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Journey Information

London to Leicester coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£11.71
Shortest Duration1h 50m
Trips per day29
Coach lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from London to Leicester 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 coach 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, coach 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 coach ticket from London to Leicester?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £20.38 was the low point for coach fares from London to Leicester. Coaches from Leicester to London are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £20.38 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 coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 13 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £6.65 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 4 hours and 45 minutes to cover the 89 miles (143 kilometers) from London, LND to Leicester, LCE. However, the fastest coach only takes 1 hour 50 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the coach.

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

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when coaches are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 coach 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 coaches leave London?

The first coach leaves at 08:00 and the last coach leaves at 19:00. To see the times for all coaches from London to Leicester, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 29 scheduled coaches that travel from London to Leicester every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 7 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from London to Leicester; ticket prices start at £26.53.

What coach companies travel from London to Leicester?

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

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express294h 46m£22.68

Where does the coach leave from in London?

Coaches to Leicester leave from multiple locations in London, London, City of. These are the 9 most popular coach stations:

  • Victoria Coach Station
  • Eltham Rd
  • 75 Loampit Vale
  • 40 New Kent Rd
  • Dunton Rd (Stop WN)
  • 265a New Cross Rd
  • Golders Green
  • Marble Arch Station Park Lane (Stop R)
  • 41 Montfichet Rd

Where does the coach arrive in Leicester?

These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Leicester, Leicester:

  • St. Margaret's Bus Station
  • Narborough Rd

Price trends for coaches from London to Leicester

Monthly average prices


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