PM. The last bus departing from London to Leicester leaves at 2: 00 PM. You can find the latest London to Leicester bus schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    You can find buses from London to Leicester to cost on average $7 (€7) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the London to Leicester bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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