background-img-buses-trains
chiku-desktop

Leicester to London bus

chiku-mobile
Available on iOS & Android
Lowest Prices

We partner with the top coach & train carriers to bring you the best deals.

Best Travel Options

We help you find & compare the best buses & trains in one place.

Quick & Easy Booking

Book trips quickly with a simple, hassle-free checkout – online & on our app.

Fast Customer Support

We don’t monkey around. We respond within minutes to help you out.

Leicester - London Bus Timetable

Find cheap rental carsFind great deals on cheap cars in the area.
RentalCars logotypeRentalCars logotype
from€28.00

Journey Information

There are 115 intercity buses per day from Leicester to London. Traveling by bus from Leicester to London usually takes around 3 hours and 10 minutes, but the fastest Megabus bus can make the trip in just one hour and 45 minutes.

Distance89 mi (143 km)
Shortest duration1h 45m
Cheapest price€3.99
Trips per day67
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Bus lines3

How much is a bus ticket from Leicester to London?

€5.87 is the average price of a bus ticket from Leicester to London. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

€23€19€14€9€5MAMJJASONDJF
If you're planning on taking a bus from Leicester to London, you'll be happy to know that the cost stays pretty stable throughout the year. You can expect to pay around €16 for your ticket regardless of when you plan to travel.

What bus companies travel from Leicester to London?

There are 3 bus lines from Leicester to London available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 78 daily trips, National Express usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus242h 23m€10.70
Megabus182h 10m€12.81
National Express783h 46m€17.22
  • 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 24 trips from Leicester to London, and usually makes the trip in about 2 hours and 23 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 bus takes an average of 3 hours and 10 minutes to cover the 143 kilometers from Leicester to London. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 45 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus 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 bus 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, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week."

The first bus leaves at 00:00 and the last bus leaves at 21:00. To see the times for all buses from Leicester to London, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 115 scheduled buses that travel from Leicester to London every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 67 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Leicester to London; ticket prices start at €31.74.

City Information

Leicester

Leicester - GBOUY-0

Image credit: Unsplash

Leicester - GBOUY-1

Image credit: Unsplash

Leicester - GBOUY-2

Image credit: Unsplash

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.

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Leicester?

St. Margaret's Bus Station  - GBOUYGBNXP-0

Image credit: Eddie Leslie

Link to image attribution

Main departure station: LEICESTER, St Margarets Bus Station

Located slightly north of Leicester's city center, 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.

All bus stations in Leicester:

  • LEICESTER, St Margarets Bus Station

  • Braunstone (Hand Luggage)

  • Asda Bus Stop

  • Leicester St Margarets Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in London?

Victoria Coach Station  - GBLNNDEFLX-0

Image credit: Matt Brown

Link to image attribution

Main arrival station: Victoria Coach Station

London's Victoria Coach Station has its main entrance on Buckingham Palace Road. Well-signposted but slightly hidden in an attractive art deco office block, the station welcomes around 14 million passengers each year. The arrival and departure areas are at different ends of Elizabeth Street, with the departure zone containing food concession stands, left-luggage facilities, and restrooms. As London's largest coach station, most major coach companies, including FlixBus, Megabus, and National Express, operate from Victoria Coach Station. It is a ten-minute walk to rail and Underground services at Victoria Rail Station, whose 19 platforms include express services to Gatwick Airport.

Bus stations in London:

  • Victoria Coach Station

  • 235 Finchley Rd

  • London Marble Arch (Stop S)

  • Golders Green Bus Station

  • Elephant and Castle

  • London New Cross Gate

  • London Stratford Also for Westfield

  • Finchley Rd

  • Dunton Rd (Stop WN)

  • Hammersmith Bus Station (Stop D)

  • London Baker St Station

  • Hammersmith Bridge Road

  • Eltham Road / Westhorne Avenue

Get around town with Moovit

Download Moovit to see all of your local transit options in London. Download here

Need a return trip from London to Leicester?

Search Bus Tickets
0

Wanderu is the simplest way to book bus and train travel.

With just a quick search on Wanderu, you can compare bus and train schedules and prices from hundreds of travel companies in one convenient place to find the trip that works best for you. Wanderu’s simple checkout process makes it easy to book cheap bus and train tickets hassle-free and with no additional fees. Most importantly, as Wanderu is an official partner of all leading bus and train companies, we always have the best bus and train deals out there.

Book coaches and trains on the go with the Wanderu app.

Download our app and snag the best travel deals across North America & Europe.Learn more

iPhone
Android
Available on iOS & Android