Travel options
from Leicester to Manchester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Leicester to Manchester on Dec 2 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:45PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station4h30 08:15PMManchester, Coach Station
1 changes
$191One-way
Cheapest
07:10PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station5h15 12:25AMManchester, Coach Station
1 changes
$181One-way
Other options
09:50AMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station4h25 02:15PMManchester, Coach Station
1 changes
$201One-way
04:55PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station5h10 10:05PMManchester, Coach Station
1 changes
$191One-way
12:40PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station4h35 05:15PMManchester, Coach Station
1 changes
$281One-way

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Wed
Dec 1
$79First Transpennine Express
$13Flixbus
Thu
Dec 2
$79East Midlands Railway
$18National Express
Fri
Dec 3
$79Cross Country
$13Flixbus
Sat
Dec 4
$79Cross Country
$7Flixbus
Sun
Dec 5
$79Cross Country
$16Flixbus
Mon
Dec 6
$37Cross Country
$7Flixbus
Tue
Dec 7
$37Cross Country
$7Flixbus
Wed
Dec 8
$38Cross Country
$11Flixbus
Thu
Dec 9
$79West Midlands Railway
$7Flixbus
Fri
Dec 10
$38Cross Country
$10Flixbus
Sat
Dec 11
$51East Midlands Railway
$7Flixbus
Sun
Dec 12
$38Cross Country
$7Flixbus
Tue
Dec 14
$38Cross Country
$8Flixbus
Wed
Dec 15
$38Cross Country
$7Flixbus
Thu
Dec 16
$79
$7Flixbus
Fri
Dec 17
$38Cross Country
$21Flixbus
Sat
Dec 18
Find prices
$21Flixbus
Sun
Dec 19
$38Cross Country
$21Flixbus
Mon
Dec 20
$79First Transpennine Express
$16Flixbus
Tue
Dec 21
$37Cross Country
$16Flixbus

Travel Information from Leicester to Manchester

distanceDistance74 miles (119 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$7 - $56
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $7 (€6) • 2 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $56 (€47) • 1 h 54 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or

Travel 74 miles (119 km) by bus or train to Manchester from Leicester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 54 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $7 (€6). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Leicester to Manchester.

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Travel from Leicester to Manchester
Travel to Manchester 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 Leicester to Manchester.
FAQs
How do I reach Manchester from Leicester?

There are 2 travel options from Leicester to Manchester: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Leicester and Manchester?

The cheapest way to go to Manchester from Leicester is by taking a bus, which costs on average $7 (€6).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Manchester:

Taking a bus is about $48 (€40) less than taking a train, which costs on average $56 (€47) for this route.

What is the fastest way to get from Leicester to Manchester?

The fastest way to get to Manchester from Leicester is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 54 min.

Other travel options to Manchester can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 2 h 35 min.

What is the distance from Leicester to Manchester?

You should expect to travel around 74 miles (119 km) between Leicester and Manchester.

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

The average frequency per day from Leicester to Manchester is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Leicester? Where do I arrive in Manchester?

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Leicester to Manchester depart from Leicester to Manchester Piccadilly.
Who can get me from Leicester to Manchester?

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

  • You can take a bus from Leicester to Manchester with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $7 (€6) with Flixbus from Leicester to Manchester.
Is it possible to travel directly from Leicester to Manchester?

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

  • You can find 25 direct trains per day to Manchester with.

Direct services to Manchester 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 trip.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Leicester to Manchester?
Looking to extend your trip from Leicester to Manchester? Many Omio customers who go from Leicester to Manchester usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you're looking to explore London, Liverpool or Edinburgh from Manchester, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I buy tickets to Manchester from Leicester online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Leicester to Manchester, 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 route costs on average $7 (€6) one way.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $56 (€47) one way on average.

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