How to travel from London to Leicester

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from London to Leicester

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

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To get from London to Leicester on May 18 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from London to Leicester

distanceDistance89 miles (143 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$17 - $90
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $17 (€15) • 1 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $90 (€81) • 1 h 3 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or East Midlands Railway

Take a bus or train to travel 89 miles (143 km) between London and Leicester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 3 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $17 (€15). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Megabus or East Midlands Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct from London to Leicester.

How to get from London to Leicester

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from London to Leicester there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 53,52% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from London to Leicester. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from London 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 London to Leicester.

You can travel from London to Leicester 2 different ways: bus or train.

The cheapest way to get from London to Leicester is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $17 (€15) compared to other travel options to Leicester:

A bus is $73 (€66) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from London to Leicester costing on average $90 (€81).

The fastest way from London to Leicester is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 3 min.

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 1 h 45 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 89 miles (143 km) between London and Leicester.

The average frequency per day from London to Leicester is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

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

  • Trains mostly leave from London Victoria and tend to arrive in Leicester.

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

  • You can take a bus from London to Leicester with Megabus. Cheap tickets can be found for $17 (€15) with Megabus from London to Leicester.
  • You can travel by train from London to Leicester with East Midlands Railway, and you can find East Midlands Railway London to Leicester tickets for $90 (€81) on Omio.
Omio customers who travel from London to Leicester often also extend their vacation to go to Birmingham, Manchester or Nottingham. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Leicester and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • A bus ticket costs $17 (€15) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $90 (€81) one way.

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

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