How to travel from Edinburgh to Leicester

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Travel Information from Edinburgh to Leicester

distanceDistance243 miles (392 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$13 - $95
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $13 (€11) • 7 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $37 (€32) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, easyJet or East Coast

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 243 miles (392 km) to Leicester from Edinburgh. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express, easyJet or East Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Edinburgh to Leicester.

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from Edinburgh to Leicester

How to get from Edinburgh to Leicester by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from Edinburgh to Leicester is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

National Express
05:05PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 transfers
National Express
05:05PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 transfers
Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
10:55PMBirmingham International Airport (BHX)
0 transfers
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London North Eastern Railway
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
01:49PMLeicester station (LEI)
1 transfer
London North Eastern Railway
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
02:29PMLeicester station (LEI)
3 transfers
Cross Country
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
01:02PMLeicester station (LEI)
1 transfer
0 transfers
National Express
05:20AMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 transfers
National Express
09:10PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 transfer
Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
07:40AMLondon Luton Airport (LTN)
0 transfers
Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
07:45AMLondon Stansted Airport (STN)
0 transfers
Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
10:10AMLondon Luton Airport (LTN)
0 transfers

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Travel on National Express, easyJet and FlixBus travel from Edinburgh to Leicester at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next travel from Edinburgh to Leicester you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

    National Express is the leading travel company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel 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 travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel 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 Edinburgh - Leicester travel: 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.

      EasyJet is a British multinational budget airline headquartered at London Luton Airport (LTN) and the largest UK-based airline based on the number of passengers carried. EasyJet flies to more than 150 destinations in Europe and North Africa, making it a very popular low-cost carrier for travelers. To keep fares as low as possible, tickets are non-refundable, and no complimentary snacks are served onboard. All easyJet fare types include allowance of one small personal bag, while additional fees apply for travelers bringing hand luggage and checked luggage.

        FAQs: Travel from Edinburgh to Leicester

        FAQs: 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 Edinburgh to Leicester.

        You can get from Edinburgh to Leicester 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to go to Leicester from Edinburgh is by taking a bus, which costs on average $13 (€11).

        This is compared to other ways of getting from Edinburgh to Leicester:

        Taking a bus costs $24 (€21) less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of $37 (€32).

        Taking a bus costs $81 (€70) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $95 (€82).

        The fastest way to get to Leicester from Edinburgh is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

        Other travel options to Leicester take longer:

        Taking a bus requires on average 7 h 10 min of travel time.

        Train takes 4 h 49 min on average.

        The distance is approximately 243 miles (392 km) from Edinburgh to Leicester.

        The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Leicester is:

        • 1 bus a day.
        • Around 25 trains per day.

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

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

        • Most travelers board their bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station and arrive in Leicester, Fosse Park Avenue (Asda).
        • Most travelers catch their train from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Leicester.

        The following travel companies offer services from Edinburgh to Leicester:

        • Travel with National Express, FlixBus or Megabus for buses to Leicester. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for FlixBus Edinburgh to Leicester tickets on Omio for $13 (€11).
        • Travel with easyJet or Flybe to go to Leicester by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find easyJet Edinburgh to Leicester tickets on Omio for $37 (€32).
        • East Coast, CrossCountry or Virgin Trains can get you to Leicester by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Virgin Trains from Edinburgh to Leicester for $95 (€82) on Omio.

        Yes, there are direct routes from Edinburgh to Leicester with the following travel companies:

        • You can check for a direct bus to Leicester with National Express or FlixBus with 1 direct bus per day.

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

        Many of our customers who book a trip from Edinburgh to Leicester often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Birmingham, Manchester or Nottingham. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Edinburgh and Leicester itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Leicester and any of these top destinations today!
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