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Leicester-Bedford Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

Leicester to Bedford bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$47.61
Fastest time2h 31m
Trips per day6
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Leicester to Bedford right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Leicester to Bedford?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $47.61 was the low point for bus fares from Leicester to Bedford. Buses from Bedford to Leicester are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $47.61 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 2 hours and 51 minutes to cover the 45 miles (72 kilometers) from Leicester, LCE to Bedford, BDF. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 31 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Bedford. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Leicester?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00am. To see the times for all buses from Leicester to Bedford, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Leicester to Bedford every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Leicester to Bedford; ticket prices start at $43.14.

What bus companies travel from Leicester to Bedford?

There is one bus company that operates from Leicester to Bedford. National Express is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express62h 51m$47.61

Where does the bus leave from in Leicester?

Most buses depart from the main station in Leicester, Leicester:

  • St. Margaret's Bus Station
  • Narborough Rd

Where does the bus arrive in Bedford?

All buses from Leicester arrive at one main station in Bedford, Bedford:

  • Coach Station

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