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from Edinburgh to Leicester

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

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$86London North Eastern Railway
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$104London North Eastern Railway
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$62Avanti West Coast
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Travel Information to Leicester from Edinburgh

distanceDistance243 miles (392 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$26 - $234
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $26 (€22) • 6 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $103 (€86) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet, Flixbus or Cross Country

Travel 243 miles (392 km) by flight, bus or train between Edinburgh and Leicester. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $26 (€22). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are easyJet, Flixbus or Cross Country among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Leicester.

Travel Tips: Travel from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Leicester.
FAQs

How do I reach Leicester from Edinburgh?

There are 3 ways to travel between Edinburgh and Leicester including taking a flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Leicester?

The cheapest way to travel between Edinburgh and Leicester is by taking a bus with an average price of $26 (€22).

This is compared to other travel options to Leicester:

Taking a bus is usually $77 (€64) less than taking a flight to Leicester, which costs on average $103 (€86) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is about $208 (€173) less than taking a train, which costs on average $234 (€195) for this trip.

What is the quickest way from Edinburgh to Leicester?

The fastest way from Edinburgh to Leicester is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to Leicester that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 6 h 45 min   on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 4 h 49 min   on average.

What is the distance between Edinburgh and Leicester?

You should expect to travel around 243 miles (392 km) between Edinburgh and Leicester.

How many services a day are there from Edinburgh to Leicester?

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Leicester is:

  • 8 trains a day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Edinburgh to Leicester?

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Edinburgh, Elder Street to Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Leicester.

Who can get me from Edinburgh to Leicester?

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

  • EasyJet can take you to Leicester by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for easyJet from Edinburgh to Leicester for $103 (€86).
  • Flixbus can take you to Leicester by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Edinburgh to Leicester for $26 (€22).
  • Cross Country can get you to Leicester by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Cross Country from Edinburgh to Leicester for $234 (€195) on Omio.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Edinburgh to Leicester?

Your trip from Edinburgh 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, Birmingham or Manchester. If you’d like to add London, Birmingham or Manchester to your Edinburgh to Leicester tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Leicester today!

When should I buy a ticket from Edinburgh to Leicester online to score the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket costs $103 (€86) one way on average for this route.
  • A bus ticket is costing on average $26 (€22) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $234 (€195) one way for this route.

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