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.
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Of the 46 buses that leave London for Leicester every day 43 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||89 miles (143 km)|
|Average bus duration||2 h|
|Average bus ticket price||$12 (€11)|
|Bus frequency||3 a day|
|Direct bus||Yes, there are 3 direct buses a day|
|Bus companies||FlixBus, Megabus or National Express|
Buses from London to Leicester cover the 89 miles (143 km) long journey taking on average 2 h with our travel partners like FlixBus, Megabus or National Express. Normally, there are 3 buses operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $12 (€11), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $8 (€7). Travelers depart most frequently from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Leicester, Fosse Park Avenue (Asda).
Travel between London and Leicester from $8 (€7) with Omio’s bus partners National Express and FlixBus! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When departing from London, you have various bus station options to start your journey from including London, Victoria Coach Station, Luton, London Luton Airport Bus Station and Stansted, London Stansted Airport Coach Station. When arriving in Leicester, you can end your route in bus stations like Leicester, Fosse Park Avenue (Asda), Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station and Leicester, Rail Station (Stand EE).
Passengers board the bus most frequently from London, Victoria Coach Station, which is located around 2.1 miles (3.4 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Leicester, Fosse Park Avenue (Asda), located 3.9 miles (6.3 km) away from the city centre.
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