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Birmingham - Leicester Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity coaches per day from Birmingham to Leicester. Traveling by coach from Birmingham to Leicester usually takes around one hour and 25 minutes, but the fastest National Express coach can make the trip in just one hour and 5 minutes.

Distance33 mi (53 km)
Shortest duration1h 5m
Cheapest price£4.99
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Coach lines1

How much is a coach ticket from Birmingham to Leicester?

£7.17 is the average price of a coach ticket from Birmingham to Leicester. This is currently one of the best deals in coach travel. It’s easy to find a coach ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Birmingham to Leicester by coach will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, coach ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around £9 whenever you decide to travel.

What coach companies travel from Birmingham to Leicester?

On Wanderu there is one intercity coach company that operates from Birmingham to Leicester. National Express is the only company that connects the two cities by coach available on Wanderu. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled coaches per day for you to choose from.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express41h 26m£7.25
  • National Express

    National Express

    Book National Express from Birmingham to Leicester from £5. There are 4 National Express schedules from Birmingham to Leicester and you can expect on average to pay for a National Express ticket to Leicester. In Birmingham, National Express departs to Leicester from National Express Station and no other station. In Leicester, National Express arrives at LEICESTER (City Centre) and no other station.

    An average trip on National Express from Birmingham to Leicester takes 1 hours and 26 minutes , while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Leicester in 1 hours and 5 minutes .

    On weekends, National Express offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Leicester.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Birmingham to Leicester during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, coach carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all coach passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the coach.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach takes an average of one hour and 25 minutes to cover the 33 miles from Birmingham to Leicester. However, the fastest coach only takes an hour and 5 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short coach trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

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

Friday is the busiest travel day for coaches as people head from Birmingham to Leicester for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Birmingham?

The first coach leaves at 05:00 and the last coach leaves at 08:00. To see the times for all coaches from Birmingham to Leicester, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled coaches that travel from Birmingham to Leicester every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct coaches which you can take the entire route from Birmingham to Leicester without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Birmingham to Leicester; ticket prices start at £4.47.

City Information

Birmingham

As the second-largest city in the UK, Birmingham effortlessly blends the city’s quaint vibe with modern-day high-rises. One of the top local attractions is St. Martin in the Bull Ring, the original parish church of Birmingham. Featuring remarkable Gothic Revival architecture standing in stark contrast with the futuristic-looking shopping centers, the church is a great spot for travelers looking for a bit of respite. As you stroll around the city, don’t forget to visit the famous Cadbury World, which details the long history of the brand, as well as all the products it produces. For culturally-inclined activities, head to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, which offers over 40 exhibits.

If you wish to try out authentic Indian dishes with a local twist, head over to Pushkar. For those who wish to enjoy a more upscale dining experience, Bank offers a chic menu in an elegant setting.

The principal rail station is Birmingham New Street Station, which is the busiest train station in the UK. The Birmingham Coach Station offers coach services by National Express as far as London and Dublin. The city’s main airport is the Birmingham Airport, which is located 6 miles east of the city center.

Leicester

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Leicester, located in the county of Leicestershire in the East Midlands, is a city with much to explore. Leicester's cultural diversity and large student population mean the city is filled with a wide variety of experiences.

Leicester Cathedral and Belvoir Castle are a must-visit for those looking to discover the past. Leicester is also famous for being the final resting place of King Richard III, with a visitor centre built around the location to tell the story of one of the most famous monarchs in English history. For a broader look at history, try the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery to learn about the Mesozoic era as well as Ancient Egypt.

If your interests lie more in futuristic endeavours, visit the National Space Centre to take a trip through time and space. Leicester is also home to many traditional English pubs and quaint cafes, making it a great place to sit back, relax and enjoy the moment.

Leicester is easily accessible by train, with Leicester Rail Station serving East Midlands and Thameslink trains. St Margaret's Bus Station is located centrally and serves National Express coaches. If you're travelling from further afield, East Midlands Airport and Birmingham Airport are both close to Leicester.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Birmingham?

Departure stations

Most coaches depart from the main station in Birmingham.

All coach stations in Birmingham:

  • National Express Station

Where does the coach arrive in Leicester?

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Arrival stations

Located slightly north of Leicester's city centre, St Margaret's Bus Station is a modern facility that is the first carbon-neutral structure of its kind in the UK. Containing a café, seating area, and real-time departures and arrivals information, the station serves both local buses and long-distance coaches. The latter are predominantly operated by National Express, with regular services to London, Manchester, Birmingham, Gatwick Airport, and Stansted Airport. There is a pedestrian link to Haymarket Bus Station, where additional local buses depart.

Coach stations in Leicester:

  • LEICESTER (City Centre)

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