How to travel from Leicester to Manchester

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from Leicester to Manchester

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

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To get from Leicester to Manchester on Oct 05 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:25AMLeicester2h40 02:05PMManchester
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11:25AMLeicester2h40 02:05PMManchester
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Travel Information to Manchester from Leicester

distanceDistance74 miles (119 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$24 - $71
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $24 (€23) • 2 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $71 (€68) • 1 h 53 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or East Midlands Railway

Travel 74 miles (119 km) by bus, flight, ferry 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 53 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $24 (€23). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or East Midlands Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Leicester to Manchester.

Travel Tips: Travel from Leicester to Manchester

Travel Tips: 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.

There are 4 ways to travel between Leicester and Manchester including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Manchester from Leicester is by taking a bus, which costs on average $24 (€23).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Manchester:

A bus is generally $47 (€45) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $71 (€68) from Leicester to Manchester.

The fastest way to get to Manchester from Leicester is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 53 min.

Other travel options to Manchester can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 2 h 15 min   on average.

Manchester is approximately 74 miles (119 km) away from Leicester.

The average frequency per day from Leicester to Manchester is:

  • Around 6 buses per day.
  • 36 trains a day.

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

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Most travelers take a train from Leicester to Manchester Piccadilly.

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

  • National Express can take you to Manchester by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for National Express from Leicester to Manchester for $24 (€23).
  • Travel with East Midlands Railway to go to Manchester by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find East Midlands Railway Leicester to Manchester tickets on Omio for $71 (€68).

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

  • You can find 1 direct bus per day to Manchester with Flixbus.

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 journey.

Many of our customers traveling from Leicester to Manchester don't make Manchester their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Manchester are London, Liverpool or Edinburgh, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Manchester to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Leicester to Manchester, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $24 (€23) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $71 (€68) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Leicester to Manchester online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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