How to travel from Manchester to Leicester

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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 Oct 03 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:27AMManchester Piccadilly2h35 12:02PMLeicester
2 transfers
07:30PMManchester, Coach Station4h20 11:50PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 transfer
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08:49AMManchester Piccadilly2h41 11:30AMLeicester
1 transfer
03:15PMManchester, Coach Station4h10 07:25PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 transfer
08:20AMManchester, Coach Station4h50 01:10PMLeicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 transfer

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Travel Information from Manchester to Leicester

distanceDistance74 miles (119 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $72
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $10 (€10) • 2 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $72 (€69) • 1 h 38 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or West Midlands Railway

Travel 74 miles (119 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Manchester to Leicester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 38 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $10 (€10). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or West Midlands Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Manchester to Leicester.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Leicester

Travel Tips: 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.

There are 4 ways to get from Manchester to Leicester: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Leicester is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $10 (€10) compared to other travel options to Leicester:

A bus is $61 (€59) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Manchester to Leicester costing on average $72 (€69).

The fastest way from Manchester to Leicester is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 38 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Leicester by bus can take on average 2 h 15 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Leicester is:

  • 7 buses per day.
  • Around 28 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Manchester to 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 from Manchester to Leicester:

  • Buses from Manchester to Leicester most often leave from Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.
  • Trains mostly leave from Manchester Piccadilly and tend to arrive in Leicester.

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

  • You can go to Leicester from Manchester by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $10 (€10) with Flixbus from Manchester to Leicester on Omio.
  • You can travel from Manchester to Leicester by train with West Midlands Railway. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $72 (€69) with West Midlands Railway from Manchester to Leicester.

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

  • You'll find 2 direct buses a day to Leicester with Flixbus.

Direct services to Leicester 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.

Your trip from Manchester to Leicester doesn't have to end in Leicester. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Birmingham or Nottingham. If you’d like to add London, Birmingham or Nottingham to your Manchester to Leicester tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Leicester today!

Before traveling from Manchester 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 $10 (€10) one way on average for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $72 (€69) one way on average.

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.

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