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London to Leicester by bus

The journey from London to Leicester by bus is 144.11 km and takes 3 hrs 13 mins. There are 377 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:05 am and the last at 11:59 pm. It is possible to travel from London to Leicester by bus for as little as $5.74 or as much as $117.95. The best price for this journey is $5.74.

Lowest Price$5.74
Journey Duration3 hrs 13 mins
Connection per Day377
Lowest Price$5.74
Highest Price$117.95
First Departure12:05 am
Last Departure11:59 pm
Distance144.11 km
DepartureLondon
ArrivalLeicester
CarriersMegabus, National Express

London to Leicester Bus Times

Departure date
Thursday, 29 Feb 2024

Quick and easy travel from London to Leicester with Virail

Virail's search tool will provide you with the options you need when you want to go from London to Leicester. All you need to do is enter the dates of your planned journey, and let us take care of everything else. Our engine does the hard work, searching through thousands of routes offered by our trusted travel partners to show you options for traveling by train, bus, plane, or carpool. You can filter the results to suit your needs. There are a number of filtering options, including price, one-way or round trip, departure or arrival time, duration of journey, or number of connections. Soon you'll find the best choice for your journey. When you're ready, Virail will transfer you to the provider's website to complete the booking. No matter where you're going, get there with Virail.

How much do bus tickets from London to Leicester cost?

The cheapest bus tickets from London to Leicester cost $5.74. On average, you can expect to spend around $36.56 for your bus ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper bus tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from London to Leicester.
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Prices will vary when you travel from London to Leicester. On average, though, you'll pay about $36.56 for a bus ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.

How much time will it take to go from London to Leicester by bus?

With a distance of 144.11 km between London and Leicester, it will usually take 3 hrs 13 mins to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 3 hrs 13 mins. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The journey between London and Leicester runs for about 144.11 km and usually takes approximately 3 hrs 13 mins. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 1 hr 40 mins. If you are trying to get from London to Leicester as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

How many journeys from London to Leicester are there every day?

The exact number of journeys from London to Leicester can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 377 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from London to Leicester. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from London to Leicester varies, but in general, you can expect to find 261 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 116 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from London to Leicester. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from London to Leicester
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from London to Leicester.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from London to Leicester, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from London to Leicester.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Best time to book London to Leicester travel

Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $5.64 to $27.86 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 80% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from London to Leicester

The cheapest London - Leicester bus tickets can be found for as low as $6.35 if you’re lucky, or $9.45 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $11.68.

Find the best day to travel to Leicester by bus

When travelling to Leicester by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Megabus is a low-cost intercity bus service that operates in North America, Canada, and Europe. It was founded in 2003 and is owned by Stagecoach Group, a multinational transport company. Megabus retains its own brand in Britain and North America, but in Continental Europe, including France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands, its services have been rebranded as Flixbus since the acquisition by a German company in June 2016.

National Express is a British multinational public transport company that operates bus, and rail services in the UK, Europe, North Africa, and North America. The company was founded in 1972 and has its headquarters in Birmingham, UK. National Express operates a fleet of over 1,600 buses, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. The company also operates rail services in the UK, including the East Anglia franchise.

Services on board Megabus, National Express and FlixBus from London to Leicester
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London to Leicester CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
10.09kg
Bus
10.81kg
Flight
28.82kg
Car
23.06kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from London to Leicester?
A bus ticket from London to Leicester is $36.56. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $5.74.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from London to Leicester?
The cheapest ticket you can get from London to Leicester is $5.74. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between London and Leicester by bus?
London to Leicester is 144.11 km.
How long does the bus between London and Leicester take?
London to Leicester is on average 3 hrs 13 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 40 mins.
Which companies operate from London to Leicester?
The bus journey from London to Leicester is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Megabus, National Express and FlixBus.
How many bus connections per day go from London to Leicester?
London to Leicester has 377 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from London to Leicester leave?
The earliest bus from London to Leicester departs at 12:05 am. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from London to Leicester depart?
The latest bus from London to Leicester departs at 11:59 pm. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from London to Leicester in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $5.74 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from London to Leicester?
There are 19 station(s) that you can depart from London to go to Leicester. You can go from Gatwick Airport, London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, London Heathrow Airport, London Bridge, London Southend Airport, London Euston, London Charing Cross, London Waterloo, London Premier Inn Heathrow Terminal 5, London Victoria, London St Pancras, Waterloo, London Paddington, London City Airport, Southend Airport, London Stratford, London Hyde Park, Luton Airport and Stansted Airport and you can arrive at Leicester Railway Station and Leicester St.Margaret's Bus Station.
How many direct connections depart from London to Leicester?
There are on average 261 direct connection(s) from London to go to Leicester.
What's the fastest journey time between London to Leicester by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between London and Leicester is 1 hr 40 mins.
Is there a direct bus from London to Leicester?
Yes, there is a direct bus between London and Leicester.
What are the CO2 emissions for London to Leicester by bus?
The bus journey from London to Leicester creates 10.81kg of CO2 emissions.