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Journey Information

There are 21 intercity coaches per day from Luton to Leicester. Traveling by coach from Luton to Leicester usually takes around 4 hours and 11 minutes, but the fastest National Express coach can make the trip in just one hour and 50 minutes.

Distance61 mi (98 km)
Shortest duration1h 50m
Cheapest price£16.32
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Coach lines1

Price trends for coaches from Luton to Leicester

Monthly average prices

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What coach companies travel from Luton to Leicester?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Luton to Leicester. National Express connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express214h 11m£25.00
  • National Express is probably the UK's best-known bus company, offering intercity services to London, Manchester, Southampton, and Edinburgh. Onboard the single and double-decker vehicles, travelers enjoy a good amount of legroom – roomier than airlines have in coach class – alongside WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning.

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of 4 hours and 11 minutes to cover the 61 miles from Luton to Leicester. However, the fastest coach only takes an hour and 50 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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.

"With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for coach travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, 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."

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 11:00. To see the times for all coaches from Luton to Leicester, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 21 scheduled coaches that travel from Luton to Leicester every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 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 Luton to Leicester; ticket prices start at £36.99.

City Information

Luton

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Situated on the River Lea, Luton is a vibrant town only 29 miles northwest of London. The city's local history is celebrated and displayed at the Stockwood Discovery Centre. This free attraction offers gardens, a cafe, and a museum, together creating a great place to spend the day exploring.

To add some retail therapy to your vacation, visit The Mall to browse over 100 shops, including both high street retailers and independent shops. The Mall also houses many restaurants and cafes, making it a relaxing place to stop and take a load off with a latte—or an afternoon tea, if you'd like to really embrace local tradition.

Due to its location near London, Luton is a very accessible town. Access via rail, bus, and air is available from its international airport, where frequent services from London and other major cities arrive.

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 Luton?

Main departure station: Luton Station Interchange

Coaches to Leicester leave from 3 stations in Luton.

All coach stations in Luton:

  • Luton Station Interchange

  • Luton Airport Bus & Coach Station

  • Halfway Ave

Where does the coach arrive in Leicester?

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Main arrival station: LEICESTER, St Margarets Bus Station

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, St Margarets Bus Station

  • Braunstone (Hand Luggage)

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