How to travel from Birmingham to Leicester

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from Birmingham to Leicester

You can get from Birmingham to Leicester by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Birmingham to Leicester on Aug 10 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:52AMBirmingham New Street0h59 10:51AMLeicester
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05:45AMBirmingham, Coach Station1h05 06:50AMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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10:22AMBirmingham New Street0h50 11:12AMLeicester
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08:52AMBirmingham New Street0h59 09:51AMLeicester
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10:52AMBirmingham New Street0h59 11:51AMLeicester
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Travel Information to Leicester from Birmingham

distanceDistance33 miles (54 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$12 - $14
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $12 (€11) • 1 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $14 (€13) • 48 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Cross Country

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 33 miles (54 km) from Birmingham to Leicester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 48 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $12 (€11). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or Cross Country among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Birmingham to Leicester.

Travel Tips: Travel from Birmingham to Leicester

Travel 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 Birmingham to Leicester.

There are 4 travel options from Birmingham to Leicester: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Leicester is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $12 (€11) compared to other travel options to Leicester:

A bus is $2 (€2) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Birmingham to Leicester costing on average $14 (€13).

The quickest way to travel to Leicester from Birmingham is by train, which takes on average 48 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Leicester by bus can take on average 1 h 5 min.

The Birmingham to Leicester distance is around 33 miles (54 km).

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Leicester is:

  • Around 10 buses per day.
  • Around 43 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Leicester from Birmingham as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Birmingham to Leicester:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Birmingham, Coach Station and arrive in Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Leicester.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Birmingham to Leicester, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can get you to Leicester by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with National Express from Birmingham to Leicester for $12 (€11) on Omio.
  • Cross Country can take you to Leicester by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Cross Country from Birmingham to Leicester for $14 (€13).

Yes, there are direct services available from Birmingham to Leicester with the following travel companies:

  • You can find around 10 direct buses per day and travel with National Express.
  • You can take a direct train with Cross Country with 27 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Leicester as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Birmingham and Leicester.

Your trip from Birmingham to Leicester doesn't have to end in Leicester. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Nottingham. If you’d like to add London, Manchester or Nottingham to your Birmingham to Leicester tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Leicester today!

Before traveling from Birmingham to Leicester, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $12 (€11) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket costs $14 (€13) one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Birmingham to Leicester tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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