How to travel from Glasgow to Leicester

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from Glasgow to Leicester

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

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

National Express
Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
05:00PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 transfers
National Express
Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
05:00PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 transfers
London North Eastern Railway
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
02:49PMLeicester station (LEI)
2 transfers
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London North Eastern Railway
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
04:49PMLeicester station (LEI)
2 transfers
Cross Country
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
04:30PMLeicester station (LEI)
2 transfers
Cross Country
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
03:30PMLeicester station (LEI)
2 transfers
National Express
Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
05:40PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 transfer
National Express
Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
05:20AMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
0 transfers
National Express
Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
08:50AMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 transfer

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Travel Information to Leicester from Glasgow

distanceDistance255 miles (412 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, train or flight
priceTicket price range$22 - $51
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $22 (€19) • 8 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $48 (€42) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, easyJet or Virgin Trains

Take a bus, train or flight to travel 255 miles (412 km) between Glasgow and Leicester. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express, easyJet or Virgin Trains among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Glasgow to Leicester.

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

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains from Glasgow to Leicester. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

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

        FAQs: Travel from Glasgow 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 Glasgow to Leicester.

        There are 3 travel options from Glasgow to Leicester: bus, train or flight.

        The cheapest way to travel from Glasgow to Leicester is a bus with an average price of $22 (€19).

        This is compared to other travel options from Glasgow to Leicester:

        Taking a bus costs $25 (€22) less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of $48 (€42).

        A bus is $28 (€25) less than a train with an average ticket price of $51 (€44) from Glasgow to Leicester.

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

        Other travel options to Leicester take longer:

        Getting to Leicester by bus takes 8 h 55 min on average.

        Taking a train requires on average 4 h 50 min of travel time.

        The distance is approximately 255 miles (412 km) from Glasgow to Leicester.

        The average frequency per day from Glasgow to Leicester is:

        • Around 1 bus per day.
        • Around 12 trains per day.

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

        These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Glasgow to Leicester:

        • Buses most often depart from Glasgow at Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station and arrive in Leicester at Leicester, Fosse Park Avenue (Asda).
        • Trains mostly leave from Glasgow Central and tend to arrive in Leicester.

        Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Glasgow to Leicester:

        • You can go to Leicester from Glasgow by bus with National Express, FlixBus or Megabus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $22 (€19) with FlixBus from Glasgow to Leicester on Omio.
        • You can take a flight from Glasgow to Leicester with easyJet or Flybe. Cheap tickets can be found for $48 (€42) with easyJet from Glasgow to Leicester.
        • You can take a train from Glasgow to Leicester with Virgin Trains, CrossCountry, East Coast, TransPennine Express or ScotRail. Cheap tickets can be found for $51 (€44) with Virgin Trains from Glasgow to Leicester.

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

        • Direct bus available with National Express 1 direct bus 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 from Glasgow to Leicester.

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