Travel options
from Manchester to Leicester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Manchester to Leicester on Nov 28 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:45AMManchester Piccadilly3h13 01:58PMLeicester
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$461One-way
Cheapest
10:45AMManchester Piccadilly3h13 01:58PMLeicester
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$461One-way
Other options
08:13AMManchester Piccadilly2h17 10:30AMLeicester
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$801One-way
10:14AMManchester Piccadilly2h44 12:58PMLeicester
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$801One-way
09:10AMManchester Piccadilly2h48 11:58AMLeicester
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$801One-way

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Sat
Nov 27
$80East Midlands Railway
$13Flixbus
Sun
Nov 28
$46Northern Rail
$20National Express
Mon
Nov 29
$46East Midlands Railway
$7Flixbus
Tue
Nov 30
$46East Midlands Railway
$18National Express
Wed
Dec 1
$79Cross Country
$13National Express
Thu
Dec 2
$46East Midlands Railway
$8Flixbus
Fri
Dec 3
$51East Midlands Railway
$17Flixbus
Sat
Dec 4
$57East Midlands Railway
$8Flixbus
Sun
Dec 5
$79Cross Country
$7Flixbus
Mon
Dec 6
$45
$7Flixbus
Tue
Dec 7
$46East Midlands Railway
$13National Express
Wed
Dec 8
$23East Midlands Railway
$9National Express
Thu
Dec 9
$46East Midlands Railway
$8Flixbus
Fri
Dec 10
$79West Midlands Railway
$14National Express
Sat
Dec 11
$80
$7Flixbus
Sun
Dec 12
$80East Midlands Railway
$11Flixbus
Wed
Dec 15
$46East Midlands Railway
$13National Express
Thu
Dec 16
$46East Midlands Railway
$7Flixbus
Fri
Dec 17
$37East Midlands Railway
$16Flixbus

Travel Tips

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

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

What is the cheapest way from Manchester to Leicester?

The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Leicester is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $7 (€5) compared to other travel options to Leicester:

A bus is $73 (€60) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Manchester to Leicester costing on average $80 (€66).

What is the quickest way from Manchester to Leicester?

The quickest way to travel from Manchester to Leicester is by train, which takes on average 2 h 25 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 2 h 35 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Manchester to Leicester would I travel?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Leicester is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

When traveling to Leicester from Manchester, what are the departure and arrival points in Manchester and Leicester?

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

  • Buses from Manchester to Leicester most often leave from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.
  • Trains most often depart from Manchester at Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Leicester at Leicester.
Which travel companies can take me from Manchester to Leicester?

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

  • You can take a bus from Manchester to Leicester with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $7 (€5) with Flixbus from Manchester to Leicester.
  • You can take a train from Manchester to Leicester with First Transpennine Express. Cheap tickets can be found for $80 (€66) with First Transpennine Express from Manchester to Leicester.
Is it possible to travel directly between Manchester and Leicester?

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

  • You'll find 25 direct trains per day with.

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 to Leicester from Manchester.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Leicester from Manchester ends?
Omio customers who travel from Manchester to Leicester often also extend their vacation to go to London, Birmingham or Nottingham. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Leicester and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I purchase Manchester to Leicester tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket costs $7 (€5) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket costs $80 (€66) one way on average for this route.

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