Travel options
from Edinburgh to Leicester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Edinburgh to Leicester on Sep 19 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:45AMEdinburgh8h00 04:45PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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$1041One-way
Cheapest
10:45AMEdinburgh11h25 10:10PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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$641One-way
Other options
09:10PMEdinburgh8h10 05:20AMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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$1041One-way
09:20PMEdinburgh Airport1h25 10:45PMLondon Heathrow Airport
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$3511One-way
10:51AMEdinburgh Waverley5h24 04:15PMLeicester
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$2771One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sun
Sep 19
$277Avanti West Coast
$64National Express
$91easyJet
Mon
Sep 20
$242Cross Country
$60National Express
$101easyJet
Wed
Sep 22
$95London North Eastern Railway
$60National Express
$61easyJet
Thu
Sep 23
$95Cross Country
$62National Express
$61easyJet
Fri
Sep 24
$77Cross Country
$60National Express
$82easyJet

Travel Information between Edinburgh and Leicester

distanceDistance243 miles (392 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$47 - $231
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $47 (€38) • 11 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $47 (€38) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 243 miles (392 km) by bus, flight or train from Edinburgh to 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 $47 (€38). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Leicester.

Travel Tips

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FAQs
How do I travel from Edinburgh to Leicester?

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

What is the cheapest way from Edinburgh to Leicester?

The cheapest way to travel between Edinburgh and Leicester is by taking a bus with an average price of $47 (€38).

This is compared to other travel options to Leicester:

A bus is $1 (€1) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Edinburgh to Leicester costing on average $47 (€38).

A bus is $184 (€147) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Edinburgh to Leicester costing on average $231 (€184).

What is the quickest way to get 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, getting to Leicester by bus can take on average 11 h 25 min.

In comparison, getting to Leicester by train can take on average 4 h 29 min.

How many miles from Edinburgh to Leicester would I travel?

Leicester is approximately 243 miles (392 km) away from Edinburgh.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Edinburgh to Leicester?

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Leicester is:

  • 8 trains per day.

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

When traveling between Edinburgh and Leicester, what are the departure and arrival points in Edinburgh and Leicester?

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.
  • Most travelers take a train from Edinburgh Waverley to Leicester.
Which travel operators can get me to Leicester from Edinburgh?

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:

  • National Express can get you to Leicester by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with National Express from Edinburgh to Leicester for $47 (€38) on Omio.
  • Travel with easyJet for flights to Leicester. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for easyJet Edinburgh to Leicester tickets on Omio for $47 (€38).
  • Travel with London North Eastern Railway to go to Leicester by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find London North Eastern Railway Edinburgh to Leicester tickets on Omio for $231 (€184).
Where should I go next after I travel from Edinburgh to Leicester?
Omio customers who travel from Edinburgh to Leicester often also extend their vacation to go to London, Birmingham or Manchester. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Leicester and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I buy tickets from Edinburgh to Leicester online to get 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 bus ticket for this journey costs on average $47 (€38) one way.
  • A plane ticket costs $47 (€38) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket costs $231 (€184) one way on average 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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh
Leicester
Edinburgh
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Edinburgh Waverley
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.