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Journey Information

There are 17 intercity coaches per day from Sheffield to Leicester. Traveling by coach from Sheffield to Leicester usually takes around one hour and 47 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus coach can make the trip in just one hour and 15 minutes.

Distance53 mi (86 km)
Shortest duration1h 15m
Cheapest price£4.70
Trips per day17
Most frequent serviceMegabus
Coach lines3

How much is a coach ticket from Sheffield to Leicester?

Bus tickets for a trip from Sheffield to Leicester cost £6.94 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly average prices

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If you're planning on taking a bus from Sheffield to Leicester, you'll be happy to know that the cost stays pretty stable throughout the year. You can expect to pay around £8 for your ticket regardless of when you plan to travel.

What coach companies travel from Sheffield to Leicester?

There are 3 bus lines from Sheffield to Leicester available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 11 daily trips, Megabus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus81h 49m£7.27
Megabus111h 46m£7.21
National Express32h 30m£8.67
  • First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 8 trips from Sheffield to Leicester, and usually makes the trip in about 1 hours and 49 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Founded in 2003, Megabus UK was created to provide travelers with greener, more straightforward and smarter travel. The carrier has routes all across the United Kingdom in England, Scotland, and Wales. The Megabus UK fleet, easily distinguishable by its dark blue and yellow colors, has free Wi-Fi, outlets and charging ports, onboard restrooms, and 20 kg luggage allowances on each bus.

  • 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 one hour and 47 minutes to cover the 53 miles from Sheffield to Leicester. However, the fastest coach only takes an hour and 15 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.

Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach to enjoy the weekend in Leicester. 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, 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.

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 18:00. To see the times for all coaches from Sheffield to Leicester, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 17 scheduled coaches that travel from Sheffield 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 Sheffield to Leicester without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Sheffield to Leicester; ticket prices start at £12.26.

City Information

Sheffield

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Sheffield is also known as the Steel City, mainly for its many innovations during the 19th-century Industrial Revolution. Flash forward to today, and Sheffield is where you'll find modern cityscapes set against beautiful green backdrops; a standout is Peak District National Park.

Paying homage to the city's history, many streets feature steel art structures, and the local museums explore the city's contributions to Britain's steel industry. Sheffield's food scene boasts a plethora of restaurants, microbreweries, and pubs all around. Top picks include Steam Yard, Silversmiths, and Kommune, all located at the city centre.

The most prominent landmarks in Sheffield are the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield Cathedral, Winter Garden, and the Kelham Island Museum. For family fun, check out the Weston Park Museum, Tropical Butterfly House, and Whirlow Hall Farm.

Two trains can take you to Sheffield: Northern Rail and CrossCountry. If you prefer to take a coach, service is available with Megabus and FlixBus.

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 Sheffield?

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Main departure station: Meadowhall Interchange

Meadowhall Interchange is located in northeast Sheffield and consists of a train station, tram stop, and bus/coach station. Pedestrian footbridges connect the coach station building, train platforms, park and ride lot, and tram stop to the Meadowhall shopping centre across the River Don. The coach station building offers amenities, including fast food and restrooms; FlixBus, National Express, and Megabus coaches board in the coach lanes outside of this building. The train platforms serve Northern and TransPennine rail routes, and the tram connects Meadowhall with the centre of Sheffield.

All coach stations in Sheffield:

  • Meadowhall Interchange

  • Meadowhall Interchange Coach Station

Where does the coach arrive in Leicester?

Main arrival station: Asda Bus Stop

Coaches arrive in Leicester at 3 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in Leicester:

  • Asda Bus Stop

  • Leicester St Margarets Bus Station

  • LEICESTER, St Margarets Bus Station

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